We were invited to Legoland recently for the launch of their Holiday Extravaganza season from 20 Nov 2015 to 3 Jan 2016. The hotel and theme park are all cheerily decked up in the Christmas theme.
As we only and one afternoon to spend there, and it was drizzling most of the time we were there, the girls zoomed in on their favourite activities – the Royal Joust pony ride at Lego Kingdoms, building and racing test cars at Lego Imagination, as well as driving at Lego City.
We also watched the Lego Ninjago ‘live’ show, which was really entertaining. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a clever Bunraku-style (文楽) (traditional puppet theatre of Japan) performance that combines state-of-the-art 4D special effects, puppetry and video mapping, which was a very effective use of projecting images onto objects on stage.
The storyline was interesting and easy to follow, even for my kids who have had little introduction to Ninjago. We later went to The Big Shop to purchase Airjitzu Flyers that they had previously seen at a friend’s home. It’s their favourite toy now, and I’m actually quite happy that they like something that’s not from the Lego Friends series so much!
Soon it was time for what we came for – the lighting of the all-Duplo Christmas tree, and the launch of many activities for visitors during this season.
The giant Advent Calendar is located at the City Stage and features a surprise giveaway every day in December. Prizes include a “birthday bash” at Legoland Hotel worth RM5000, annual passes, or a Legoland Malaysia VIP Expedition which is a special tour into exclusive areas of the Resort.
To join in the draw, just obtain a show guide from guest services, fill in the lucky draw stub at the bottom of the guide, and drop it into the lucky draw box near the Festive Stage. Keep your show guide as you will need to produce it for verification should you win.
Every Friday to Sunday in December, 15 kids per day will get their LEGO wish list fulfilled at The Big Shop – they can drop in their list of items worth up to RM300 and wait for the draw at the end of the day.
A life-sized Lego Santa mascot (spot him in the photo below), as well as a Toy Soldier mascot, will be roaming around the Theme Park for photo opportunities.
The Resort is offering an Annual Pass Gift Pack where you can purchase four annual passes for the price of three – Adult passes are RM320, Child passes are RM245, and the cheapest of the four tickets will be considered free. Click here for more details.
LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort
GPS Coordinates : 1º 25’ 38″ N 103º 37’ 47″ E (an easy 10 min drive from the Tuas checkpoint)
Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 7-597 8888