Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay, Escape Penang theme park has
launched a record-breaking ride that takes the Guinness World Record for
the longest zip coaster in the world.
The 1,135m ride joins the park’s world’s longest waterslide,
effectively making Escape Penang the only attraction in Malaysia to hold
two Guinness World Records.
Guests will soar amongst the tree canopy on a six-minute ride filled
with high-speed twists and turns. Their thrilling journey begins with a
chairlift ride that brings them to an elevated take-off platform. From
there, they’ll be securely harnessed in and sent flying through the
Escape Penang is owned and operated by Sim Leisure Group, whose
founder and chief executive, Sim Choo Keng, stated that the group
“strongly believe that we have something truly special in the Escape
brand that distinctly differentiates itself from other themed
“Using a ‘low tech, high fun’ approach, our goal is to create an
all-new experience for visitors where success and fun is measured in
‘smiles per hour’, as we like to say here,” Sim added.
The zip coaster is a simple affair — comprising of a zip line on a
steel track attached to the tree line that allows guests to physically
immerse in nature while getting their dose of adrenaline.
“With sustainability at our core, one big priority for us was not to
affect the natural greenery and nature within and around Escape Penang,
as part of our commitment to preserve this beautiful natural
environment, allowing our visitors to reconnect with nature,” said Ahmad
Fuzi bin Abdul Razak, Penang’s head of state.
Escape Penang also comprises other thrilling rides and attractions
set in nature, including obstacle courses, climbing zones, ziplines and
waterslides. Sim Leisure Group is additionally casting its sights beyond
Malaysia, with a new Escape theme park currently under construction in