Sunday, 23 November 2014

Our time with Legoland - Water park (I)

We visited the Malaysia Legoland Resort last weekend. Spent a day for the Water Park and another day for the dry. Oh yes, we spent an awesome night in its hotel too! 

Together with the Ang and Lee families, we set off at about 9am on Saturday to Tuas (Second link) checkpoint. The car lines were snake long, and we snail-ed for about an hour before crossing the checkpoint. I reckon it could be the start of the school holidays, that's why the jam. So yeap, remember to get the kids to clear their bladder before setting off. After crossing the checkpoints, it will be a 10 minutes drive to the resort. It's pretty straightforward once crossed, there's signage and directions to bring you into the bricks land.

No worries if you don't have a 'touch and go' card for toll payment, which is MYR 7.50 in and MYR 7.50 out, just drive into the lane that doesn't mention 'touch and go.' Though might be a longer line, you may purchase one or pay cash there. It's recommended that you buy one, if you intend to drive in often.

After arriving, the Daddies parked their cars while Mummies checked in for rooms. Hotel guests are able to park at the hotel for free. Rooms were not ready, so we deposited our luggages in their luggage room. It was rather crowded at its hotel lobby, but we were very 'wow-ed' by its embellishments. Kids will be very much entertained while you do the check in peacefully.

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Majestic looking ship

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Duplo castle

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In the sea of lego
It was already nearing lunch after the jam, check ins and some loitering. Oh, remember to pack out your swim wear and accessories before handing the rest to the luggage room. Knowing we'll hit the water park first, I actually had them packed in my backpack at home, just so we can grab and save the trouble of sorting out at lobby. There's a Brick cafe in the water park and 2 restaurants within the hotel. We had KFC just outside the theme park's entrance, there are a few eateries there as well.

After which we changed up and attacked the water park! It's best to put away your unnecessary belongings in the your car or hotel, unless you plan to go for their locker rental - Locker rates are RM20 for a small one and RM40 for a large one per day. My parents were with us, they offered their care taking service over our barangs. Senior citizens are wonderful people, aren't they?!!!

The first stop we played was the Joker soaker. I would relate it similarly to the waterplay area in our local zoo. Think the huge bucket that pours gallons of water every few minutes. Except that they contained more adventurous slides. Some which requires a minimum height of 91cm or 102cm for the taller slides. We were taken over by fun, I went all over with Jare and he seemed to have entered all the slides alone, successfully. There were a good number of lifeguards around and the slide stations were manned too.

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Joker Soaker

I was then bonding with my little boy at the wave pool, while the man took Jazz to explore the more adventurous fun, which requires a minimum height of 102cm. Jare was only slightly over 90cm. There really is limited fun for the below 102cm. He enjoyed his time in the wave pool though, where gentle waves were simulated for some exciting swim. Life vest is provided in this area.

After which, we gathered again at the Build-a-raft river for some relaxing fun in that lazy river. We collected floating legos as we sailed along.

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Jazz and her bestie
So yeap, Jare could only get on these 3 stations, plus a splash safari which we didn't explore (For kids below 5 only).

It wasn't too long later when it started to drizzle and pour. We were rather satisfied with what had been conquered, packed up and left for shower. Yay! Hotel room was ready.

I do think it will be a more well-worth fun if your kids are above 102cm to qualify for most rides. Some requires at least 107cm. About 8 water rides are suitable for the above 102 and 107cm. Tickets are priced according to age and kids above 3 require a ticket. Legoland should consider pricing for kids above 4 years instead.

We bought the 2 days ticket for both water and theme park when we booked our hotel stay:

Combo (Adult 12 - 59 years old): MYR 175
Combo (Child 3 - 11 years old/Senior citizens 60 years and above): MYR 145

Raving about our hotel room next... too much to share! Posts are coming up in 3 installments...

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