Legoland Malaysia Theme Park Surprised Us; Here’s Why
While visiting Malaysia we stumbled upon something we weren’t expecting: a Legoland theme park. We knew there was one in Denmark but since we both love Lego we thought why not visit now that we are here?
It was a good decision because there were no crowds, so we could stay on the rides and go a second time! Since then the park has expanded and next to the theme park, they have a water park and aquarium as well. And since it’s close to the border with Singapore where you’ll find a whole bunch of theme parks, Legoland Malaysia is the perfect place to start a theme park holiday.
But First, What Is Legoland Malaysia
It is Asia’s first Lego-themed theme park and the sixth Legoland park worldwide. There are about 40 interactive attractions and shows at this Singapore amusement park. It has won more than 10 awards, including the 2016 Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice award and the 2019 Asia’s Leading Family Resort award.
They added a waterpark in 2013 with more than 20 water slides and 70 LEGO models. It is the largest LEGOLAND water park in the world. Adjacent to the main theme park is their Sea Life Aquarium with more than 25 display tanks in 11 habitat zones to explore.
Legoland’s Other Global Theme Park Locations:
- Billund, Denmark
- Windsor, England
- San Diego California
- Orlando, Florida
- Goshen, New York
How Is Legoland Malaysia Laid Out?
Legoland Malaysia is divided into 8 themed regions: The Beginning, Lego Technic, Lego City, Lego Kingdom, Miniland, Imagination, Land of Adventures, and Lego Ninjago World.
In addition to a number of attractions, each region features several dining options. There are quite a lot of attractions that are aimed at smaller children and that we skipped. But there is still enough to see and do to keep you entertained for a day with older elementary aged kids.
Next to the rides, the park offers ample opportunity to build with the different lego styles, making it interactive and fun for the whole family, especially for kids who aren’t into rides. There are shows and special events throughout the year, like meet and greets, live shows, and 4D movie experiences.
Legoland Malaysia Rides & Attractions
Throughout the park, you will find several roller coasters. The Dragon and Dragon’s Apprentice in Lego Kingdoms, the Great Lego Race in Lego Technic, and the Lost Kingdom Adventure in Land of Adventure. We loved the Dragon and the Lost Kingdom Adventure. The Dragon’s Apprentice is aimed at a younger audience and therefore very mellow.
In Imagination, you will find the observation tower which shows you a great overview of the park and the surrounding area. This is a great start to your day because you can make a plan of what to see and do while going up and back down again.
While we were at Legoland Malaysia, Ninjago the Ride was just opened. It turns out to be a game where you have to hit targets like a real ninja. With your arms, you move over a kind of sensor that makes you shoot fireballs. It looks super cool, but unfortunately, we couldn’t beat the high score.
In 2018 the first virtual reality roller coaster in Malaysia was added to Legoland. The Great Lego Race takes visitors on a thrilling Lego-themed race through different terrains and environments. The ride’s cars are equipped with VR headsets that provide a 360-degree view of the race, adding an immersive experience to the ride.
There are several water attractions scattered throughout the park. If you decide to ride Dino Island, make sure to not be upfront if you don’t want to get soaked. We’ve never been as wet on a ride like this as here at Legoland Malaysia!
Miniland – Small Buildings Made With Big Imagination
All kinds of large and well-known buildings have been recreated in Miniland with Lego blocks. This park focuses on 17 Asian countries. We see the Petronas Twin Towers from Kuala Lumpur, the airport of Kuala Lumpur, Angkor Wat of Cambodia, Wat Arun of Thailand, and the forbidden city of Beijing, China.
Many icons are animated and by pressing a button you make something happen. A car reverses into another car, two mini-figures try to lift a car to change a tire, and the crowd goes wild at the finish of the marathon. All those little details finish the experience.
Miniland is also equipped with special lighting and sound effects, which simulate day and night scenes, complete with fireworks and other audio-visual effects, adding to the realistic feel of the miniature world.
The details are amazing and you recognize the buildings from afar. Kids, and adults, of all ages love to marvel at the creations and interact with them as well.
Legoland Malaysia Waterpark
If you’ve been to U.S. Legoland locations you’ll be blown away by the cheer size and large tube rides at Legoland Malaysia. The waterpark includes more than 20 water attractions including slides, wave pools, and lazy rivers.
One of the main highlights of the waterpark is the Build-A-Raft river, where visitors can use soft Lego bricks to build their rafts and float along the river. The Joker Soaker is a playground with a 300-gallon bucket that spills to soak everyone or even sweep them off their feet. Wave Rider is another popular attraction, a 240-foot high open-body slide tunnel.
The park also features private cabanas, food outlets, and lockers for visitors’ convenience.
Sea Life Aquarium, A Legoland Partner Attraction
Sea Life Aquarium showcases 25 display tanks in 11 habitat zones, featuring over 13,000 sea creatures from more than 100 different species.
The 11 habitat zones are Rockpools, Malaysian Rainforest, Coral Reef, Sunken Shipwreck, Shoaling Ring, Ocean Cave, Stingray Bay, Jellies, Amazing Creations, Ocean Tunnel, and Seahorses.
The main attraction of the aquarium is the Ocean Tunnel, which houses a variety of sharks, rays, and other sea creatures. Visitors can walk through an underwater tunnel and get a close-up view of marine life.
What are the Ticket Options for Legoland Malaysia?
You can buy tickets for one of the parks or a combination ticket that allows you to visit multiple parks. It is possible to buy tickets online, if you do this far enough in advance you will get a discount of 20%.
If you visit Legoland Malaysia on your birthday, you get free entry! In addition, you will receive a birthday button so everyone will know it’s your birthday. Don’t forget to pick up your surprise at the ticket window.
- 1-Day Theme Park – Book early and save 20% is RM 160 for adults and RM 136 for children (3-11) and seniors (60+)
- 1-Day Double Park – Book early and save 20% is RM 224 for adults and RM 176 for children (3-11) and seniors (60+)
- 1-Day Triple Park – Book early and save 20% is RM 272 for adults and RM 224 for children (3-11) and seniors (60+)
Don’t Overlook the Legoland Hotel
You can spend the night in the Legoland Hotel, located next to the parks. Most rooms include 2 separate sleeping areas, one for adults and one for kids. The rooms are decorated in the Legoland style and you can pick your favorite themes, such as Pirate, Kingdom, or Adventure.
While you can go on a treasure hunt in your room there is also entertainment and activities in the lobby of the hotel. It’s possible to meet Lego characters as well. And if you haven’t played with Lego enough while in the park, you can go to the Lego Play Area and build some more.
A stay at the Legoland hotel is magical, so don’t overlook this wonderful add-on.
Legoland Malaysia, a Laid-Back Legoland Park
The best part of our stay at Legoland Malaysia was the fact that it wasn’t crowded at all. We’ve never been able to stay on a ride and go again and in this park, we could do that all day long. It’s a great addition to discovering what Malaysia has to offer.
Even though we visited the park by ourselves we still had a lot of fun and plenty to choose from. If you go with children we can imagine that one day just wouldn’t be enough. Especially if you want to visit the waterpark or aquarium as well. If you book in advance you get a nice discount.
All in all, Legoland Malaysia is a great addition to the Legoland parks. With the Asian vibe, you’ll get a different experience than elsewhere in the world.