Top 10 Tips for Navigating LegoLand Malaysia
1. If you can afford to, stay in the hotel. It is just so brilliant. Themed child friendly rooms, Lego pits, great service, a desert buffet that will make your eyes water and your blood sugar levels go through the roof. The Appletini’s in the bar are good too. The disco elevators are hilarious. YMCA pumping out with disco lighting and a mirror ball.
2. Book your LegoLand Themepark/Waterpark tickets online, separate to your hotel booking. It turns out to be cheaper. We got a two day pass and it was perfect.
3. Book a car to pick you up from the airport or wherever you are in Singapore, to drive you across the border. They will have it all sorted for you without any hassles. We used the company that the LegoLand Hotel have a link to on their site. They were fantastic.
4. Allow at least two days to do the parks. The amenities are great, toilets are cleaned regularly, there is toilet paper and western facilities.
5. In the morning, head straight to the water park first. For some reason most people go to the theme park first, so with fewer people you don’t have to line up quite so long for the water slides. We were the first on a few of them. There are plenty of really good quality life vests for the children so don’t weigh down your luggage with your own. No need. There are very secure lockers available for rent and large change rooms and showers.
6. In the water park, hit the slides first. There are a few you can do as a family and they are great fun. Chill out and relax in the wave pool after all the excitement. A large pool with gentle waves with party music such as The Beach Boys blaring out of speakers. People relax on pool lounges under sail canopies. It feels like a giant pool party. If you have smaller children and you don’t want to keep fishing them out of the deep water, the Duplo themed toddler pool is a great place to let your child go wild while you sit poolside in the shade and relax.
7. The food is the usual fast food kind. At breakfast, take some ziplock bags or containers and make some sandwiches and pack some snacks. That will save you time and money.
8. The theme park is quieter in the afternoon. Take your time as there is a lot to walk around. The queues move quite quickly for the rides so don’t be put off. Slower for the displays (we didn’t go near the Star Wars display, the line was massive – all the time).
10. Chill out time is well spent in the hotel. There are Lego pits with normal size Lego in the foyer and near the restaurant is a play area with Lego pits filled with giant foam Lego. The children go totally crazy here, and you can sit and doze, read or stare into space as the children work together and build houses, cars, towers and all sorts of Lego constructions. Quite a few parents get in on the action too….
Our last day arrived way too soon. We had most of the day to ourselves before a mid afternoon pickup for the airport so we brought tickets to the water park. We spent the morning at the park, came back to the hotel for lunch, we packed our wet stuff into overly stuff suitcases and played Lego until our pickup. We got to the airport exhausted yet happy and excited. The children were in such good spirits they decided to sing while we waited to board the plane. A variation to a song their dad had taught them…at the tops of their voices…