Read Next: LEGOLAND Malaysia: 12 Secrets to Know Before You Go!

Legoland Malaysia is designed with families of boys in mind and is a favorite destination among kids who are Lego fans.

You need at least 2 full days to enjoy the entire resort, so I would recommend a 4d3n trip for an awesome experience with the first and last days dedicated to traveling to/from Singapore.

We’ve been to Legoland with the boys three times in recent years. This post summarizes all our power tips on how to enjoy Legoland hotel, Legoland theme park, Legoland water park and SEA LIFE with all the research you’ll need to plan your everything is awesome trip in 2020!


LEGOLAND RESORT


LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort is a combination of Theme Park, Water Park and Hotel in one LEGO® themed location.
More than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions
Designed for families with children aged 2-12
First of its kind in Asia and the largest in the world

2-DAY Combo Ticket
2-Day access to Theme Park, Water Park & SEA LIFE.
Adult: RM 381 (~$92 ~₱4,600)
Child/ Senior: RM 324 (~$78 ~₱4,000)

> Check out lowest Legoland in Johor Bahru Admission Ticket via Klook

> Check out low Legoland Hotel rates and availability from Booking.

 

LEGOLAND MALAYSIA RESORT
LL Malaysia Taman Tema Sdn Bhd
7 Jalan LEGOLAND, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia
79250 Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia.
Telephone: +607 597 8888.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: LEGOLAND Malaysia
Instagram: @legolandmalaysia
Youtube: LegolandMalaysia
Website: https://www.legoland.com.my/

Operating Hours:
Theme Park
Sunday to Friday: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
Water Park
Sunday to Monday: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
SEA LIFE
Sunday to Thursday: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm


Legoland Holiday Promotions

Legoland Malaysia is having Buy 2 Adult Tickets and get 1 Child Ticket FREE. (a.k.a Buy 2 Get 1 Free) promotion.

Ticket Type: Limited to 1 Day Triple Park Combo (Theme Park, Water Park, SEA LIFE) & 1 Day Double Park Combo (Theme Park and SEA LIFE) only

Website link: https://www.legoland.com.my/book-visit/int-admission-tickets-and-annual-passes/

Note: Bricktacular Holidays is also happening on December 1 to 31st.

SEA LIFE Malaysia is having the following holiday festivities:
1. Santa Sharkie: 3.30 pm – 3.45 pm daily
2. Where is Santa & Rudolf? : Find Santa and his Reindeer throughout your journey in the aquarium and post your photos in your Instagram with #LEGOLANDMalaysia, #SEALIFEMalaysia, #SEAMerryFishmas2019
3. Wishing Xmas Board
4. See Santa in the Sea : 2:00pm-2:15pm on Tuesday & Friday only

Hotel Rooms

There are four theme concepts: Adventure, Pirate, Kingdom and the most coveted one—Ninjago (reserve in advance).

All rooms have 1 king bed for 2 adults and 1 bunk bed for 3 kids (maximum of 5) each except for the deluxe rooms with 2 bunk beds (maximum of 8).

The bathroom is spacious with toilet, separate shower and a wash bin for adults and kids and provided with complimentary toiletries.

The little ones loved going up and down the bunk beds and the pull-out trundle bed while the other boys couldn’t wait to build with legos.

 

Breakfast

BRICKS Family restaurant is an all-day restaurant that features Western and Asian buffet specialties.

Seats: 420
Open daily: 7:00am-10:30am

There was a good variety of Malaysian, Indian and Western breakfast food.

My favorite was the soup station where they prepare hot noodle soup for you every breakfast.

 

Lobby

There are different activities at the lobby—from building activities, magic performances and interactive dance.

Align your shopping strategy upfront: Create a competition throughout the trip with points, and the winner gets a prize in the shop.

Don’t miss to take a family picture during the awesome appearances and meet & greet sessions at the lobby throughout the day.

> Check out the Things to-do list in the hotel and the schedule.

 

Pool

After all the theme park activities, relax and watch the sunset from the roof deck swimming pool.

You can play lego in the pool only until 7 pm. (Pool operating hours: 8.00am to 7.00pm)

 


LEGOLAND THEME PARK


Make sure to buy your tickets online to skip the queue.  Buy your Legoland in Johor Bahru Admission Ticket via Klook

Operating Hours:
Theme Park
Sunday to Friday: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm

There are 8 themed park areas which you can explore within a day with the LEGO Miniland in the middle.

Make sure to measure the height of your kids and check the height requirements at the rides.

 

Awesome Welcome

Best to go in when it opens at 10.00 am to avoid the lines and…

…to get an ‘Everything is Awesome’ welcome from Emmet himself and other LEGO characters.

 


LEGO MINILAND


Legoland Malaysia’s main highlight is the miniature Lego creation of Asia’s iconic landmarks built with over 30 million LEGO bricks.

Check out the 20- to 30-minute Miniland tour every Friday – Sunday at 4.00pm & 5.00pm. (Meeting point @ Singapore Cluster.)

Asia’s Iconic Landmarks in Miniland:

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Angkor, Cambodia. It was built by King Suryavarnam II in the 12th century. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is an awe-inspiring temple and stunning for its grand scale and intricate architectural design. It is the largest religious monument in the world.

Bolinao, Philippines
The beauty of Bolinao, a thriving fishing town on the coast of Luzon Island in the Philippines, makes it a popular tourist attraction. Within the town centre is the Church of St. James the Great, built in 1609, and Bolinao offers scenic beaches and waterways with colourful fishing boats

Brunei
Spectacular describes the iconic royal mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei. As one of the most impressive examples of modern Islamic architecture in Southeast Asia, the mosque dominates the skyline of Brunei with its large dome covered in pure gold.

Hoi An, Vietnam
Once a major Southeast Asian trading post in the 16th and 17th centuries, the seaside Hoi An town is basically a living museum featuring a unique mixture of East and West in the form of its old-town architecture. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An is a popular tourist attraction with its historical buildings, picturesque beaches, retail hub and restaurants by the sea.

Karaweik Hall, Myanmar
The architecture of Karaweik Hall is inspired by the mythical creature, Karaweik and ancient royal barges. A prominent landmark in Yangon, the Karaweik Hall is an enormous floating barge on Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon, Myanmar.

Patuxai, Laos
The Patuxai Victory Monument, built between 1957 and 1968, stands impressively on the Vientiane skyline. At the top of the landmark are five ornate towers designed in the traditional Laos style motifs that pay homage to its natural culture and traditions.

Pura Tanah Lot, Indonesia
A popular tourist and cultural icon, this beautiful temple built on a rock formation on the coast of Bali, Indonesia can only be reached at low tide. When the tide rises, the landmark amazingly becomes an island of stunning natural beauty. It’s an architectural splendour surrounded by water.

Singapore
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City and the Red Dot, Singapore is the world’s only island city state with world-famous attractions such as Marina Bay Sands, the Esplanade, Gardens by the Bay and the Merlion. A city with towering skyscrapers, the city is one the world’s most popular tourist destinations.

Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is widely known as the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of heritage. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, the monument’s shimmering white marble takes on different colors during the day.

The Forbidden City and Great Wall, China
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and listed as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world, the Forbidden City is the most impressive Chinese imperial palace from the Ming to Qing dynasties.

Wat Arun, Thailand
The Temple of Dawn, the Wat Arun on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Bangkok with its riverside location, colorfully decorated spires and majestic reflection over the water.

We loved touching the interactive buttons of each display that animates the destination and sometimes squirts a water canon at you.

Malaysian Destinations featured in Miniland:

Johor Bahru
Home to Asia’s first LEGOLAND®, Johor Bahru stands proud as a bustling city with potential to become a major tourist, entertainment, commercial, shopping and dining hub in the southern shores of Malaysia, and lies just across the Causeway from Singapore.

Johor Majestic Palace
Istana Bukit Serene is the royal palace and official residence of the Sultan of Johor. The Palace opens to breathtaking views of the Straits of Johor and Singapore city skyline. Built in 1933 and completed in 1939, the Palace with a high tower measuring 35m and sprawling gardens playing host to royal gatherings and celebrations, is a prominent historical landmark that stands tall as a symbol of the modern Johor sultanate.

KLIA
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is Malaysia’s main international airport and the seventh busiest in Asia, handling over 35 million passengers yearly. With a 130m high control tower, 2 runways measuring 4,000m in length each and the ability to collectively operate 120 flights per hour, KLIA is one of the fastest growing major airports in Asia Pacific.

Kuala Lumpur
The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, dazzles as one of the world’s most popular cities among tourists and fastest growing metropolises in the country. Home to stunning modern architecture like the Petronas Twin Towers and British colonial-era landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and Sultan Abdul Samad Building, KL also boasts natural forest reserves, scenic hills and pristine lakes.

Pirates
Arrrgghhh you ready for an adventure based on the tale of the pirates of the Straits of Malacca? Our LEGOLAND® pirates have set up a secret camp behind a waterfall at the base of an active volcano. The scene shows the daily struggle between pirates with their high mast ships and the locals who are defending their fort and city.

Port Tanjung Pelepas
Malaysia’s most advanced container terminal, the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), is located on the eastern mouth of the Pulai River in southwestern Johor, Malaysia. Strategically sited at the confluence of the main east-west shipping lanes, PTP has a sheltered bay and no tide restrictions. Today, the port delivers reliable, efficient and advanced services to major shipping lines.

Putrajaya
Putrajaya is Malaysia’s third and latest Federal Territory located 25km south of Kuala Lumpur. Built on an expansive marshland and former oil palm estate in Selangor, the city spans an area of almost 5,000 hectares. Putrajaya takes over the administrative functions of the capital city Kuala Lumpur and is part of the Multimedia Super Corridor project of the Malaysian government.

 


IMAGINATION


We recommend starting at the Imagination area, which was the boys’ favorite area, and work your way from the back to the front.

 

LEGO Racers Build & Test

We went back twice to Build & Test during our visit because it was so cool we could spend the whole day there.

Go when it opens at 11.00 am, and they will give you two sets of wheels to build your own race car.

You can do a crash test, compete to become the fastest, or beat your instructor in the Lego car race.

 

Observation Tower

Go up the revolving observation tower to enjoy a 360-degree view of the park. (Kids above 6 years old with a minimum height of 120cm can go alone.)

 

LEGO Studios

Watch the interactive 4D LEGO movies and make sure to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled show.

Wear your 3D glasses to immerse yourself into the action-packed Lego movie with interactive segments where you’ll get wet and wild.

 


Lego Ninja Go World

Master Wu welcomes you to the Monastery of Spinjitsu where you will train to be the next Ninja Go.

Make sure to go in your favorite Ninja Go costume and train with fellow LEGO ninja warriors and guardian dragons.

Ninja Go was quite fun: you sit in a carousel with your group of 4 and train with fellow Ninjas and beat your enemies with the lightning strike.

Yugi, the Earth Ninja, won with 131,500 points, and he was able to claim his prize at the Lego shop at the end of the day.

We all loved Ninja Go—so cute! I wish they had a costume place where kids could wear Ninja Go costumes. 🙂

 


LEGO CITY


Go to Market Restaurant for the best place to eat lunch with Asian and Western options.

Opening Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday : 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Closed on Monday & Tuesday.

Healthy Meal

Healthy Meal (RM 38 ~$9 ~₱450). Roasted chicken, mix vegetables, potato served with a bottle of Mango juice and a dessert.

It was good that there were healthy tasty options at the park (and not just junk food).

Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets (RM 35 ~$8 ~₱430) served with 1 beverage, 1 Legoland lunch box and 1 pack gummy.

The little ones demanded to each have his own chicken nuggets, fries, free lunch box and, of course, gummy candies.

Biryani Lamb Shank

Biryani Lamb Shank (RM 65 ~$16 ~₱790) served with soft drink & dessert.

For those looking for better quality options and something to satisfy their craving for good food options in the park.

I celebrated my 45th birthday here with my awesome family!

 

Lego City Stage

LEGO® NINJAGO & THE REALM OF SHADOWS

LEGO® NINJAGO & THE REALM OF SHADOWS. Enter the world of Ninjago and join the courageous Ninjas—Kai, Nya and friends—on a mission to protect Bandit, a YinYang Dragon who will one day grow into a powerful Light Dragon. The evil Clouse and his shadow minions want to steal it and plunge Ninjago into the Realm of Shadows. Will they succeed? Be one of the first in the world to find out at the fully air-conditioned LEGO City Stage!

After lunch, watch the Ninjago Puppet show at the air-conditioned Lego City Stage. (Take note of the showtime before you eat.)

This Bunraku*-style (文楽) LEGO Ninjago live interactive adventure lets you experience the exhilarating action-packed world of Ninjago like never before through a combination of state-of-the-art 4D special effects, mesmerizing puppetry and mind-blowing video mapping.

It was relaxing to watch the Ninjago puppets, the 3D video mapping and special effects. Galing!

 

Junior Driving School

For the little ones (ages 3 to 5) like Yugi, who enjoyed having his own driver’s license from the Junior Driving School.

He got to race and beat his fellow little ones in this driving course. There is also a separate driving school for 6- to 13-year-old kids.

 


LEGO TECHNIC


The Great Lego Race VR Coaster

This roller coaster with VR headset was really fun.

You get to enjoy a virtual reality race that’s in sync with an actual roller coaster ride.

Make sure your VR headset equipped with Samsung phone is working to enjoy the ride.

 

LEGO Star Wars

Feel the Force all around you at this new indoor experience. Showcases over 2,000 well-known LEGO® Star Wars™ models and iconic scenes from all six episodes and the Star Wars™: The Clone Wars™ animated series. From a galaxy far, far away, all your favourite characters are now here such as Yoda, R2-D2, Darth Vader and the legendary Sith Lords, all made from LEGO® bricks.

The LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display will go off to a galaxy far, far away on 31st December 2019 (last day)!

If you are a Star Wars fan, you get to enjoy each of the iconic scenes in the movie with all the characters built from lego.

The exhibit is huge and faithfully recreates the scenes and makes you want to bring a part of it home.

LEGO Death Star

LEGO Death Star (RM 2,429 ~$585, ~₱30,000)

At the end of the tour, you just can’t resist to buy so you could build your own Star Wars Lego collection at home.

 

Lego Mindstorms

This is one of the coolest features of Legoland: you get to join a Lego Robotics class!

Opening Hours:
Sunday to Friday: 10.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday & Public Holiday: 10.30am to 6.30pm

Building Activity Area (For all age group):
10.30am to 5.00pm

Learn how to program Lego Robots to perform a specific task like collecting rocks or launching a rocket.

Classes Schedule: (Limited slots, prior booking is required)
1. Robotics: Cosmobot-EV3 (For ages 6/7 & above)
2.00pm to 2.40pm (kids above 10 years old), 4.00pm to 4.40pm

2. Robotics: Dr Heartbeat – NXT (For ages 6/7 & above)
12.00pm to 12.40pm, 3.00pm to 3.40pm, 5.00pm to 5.40pm
Mandarin session on every Saturday at 3.00pm to 3.40pm

3. Build Amazing Machine (For ages 3 to 6 years old)
2.40pm to 3.00pm

 


SEA LIFE MALAYSIA


SEA LIFE provides an up-close interactive ocean experience with the magic of Lego to inspire kids to love, learn about and care for the ocean.

Operating Hours:
SEA LIFE
Sunday to Thursday: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm

What makes it unique from other oceanariums is the different ocean-themed Lego characters integrated into the aquarium.

Watch the interactive show at Sting Ray Bay where kids get to appreciate and care for the sting ray and its habitat.

Be creative in taking your souvenir photos inside the aquarium designed for the selfie generation.

We spent a lot of time in our favorite section where we could create and color our own fish and release it to the virtual aquarium!

There were a lot of interactive exhibits for kids to learn about blacktip reef shark, zebra shark, jellyfish, stingrays and seahorses.

Check out the ocean-themed souvenir shop and different Sea Life themed merchandise.

It only takes less than two hours to visit the entire space, so we recommend going here when it opens before going to the water park.

 


LEGOLAND WATER PARK


We love the water park, and day 2 of the trip is usually for hanging out in the water park where kids of all ages can enjoy.

Operating Hours: Water Park Sunday to Monday: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Be ready for an “aqua-tastic” and splashing wet fun at the Water Park. Ride the surf at the LEGO® wave pool, float along the Build-A-Raft lazy river, climb and slide down the most awesome tube and body slides. Frolicking in the sun just gets merrier, with interactive play structures from Joker Soaker to DUPLO® Safari which make each day “splash-tacular”!

The water park is not too big and you can manage to explore all the areas in half-a-day or within 4 hours.

We love to hang out with the little ones at the LEGO® wave pool with decent waves where you can watch Lego movies on the outdoor screen.

Enjoy a giant splash from the 300-gallon bucket at the Joker Soaker water-based playground.

Go on a lazy river ride while building your own raft with Lego bricks.

Build your own Lego water boats and race them down the rapids.

Brick Blaster.

Brick Blaster. Have a blast with friends on a tube that swings, sways and slides down tunnels of splashing water. It’s a guaranteed “scream-tastic” time for everyone.

This is a good parent-kid bonding session as you experience the ride together.

Splash 'N' Swirl.

Splash ‘N’ Swirl. All the best splashes and swirls happen here. Simply grab a tube, bring your friends along, spin your way down and scream your lungs out.

There are rides and slides for all ages with varying degrees of excitement. (Go-pros are not allowed.)

We decided to have lunch at the Brick Cafe overlooking the wave pool. (Budget about RM40 ~$9.6 ~₱488/head)

Beef & Cheese Burger (RM 37 ~$9 ~₱450), Jumbo Hotdog with Fries (RM 36 ~$8.7 ~₱440), Fried Chicken with Fries & Coleslaw (RM 38 ~$9.2 ~₱460) served with soft drinks and dessert.

The kids just love simple American comfort food with soft drinks after a pool experience.

Australian Sirloin Steak Sandwich (RM 43 ~$10.3 ~₱525) served with soft drink & dessert.

Parents can go for a more satisfying premium option with a steak sandwich.

Nasi Lemak with Jumbo Squid

Nasi Lemak with Jumbo Squid (RM 48 ~11.5 ~₱585) served with soft drink & dessert.

Since you are in Malaysia, order this unique nasi lemak, a fried giant squid specialty.

Splash 'N' Swirl.

The water park is small and manageable and can be completed in 4 hours. It’s a cool place to hang out in a Lego-themed water park.

 


LAND OF ADVENTURE


After the water park, it’s the perfect time to go to Dino Island to get wet and wild down the mountain.

Dino Island. At one of the wettest rides in the Park, join the thrilling journey up a lost, forgotten volcano on a log boat that glides past animated LEGO® dinos and crashes down into dangerous waters with a huge splash. Staying dry would be your ultimate challenge.

Go on a log ride with the family and catch sight of lego themed dinos in a forgotten volcano along the way.

Ride Restrictions: To ride alone, the rider must meet the minimum height of 130cm. Rider between 120cm-130cm can enjoy the ride with accompanied rider who is at least 16 years old.

Take note: The little ones below 120cm in height are not allowed in this ride.

 


BRICKS DINNER


Sometimes at the end of each day, you just want to relax at the hotel and eat buffet.

Pirate’s Buffet Dinner
Inclusive of the first round of soft drinks or chilled juices
Every Saturday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Adult: RM 148 (~$35.6 ~₱1,800) nett/person
Child (5-11) and Senior (+60): RM75 (~$18 ~₱915) nett/person

We celebrated my birthday at the Bricks Restaurant with a colorful table set-up plus activity sheets for the kids.

The buffet dishes were decent, with both Western favorites and Malaysian specialties.

There was a wide variety of meats and dishes, but some were lacking in flavor and intended for mass consumption.

The best part of the buffet was the roast meat carving section for chicken, duck and lamb.

Our favorite was the BBQ section of fresh from the grill sausage, meats and seafood!

Sarap—eat all you can grilled shrimp, pork barbecue, satay chicken and lots of hotdogs for the kids!

The kids loved the fruits, marshmallow and chocolate fountain section from which they could eat all they want.

Our favorite dessert was the Cendol halo halo with coconut meat and fresh durian!

 


HOW TO GET TO LEGOLAND


We traveled via Singapore, and took the Philippine flight that arrived around 7 pm.

We arranged for our van transport ahead of time to pick us up from the Singapore airport and bring us directly to Legoland Malaysia.

>> HOW TO GET TO LEGOLAND® MALAYSIA RESORT?

We had to go down the van at the Singaporean border and pass through immigration (and carry the little one).

When you fill-up the immigration form, just put 1 day length of stay, next port is Johor Bahru and the hotel is Legoland Malaysia.

You have to go down a second time at the Malaysian border, this time with all your bags for security scanning.

We arrived at Legoland after 3-4 hours of travel just before midnight.

 


FINAL THOUGHTS


We have four boys and Legoland feels like it was designed with makukulit boys in mind.

The family had an awesome time—celebrating my 45th birthday, enjoying the hotel, theme park, water park and SEA LIFE.  The food at the park and the hotel is a lot better this time around.

We wish you an awesome memorable time with your family too at Legoland Malaysia! God bless you and your family!

Read Next: LEGOLAND Malaysia: 12 Secrets to Know Before You Go!

LEGOLAND MALAYSIA RESORT
LL Malaysia Taman Tema Sdn Bhd
7 Jalan LEGOLAND, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia
79250 Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia.
Telephone: +607 597 8888.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: LEGOLAND Malaysia
Instagram: @legolandmalaysia
Youtube: LegolandMalaysia
Website: https://www.legoland.com.my/

> Check out lowest Legoland in Johor Bahru Admission Ticket via Klook

> Check out low Legoland Hotel rates and availability from Booking.

Operating Hours:
Theme Park
Sunday to Friday: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
Water Park
Sunday to Monday: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
SEA LIFE
Sunday to Thursday: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm

 

Live an Awesome Life,
Anton
Founder, Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure: We paid for our first two Legoland Malaysia trips, and the recent trip was courtesy of Legoland Malaysia.  I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.

P.S. Final tip: resist the urge to play the carnival booth games which is a waste of money.