The twinge of “stepping on a Lego in bare feet” is what most of us have wished for our enemies. However, Legoland theme parks around the world are great source of entertainment and elation. From big adventure for little kids to thrilling coasters for grownups, Legoland in Malaysia is truly a bang for your buck! Go back to the age of Egyptian kings and dinosaurs or put your creativity to the ultimate test with thousands of lego bricks, there is no dearth of enjoyment. With more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, and interactive shows, this is the place where the interactive and imaginative fun begins.
The resort/theme park was officially opened to public on September 15, 2012 by the 25th Sultan of Johor – Ibrahim Ismail.
Things to Do in Legoland
Theme Park – The Lego-themed park is a diverse combination of fun-filled and curiosity-arousing attractions.
- MINILAND: This section is the main highlight of the theme park. It features the famous landmarks of Asia – Petronas Towers, Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, and Forbidden City – as miniature replicas which have been recreated with over 30 million LEGO bricks.
- Imagination: Get panoramic views of the whole theme park from the deck of Observation Tower, see a variety of entertaining shows in LEGO Studio, challenge your creativity with Build & Test, or fasten your seat belts on DUPLO Express.
- LEGO Technic: In this exciting section, either brave the sharp turns on a thrilling ride Project X or enroll in a creative workshop for young ones.
- LEGO Kingdoms: Travel back in time to the age of myth and fable: conquer your fears on The Dragon, take a gallop to the Royal Joust, and romp through the Forestmen’s Hideout.
- Land of Adventure: Marvel at the wonders of Ancient Egypt or take an exhilarating journey to the Dino Island.
- LEGO City: It’s an adventure paradise for the youngest guests and families. Let your kids drive a car, fly a plane, or even captain a boat.
Water Park – Make a big splash in Joker Soaker or spin your way down through the labyrinth of waterslides in Wave Rider. Design a unique LEGO raft and set afloat on a voyage around Build-A-Raft river. Red Rush, Brick Blaster, Tidal Tube, and LEGO Wave Pool are other highlights of this aquatic wonderland. More than 20 slides are specially designed for the whole family and children in this park.
Indoor Activities – To escape the heat or to find a shelter from the rain, the resort has numerous activities lined up for visitors. LEGO Star Wars Miniland showcases 2,000 popular models and iconic scenes from the movie. Meet your favorite characters from the movie series like Yoda, R2-D2, Darth Vader, and the legendary Sith Lords. You can also watch The Lego Movie in the 4D studio.
Shopping – At Brickwater Beachwear, you can browse for anything from sunscreen to sunglasses, towels, swimwear, and special LEGOLAND souvenirs like toys, hats, t-shirts, and mugs. The Brick Shop, Adventure’s Depot, The Big Shop, and Mini Market are other places to shop in the resort.
Zoo Johor, The Little Big Club, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Pulai Falls, Pulau Kukup National Park, and Endau Rompin National Park.
This theme park is located in Johor Bahru just across the Johor–Singapore Causeway.
Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini, 79250, Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
How to Reach?
By Air – Senai International Airport (JHB), around 15 miles from city center, is served by major cities in Southeast Asia. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and Changi Airport (SIN) (in Singapore) are other nearby major international airports.
By Train – Johor Bahru Sentral (JB Sentral) is the main railway station in Johor Bahru. KTM Intercity operates regular trains to and from Kuala Lumpur and Gua Musang.
By Road – Shuttle bus service and public bus transport are available between the park and nearby cities. Take bus number LM1 from JB Sentral to reach the theme park.
Best Time to Visit
Legoland Malaysia Resort is open daily from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. It stays open for longer hours on weekends and public holidays. May through July is the best time to visit Kuala Lumpur and the rest of Malaysia.
Facts about Legoland
- It is the first Lego-themed park in Asia and sixth in the world.
- It comprises an area of 76 acres.
Things to Remember
- Buy combo tickets to avail discounts on food and accommodations.
- The resort has special events on weekends, so plan your visit accordingly.
- Lockers are available in both water park and theme park.
- Guests can purchase annual passes for vising the resort any time of the year.
LEGOLAND Hotel has three kinds of theme-based suites and deluxe rooms: Pirate, Kingdoms, and Adventure. Hotel Nusa CT, Linkway Hotel, D Elegance Hotel, and The Vintage Hotel are good options for mid-range accommodations.
There are number of restaurants, serving Asian, Continental, and European cuisine, inside the resort complex. Pizza Mania, The Cafe, King’s Grill, Asian Deli, Burger Junction, Snack Bar, Kebab Hut, Market Restaurant, and Castle Fried Chicken are perfect places to whet your appetite. From tasty snacks to fiery barbeques, these outlets serve something for every taste.Published On: Thursday, July 10th, 2014