Continued from Part 1…
After an expensive lunch at Market Restaurant, the rain was about to stop. We ventured into the next themed area, which is the Miniland.
This one has to be my favourite among all the themed areas! Seeing some of the Asia’s best known landmarks being modelled by millions of LEGO bricks, I was deeply impressed. The attention to details is simply remarkable, and they looked so real. Some of the models are interactive, and being brought to life by the touch of a button.
My personal favourites are the Petronas Twin Tower and Singapore Flyer.
Coming up next is Imagination! Just like LEGO City, this is another themed area suitable for young children. It’s very colourful and beautifully-designed.
I guess the main attraction here is the DUPLO Playtown. It’s a really huge sheltered and padded playground (excellent place for shelter if it rains!). Our boy had a great time exploring this playground.
The only ride available in the DUPLO Playtown is the DUPLO Express, which is a mini choo-choo train going round and round. We had a really hard time getting our boy out of the DUPLO Playtown, but we just had too. Else, we might not have sufficient time to cover the rest of the attractions before the park closes at 8pm.
Next, we went to the Build & Test Centre. It’s like a builder’s workshop where you’ll be given a set of wheels to work on. There are working tables, chairs and a variety of LEGO bricks where you can pick a spot and build your own vehicles. There are also tracks with automated launch mechanisms for you to test and race your vehicles against others.
There is a 4D studio here in Imagination, but we gave it a miss as our boy doesn’t like any kind of 3D or 4D show.
Land of Adventure
We moved on to the Land of Adventure that looks like an ancient LEGO world. The most thrilling ride here is the Dino Island – a water ride down a twelve-metre high waterfall! The moment Edison looked at it, he was all “I want to go up there! Let’s go!” He was all ready to test his courage, but unfortunately, he didn’t meet the minimum height requirement, so we had to give it a miss.
We briefly covered the rest of the attractions here, i.e. Pharaoh’s Revenge – a small sheltered playground with two-storey high structures and ball-shooting equipments, Adventure Games – various games booth but didn’t look too appealing to us, and the Lost Kingdom Adventure is still closed.
Look! Angry Birds!
Edison has been repeating “I want to go on a roller coaster ride” for umpteen times, and finally, we managed to find one at Lego Kingdoms. There are two roller coaster rides here – The Dragon (for adults and older kids) and Dragon’s Apprentice (a milder version for children).
It was all my mistake for not checking properly before we queued for the rides. Instead of going to the Dragon’s Apprentice, we brought Little Edison to The Dragon instead! So, imagine my horror when we went up the super high slope. I looked at my innocent boy, and I was all “OH NO!!!!!! What am I going to do?!” It’s too late to make a detour!
So, let’s give a big shout out to Edison for his courage in completing his first adult-version of roller coaster ride! While I was screaming all the way through the ride, he said to me “I’m not afraid of going up high and coming down fast!” with a beaming and satisfied grin. He is so brave, isn’t he? No fear and no tear!
Other attractions here include The Forestmen’s Hideout – another big outdoor playground, King’s Market – for souvenir’s shopping, Royal Joust – children’s horse ride and Merlin’s Challenge – a high-speed carousel.
Finally, we reached the last themed area of the park. This park is suitable for older kids with more challenging rides. We tried the Technic Twister.
We didn’t try the two thrilling rides here – AQUAZONE Waver Racers and Project X as our boy didn’t meet the height requirement. Anyway, we were a little exhausted by the time we reached here. So, we just took a slow walk and skip the rides.
Towards the end of the day, we wrapped up our visit with a ride on LEGOLAND Express – a train service starting from LEGO City to the Miniland and back.
We spent close to seven hours at the park and we tried at least eight rides, with some of them twice. We missed out some rides due to lack of time and height requirement. The average waiting time was 10 minutes (except 30 mins for the boating school). I think it was pretty good, that’s why we chose to go on a weekday.
Little Edison really enjoyed the trip. He was so exhausted that he dozed off into sleep the moment he got into the car. The next morning, he asked me “Are we going to Legoland today?”
“Maybe next month, dear.” I replied. Perhaps, we should bring him to the Hello Kitty Town and The Little Big Club instead.
1. Website: http://www.legoland.com.my/
2. Getting there:
* (Driving) From Singapore via the Tuas Second Link, proceed until you see the Nusajaya EXIT 312. From there on, you’ll see signboards leading to Legoland. Blue signboard and the word “Legoland” is highlighted in brown background. You can purchase the Touch ‘n Go (smart card used by Malaysian toll expressway) at the Touch ‘n Go booth before you enter the expressway.
* (Taking a coach) You can also take a coach from WTS Travel at Singapore Flyer. Two way coach transfer Singapore Flyer – LEGOLAND Malaysia – Singapore Flyer costs SG$20 per person (adult & child). Click here for more info: http://www.legoland.com.my/Plan/Bus-Services/
3. Book your online tickets 7 days in advance to enjoy 25% discount.