Visit date: 20/3/2018
I have been holding back the thoughts about bringing the kids to Legoland Malaysia because I’ve heard so many “stories” about it since it started operation – hot, no shades, nothing much to do, expensive are some of them. However, seeing how they’ve been hooked to the Ninjago movie lately, I decided to give it a go and planned our trip to Johor during the school holiday.
We visited Legoland Malaysia on the 2nd day of our trip to Johor. You can read more of our journey in the other posts. I’ve chosen to come to Legoland Malaysia on a weekday (Tuesday to be exact) because I was worried of the crowd as it was a school holiday period. I guess the decision was correct as the crowd was moderate and bearable.
We reached Legoland at around 9am, after our breakfast at McDonald’s. Upon reaching only I realize that the ticket booth and the Legoland theme park only opens at 10am (didn’t do much research beforehand). Nothing much we could do so we just wandered around the entrance and took some photos.
There are ample parking space at the Legoland. The parking rate is RM10 per entry as stated here.
Legoland Malaysia has 2 parks – the Theme Park and the Water Park. We only went for the Theme Park because I didn’t have enough confidence to bring a 6 years old and a 3 years old boy alone to the water park – good choice because we basically spent the whole day at the Theme Park and we didn’t manage to experience everything there.
Height and age requirement
As expected, the sun was scorching but that didn’t discourage the 2 boys to run around the park. They seem fascinated by everything they see in the park.
What could be worse than bringing 2 boys alone in the Theme Park? 2 Boys crying when they were not allowed to go on certain rides in the theme park. There are height and age limitation to almost every rides in the Theme Park which I understood the reason being safety for the kids. Personal advise to you if you’re planning to bring your kids to Legoland Malaysia – make sure your child is at least 6 years old and 120cm tall. If they meet these 2 requirements, they will have no problem with any rides in the park. Nevertheless, we were still able to enjoy ourselves at the park till 5pm when it started to rain heavily.
There are a lot of game booths in the theme park which you will need to pay to play and win prizes. I’ve observed that most of them starts with RM10 per game and you’ll get discount if you decided to play more games. Prizes are mostly giant plush toys. I got Ping Ping a giant inflatable hairy ball in a basketball shooting game and he loved it so much.
There are a couple of playgrounds with different themes in the Legoland theme park. The boys enjoyed themselves so much at the playground even if the sun was burning hot.
There were some shows in the theme park which we had managed to catch 2 of them – the Ninjago live puppet show and the stage singing show.
The Ninjago live puppet show lasted for about 30 minutes and the boys love it. Basically it’s a show where people in black holding live size Ninjago characters and pose them to do different actions on the stage. I highly recommend this show as it was not only fun for the kids, but for me as well.
The next show was a simple singing show performed on the stage outside of the restaurant. Kids are gathered in front of the stage and dance together with the Lego figures on stage. At the end of the show, all the kids were asked to go on stage to have a group photo. I didn’t expect Ping Ping to go on stage as he usually doesn’t do that. Yu Yu on the other hand, chose to stay close to me.
The miniland is a section inside Legoland Malaysia where various popular landmarks of different countries are bring to life using Lego pieces. This section is good for photos as well as teaching the kids about different buildings and countries.
Build & Test
There is a building inside Legoland (in the Imagination section) where kids can use their imagination to build race cars to race against others and to build buildings using Duplo blocks to see if it can withstand an earthquake.
This place was like a heaven because it has AIR CONDITIONER!! Of course the air-conditioner wasn’t the reason we had spent almost an hour here. The boys simply enjoyed building their race cars and race against the other kids.
Driving license for the kids
Near to the entrance there are 2 driving course for the kids – 1 is for kids under 6 (Junior Driving School) and the other for kids age 6 and above (Driving School). The staffs were kind enough to let me have both Ping and Yu to be at the Junior Driving School after I had explained to them that I had to take care of both boys alone and I couldn’t separate them. However, during the queue Yu was scared (as I was waiting outside the queue) and didn’t want to drive. Ping went on with the drive and I paid RM25 to get him his “driving license” with his photo on it. The driving license is optional and you are not obligated to get it but I thought it would make a good souvenir for Ping.
Eating in Legoland Malaysia
There are restarant, cafe and bakery in the theme park. I think the food is reasonably priced. For lunch, I’ve ordered a kids chicken nugget set for the 2 boys which has chicken nuggets (obviously), a dessert of choice (ice cream/fruit/jelly) and a bottle of drink. I’ve also ordered ice cream for each of them and a bottle of coke for myself. Everything cost me around RM35.