Sunday, November 25, 2012

Top 20 Things To Do in LEGOLAND Malaysia (Part 3)!

Top 6 ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY (or those with younger kids)

This is the 3rd review of our visit to LEGOLAND Malaysia. If you are bringing your family for a visit, do not miss these attractions suitable for the entire family.

LEGO® CITY

1. Legoland Express
See all the sights of the park aboard a life size LEGO® train.
Minimum age: 8 years old (0-7 years old if accompanied by an adult)


We sat on the LEGO Express at the end of our visit when we wanted to rest our weary feet. We enjoyed the ride as it chugged round the perimeters of the Park, giving us a good summary of the rides we've taken and a quick overview of the attractions that we've yet to cover. You can ride on the LEGO Express at the start of your visit to help you visualise the stops you want to make and plan your day better.


2. Boating School
Would-be captains can take the wheel of their very own battery powered boat.
Minimum age: 8 years old (1-7 years old if accompanied by an adult)

The Boating School has the longest queue among all the rides in LEGOLAND. Up to 3 people can ride in each electrically-powered plastic boat. We waited nearly an hour for a chance to go on it.

 
When we boarded the boat, there is a "Go" pedal just to the right and the steering wheel in the middle. Children can take turns to steer the boat; however the steering only works properly when you have the 'Go' pedal down (this makes water shoot past the rudder). There is a predefined route which we should follow, but we can go fast or slow as there is plenty of room to overtake. It was a leisurely boat ride and kids can watch out for interesting Lego figurines as they steer the boat. 


IMAGINATION

3. Observation Tower 
Head 50 metres up for a fantastic view over the whole of LEGOLAND® Malaysia.
Minimum size: 120 cm (none if accompanied by an adult)

Standing at 60m, the Observation Tower is the tallest point of the entire theme park and provides an excellent aerial view of all 7 themed areas and 40 rides and attractions of LEGOLAND Malaysia. Visitors will be lifted to a maximum height of 41m as the Observation Deck meanders upwards in a constant circular motion in 50 seconds. The Observation Tower will be able to hold up to 50 visitors each ride and 1,000 visitors daily.

We love the aerial view from the Tower!

4.  LEGO® 4D Studios
Get right inside the action with a fascinating 4D movie adventure. 500 visitors can get right inside the action with a fascinating 4D movie adventure at Lego Studios, where wind, smoke and water take 3D into the next dimension.


Apparently, different films are screened at different times of the day. The film we watched was 'LEGO Racers' where we followed the adventures of a young, carefree driver of a high-speed racing car. Dana was looking forward to the 4D show as she had enjoyed watching 'Shrek 4D movie' at Universal Studios. For us parents, we couldn't be happier to enjoy the comfy seat and cool air-conditioning for 20 minutes. The next time we visit, we hope to catch 'Spellbinder' as we heard it was good too.

5. MINILAND
A miniature world here Asian landmarks have been recreated using more than 30 million LEGO bricks. It’s an interactive world on a scale of 1:20, where people, trains and aeroplanes come to life at the touch of a button.


It's hard not to marvel at the amount of intricate details that were put into reconstructing these familiar landmarks and the ingenuity of MINILAND designers. Daddy and I enjoyed MINILAND and would love to revisit it again to admire each exhibit at a more leisurely pace.


6. Photo taking with LEGO Figurines
There are 15,000 LEGO® models throughout the park, providing excellent photo opportunities to capture beautiful memories of your kids and family.  Here are just less than a tiny fraction of what we managed to photograph during our visit (as the kids were too anxious to check out the rides!):


Want to snap gorgeous photos of your children? Do it in LEGOLAND Malaysia! With plenty of creative, colourful backdrops and a fun atmosphere when your kids are relaxed and smiling at every turn, it's every Daddy & Mommy Photographer's dream come true.

Tips to help you plan your visit:
  • There is a new shopping mall right in front of LEGOLAND called 'Mall of Medini'. You can drive to LEGOLAND early, park your car at the mall's outdoor lots, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the mall before the Park opens, grab a quick bite at the Market Restaurant inside LEGOLAND then end your visit by having a nice warm meal at any of the restaurants inside the mall before calling it a day. We ate a hearty Thai dinner before we drove back to Singapore.
  • Before arrival, check the operating hours for the desired date of visit. The Park opens till 8pm during School Holidays. With significantly lesser crowd and much cooler weather, it makes navigating the Park so much more pleasant and enjoyable!
  • At this time of the year, it's humid and hot with likelihood of showers. Take hats, umbrellas, ponchos, sunblock and lots of drinking water. The Park is entirely exposed and the trees are too young to provide any shade. MINILAND is entirely unshaded, so you may wish to leave this until the evening when it is cooler. We think it'll look amazing when all the exhibits are lit up at night.
  • Kids under three (below 100cm) will be too short for some rides. If they are tall enough, they may still not be allowed to ride due to age restrictions (Dana was turned away on the Lego Technic ride in the Technic zone). There are some good playgrounds for these young tots though: bring them to Duplo Playtown in the Imagination land, The Forestmen’s Hideout in Lego Kingdom and Pharaoh’s Revenge in Land of Adventure. They'll have loads of fun!
  • Check out some promotions by various merchants before your visit. For e.g. UHT Dutch Lady Milk (in mini packets) has a 'Free Entry for 1 Child with every Adult Full-Priced Ticket' , Popular Bookstores offers a 25% discount coupon etc.  There are also discounts for advanced online booking with LEGOLAND's website - Book your ticket 7 days in advance and save up to 25%. 


    Getting to LEGOLAND Malaysia:

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    LEGOLAND is accessible via a direct coach service leaving from the Singapore Flyer (priced at S$20 per pax) every 30 minutes during peak times. There are also shuttle services operating from Jurong East and Boon Lay to the Tuas 2nd Link. Once your clear the immigration check point, the direct shuttle brings you to LEGOLAND.  For more information, click here.

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    If you drive, LEGOLAND is 15 minutes from the Tuas 2nd Link and 30 minutes from the Woodlands Causeway.  Turn out at Exit 312 to Nusajaya along the North-South Highway. Be aware there is one toll booth. If you don’t have a Touch’n' Go Card, you can purchase one at any of the toll gates (minimum RM30) to pay the RM7.50 toll. You may park in one of the 3,500 parking lots available outside LEGOLAND.


    This concludes our first trip to the LEGOLAND Malaysia.  The kids enjoyed it so much they've been asking us repeatedly when we can return again. As a family, we are thrilled to have a World-class family-friendly attraction, located just a stone's throw away. We think LEGOLAND gives Singapore's Universal Studios a good run for its money and it has surpassed our expectations for a children's theme park. We hope you'll find our reviews and photos beneficial.  Here's a quick link to our Top 20 Things to Do in LEGOLAND MALAYSIA (in 3 installments):


    LEGOLAND MALAYSIA:

    Part 1 - Top 7 Rides for Preschoolers
    Part 2 - Top 7 Rides for Primary School Children
    Part 3 - Top 6 Activities for the Whole Family

    If you've visited LEGOLAND Malaysia recently, do drop us a note and let us know which are your favourite rides and activities so we can make a mental note to try them on our return visit. Have a fabulous year-end vacation everyone!

    LEGOLAND contact information
    7 Jalan LEGOLAND
    Bandar Medini, Iskandar Malaysia
    79250 Nusajaya, Johor,
    Malaysia.

    Service Tel.: +607 597 8888  (Mon - Sun, 8.30am - 5.30pm)
    E-Mail: info@LEGOLAND.my



    Special thanks to LEGOLAND Malaysia for inviting PrincessDanaDiaries to the media preview. All opinions are our own.

    5 comments:

    Tani Yeo said...

    Thanks for your guide! Very useful information! Love Legoland too!

    jewel said...

    Thanks for such detailed information! Enjoyed reading through!

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    Joe Neitham said...

    Thanks for sharing your experiences with readers like planning for a day trip to Legoland with 2 young ones. One of the best blog in my opinion.

    Avinash Mandale said...

    VERY USEFUL INFORMATION!!! WE ARE VISTING IT TOMOROW AND ALL THIS INFO NOT ONLY USEFUL BUT MADE US EVEN MORE EXCITED !!! THANKS!!