An Honest Review of Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon Is an amusement and water park located just outside Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.  It is easily accessible by public transit and is suitable for the entire family.  If you really like water parks or want a day off from sightseeing it is a great choice for a fun day.  There are however some rather strange things about this water park.


Some great rides: There are a very good collection of water rides from the more basic to the thrilling scream out loud variety.  There is enough to keep you busy for most of the day.

Wave wall: The wave wall was a pretty cool 30 minutes.  Every day at 3:30 the main pool area turns into a wave wall one HUGE wave at a time.  It gets really busy so I would recommend you claim some territory 10-15 mins before it starts.

Lines: The lines during the week really were not bad at all, most of the water rides you can simply walk right onto and go down.  The longest we waited was about 20 minutes for one of the best rides in the park.


Weirdly spaced out: The water rides are located in 3 separate areas around the park which is unfortunate because if you have decent shoes you will need to lock them up in the locker.  Then walk around the park barefoot.   You are also forced to walk around the entire place soaking wet.

Rain/ Thunderstorms: Basically, everything closes the second there is rain except for the pools and things don’t re-open until there has been no rain for 15 minutes (and it doesn’t look like it is going to continue to rain).  If it is close to closing time, don’t expect things to open again. Strangely this rain rule also applied to completely indoor things like the ghostbusters attraction.

Not everything is open: This was a big disappointment for us.  A lot of the rides just weren’t open.  I am not sure why but they weren’t.  Some did open as the day went on some did not.

Group Size: They are very strict about the number of people a ride is for so if you are a group of 4 you can go on anything but if you are 2 or 3 you are not going to be able to go on everything unless you make friends fast.  Most rides are for 2 people.  There are some for 4 and some single rides as well.


Dress Code: Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country and this can very much be seen at Sunway lagoon.  If you are from a Western Country you will never see so many people fully clothed in the water.  While you can wear a bikini I would HIGHLY recommend both men and especially women bring something to cover up.  You can wear a t-shirt and shorts as long as they don’t have any metal on them (Includes zippers).  You will feel very out of place as women in a bikini along with a lot of unwanted attention from the men who are not used to so much skin

Would you like to go to Sunway Lagoon? Have you been before? Did you like Sunway Lagoon?   Did we miss any pros or cons?  Let us know in the comments below!

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