The 76-acre LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort is more or less circular and divided into seven areas. The great big swatches of colour, cheery background music, laughing children, brick-patterned rides and giant Lego men and women is almost a sensory assault, but somehow it works.
At the entrance to the park is every LEGOLAND® veteran’s dream – the Big Shop, a gift store where you can invest in hard-to-find toy construction kits for the kids (or yourself).
The park’s decor is very Lego-centric, as you would expect, and there are about 40 rides available. Lego City has rides that look like cars, planes and boats. The Egyptian-themed Land of Adventure takes you on a hunt through the Lost Kingdom for hidden treasure and even has you evading the Pharaoh’s Revenge!
The Imagination zone is designed for younger kids, with plenty of colourful Lego blocks available in different themed areas so toddlers can construct (and deconstruct) their favourite Lego models. Lego Kingdom has story book characters built out of Lego and features an impressive Dragon-themed roller coaster, which is perfect for thrill seekers. Meanwhile Lego Technic, which is home to a few water-based attractions intended to get you good and wet, is a welcome respite in the heat.
The RM750 million park deserves a huge thumbs-up as it is perfect for kids and even grown ups eager to embrace the park with kid-like enthusiasm. It is pretty easy to get to Legoland Malaysia: from Danga Bay in Johor it is only a ten-minute drive, but there is also a direct bus service from Johor Bahru Sentral and Larkin Sentral.
Finally Miniland, in the centre of the park, is great if you want to feel like a Titan, standing over scale models of famous Asian landmarks (Cambodia's Angkor Wat, KL’s Putrajaya and so on) – all assembled using LEGO bricks. Read more about Legoland at Legoland Orlando.
LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 weekdays (closed Wednesday); 10:00 – 20:00 weekends, public & school holidays
- Address: LL Malaysia Taman Tema Sdn Bhd, P.O. Box 26, 81550, Gelang Patah, Johor.
- Tel: +607 597 8888