Another Awesome Trip to Legoland Malaysia

Perhaps the best thing about Legoland Malaysia is its close proximity to Singapore. It’s easily doable as a day trip, but certainly more fun with an overnight stay at the Legoland Hotel.

During the last Sept term break, we went on a 3D2N trip to Legoland Malaysia. This was our third trip (I blogged about our first and second trip HERE and HERE), but we’re still as excited as ever.

Legoland is one of those theme parks where kids and adults of all ages will enjoy it. Among all the theme parks that I’ve been to, Legoland is the most vibrant and colourful. Nothing compares to its millions of bricks that will inspire everyone’s imagination and creativity to build.

If you’re thinking of driving to Legoland, just do it! It’s just a 20 minutes drive from Tuas checkpoint (second link). You can buy the Touch & Go card at the leftmost gantry if you don’t have one. A brand new card costs RM30 inclusive of RM10 deposit. Each trip costs RM7.50, so it’s sufficient for a return trip.

From Malaysia checkpoint, just proceed along the highway and exit at 312C (Nusajaya). From there, you’ll see signboards guiding you all the way to Legoland. You don’t even need to use a GPS.

Now, welcome to the world of LEGO bricks!

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This time we stayed in a Premium Adventure Theme Room. The room has a king-sized bed for adults, plus a separate semi-private sleeping area for children – complete with a bunk bed, pull-out trundle bed, entertainment unit and LEGO toys. Little Edison was totally smitten with the bunk bed.

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The full theme park view from our room

The room also comes with a high-definition flat panel television, mini-fridge, coffee-maker, work-station, hair-dryer and complimentary toiletries (dental kit, shower cap, comb, shaving kit, etc). The toiletries provided are hand soap and 2-in-1 body shower and shampoo on a wall-mounted dispenser.

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The highlight of the room is the Treasure Chest (with a brick built monkey sitting on top). Get your kids to solve some clues in the room and get the code to unlock the treasure chest. They’ll be rewarded with some LEGO goodies.

We took a dip at the swimming pool located on the 5th floor. There is an adult pool and children’s wadding pool.

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This spells F U N !

We thank Legoland for sponsoring our combo tickets so that we can enjoy the theme park and water park once again.

Legoland Theme Park

We started the day early. Woke up at 7:30am, went for breakfast at 8:30am, and by 10am, we were already waiting at the gate (theme park opens at 10am). We visited the theme park first. This was a good move for us, because by noon, the queues for rides became slightly longer.

The theme park is divided into seven themed areas of attractions – The Beginning, LEGO® Technic, LEGO Kingdoms, Imagination, LEGO City, Land of Adventure and MINILAND. And in each theme there are different rides and attractions.

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Edison’s favourite rides are the Driving School (at LEGO City), Dragon’s Apprentice (at LEGO Kingdoms) and Beetle Bounce (at Land of Adventure).

At Driving School, kids get to drive on their own – on these colourful LEGO toy cars. The Dragon’s Apprentice is the kid’s version of roller coaster which Edison enjoyed very much. I’m not very much into roller coaster, but I had to brave myself to ride it with him as he didn’t meet the height criteria to go all by himself.

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Beetle Bounce is really very fun, and I highly recommend it. Other rides that we went on include Remote Control Boat, LEGO City Airport, Lost Kingdom Adventure, and Observation Tower.

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What’s new at Legoland now, you may ask. LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display has just been launched in conjunction with its upcoming second anniversary.

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The attraction features seven scenes from the six Star Wars films and The Clone Wars animated series in great detail. In total, it features more than 2,000 LEGO models built to a 1:20 scale using 1.5 million LEGO bricks.

Being fully indoor and air-conditioned, we really enjoyed this new amazing model display – while taking a short break from the rides and hot sun.

We had a quick and rather late lunch at the Market Restaurant. Then, we head to our room for a change before we made our way to the water park. As you can see, the biggest advantage of staying at Legoland Hotel is that you save a lot of time commuting between these 3 places – which is why I highly recommend it.

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Legoland Water Park

In less than an hour, we were splashing away at the water park. I must say that I enjoy the water park more than the theme park.

My favourite ride is the Brick Blaster. We had to grab a green raft (it’s quite heavy), walked up a flight of stairs and zoom down the slide together on the raft. It was really fun!

If you’re too lazy to carry the raft, try the Red Rush. It’s a family tube slide where up to four people can ride together down a 312-foot-long curving track on an 11-foot in diameter half pipe. It’s slightly more challenging than the latter.

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Pictured above is the Joker Soaker. It’s a fun and interactive playground with various lengths, heights and types of slides that offer something different for every member of the family.

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Build-A-Raft River

Towards the end of the day, we started to wrap up by slowing down our activities. We were floating away on a voyage around the lazy river. This is called a Build-A-Raft River where children can customize their own raft using soft LEGO bricks.

If you want a private shaded space for your family members to relax-in, you can rent a private cabana that features comfortable seating, complimentary towels and drinks, plus DUPLO bricks to play with. You have an option for half day or full day rental.

We spent close to eight hours at both parks. At the end of our expedition, we were at least ten shades darker. But for all the fun that we had, it was all worth it!

Overall, yes, it was a fantastic day! We’ve been talking about visiting Legoland again for months, and I’m glad that we made it.

 

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We made it to the Legoland! (Part 2)

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.

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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.

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Imagination

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Look! Angry Birds!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Useful Info:

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 312C. 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.

 

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We made it to the Legoland! (Part 1)

After much anticipation, we made it to the Legoland finally. We went on a weekday to avoid the crowd, and I’m so glad that we did. Overall, the trip was fun and the waiting time for rides was acceptable, despite a little bit of rain.

Tickets were booked online with just a few clicks, and we happily made our way to Nusajaya. It was a short 15 minutes drive from Tuas checkpoint, the journey was a breeze and we didn’t get lost in direction. Yay! I suppose the signboards are pretty good and clear.

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The park opens at 10am, and we reached there at around 11:30am. The car park is so huge that walking from there to the main entrance alone took us ten minutes, and surprisingly, there are no car park charges.

Legoland has seven themed areas of attractions – The Beginning, LEGO® Technic, LEGO Kingdoms, Imagination, LEGO City, Land of Adventure and MINILAND. We managed to explore all the seven themed areas and experienced quite a lot of rides during our visit.

The Beginning

Mini Market

This is the first themed area that you’ll land after stepping into Legoland, that’s why it’s called The Beginning. There are no rides here but you can find shops such as The Big Shop (LEGO products), The Brick Shop (spare bricks and customised LEGO figures) and Mini Market (snacks and drinks). Stroller rental is also available here.

LEGO City

If you have a preschooler, I’m sure LEGO City is going to be their favourite. The NISSAN driving school is basically a mock-up driving school for children with cars made from giant LEGO bricks. There are circuits with traffic lights, sign boards as well as driving instructors!

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The driving school is separated into two sections – Junior Driving School for the 3 to 5 years old, and Driving School for the 6 and above. Little Edison was delighted to have two rounds of driving at the Junior Driving School.

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Junior Driving School

As he was waving happily to me, he banged on someone’s car from behind and he said, “My friend’s car is too slow. I banged on him so that he can move faster!” I thought that was funny.

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Driving School for the 6 years old and above

After the driving fun, we walked to The Shipyard. It’s a big outdoor playground, and our boy went crazy again. While he was playing, V went to queue at the Boating School. The waiting time was 30 minutes; this is the only ride that made us queue for so long.

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The boat ride was short but super fun. Edison had a tough time manoeuvring the boat with his little hands, and alas he gave up after one round.

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Boat Ride

Boat Ride

The sky was getting really dark now, rain clouds were everywhere. So, after the boat ride, we stopped for lunch at the Market Restaurant and I had the most expensive chicken rice I’ve ever had in Malaysia. That chicken rice combo set (comes with drinks and fruits) costs me RM21!

Just five minutes after we settled with our table and food, it was pouring rain! The crowd rushed into the restaurant for shelter, and we were lucky to get in just five minutes before the rain came. Otherwise, we’ll be soaked in rain. We had a slow lunch while waiting for the rain to stop.

To be continued in Part 2

 

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