During the recent September school holidays, we took a day out to make our regular holiday “pilgrimage” to where else but Legoland Malaysia!
We made our first trip to Legoland in Oct 2012 on Noey’s birthday, shortly after it threw open its doors, and since then, there’s been no turning back. It has remained the favourite theme park of the whole family, with something for everyone from the youngest family member to the young at heart! (There’s just no saying no to Lego in this household!)
Over the years, we’ve seen Legoland Malaysia grow with each visit. We visited when the resort added the Legoland Hotel which totally wowed the kids from the moment they stepped into the lobby. We visited when the resort opened the Legoland Water Park and this quickly became another family favourite. We visited when StarWars Miniland was added and later joined the Christmas celebrations while getting introduced to the Ninjago Live Show.
So it was with great delight that we joined in celebrating Legoland Malaysia 5th Brickversary on our most recent visit. I can’t believe it’s already been 5 years since we first enjoyed the park! It really feels like my children have grown up with the park and it felt extra special to be making the trip with our new bub in tow for his first theme park experience.
Happy 5th Brick-versary, Legoland!
The children have their usual favourites whenever we visit, but this time, they made a beeline for the newest attraction in the park — the LEGO NINJAGO Ride. This can be found in Lego Ninjago World, right next to Beetle Bounce in Land of Adventure. Of course there are some cute builds in the area that we couldn’t help messing around with.
Out-ninja-ing Sensei Wu
Ninja Turtle Nate meets Ninjago Kai! (With the real ninja behind!)
The highlight of the day however was The Lego Ninjago Ride. Noey, who had already seen all the trailers and advertisements for the ride, was tremendously excited. The ride is a 3D, or maybe more like 4D experience, where you put on 3D glasses and ride in a movable carriage with effects, and use your hands to “fire” elements at the enemy — the Great Devourer and his minions. Each person in a 4-person carriage is assigned a character and power though I’m not sure if there’s any real difference.
Obviously, shooting elemental power balls with our bare hands was a huge hit with Noey! I admit I found it fun too. It totally made me feel like a superhero! Tho I guess superheroes are not tired Mummies who have aching hands from all the mad waving halfway through! But whaddya know? I actually scored the highest points of the 4 of us! (Ahem.) Maybe this Ninja thing is in my blood.
One super enthusiastic after the ride, and the other, not quite.
Checking out our scores!
Noey had so much fun he went again immediately. And might have gone for multiple rounds but for the fact that he was distracted by the gift shop. Because LEGO, you know? Mei knew immediately what she wanted!
Doesn’t this look good on me, Mama?
(No, she didn’t get it but I agreed to put it on her Christmas list.)
For much of the afternoon we were there, we were unfortunately caught in intermittent bad weather. As such, we were confined to the indoors for most part of the afternoon. In between rides — we just couldn’t miss out on The Dragon! — we caught the 4D shows, and spent quite a bit of time at Build-Test. Under ordinary circumstances the boys always get stuck at Build-Test anyway so it wasn’t that different this time. Maybe except for the addition of one little fellow who tried to get in on the action!
“Ok, guys, I’m here! What do I do next?”
“Oo, is that something to munch?”
And of course, a trip wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Star Wars Miniland!
The children were disappointed that we had to give the Legoland Water Park a miss this time round, but I told them we’ll be back! Because it’s Legoland and there’s no place quite like it for our Lego-loving family.
Legoland 5th Brick-versary
From 21 August till 30 September 2017, Legoland Malaysia is rewarding fans and guests with special activities in celebration of its 5th birthday! These include:
- Scratch & Win Brick-versary Goodies Coupons where you could stand to win an all-expenses paid holiday to Legoland Japan for the whole family
- Jumbo Minifigure Trade with 1,000 kinds of minifigures at the park’s Trading Hut
- Contribute a brick to the park’s Giant Lego Birthday Cake
- Special 5th Brick-versary Edition Duplo Bricks
- Brickdance by 12 Lego Costume Characters
In October too comes Legoland Malaysia’s Halloween celebrations. From 6 to 29 October 2017, a host of activities have been prepared from learning spells to screaming out loud.
What’s more, are part of the celebrations, on 13, 14, 20 and 21 Ocotber, kids (aged 3 to 11 years old) who come dressed in full Halloween costume for Legoland’s Spook-tacular Costume Contest can enter the park FREE! This campaign is only available at the Legoland Malaysia admission counter and other T&Cs apply.
Happy 5th Brick-versary Legoland! You will always have a special place in our hearts!
* We were provided media tickets to Legoland in return for this post, but if you know us, you know we love Legoland so we probably would have gone on our own accord anyway! All opinions remain, as always, authentically my own.