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Saturday, April 22, 2017
Asia’s First Animation Theme Park Well On Its Way To Opening
Ipoh, 21 April 2017 – Movie Animation
Park Studios (MAPS), Asia’s first animation theme park located in Ipoh, Perak is at the tail end of its
development, with 96 percent completed.
In an exclusive session, MAPS Board of Director,
Mr. Ramelle Ramli notes that the Park is estimated to be ready by 26 June 2017.
“MAPS is highly anticipated and we acknowledge
that there have been shortcomings to the development. I assure the public that it is a
result of the decision to enhance the Park, increasing the entertainment value upon opening. This was
announced to the public last year by the Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Perak (PKNP),” explained
MAPS which houses both international and
homegrown Intellectual Properties (IPs) including DreamWorks characters, The Smurfs and The Home of
BoBoiBoy will have more than 40 attractions in six themed zones.
Gearing up for excitement, visitors will be able
to enjoy the experience of additional attractions include the HyperSpin, Asteroid Attack, The
Adventurous Cartoon Factory, The Smurfs (Live Attraction, Party Land and The Smurfs Club
House), WormHole Technologies, International Cultural Celebration, Selfie Boardwalk, Photo-Op.
Tickets are now available for purchase, at the
Tickets will also soon be available via several
points of sales including MAPS Roadshows, which will be announced on the theme park’s social media
Addressing current pass holders, Ramelle thanks
them for their patience and understanding. Those who have purchased the tickets earlier can be
assured that validity will commence upon the opening and is applicable for the 12 months after for
Annual and Perak Passes. For Single Day Passes, it is valid for three months after opening.
Upon opening, MAPS is estimated to attract 1
million visitors to the theme park. With the anticipated visitor volume, the theme park will act as a
catalyst for the State’s tourism industry and economy.
Currently, MAPS employs approximately 500
employees, of which 73 percent of its human resources are local Perakians.
“Our recruitment focuses on Perakians, although
we do have staff from other states. Our intentions are not only in providing employment to the
locals but also to groom the talents’ skill sets of an international standard theme park,” said
MAPS is also currently on an active campaign to
boost the tourism industry of Perak. Plans in the pipeline include strong presence in regional
travel fairs, trade exhibitions and sales missions.
The theme park will also engage its audience in
an interactive marketing campaign for both Above and Below the Line strategy which includes media
outlets such as radio, television broadcast and attractive billboards.
Merchandises will also
soon be available for purchase on MAPS social media