Legoland Malaysia Sneak Preview ~ Site VisitPosted on Apr 29 in Malaysia Explorationby ShelynPrint
* Before reading my journey of the sneak preview, I have posted my latest visit to Legoland during pre-opening. You may visit http://www.travel-living-bliss.com/legoland-malaysia-finally-opened-tips/ for the latest of Legoland. *
I was having an usual boring day at work and suddenly an incoming email with the subject “LEGOLAND Build Site Visit” immediately lighten up my day. It was an invitation from LEGOLAND Malaysia to visit the first ever LEGOLAND in Asia which is situated in Nusajaya Malaysia!
I blogged about LEGOLAND Malaysia exactly a year ago and I didn’t expect I get to visit it even before it is officially open. I told my friends about it and most of them told me to take more photos and let them know how great the place is for their kids to visit. Most parents are excited about LEGOLAND because they want their lovely children to have a real adventurous experience in a theme park that is specially designed for the kids as young as 2 year old.
So some background about LEGOLAND Malaysia, if you have not already known about it:
- LEGOLAND Malaysia is the sixth LEGOLAND to be built in the world after Denmark, Britain, California, Florida and Germany.
- LEGOLAND Malaysia is the very first Legoland in Asia.
- It is located in Nusajaya Johor Bahru, covering 76 acres of adventure geared with family fun.
- The park is now approximately 75% finished with most of the rides and infrastructure already installed.
- LEGOLAND Malaysia will open in 15 September 2012, several months ahead of schedule.
- More than 35,000 annual passes had already been sold for the park featuring more than 40 rides, shows and attractions!
Overview of LEGOLAND model
Don and I met up with Eunice, PR of LEGOLAND Malaysia, at Buona Vista MRT station (Singapore) to take off together by taking the car rented by Eunice. It was only half an hour drive from Buona Vista to Legoland site via Tuas second link. Upon arriving at Medini Iskandar building, we met up with Ms. Melanie, the assistance of Mr. Siegfried Boerst, the General Manager for LEGOLAND Malaysia. Mr. Boerst was not able to attend the site visit to brief us on the progress of the LEGOLAND. Melanie was the representative from Legoland to take on Mr. Boerst’s role on the site visit. After an introduction to each other, we hopped on to Melanie’s Legoland car and made our way to the construction site.
With more than a year driving in the construction site, Melanie’s skill was pretty impressive driving through the bumpy land and rocky terrains. We admired a number of mega steel structures from the window while the car travelled through the construction site and arrived at the highest view point of the site offered unblocked view of the entire 76 acres of LEGOLAND.
Melanie opened up LEGOLAND map and pointed out each theme area on the map to the actual location on the site. The park is divided up into seven theme areas. Each theme area is designed to ensure that heroes of all ages will find much to explore and enjoy at the LEGO experiment centers, roller coasters, water attractions and shows. The whole family can thus embark on a day-long voyage of discovery, adventure and fun!
I took a picture of the map so you can visualize how would a completed LEGOLAND look like and how to plan your route.
For the LEGO fans who are hoping to find corkscrew loops and 300 foot drops of the thrilling rides, sorry, wrong park. LEGOLAND was built specifically for our world’s sweet set: kids ages 2 to 12, offering only family-friendly rides and no “scream machines.”
Ok, you can still scream if you like…
Nearly all of the rides are hands-on, so your lovely kids can push, pull, pedal, programme, steer, squirt, splash, crawl, climb and yes, the idea is to offer families the opportunity to bond, learn and push the boundaries of their imaginations through LEGO experiences. At LEGOLAND, families can practice their imagination and creativity, have fun while learning, and understand the importance of caring and quality.
But do not be disappointed my fellow LEGO fans who are over-aged, you can still indulge yourself in a total of 50 millions LEGO bricks in the entire LEGOLAND! 50 freaking millions! It will be more than you can ever collect or dream of!
Mr. Siegfried Boerst, the General Manager for Legoland Malaysia
LEGOLAND Malaysia resembles LEGOLAND Germany. If you can’t wait to see the actual completed image of LEGOLAND Malaysia, you may start browsing through the photos LEGOLAND Germany. So what is unique in LEGOLAND Malaysia to distinguish itself from the rest of the five LEGOLAND around the world. Melanie explained Miniland in Malaysia contains models dedicated to iconic buildings and locations in Asia, such as the Twin Towers, Angkor Wat, Taj Mahal and more. It is constructed by model builders from around the world using millions of actual LEGO blocks. These blocks are the standard LEGO pieces and not specially made for the models.
Considering the tropical climate in Malaysia, the entire park will be landscaped with greenery to provide shades and canopies using tropical trees and will maintain the natural topography of the area. It will be very green, and the natural hills will be retained.
The contractors began work on the theming of the park and will begin the installation of 50 million LEGO bricks and models into the park.
For those who plan to visit the first LEGOLAND in Asia, here is the good news for smart saving!
Sale of Single-day Tickets at Special Prices for a Limited Period Only!
Mr Boerst announced that the official park single-day tickets will go on sale online later next month. These tickets will be priced at a special introductory offer of RM96 (SGD40) for adults and RM70 (SGD29) for kids.
Before that these single-day tickets will be available from the LEGOLAND Malaysia Road Show tour which starts today at Vivo City in Singapore. Tickets will also be available in Johor every weekend from 2pm to 7pm at the Iskandar Malaysia Information Centre (IMIC) in Danga Bay.
The 30% discount will be for a limited period only, so avid LEGOLAND fans are advised to keep a close eye on the LEGOLAND Malaysia website www.LEGOLAND.com.my for announcements.
|Special Promotion Price||Regular Price|
|For a limited period only
Adult – RM96 / (SGD40)
Child/Senior Citizen – RM70 / (SGD29)
Adult – RM140 / (SGD58)
Child/Senior Citizen – RM110 / (SGD46)
Annual passes will also remain on sale through SISTIC & RedTix. Over 35,000 of these passes have been sold to date across the region since December.
Don’t miss the LEGOLAND® Malaysia Roadshow!
The dates and locations of where families will be able to catch the LEGOLAND Malaysia travelling roadshow and purchase the tickets in Singapore and Malaysia over the coming weeks were also announced. Families dropping in can expect to see some of the LEGOLAND Malaysia rides and attractions on display, take part in interactive activities, and meet a life-size walking LEGO® Mascot! Full details of where you can catch the LEGOLAND Roadshow are below and posted on the LEGOLAND Malaysia website:
|Roadshow Dates Singapore||Dates|
|Vivo City, Central Court B||April 25 – 29 (10am-9pm)|
|Travel Malaysia Fair, Singapore Expo||May 11 – 13 (10am-9pm)|
|Raffles City||May 25 - June 25 (10am-9pm)|
|Roadshow Dates Malaysia||Dates|
|Baby & mi Expo, IOI Mall, Kulai, Johor||May 4 – 6 (10am-9pm)|
|Matta Fair Johor, Batu Pahat, BP Mall||July 6 – 8 (10am-9pm)|
|Matta Fair Johor, Danga City Mall, Johor||July 13 – 15 (10am-9pm)|
If you missed the special promotion price, you can still get the regular price tickets as follows:
- Annual Pass (Normal Price): Adult: RM245 (SGD102) / Child and Senior Citizens: RM180 (SGD 75)
- Gate Price: Adult: RM140 / Child: RM110
- *MyKad Holders get a RM30 rebate at the gate
Before ending the post, I would like to introduce to you the highlight of the attraction in LEGOLAND Malaysia, the Observation Tower:
- Highest structure in LEGOLAND Malaysia, stands at 60m from the ground.
- The Observation Deck is 10m in diameter which accommodates 50 visitors per ride or 1000 visitors per hour.
- Viewers will be lifted to a height of 41m and as it rises, will revolve in a constant circular motion in a 50-second cycle.
- It’s the THIRD LEGOLAND observation tower in the world after Denmark and Germany.
Enjoy! Have a fun trip in LEGOLAND!