Legoland Comes To Asia With Opening Of Malaysian Park

Visitors and residents of the southern Malaysian state of Johor and neighbouring Singapore now have another recreation option with the opening of the highly-anticipated Legoland Malaysia today. Situated within the Iskandar Malaysia region, the new theme park is targeted at families with children aged from 2 to 12 years old and is accessible from both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

 

Divided into 6 themed zones, the park was painstakingly pieced together using more than 50 million of the colourful plastic bricks. Miniland recreates some of Asia’s best known landmarks from 17 countries in fine detail, including the Taj Mahal, Merlion and Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers, while Lego City offers a varied selection of fun rides targeted at letting younger guests take charge. The Imagination, Land of Adventure, Lego Kingdoms and Lego Technic zones focus on themes familiar to fans of the cult building blocks and combining thrill rides such as the “Dino Island Flume Ride” and “The Dragon” roller coaster.

 

Operating hours vary depending on the day of week and holiday periods, with the park open from 1000 hrs to 1800 hrs on most days, while weekends, school and public holidays will see a later closing time of 2000 hrs. Day tickets cost RM 140 (USD 46) for adults and RM 110 (USD 36) for children aged 3 – 11 years old and seniors over 60 years old, while annual passes cost RM 275 (USD 90) and RM 210 (USD 69) respectively.

 

Legoland Malaysia becomes the sixth theme park for operator Merlin Entertainments, joining existing parks in Denmark, Germany, UK and the USA. Legoland executives are optimistic that the park will be popular with locals and visitors alike, with plans in-place for a 249-room hotel to be added to the park and scheduled to open in 2014.

 

For more information, visit www.legoland.com.

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