If you are planning a visit, here is the first installment of Our Pick of Top 20 Things to Do in LEGOLAND Malaysia.
Part 1 – The TOP 7 RIDES FOR PRESCHOOLERS!
LEGOLAND is Malaysia’s first international theme park which was opened to public on 15 September 2012. Even before its official launch, it generated a great hype being the first LEGOLAND to be opened in the Asia Continent! The other LEGOLANDS are situated in Billund, Denmark (The Original LEGOLAND!), California and Florida. USA, Deutschland, Germany and Windsor, UK. With its aggressive publicity and membership recruitment drive here in Singapore, it became every kid’s (and Lego fanatic’s) wishlist to visit LEGOLAND. Situated 15 minutes away from Tuas Second Link, its accessibility is a big draw and its 40 LEGO-inspired rides, shows and attractions make it a great recreational destination for families.
We arrived slightly after the park’s opening time at 10am, to be greeted by massive crowds. Undeterred, we took a quick glance at the Park Map, plotted our route and started exploring LEGO® CITY in a systematic manner (in an anti-clockwise direction). As it was a public holiday, we spent an average of 30 minutes queuing at each ride. As a world-class theme park, LEGOLAND has something for children of different ages in each of the 7 themed zones: The Beginning, LEGO® City, Land of Adventure, Imagination, LEGO® Kingdoms, LEGO® Technic, and MINILAND. After 10 hours of non-stop fun, the kids left the Park thoroughly exhausted but extremely happy and satisfied.
The following rides are suitable for preschool children (4 to 6 years old). These are hand-picked by Dana after our visit, in order of her preference:
LAND OF ADVENTURE
1. Beetle Bounce
Beetle Bounce boosts children to new heights, nearly 15 feet to be exact, as they are launched up one of two towers nearly touching the gigantic LEGO® beetles above them. Dana first rode on such a ride at Gold Coast’s Dreamworld when she was 3 years old and loved it. It is a gentle thrill ride, suitable for inducting the younger kids to the world of adventure rides! The smiles on the kids’ faces fully endorse this as a ‘MUST-TRY’ in LEGOLAND!
2. Kid Power Tower
Prove your strength to gain a beautiful view over the park.
Minimum age: 8 years (4 years if accompanied by an adult)
We visited Land of Imagination towards the end of the day and nearly wanted to skip this ride but we were so thankful we didn’t! It turned out to be one of Dana and Daddy’s favourite rides in LEGOLAND. It provided an opportunity for parent and child to bond over teamwork and they were rewarded with a bird’s eye view of the park when they finally hoisted themselves to the top. It was a ride worth sweating out for!
3. Dragon’s Apprentice
All the thrills of a rollercoaster for the park’s younger guests.
Minimum age: 6 years (4 years if accompanied by an adult)
4. Royal Joust
A classic medieval contest in the saddle of a LEGO® horse.
5. LEGO Rescue Academy
Families race each other to put out the fire and stop the robbers in this LEGOLAND® favourite.
Judging from the queue, this was one of the most popular rides in LEGOLAND. Here, families work together to power-steer the fire engine to the scene of fire, then pump up water for the little fire rescue team to put out the raging flames. It requires teamwork and manual labor but it was really exciting for the kids to be heroes who save the day! Daddy commented one thing which sets LEGOLAND apart are activities like these which encourage cooperation among family members to complete a task – the camaradarie it builds is priceless!
6. Junior Driving School
Single pedal cars give smaller children the LEGOLAND® Driving School experience.
7. Duplo® Playtown and Duplo® Express
A child size city for the youngest to explore. Young engine drivers will love a gentle journey on the DUPLO® Express.
Minimum size: 100 cm (80-99 cm if accompanied by an adult)
The Duplo Playtown is a partially enclosed area dedicated to babies, toddlers and young children. There are large, kid-safe, play structures such as houses, slides and easy-to-grasp Duplo pieces. This colourful Playtown is a good respite from the heat and shelter from the rain. Kids can self-entertain while parents take their much-need break before venturing to other parts of the Park.
We love the amazing Lego figurines which are designed as photo props – very ingenious and totally awesome. Having these beautiful photographs helps Dana and Caleb relive the fun day they had at LEGOLAND Malaysia.
|A dream come true to visit LEGOLAND Malaysia and it sure didn’t disappoint!|