Escape – The Theme Park

by Chad R. Mitchell
Disclaimer: Escape did not request this review. We received no monetary or other compensation. All opinions expressed are those of the author. For more information, please see our disclosures

We love theme parks, especially the Disney variety. We enjoy the fun, the rides, and the food. We are well aware they are an escape from reality, and that by attending them we are fueling the machine that drives the entertainment industry. We are okay with it…

However, during a recent trip to Penang, Malaysia we had an opportunity to visit a different sort of amusement park. We did our usual research about things to do, with kids, and found out that there was indeed a theme park on the island! Imagine our disappointment excitement when it turned out the parks central theme was not of the cartoon variety. All kidding aside, we were very intrigued by a theme park that billed itself as a “…departure from the conventional ideas of roller-coaster rides, and sugar coated fantasies.”

Escape – in a name it is perfect. It prides itself on being what other theme parks are not: Ecologically friendly, activity focused, and all ages friendly. The park is a work of art, designed to use the trees that are in place, and the local environment as a playground. There are different levels of activity for all ages, and all of them are designed to get the body moving! And move you shall! I don’t think any of us have ever had so much fun while exercising… And if a park can make us enjoy physical exertion, then you know we were having fun. I know Jenny loves to exercise, but I love to play, not be forced into a setting where the exercise feels like work.

The video up top is essentially a glowing review of our time at Escape. I could go on and on and on about the food, the various “rides,” and the fun of running around this park, but I’ll let the video do the talking. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and a video is a bunch of pictures, so it has to be better than many thousands of words… right?

Details:

Entrance fee: (worth every penny!)

  • Future Kids ( Below 4 years old ) – FREE
  • Junior Kids ( 4- 12 years old ) – 45 RM
  • Big Kids ( 13 – 60 years old ) – 60 RM
  • Super Kids ( Above 60 years) – 45 RM

Hours:

  • Open Tue-Sun 9am-6pm
    …and Monday when it’s a holiday.
  • Ticket counter CLOSED at 4:30pm

Don’t Forget:

  • Must wear sport shoes. (They rent them cheap! 10RM with socks!)
  • Outside food and drinks are strictly not allowed, even your own tumbler or water bottle. They have a wide variety of delicious food and beverages available.
  • Locker rental, showers and dressing rooms are available for you.

Safety:

  • Safety is their number 1 priority and they take it very seriously. We encourage you to read their park rules before arriving.
  • ESCAPE is a SCAM FREE tourist destination in Malaysia. (They mean it. No scams.)

 

 

  11 comments for “Escape – The Theme Park

  1. journey2dfuture
    October 17, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Love the little video. That parks looks so fun for someone Zoe’s age and older. Looks like you guys had a blast. Shame the food and drink rules are so strict.

    • chadrmitchell
      October 18, 2014 at 9:32 am

      The food inside was very reasonably priced… and mostly healthy options! I think they do this to keep alcohol out of the park.

  2. mamabyfire
    October 17, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    That looks so awesome! It looks like so much fun! I love that it’s so different than any other theme park. Loved the video too!!

    • chadrmitchell
      October 18, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Thank you! It was fun to make!

  3. melissajane01
    October 18, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Wow, that looks like so much fun! I would love a “theme park” like this one.

    • chadrmitchell
      October 18, 2014 at 9:33 am

      My biggest regret is that it isn’t close to us… Someone needs to open one here.

  4. Sue Slaght
    October 18, 2014 at 7:05 am

    looks like great fun and when exercise equals fun its got to be good. 🙂

    • chadrmitchell
      October 18, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Exactly! We were exhausted… but I want to go again badly. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said that I wish it was close, so we could just make it our gym…

  5. joylovestravel
    October 18, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Looks fun, great idea behind it too, anything that turns exercise into playing would definitely work for me!

  6. Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
    October 21, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Ha! Love this vid! Sigh. Will have to get all inspired or something…

    But seriously I do love the theme park as well. Looks like a good one!

    • chadrmitchell
      October 21, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      They are so easy and fun to make on the Mac. I have way too much fun playing with them! Also yes, the theme park was incredibly awesome!

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