What to do at Skytropolis Funland, Genting Highlands

  • Asia & Oceania
  • Sunday, 10 Mar 2019

Ride Em Round is a classic carousel for kids. There are also many other rides at Skytropolis Funland for both kids and adults. Photos: The Star/Ming Teoh

If you love theme parks, you’ll love spending time at Skytropolis Funland in Genting Highlands. The park is Resorts World Genting’s newly-refurbished indoor entertainment centre, launched in December 2018.

The park offers fun and adventure for all ages, and because it is inside, you can’t be deterred by weather. Pay-per-ride tickets are at RM10 on weekdays and RM15 on weekends, school and public holidays, and eve of public holidays.

Why you should go

At over 37,000sqm of space across four floors, the park is like a fantasy playground where kids and adults can play and go on thrilling rides together. Colourful neon lights, LED screens on the walls and ceilings (up to 50m in length), and vibrant music add to the carnival-like atmosphere.

There's also the Eagle Landing Zipline, the longest at a shopping mall in Malaysia, which stretches 200m across the park.

Thirteen rides have been introduced, with nine more to come. These now include The Void, a hyper-reality centre; Imaginatrix, which combines physical rides with virtual reality; and the BigTop Video Games Park, a circus-themed arcade.

The Royal Carousel offers hours of fun for both adults and kids.
Pay-per-ride tickets can be purchased at the Ticketing Booths and Self-Service Ticketing Kiosks.
Gigantic LED screens on walls and ceilings add to the carnival atmosphere.

There's a food section too, where you can have desserts and snacks.

Choose from a wide range of flavours at Ice Cream & Gelato.
Enjoy a sweet treat of Hong Kong bubble waffles served with ice cream and all types of toppings at WOWfils.
You can even buy your child their favourite toy at this Pokemon Go store.

What to do

Kids can start with the classic carousel Ride ’Em Round, or sit in rotating pods at Whirly Bugs. Meanwhile, Boo Boo Bump is a spin on the classic bumper car and Loop De Loop whirls around an illuminated iron-wrought Genting Tower.

Among the rides that the whole family can enjoy together is Copper Express, a vintage train that gives you a tour of Skytropolis Funland as it whizzes around a 61m track.

Space Cadets elevates and spins you around for an exploration of the Solar System. Then go for a regal spin on the Royal Carousel, or pretend to be Phileas Fogg on his Journey Around The World In 80 Days in the Balloon Race.

For a bit more adrenaline, take it up with thrill rides like Bumper Boss, a super-sized version of the bumper car; and Sky Tower, which takes passengers to the top of its tower and then drops them at an exhilarating speed.

Whirly Bugs has kids seated in pods rotating swiftly around a central spire.
BigTop Video Games Park is a circus themed arcade.
The entrance to Skytropolis Funland at Resorts World Genting.

Spin Crazy shows the world from very different angles where up is down and right is left, while Power Surge is an intense high-flying ride that will have you going round and round and upside down, literally.

Who will like it

Skytropolis offers something for everyone and it is a fun place to visit for the whole family. The indoor theme park is also suitable for groups of friends. Some of the attractions within Skytropolis Funland might also be suitable for team building events.

Getting there

Skytropolis Funland is located at the First World Plaza in Resorts World Genting, Genting Highlands, Pahang. If you’re not driving there, you can always take the resort’s bus from the 1Utama Bus Terminal in Petaling Jaya.

Skytropolis Funland

Address: Level 1, First World Plaza, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang. Tel: 03-2718 1118. Website: rwgenting.com/themepark/Skytropolis/

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