As I’ve written, I was invited to LEGOLAND Malaysia for a special preview, days before the public opening, and honestly, it was an unforgettable experience! For this part, here’s a peek of the next two zones in the park: LEGO Kingdom and Imagination. Read more…
Legends come to life at LEGO Kingdom, a fantasy-themed zone that features dragons and a castle. It was like walking through a fairytale only that the characters were made of bricks!
Of course, the highlight is a ride at The Dragon, a roller coaster that takes riders into a journey inside a castle and through the Middle Ages. Its three fire-breathing dragons can reach a top speed of up to 60kph through twists and turns. By the way, the castle is a sight by itself, with its detailed medieval replicas made of LEGO bricks.
For younger riders, there’s The Dragon’s Apprentice. It’s actually a smaller version of The Dragon, and it gives the young ones an idea on what to expect from the bigger version.
The Forestman’s Hideout is an impressive multi-level playground with slides and ropes for kids and the entire family. And no theme park is complete without a carousel. The Merlin’s Challenge is a high-speed one with 24 cars for 48 people at a time.
Lastly, I wanted to ride the Royal Joust, but I got too embarrassed to ride and battle with small kids. It has 20 LEGO horses in a classic medieval contest.
At Imagination, there are no limits, and LEGO fans will be ecstatic to see more of the beloved bricks come to life. There were huge, fantastic figures made out of LEGO that I saw there, and as a bonus, I saw Bricky, LEGOLAND Malaysia’s official mascot.
The most exciting highlight here is the 60-meter Observation Tower that can carry a thousand guests an hour, 41 meters above the ground for excellent aerial views. During the preview, there were only limited trips, so I was lucky to be in one!
Another equally exciting attraction is the LEGO Studios, which I believe is the best equipped 4D theater I’ve ever been to. With wind, smoke, and water effects, it takes 500 people at a time to a fascinating movie adventure. Different LEGO-themed movies are shown in a day.
I likewise had a lot of fun at the Build and Test Centre, where I was able to build a car and a house out of thousands of LEGO bricks. Not only that, I was able to test my LEGO house on different earthquake magnitudes and my car on a race slope.
Toddlers will like the DUPLO Express, a colorful five-carriage train, and the DUPLO Playtown, where they could roam and take over a tiny city.
A fun, albeit physically-challenging, attraction for me was the Kid’s Power Tower, which made me pull my two-seat car up a nine meter rope.
It was also in Imagination that I had a great meal. I tried the pizza, pasta, salads, and cakes at Pizza Mania. I was surprised that despite the quality of the food, the prices were reasonable! I mean, a big pizza, soup, and sodas for a family of four costs less than 60 MYR.
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Some photos were used with kind permission from Rebecca Saw of The Nomad Gourmand.