The much awaited Asia’s first animation theme park, Movie Animation Park Studio (MAPS) will finally open to public on June 26 this year.
During the exclusive media visit, MAPS Board of Director, Ramelle Ramli officially announced that the park is at the tail end of its development with 96 per cent of the park completed.
“We acknowledge that there have been shortcomings to the development but it was all for the best. We’ve increased the number of entertainment units to add value upon opening. Visitors will get to enjoy more than 40 attractions in six themed zones,” said Ramelle.
The RM520 million mega project is developed by Animation Theme Park Sdn Bhd and houses not only international Intellectual Properties (IPs) such as DreamWorks characters and The Smurfs but also homegrown IPs: The Home of BoBoiBoy. Visitors will also get to enjoy the experience of additional attractions like the HyperSpin, Asteroid Attack, WormHole Technologies and more.
Within the 52 acres of land will also reside Megamind Megadrop, Malaysia’s Tallest Drop Tower and will also become the first theme park in South-East Asia with live car and bike stunt shows.
“The theme park will act as a catalyst for the State’s tourism industry and economy. Seventy three per cent of our human resources are local Perakeans,” explained Ramelle.
While tickets are now available for purchase, Ramelle thanked all current pass holders for their understanding and patience waiting for the opening.
“For those who have purchased the tickets earlier, they can be assured that the validity will commence upon the opening date and will be applicable for the 12 months after, for the Annual and Perak Passes. Single Day Passes, will be valid for three months after opening,” added Ramelle.
The prices for MAPS’s tickets range from RM117 to RM190 and readers can enjoy discounts if tickets are purchased online at www.mapsperak.com/. According to MAPS, tickets can also be purchased via several points of sale including the MAPS Roadshows, which will be announced on the theme park’s social media platform.