Saturday, September 12, 2020

Paradigm Mall PJ will never be the same with the opening of Indoor Theme Park ESCAPE

 Think Berjaya Times Square is the only local shopping mall to house an indoor theme park? Think again! With the opening of ESCAPE Challenge, you don't have to travel all the way to BTS for that indoor theme park thrill.

Photo Courtesy: ESCAPE Challenge

ESCAPE Challenge is an indoor adventure theme park which brings the ESCAPE brand of outdoor play & retro-eco fun to the urban setting, giving today’s urbanites an escape from their sedentary lifestyle of indoor leisure & entertainment, and isolation from the outdoors. 
Whether you're with friends or family, ESCAPE Challenge creates the ideal environment where family and friends can bond together over healthy, interactive fun in an urban setting.

Remember how when you were young, after school, you played outdoors in fields or wide, open spaces? No? Well, you're about to get that experience here. The rides and attractions in this indoor playground replicate the fun and play in the natural environment away from the cities. They are designed for guests of all age groups, physical abilities and confidence levels, demonstrating that no matter how old or young you are, its time to play.

Photo Courtesy: ESCAPE Challenge

But why would you want to have an indoor theme park when you have outdoor theme parks in abundance? I mean, think theme parks and outdoor immediately comes to mind, so indoor? According to Sim Choo Kheng, founder & Chief Escape Officer of ESCAPE Challenge, “This has always been our strategy to propagate ESCAPE’s brand to other cities globally. ESCAPE Challenge redefines the concept of Family Entertainment Centres (FECs) based on ESCAPE’s ethos of re-discovering childhood play.”

So perhaps it would be safe to say that the opening of ESCAPE Challenge within a mall actually reflects the synergy between the ESCAPE and partnering malls & developers to bring the outdoors indoors, and marks ESCAPE’s foray into urban centres.

Monkey Business
Photo Courtesy: ESCAPE Challenge

ESCAPE Challenge is a 35,000 square feet semi-outdoor world-class recreation facility which provides a first of its kind experience to all our shoppers. The park provides a variety of adrenaline-filled activities alongside customised team building programmes professionally curated for any corporate establishments or even birthday parties.

What can visitors expect?

There are a total of 11 attractions altogether, listed below:
  • Monkey Business – our largest attraction in the park, featuring 56 obstacles across 3 different levels for guests to climb and navigate, including rope courses, ziplines and Tarzan’s swing
  • Gecko Tower – a 10m building wall for guests to climb up
  • Aerobat – our flying trapeze where visitors can overcome their fear of heights with flying, swinging and catching
  • Banana Flip – our signature slide which releases riders from a near-vertical chute 14m above, down the slide which curves upwards at the end, sending riders airborne and onto a landing airbag.
  • Atan’s Leap – a 20m platform for guests to take the leap of faith.
  • Monkey School – our miniature version of Monkey Business for Future Kids (ages 0-3) and younger Junior Kids (4-12) below 120cm.
  • Coco Climb – an 8m coconut tree for guests to climb – literally!
  • Zoom Bug – a track where kids (and adults) can ride & race on self-powered carts
  • Airbag – a 2m and 4m platform for guests to jump from, landing onto an airbag
  • Slingshot – a reverse bungee where guests are strapped onto tightened elastic cords before being ‘slingshot’ into the air
  • Jumping Jack – a trampoline where guests can jump and try new flips & tricks
Kids Playroom
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When are they open?

Business Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 10pm

Basically every day, except Monday. Also important to note that they follow mall hours.

There's no specific mention of Public Holidays, so I would assume they're also open on Public Holidays. But if they're not, don't kill the messenger.😂

Photo Courtesy: ESCAPE Challenge

I'm interested! but what are the prices?

Ticket prices are split into two tiers, which are 1-day, or 2-day. Rates are correct as at time of publish on September 2020. 
If you're on this page farfrom the future, I would suggest checking directly on their website here --> *click*

1-Day Tickets
  • Future Kid (0 – 3 years old) Free 
  • Junior Kid (4 – 12 years old) RM45.50 – RM65 
  • Big Kid (13 – 60 years old) RM68.60 – RM98 
  • Super Kid (61 – 100+) RM45.50 – RM65 (free for Malaysian Super Kids on presentation of their IC at the ticketing counter when accompanied by a paying guest).

2-Day Tickets
  • Future Kid (0 – 3 years old) Free 
  • Junior Kid (4 – 12 years old) RM67.90 – RM97 
  • Big Kid (13 – 60 years old) RM102.90 – RM147 
  • Super Kid (61 – 100+) RM67.90 – RM97 (free for Malaysian Super Kids on presentation of their IC at the ticketing counter when accompanied by a paying guest).
Photo Courtesy: ESCAPE Challenge

Have more questions but the information isn't listed here? you can find more on their website or better yet, email them!

Email address: [email protected]

Will you be making a trip anytime soon? With COVID-19 still prevalent, I would suggest to practise caution and physical distancing when going, load up on hand sanitisers, and DON'T FORGET YOUR FACE MASK!

Til the next time, stay beautiful!