World’s longest zip coaster in Malaysia

Penang is a state that brims with diverse attractions, from rich heritage spots to mind-blowing delicious food haunts. For thrill-seekers in town, there’s a new adventurous outdoor activity to check out – the longest zip coaster ride in the world, as certified by Guinness World Records.

Located at Escape Theme Park Penang, the new 1.1km-long ride lets visitors experience ‘flying’ through the air for a full six minutes.

Read on to find out what the ride entails. 

A zip coaster with thrilling turns

ESCAPE - zipImage credit: Escape Theme Park, Penang

Imagine ziplining through a forest – but with all the thrills and turns of a rollercoaster added on to level up the ole suspended cable experience. The new zip coaster at Escape Theme Park Penang, which launched on 12th May 2022, offers just that. 

Stretching a whopping 1.1km in length, the zip coaster has even made it into the Guinness World Records as the world’s longest to date, making it another adrenaline-filled ride for daredevils to check out at the theme park. 

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To get to the zip coaster ride, a chairlift ride will take visitors to a take-off platform. This journey will give you a stunning view of the lush greenery beneath your feet – a tease for what’s to come next.

Once you’re harnessed, with a helmet firmly on your head, you’ll dive into the exhilarating ride which comprises dramatic slow climbs, thrilling dips and breezy bends that’ll have your heart racing. As you’ll be dangling off the cable with nothing around you, you’ll feel like a bird ‘flying’ through the forest.

ESCAPE - zip coasterImage credit: Escape Theme Park, Penang

A treetop-themed resort also set to open at the theme park

The zip coaster was officiated on 12th May, by Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang, T.Y.T Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Ahmad Fuzi bin Haji Abdul Razak. To cap the event off, a Guinness World Records certificate was presented by Mr. Pravin Patel from Guinness World Record London to the founder and Chief Executive of Sim Leisure group, Mr Sim Choo Kheng.

At the event, we found out that the zip coaster was completed during the pandemic. 

ESCAPE - world recordImage credit: Escape Theme Park, Penang

Mr Sim also revealed additional attractions planned for Escape Theme Park Penang – including a 15-acre, treetop-themed resort that’ll transform the park into an integrated resort destination.

“We will continue to raise the bar, not only at Escape Penang, but in all our establishments under the Escape brand”, he shared. “This is a place where visitors can truly expect the unexpected as we invent and innovate to keep things fresh and exciting for many more years to come”. 

New zipline coaster at Escape Theme Park Penang

ESCAPE - water slideThe world’s longest inner tube water slide can also be found at Escape Theme Park Penang
Image credit: @escapemy

Escape Theme Park Penang claimed its first Guinness World Record for its water tube slide – the world’s longest – back in 2019. With the addition of the zip coaster, the theme park now has two world records in total, along with its host of other stimulating rides amidst lush nature.

Make some space in your schedule the next time you’re in Penang. Between food adventures and culture trips, you can now check out the world’s longest zip coaster with its heart-stopping drops and turns. 

Address: 828, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 10AM-6PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 017-797 7529
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Cover image adapted from: Escape Theme Park Penang and Jia-Ju

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