Since my first invite to review LEGOLAND Malaysia on the 6th December 2011, the construction of the theme park has progressed by leaps and bounds. From a muddy barren piece of land, it is now ready to throw open its doors to the eagerly awaiting crowds.
I was offered 4 tickets to its private event, LEGOLAND Malaysia Media Family Preview Day, on Saturday 1st September 2012.
My 6th visit, my husband came along and I gave the other two tickets away. There were pickup points from Singapore Flyer and Jurong East Bus Interchange. I took the air-con coach from the first venue early that morning.
More than 2.000 guests attended the event. There were many guests who flew in from neighbouring countries. I met a couple of Apple reporters from Hong Kong who were lugging their two heavy luggage along. :)
My first stop, I did not go for the rides. :P I went striaght for Miniland where Asia's most famous countries, cities and landmarks are recreated on a scale of 1:20, using more than 30 million LEGO bricks. Chris and I spent more than an hour in the sweltering sun taking photos of the amazing LEGO replicas.
At nearly 10 m high, the Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest Miniland models ever made. They contain more than 500,000 LEGO bricks.
Our iconic Singapore Flyer is recreated in Miniland and it spins!
The LEGO Technic Twister - I was too terrified to ride it! :P
Conquer The Dragon! The Dragon and Dragon's Apprentice offer guests young and old roller coasters ride on a dragon's back. I took the Dragon's Apprentice just to scream my lungs out. hahaha... The bigger one with its twists and turns and at a top speed of 60km/h looks scary to me.
Go on a journey into the Middle Ages to see the inside of a royal castle.
Take a boat voyage through forgotten time. Pass rocky outcrops, man-eating plants and a dinosaur lagoon. A 12m high waterfall is the only way down and there's no escape without getting wet.
For those who didn't make it, we can find their remains scattered on the rocks at the bottom. RIP sighhh.....
It was an extremely hot day. Both of us were dehydrated and wilting in the heat. It was a relief to get on the Aquazone Wave Racers. Spectators at the side were firing water guns at the racers, making us soaking wet. Chris had fun triggering the water bombs on unsuspecting visitors. :)
Chris had a blast at the various game stalls. He turned into a big kid. The games were free to play for guests that day. Of course there was no prize for winning. :)
We had pictures with the mascots who were strolling round the park that day. Every one loves them.
The park has 3 restaurants, 4 food stands and 11 food carts that serve a variety of Western and Asian meals. We had pizza and sphaghetti for lunch. Nothing spectacular about the food, but be prepared to pay a premium for the food and beverages. You might want to bring your own mineral water (lots of it!) and some snacks for your kids and the elderly.
Must bring suntan lotion, hats or umbrellas. There are not enough shade or shelter around the park; and very few seats for the tired feet.
The preview tickets allow us to enjoy all the attractions, rides and shows in the Park. We also received a 30% discount on food and beverages in the Park and a 10% discount for retail items.
I grabbed a chance to interview Mr Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of LEGOLAND Malaysia before his lunch break and thanked him for his hospitality.
OPENING DAY - 15 SEPTEMBER 2012
Annual Pass rates for a limited period only!
Adult - RM245 (Full price RM275)
Child (3 - 11) - RM180 (Full price RM210)
Senior (60+) - RM180 (Full price RM210)
Day Tickets :
Adult - RM140 (Full price)
Child - RM110 (Full price)
Senior (60+) - RM110 (Full price)
Visit LEGOLAND Malaysia website for more details.