S Puvaneswary enjoys a splashing good time with her young niece at Asia’s first Nickelodeon-themed attraction
Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon, the newest attraction at Sunway Lagoon, opened in February this year following a RM100 million (US$24.8 million) investment. The destination is spread over five hectares, and features 12 new rides and attractions.
It was a sultry day in late March when I visited, intent to find out whether its offerings met the hype. I came prepared with sunscreen and a gardener’s hat but was pleasantly surprised it was quite cool within the park, kudos to the trees that provided shade from the blistering heat.
Nickelodeon is rife with water offerings, be it gentle rides, plunging water slides or cascading waterfalls.
The park appeals to little ones and kids at heart, ensuring hours of fun for all ages. The Spongebob Splash Adventure, for example, features a short slide for children and a much longer one for older ones. Here, my activity of choice was cooling off in the pool, waiting for the bucket overhead to fill up up and overturn, splashing everyone beneath.
My six-year-old niece’s favourite was Splish Splash, which has multiple water features that created an interactive water spray experience. She had immense fun playing and shooting water at other children.
I prefer the adrenaline rush that comes with exhilaratingly fast water rides. The Primeval section features three similar ones – Cobra Creek, Boa Constrictor and Crocodile Gully – all of which involve riding down a long, winding tunnel on a rubber tube before plunging into a pool. What differs is the length of the tunnels, amount of light within and number of swerves. I found Cobra Creek the scariest, as it was dark inside what seemed like a never-ending tunnel, when in reality the experience lasted than a minute.
The only section that didn’t involve water was the Explorers’ Trail, a short walking trail set along a suspended bridge. From here, I could get a bird’s-eye view of the entire park as well as attractions underneath like the MariMari Rapids.
This self-contained park has many stalls offering items from ice-cream and light snacks to refreshments and wholesome meals, so visitors can take food breaks without venturing out.
There are also great photo opportunities as Nickelodeon characters such as SpongeBob Squarepants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer, Boots, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles make appearances at scheduled times during the day.
Ideal for adults and children to enjoy activities together, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon is a good place for families to cool off and caters to a wide audience with unique attractions offering varying degrees of fun and thrills. It is also easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur.
Name Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon
Opening hours 10.00 to 18.00
Rates RM150 (US$37.22) for 12 years and above, RM120 for 11 years and below
Contact details 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org