Scheduled to open its doors for business some time in July this year, Asia’s first animation theme park, Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), launched its ticket sales ahead of the momentous event, with fantastic promotions on admission tickets at the recent ‘My Dream Carnival’.

1. at the ticket sales launch (L-R): Ramelle Ramli, Founder of MAPS and Chairman of RSG Group; Darren McLean, Co-Founder and CEO of MAPS; YB Datuk Mohd Zahir, Perak State Exco & Chairman for Industry, Investment and Development Corridor; Dato’ Aminuddin Bin Md Desa, Chairman of MAPS and Chief Executive of PKNP Group; Dato Haji Mohd Ghazali bin Jalal, Perak State Financial Officer; Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi, Chairman of Perak State Tourism Board

1. at the ticket sales launch (L-R): Ramelle Ramli, Founder of MAPS and Chairman of RSG Group; Darren McLean, Co-Founder and CEO of MAPS; YB Datuk Mohd Zahir, Perak State Exco & Chairman for Industry, Investment and Development Corridor; Dato’ Aminuddin Bin Md Desa, Chairman of MAPS and Chief Executive of PKNP Group; Dato Haji Mohd Ghazali bin Jalal, Perak State Financial Officer; Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi, Chairman of Perak State Tourism Board

The two-day carnival saw families snapping up the tickets, particularly Perak Passes, which were sold at RM180 per adult and RM150 per child (3 to 11 years old). During this pre-opening special offer of ‘Buy 3 Free 1’, it worked out to be RM135 per pass ONLY!

2. guests-of-honour check out the new Hacker Stunt Legends Show car

2. guests-of-honour check out the new Hacker Stunt Legends Show car

Besides pure sales, visitors were able to get up close and personal with some of MAPS resident characters, from Mr. Peabody and Sherman to BoBoiBoy and my personal favourite, The Smurfs.

The RM450 million animation theme park is built on a 20.8 hectare site in Meru Raya, just by the North-South Expressway exit.

3. a sneak peek into the Stunt Legends show, the first stunt performance in Southeast Asia

3. a sneak peek into the Stunt Legends show, the first stunt performance in Southeast Asia

Touted to be an iconic landmark, it will be the catalyst needed to boost tourism in Perak and the state’s overall economy. For a start, MAPS has created 450 new job opportunities.

4. full house at My Dream Carnival

4. full house at My Dream Carnival

As it stands, Perak is the top domestic destination in Malaysia. It received the highest number of domestic tourists in the country for three consecutive years; 5.6 million in 2012, 6.01 million in 2013 and 7 million in 2014. This year’s target is 5.5 million.

MAPS, which at this point is eighty percent complete, will be opened in time for Visit Perak Year 2017. As such, the state government has set a realistic target of RM2.1 billion in tourist receipts for that year. In 2014 alone, a total of RM2 billion tourist receipts were received.

5.  Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) - Asia's first animation theme park

5. Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) – Asia’s first animation theme park

If you have yet to get hold of MAPS admission tickets for you and your family, your next big opportunity to get them at fantastic discounts would be this weekend at AEON Kinta City and during MATTA Fair (Perak), which will be held from 11th to 13th March, 2016, at Ipoh Parade.

Event: Launch of MAPS Ticket Sales at My Dream Carnival
Venue: MAPS Entrance (Persiaran Meru Raya 3, Ipoh)
Date: 28th Feb, 2016
Time: 12pm

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