Legoland Johor, Malaysia’s 1st international Theme Park, started on September 15th, 2012. Spread across 76 acres, it’s perfect for family outings and boasts of more than 40 rides, slides, shows and other attractions. It’s a paradise for kids and one of the best mood-boosters for adults.
Located in Johor Bahru, it’s just a few kilometers away from the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link Bridge.
Best time to visit:
Considering the tropical rainforest climate of Malaysia, avoid visiting from November to February, though you can never really be sure (bring an umbrella, if you can).
A little tip: avoid visiting on public holidays if you don’t want to stand in long queues. Also, if you don’t celebrate Ramadan, it might be the best option for you, since there’s minimal crowd during this time of the year.
How to reach:
There is a daily bus service from Handal Indah, Kuala Lumpur, which departs at 7 AM and leaves Legoland by 6:30 PM, which takes around 4 ½ hours either way. Daily flight services from Kuala Lumpur to Senai Airport are also available, having around an hour of flying time. From there it takes around ½ an hour by road to the Legoland.
What to expect:
Legoland is a 7-themed park namely, ‘The Beginning’, ‘Miniland’, ‘LEGO City’, ‘Land of Adventure’, ‘Imagination’, ‘LEGO Kingdoms’ and ‘LEGO Technic’.
The main attractions of this enormous Theme Park include:
- Lego Ninjago Ride
- PROJECT X, the Park’s fasted ride!
- Miniland, where you’ll find miniature Asian landmarks made from over 30 million LEGO bricks.
- Observation Tower, a ride that takes you to the Park’s highest point.
- 4D Movie Theatre featuring around 12.5 minutes show
- Dino-Island at the ‘Land of Adventure’ has a 12-meter high waterfall.
- Lego Star-Wars Miniland, featuring seven scenes from the Star Wars films and The Clone Wars animated series.
- The Lego Wave Pool, the largest Legoland Waterpark
Apart from all these, there are many other things to do at the Park. You can check out The Big Shop for the collection of LEGO toys. There are several choices for refreshment and food as well, at quite reasonable prices.
One can also enjoy few of the many services available here, at a cost, of course! You can rent a locker, stroller or wheelchair, to name a few. Though, most of them are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
The Legoland hotel, which has several Lego-themed rooms and suites, is set right at the entrance of the Park. Though, if you’re a budget traveler or just want to save some extra penny, don’t worry! There are several other hotels and resorts near the Legoland, ranging from 5-stars to the budget hotels.
Did you know:
- Legoland, Malaysia is the first Legoland park in Asia and only 6th in the world.
Things to keep in mind
- Even though exchange counter and ATMs are available, it would be less of a hassle if you bring enough cash with you to avoid long queues since Legoland is a cash-preferred park.
- Even though daily bus and flight services are available from Kuala Lumpur, it is not a feasible distance to be covered back-and-forth the same day. If you really want to make the most out of it, try staying a day inJohar itself. (Another way would be to combine Legoland with your Singapore trip!).
- The operating hour is from 10 AM to 6 PM on weekdays. The earlier you reach, the more you get!
- Try looking for online tickets on their official website, Legoland. They have many combo-offers which changes from time to time.