Legoland Malaysia Review. Totally Awesome!

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Legoland Malaysia is outside Johor Bahru in Malaysia. It is just north of Singapore, in the far south of Malaysia south of Kuala Lumpur. We visited this Legoland park with our kids, then 7 and 9 years old, making a special trip south from Kuala Lumpur and Melacca, just to visit Legoland Malaysia and the Legoland Water Park next door. You will find honest reviews for both on our site. So was it worth the trip south? You bet!

Legoland Malaysia Review entrance in Johor Baru
Ready to start a day of awesomeness at Legoland Malaysia, with our children, then 6 and 9 years old.

Legoland Malaysia Review

We’re reviewing the Legoland Theme Park and Legoland Water Park in Malaysia separately because we visited them on 2 separate days. You can buy combination tickets. You’ll find a link to our water park review in the related posts, bottom of this blog post.

I wouldn’t try to do both parks in one day.

Legoland Malaysia Parke, water park, theme park, and hotel
Photo of the two Legoland Malaysia Parks in Johor Baru, south Malaysia.

As you can see from the photo above, the Legoland Water Park, Theme Park, and Hotel, are adjacent to each other in Malaysia, you can easily walk between the three.

How to buy tickets for the Legoland theme parks in Malaysia? The easiest way is probably to buy them in advance, online, here. I wouldn’t chance just turning up at the gate. This park really is quite cheap relatively, not expensive at all. That link should find you a best-price discounted ticket.

Our Theme Park History

We had never been to any of the Legoland parks before visiting Legoland Malaysia. There are quite a few, all over the world. We have, however, been to the big Florida parks several times and a few others around the US.

We’re crazy about the Disney theme parks, so this park had a lot of work to do to impress us.

Our children were 7 and 9 when we visited Legoland Malaysia.

I think previous experience makes a huge difference in how well you receive an attraction like this. We felt we’d seen the best in the world, so could this park match up?

We have now visited Legoland Florida and Legoland Windsor (UK), too, click the link to see our reviews, along with Universal Singapore and Universal Japan.

The Legoland parks, we think, are the best for younger kids, with the exception of the big Disney Parks in the US, they still beat everything!

Lego Camel Legoland Malaysa review family travel blog
We absolutely loved the Egyptian-themed area and rides at Legoland Malaysia.

We really couldn’t fault anything about Legoland Malaysia theme park.

The Park isn’t huge, but for us it was perfect. We didn’t try every ride and attraction but we were busy and having fun for the 8 hours we were there. We were ALL having fun, not just the kids, that’s a really important factor.

The park was really quiet, wait times were tiny compared to other parks. We visited on a Saturday so we were surprised, maybe the threat of bad weather that day kept the crowds away.

In the end, the storms didn’t come but there was rumbling thunder for a few hours. As soon as that started all the elevated rides shut down. We had expected this, so we did the big rides in the morning and saved the indoor attractions for the afternoon. I would recommend arriving at opening time, 10 am ( this varies, check the website), the park got busier as the day wore on.

Water Ride Legoland Malaysia johor bahru
One of the water rides at the Legoland Theme Park in Malaysia

They’ve Got the Roller Coasters Just Right For Kids and Families

I’m not very keen on really scary roller-coasters you won’t catch me going on the white knuckle rides that tip you upside down and loop the loop and the kids would probably be too scared to ride them (Chef goes on them all, but he doesn’t count!). There is none of that here.

Update: I’ve now totally gotten over my fear of roller-coasters click here to find out how we went on every big ride in the 4 Florida Disney parks in one day.

All of the rides are suitable for kids and scaredy cats like me, while at the same time being plenty scary enough. When I first saw The Dragon I thought ” no way!” that’s terrifying. We sent Chef to check it out solo.

His glowing report of a magical world before the roller coaster itself persuaded all three of us to give it a go. He was right, it’s brilliant, scary enough that we screamed at the top of our lungs, but not terrifying. I actually kept my eyes open.

I think we rode The Dragon a dozen times, 3 times back to back the next morning, when we were first on the ride.

Next door is The Dragon’s little brother The Dragon’s Apprentice. It’s another one that made us scream like crazy, very similar to The Dragon, but lower.

The rollercoaster I liked least was the Lego Test Track Project X, there is a steep climb and a lose-your-stomach drop. That freaked me out a bit, but I managed to go on it five times and came off smiling.

The other slightly scary ride is the Log Flume, it’s really short, as log flumes go, but the drop is huge and you get drenched! There are conveniently located people driers at the end of the ride.

Is Legoland Malaysia Suitable for Little Kids?

Legoland Malaysia for children travel blog

Yes, most certainly, there are some really good adventure playground areas, the Pharaoh’s Revenge ball play area ( above), a giant Lego train to ride and some gentle children’s rides. There are also plenty of opportunities to just play with Lego bricks in the indoor areas.

My boys were 9 and 7 when we visited, they passed the height restrictions for every ride.

Legoland Malaysia’s Mini World is Amazing!

Mini world is at the centre of Legoland Malaysia and is fabulous. At this park the Lego creations represent buildings and cities in Asia. I loved it, I’m an Asia nut. The kids were pretty impressed with it too.

Lego Malaysia Lego Taj Mahal

I’ve never been to the Taj Mahal, maybe I don’t need to now.

Lego Park Malaysia Review Small World Victory Monument

The Monster of Concrete, Laos’ Victory Monument. ( click the link for our pictures of the real thing)

Food and Drink in the Legoland Malaysia Park.

Plenty of food available inside the Legoland Malaysia park, all suitably junky! Cheesy potato wedges are my guilty pleasure. The park sells Ribena, lots of it, I haven’t had Ribena in years and the kids had never tried it. So good! They also had decent coffee, another one of my pleasures in life.

We Did Some School While We Were at Legoland

Lego Robotics Class at Legoland Malaysia Theme Park Review

We love a bit of extra education. One of the most brilliant features of the Legoland Malaysia park is the 45-minute robot programming classes at Lego Mindstorms. You have to sign your child up for the classes in advance (for us this was only 15 minutes ahead).  

The classes are supposed to be for children over 8 years old. The kids get a lesson, in English, in computer programming and building robots.

Children lego class robots lego Malaysia

Our instructor gave us a series of challenges to complete within the time frame and off we went (one parent is allowed in to help). The boys loved it and I’ve got something else to put on the homeschool report.

We normally use an online programme called Scratch for computer programming and animation, it’s one of D’s favourite ways to learn, this was very similar.

The Kids Favourite Ride at Legoland Malaysia?

Other than the awesome dragon, they loved the Lost Kingdom. This all happened indoors so stayed open throughout the electrical storm. Everybody gets a laser gun and has to shoot targets around the ride. What is it with boys and guns?

They couldn’t get enough, they went on time after time. We were all competing for the highest scores. I won with 28,000 points. Proof below. See if you can beat that, let me know!

Best Ride at Legoland Malaysia

Getting To Legoland Malaysia and Where We Stayed

You can see where we stayed in Johor Baru while we were visiting Legoland Malaysia and the new Legoland Water Park in this post Family Accommodation for Legoland Malaysia Or check here for direct Warm Blanket Hostel prices and availability. This little place was the cheapest we could find nearby with family rooms, but there is a lot more accommodation available now, see the post above.

There are some details on how we got to Johor Bahru from Malacca here Getting from Malacca to Johor Baru.

Find latest deals on hotels and guest houses near Legoland Malaysia and Johor Bahru on Agoda here, and on Booking dot com here.

Where to Stay Near Legoland Malaysia? (Hotels. Apartments)

Our list of hotels and apartments, below, starts with those closest to the Legoland Malaysia parks. As you work down through the list the accommodation options are a greater distance away.

We hope you find this list useful in finding a hotel near Legoland Malaysia. It will take a second to load and is worth the wait. For home rentals, condos or apartments near Legoland Malaysia we suggest you use Stayz/VRBO here.

Is Legoland Malaysia Suitable for Adults?

The rides at Legoland parks are aimed at children. While a visit to Legoland Malaysia might be fun for adults without kids, they may be disappointed in the thrill rides as they are tame in comparison to rides at, for instance, Universal Studios Theme Park, Singapore. However, if the adult in question doesn’t like the very big rollercoasters at these parks, Legoland rides could be perfect for them.

That’s about it. We really enjoyed our time at Legoland Malaysia and it’s still our favourite of all the Legoland parks we’ve visited. My kids are teens now and Legoland parks are too young for them, they are for younger kids, tweens, maybe very young teens, but under 10 they both loved them. now we have to visit the theme parks with the really big roller coasters. Mum sits those out. We visited quite a few years ago so things may have changed, this post reflects our experiences at the time.

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About the author
Alyson Long
Alyson Long is a British medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. A former Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital she started in website creation and travel writing in 2011. Alyson is a full-time blogger and travel writer, a published author, and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years of full-time travel, plus a separate 12 month gap year, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this world travel site. Today Alyson still travels extensively to update this site and continue her mission to visit every country, but she's often at home on her farm in Australia.

23 thoughts on “Legoland Malaysia Review. Totally Awesome!”

  1. My youngest saw the pictures and said “WOW is that really Lego!” I have three big lego fans here….

  2. Thank you for the writeup and fabulous pictures. It’s nice to hear from someone who has visited other Legoland Parks as well. I’m also glad that your little kids (well at least those over 7) enjoyed the rides!

    Just to let your readers know Legoland has recently launched a official blog featuring Legoland Deals and News

  3. Tip: You MUST still go to ‘the’ Taj Mahal in Agra, India!!!
    Thanks to your FB page and blogging we are going to Legoland, Malaysia in February!!!

  4. Hi,
    I’ve been following your blog with interest, we are actually meant to be in Sri Lanka right now with our kids, but we are currenrly ‘stuck’ in Nepal as we have one child with a broken leg!
    She’s in a full leg cast until Xmas, so we are going to chill out in Thailand on the beach, and then a below-the-knee cast for 6 weeks. We’re trying to work out what to do, and wondered what your thoughts on Malaysia and maybe Legoland KL would be with a girl on crutches?

    • Oh wow, bad luck! But I can think of worse places to be stuck than Nepal! First of all I’ll be honest with you, I don’t dig Malaysia at all it’s not my cup of tea, too Western. Legoland was great fun but it’s not really the sort of thing we travel for. If she can bend her leg I guess she could get into the rides but room was pretty tight, she may struggle to fit. It’s not a huge park, you won’t be walking as far as you would at say, Disney. Kuala Lumpur has great public transport but we often had to stand, the buses and trains were really busy, people did give up their seats for the kids sometimes on the trains, maybe 50% of the time, which was a help. Never on the buses, they were too jam packed. Long distance buses are great, plenty of leg room, really comfortable. I’m not sure what else I can say about legs! Good luck. Oh, Legoland isn’t in KL it’s down south, almost on the Singapore border,Johor Bahru, it took us 9 hours on buses and trains, hotel to hotel, to make the trip.

  5. Legoland is cool. We have a mini Legoland in Berlin and we always get free vouchers for kids or 2 for the price of 1 which you can get from the library, bookshop and trendy supermarkets!

  6. Wow!! I have some nephews that would really love this place. Looks like fun.

  7. I haven’t been to a theme park in a long time, you’ve reminded me how much I used to love them, especially the big scary rides at places like Alton Towers. Legoland looks great, I went to the one near London when it first opened and remember the mini town as being pretty cool. Glad you all had fun!

  8. Yeah so excited you got to go. I love that place! So lucky you got to do the waterpark, I want to do that… only the theme park was open when we went. The weather seemed perfect, it was so hot when we went.

  9. Oh what fun! I am so glad you actually made it to the park and had a blast! Good for you. We will have to check it out when we are over that way too.

  10. We were just in Legoland California. A lot of the rides you have pictured or mentioned were exactly the same. What I found cool was the miniland area was different. The California one is all US cities and landmarks. It was cool to see the Malaysia version. We also enjoyed the Mindstorm Lesson. I also counted it in our homeschooling.

    • I’ve seen pictures of the European Legoland Parks, Chris and all the models are Europe. I wonder if the Florida and California ones are different?. I bet they have Lego Mount Rushmore somewhere, that would be cool!

  11. So chuffed for you that it all came together Alyson (it’s about time!). You’ll have to visit Windsor when you come over, we haven’t been yet but everyone I know says it’s fab-get in contact with them, I bet they would love a review from a famous blogger who has already had a press pass! 😉

  12. My now 26 year old was a Lego maniac as a kid. (Yes, there will come a day when you are not stifling a bad word as you step barefooted on a Lego piece in the middle of the night on your way to the bathroom, although, Alyson, something tells me you’re not a stifler of expletives;-) He and his brother would have loved Legoland and we would have loved watching them love it.


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