Here’s a ride worth visiting if you are a fan of water slides.
Escape Theme Park is a tourist attraction in Penang that has thrilling rides and games hosted in a natural environment.
Such as the Kite Flyer.
Or the Jungle Swinger.
It also has kid-friendly activities such as the Monkey Business obstacle course.
But for more adventurous folks, the Waterplay area is a must-visit.
New 1.1km Water Slide
Turns out the CEO isn’t satisfied with short rides. Here’s what he said:
“Breaking the world record was never our intention. I’m always baffled by how rides are made so short and quick. I wanted to build rides that last a good few minutes, with non-stop smiles and giggles as visitors fly through the rainforest – something never done before! We then realised the 70-meter elevation at the hilltop would mean that the water slide would become a recordbreaking feat. We thought, what the heck, if we can put the extra smiles on our customers’ faces, it would all be worthwhile. Afterall, ESCAPE is in the business of selling FUN, where success is measured in smiles per hour.” – Mr Sim Choo Kheng
Hence the 1.1km Water Slide was born.
New Guinness World Record
It smashes the current world record of 602m held by Action Park in New Jersey by almost two times the length. It also has a 70-metre elevation at the hilltop launch tower.
Here are some photos of its long and winding construction through the rainforest.
The new 1.1km Water Slide has recently finished construction and is reportedly open for visitors starting today.
Here’s a video showing some eager fans enjoying the water slide for the first time.
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Posted by Escape Theme Park, Penang on Thursday, September 26, 2019
The whole ride lasts about 4 minutes in total.
Escape Theme Park Prices
One-day tickets to the theme park are priced at RM147 (~S$48) for adults and from RM97 (~S$32) for kids and seniors and can be purchased online here.
The tickets are valid for entry from 10am to 6pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday).
Escape Theme Park (Penang, Malaysia)
Address: 828 Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm