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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

LEGOLAND Malaysia Is Coming!!!!!!!

Many people in Malaysia are still unaware that Malaysia will be having a new tourist attraction come this October 2012. Yes, that's the expected month when LEGOLAND Malaysia will open its door to the public to have fun. LEGOLAND is not just another theme park as what he have had in a few places like Sunway Lagoon, Desa water Park, Lost World of Tambun or Gambang Water Park to mention a few. LEGOLAND is just another upgrading from the fun that kids around the world have been when they play with LEGO bricks.LEGOLAND is inspired from the popular LEGO Bricks and pieces with an addition that parents too can get involve and have fun like and together with their kids without feeling being embarassed or feel like a kid.

Nusajaya, in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor will house the 76 acre theme park, a sixth in the world and the first in Asia. It will have 40 different rides and visitors can enjoy seven different themes. Watch this as a preview of what visitors will get.

All the 7 themed parks radiates from Miniland (refer to park map below) and you can move from there to the various parks on the mini trains.
Click Map to Enlarge

Recently I and two bloggers and a reporter were invited for a site visit and witness the 65% completed construction and the Observation Tower that stand at 60m is already in place. View the timebase video of the Observation Tower was built......
This Obervation Tower will be the highest structure within LEGOLAND Malaysia and can accomodate 50 visitors per ride or 1,000 visitors per hour. The viewing cabin will take visitors up to a height of 41m and as it rises, will meander in a constant circular motion in 50 seconds. If you had the experience riding the Taming Sari Tower in Malacca, you have the idea and thrill of what this tower at LEGOLAND Malaysia will give you. 

Here are some facts about the Observation tower

The third Observation Tower among all LEGOLAND theme park. 
Fabricated by Intamin, a Switzerland-based company that specializes in building such structures in theme park worldwide.
Safety functions will be tested and approved by TUV Munich and DOSH authorities and a third party inspection body prior to opening. 

Fun Fact about LEGOLAND

1st LEGOLAND park in Asia
50 million LEGO Bricks to build all models
1st LEGOLAND was opened in 1968 in Billund, Denmark
Get Driver's License at the age of 6
Everyone can get onto the LEGO TECHNIC Test Track
7 themed areas for the entire gamily
15,000 LEGO models are being builtfor LEGOLAND Malaysia
Get your own Minigigure at LEGOLAND
6 eight-stud bricks can be arranged in 915,103,765 different ways.

LEGOLAND Malaysia in managed by Merlin Entertainment who also operates 78 attractions, six hotels/two holiday villages in 17 countries and across four continents. They also operates SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, The EDF Energy London Eye,Dungeons, Gardalands, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK to mention a few. 


Below: An overview of what has been built six month to launching in October 2012 -This bloggers photo.

How To Go

Refer to this posting for route to LEGOLAND Malaysia. 
Do not worry about accommodation if you are around Iskandar Malaysia because the park is reachable within less than an hour and visitors can even stay in Singapore and come using the Tuas Second Link or the Causeway.
Visitors can still stay in Johor Bharu Skudai or Kulai before LEGOLAND hotel open the door in its future phase of development. 

Opening Hours

The park will be open from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Last to join the line for rides will be at 6.00. but.........Hey, why wait until 6.00 when you have very limited time to enjoy the rides. 

Prices and Tickets

Hurry up to get the advantage of discounted rate for annual ticket. It is open for a limited period and those who buy now will enjoy the facilities from opening date until 31 December 2013. 
visitors can buy your tickets online HERE

Urrr.....What Else Oh! if you are looking for jobs with LEGOLAND Malaysia visit HERE 
Oh ya....before I forget, the water park will be in the future development of LEGOLAND because for this phase only 31 is being used for the main theme park. 

Who is at the helm?

The man who is responsible to make LEGOLAND Malaysia your theme park of choice is the General Manager, Mr Siegfried Boerst who grew with Legoland all around then and has been working hard to achieve the objectives of the park.

At the end of the day what visitors will experience

Credit: All pictures and videos unless otherwise stated are provided by LEGOLAND Malaysia. Thanks to Millenium Associates espcially Azrin Momammed and for identifying me as one of the bloggers in the haystack of bloggers and also Tan Han Seong for being our guide and taking us to JPO. Wonderful experience.  
I posted another blog of the same nature at ......as I Travel too. Read also my other colleague in the visit HERE. Sorry couldn't the other blog at PlacesAndFoods.com

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