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This is our first amusement park in Southeast Asia, and we were all excited to go to LEGOLAND Malaysia! I’d always heard great things about Legoland in general, and as a fan of Legos, this turned out to be a lot of fun.
I’ll cover some of the activities that the people at LEGOLAND Malaysia have incorporated into their park so that kids of all ages can have fun. As many of you know, Anya and I are Rollercoaster Buddies. Normally she and I are hitting all of the coasters, but this go around, Lars was getting into the action, and with all of the fun he and Anya were having, it was great to sit back, and watch them have fun. With the exception of the small child rides, we rode everything. Some of our favorites:
- Project X – This coaster is definitely a thrill ride for the entire family. If I were to guess, we rode it 20 times. Anya and Lars kept going over and over, so it’s probably more.
- Aquazone Wave Racers – If you’re willing to get a little wet (or a lot wet), then this is a great ride. Not only are you steering your wave racer around and around, but you also have to watch out for the spectators triggering the water bombs. It’s a fantastic way to cool down in the heat.
- Dragon’s Apprentice – Get yourself warmed up on this dragon themed coaster.
- Dragon – You rode on the Dragon’s Apprentice, and now you think you’re ready for the real thing? Lots of speed and twists and turns will keep you screaming for more!
- Dino Island – While it was not in service while we were there, it looks like it would be a blast, so we might have to come back and check it out.
For those who are not into the adrenaline rush, there’s still plenty to see:
- The Tower – This observation deck goes up in a slow circular motion which provides guests with great views of the park, resort, and surrounding areas.
- Lego Academy – Do your best to build the fastest car you can, and then race against the clock. Do you have what it takes to come out on top?
- Lego Mindstorms – This is a workshop with A/C (yes!) where you can build and program robots. Make sure you sign up for this early as it’s a very popular attraction. Lars and I were a great team and programmed our robot to grab the treasure, defeat the monster, and come home safely.
- Lost Kingdom – Release your inner adventure hero, and blast your way through the ruins with your trusty laser blaster while hunting for lost treasure. Needless to say, I beat everyone on this one.
The two highlights to our trip to LEGOLAND were Lego Miniland: Asia and the Star Wars exhibit. The Star Wars exhibit was so amazing, that I wrote a separate post on it here.
LEGOLAND Miniland: Asia consisted of huge models of various cityscapes around Southeast Asia made from Legos. It was pretty cool walking around seeing these intricate models of places that we’ve been to throughout our travels this past year. The sheer amount of work and Legos that went into its construction are mind-blowing.
Fun Facts about LEGOLAND Miniland: Asia
- More than 30 million Lego bricks were used in its construction.
- The miniatures are built to a scale of 1:20.
- Many of the models are animated, such as boats, buses and airplanes.
- 17 different cities/countries are on display, such as Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, and Singapore. Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, and many more countries are represented in Miniland.
- National landmarks such as The Petronas Twin Towers, Taj Mahal, and Angkor Wat are amongst the highlights.
- Designed and built by over 100 people.
- The Petronas Twin Towers are almost 10 meters high, and are made out of 500,000 Legos.
If you’re looking for family friendly fun in Malaysia, look no further than LEGOLAND Malaysia. There is truly something for all ages there.