This was the main reason we went to JB (not Hello Kitty) and it was totally worth the long drive and entrance fees. We paid the full adult price of RM 140 each, and redeemed two child tickets with vouchers. We were blessed with good weather throughout the day – not too hot and thankfully, no rain, though the sky was menacingly dark during the early afternoon.
We arrived slightly past the opening time of 10am, and the park was already quite busy but being a weekday, I’m sure it was still better than weekends or the school holidays. Many of the visitors were foreigners from Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, etc, bringing in much tourism revenue for Johor!
We started at the Lego Technic, and Yiu Yiu promptly went on the Technic Twister ride with her papa. Then she went with me on the Aquazone Wave Racer and Project X. Poor Yiu Yiu was so terrified at the beginning of the ride on Project X where there was a steep drop from the top that she was practically frozen throughout.
Aquazone Wave Racer
Next we went to Lego Kingdoms, and while I went on the Dragon’s Apprentice (a mini roller coaster ride) alone (Yiu Yiu was still too scared), the girls spent their time playing at the Forestmen’s Hideout. The Dragon’s Apprentice was pretty mild, and I only realized later that there was another full size roller coaster ride named The Dragon. Anyway, the queue was pretty long so I gave that a miss. Yiu Yiu got her face painted, and while waiting, papa took the little one for horsie ride at the Royal Joust. She went on a couple of rounds as there was hardly any queue. Yiu Yiu joined her later after finishing her face painting. The last ride at Lego Kingdoms was the Merlin’s Challenge, a carousel ride.
The very mild Dragon's Apprentice
Horsey ride @ The Royal Joust
We move on to Imagination, where Yiu Yiu went on the Kid Power Towers with papa. They had to pull themselves up the tower before releasing the rope and glide down. I then joined the queue for the Observation Tower while the girls enjoyed some air-conditioning and playing with Lego bricks inside Build & Test. They joined me later when it was our turn to go up the Observation Tower. We skipped the Lego Studio where 4D movies are played, as the queue was much too long. The girls spent sometime playing at the Duplo Playtown and going on the Duplo Express. We then had our late lunch at Pizza Mania. Food was pretty decent, but slightly overpriced as expected.
Kid Power Towers
(L): The Observation Tower, (Top R): Inside the deck, (Bottom R): View of the Kid Power Towers from atop
Duplo Playtown & Duplo Express
After lunch, we visited the Land of Adventure, where Yiu Yiu and I wanted to get on the Dino Island ride. Unfortunately, she was below the height limit L And with two whining girls who wouldn’t let me get on the ride myself, I had to give it a miss L So we settled for the seemingly kiddy Beetle Bounce, which turned out rather fun, and since there wasn’t much of a queue, we went on the ride a couple of times. We then went on the Lost Kingdom Adventure ride – a ride through some Egyptian scenery to hunt for lost treasures.
Dino Island ride, which I missed
Beetle Bounce - you get butterflies in your tummy being bounced up and down
Our penultimate stop was the Lego City, and the girls enjoyed the ride on the planes at the Lego City Airport. The girls and I then took part in a rescue mission at the Lego Rescue Academy, before the girls learnt driving at the Driving School and Junior Driving School. We then went on the Legoland Express, a train ride that took us all over the park. Our last activity at the Lego City was going boating at the Boating School.
Riding on the airplane @ Lego City Airport
The Rescue Academy
Helping put out a fire @ The Rescue Academy
The girls learning driving
Boating @ The Boating School
By then, it was already past 5pm, so we did a quick tour around Miniland. I was really impressed by the level of details of all the buildings. I harboured the hope of being able to revisit The Dragon and Dino Island if we still had time in the end but no such chance, since the park closes at 6pm on weekdays (and 7pm on weekends).
Clockwise from top left: Fishing town of Balinao @ Philippines, Tanah Lot @ Bali, Angkor Wat @ Cambodia and Mosque @ Brunei
Clockwise from top left: Hoi An @ Vietnam, World Peace Gong and Patuxai @ Laos, Karaweik Hall @ Myanmar and Forbidden City @ China
Clockwise from top left: Wat Arun @ Thailand, Taj Mahal @ India, Merlion and Boat Quay @ Singapore
Clockwise from top left: Railway Station, Twin Towers and Masjid Jamek @ Kuala Lumpur
Legoland is definitely worth another visit or two, but will probably wait till Yan Yan is slightly older so that she could get on more rides. During this trip, she could only get on few select rides. Work is in progress for Legoland Water Park, which is supposed to open in 2013 so will definitely revisit Legoland then.