About LEGOLAND Malaysia :-
"LEGOLAND® Malaysia is the sixth LEGOLAND to be built in the world and the very first in Asia.
Targeted at families with children between the ages of two to twelve years old, LEGOLAND Parks are based on the universally popular LEGO construction toy product. They offer families the opportunity to bond, learn and push the boundaries of their imaginations through LEGO experiences. At LEGOLAND, families can practice their imagination and creativity, have fun while learning, and
understand the importance of caring and quality. Families will be immersed in a unique mix of kidpowered rides, building challenges, spectacular LEGO models, interactive attractions, family-friendly coasters and shows that pull the audience into the action. LEGOLAND Malaysia will feature more than 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions when it opens. Other LEGOLAND theme parks across the world are situated in Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany and USA with California and Florida locations. There are LEGOLAND Hotels in Denmark and the UK; with a hotel scheduled to open in California in 2013."
The event started on 5.30pm and all of us gathered at the Administration office before the tour...
The Administration Office of Legoland
Short briefing from the management staffs of Legoland
The Media Group of the day
At first, we were brought by the LEGOLAND transports to the Main Entrance of the Theme Park...
Main Entrance of LEGOLAND Malaysia
"Work is on schedule and the Park will be fully operational when the gates open in just over a month. Over the next few weeks, the 76-acres site will be landscaped and rides are already being tested and handed over progressively to the operations team. Frontline employees have also started training. Currently, the Park has hired more than 560 staff and the team is expected to reach its target of 1,000 people by the opening of the Water Park in 2013."
"Park completion is near with final theming in progress. This includes landscaping around the 76-acres, testing and handover of rides and attractions progressively. Employee training is also in full force and to date the Park has hired 560 staff members. When completed, the overall talent force is xpected to reach 1,000 people in number including the Water Park in 2013."
The tickets counters are ready in operation
And the Phase three just next to the main entrance is still in construction, target to complete on year 2014.
"Once fully operational the Park will also feature a wide variety of food and beverage outlets. Three restaurants, three food-stands, and 10 food-carts serving freshly prepared food will be available to visitors.
Aside from the above, visitors can also look forward other outlets such as Pizza Mania and The Cafe. All three restaurants have an average seating capacity of 150¨C 500 people. The average adult meal costs from RM10.50 to RM23 and the kid¡¯s set meal deal which includes a main, a side and a drink is just RM15."
"To date up to 50,000 Annual Passes has been pre-sold and the early figures are encouraging. "People in Singapore, Malaysia and around the region have shown good support to us and we cannot wait to showcase our Park to them soon," added Mr Siegfried Boerst (General Manager, LEGOLAND Malaysia)
These early figures show promise that reaching the Park’s attendance and financial goals will be achieved in the first year of operation. Annual passes are available for purchase on the official LEGOLAND website and day tickets as well as annual passes can be purchased at Iskandar Malaysia Information Centre (IMIC), Danga Bay, every Saturday and Sunday from 2.00pm until 6.00pm during the Ramadhan season."
The Media Tour started...
Along the way, we saw many many LEGO models...I will show you some of it...
Shopping centre and some souvenirs centre
Below are some LEGO models once we stepped into the park...
Cute little models at the main entrance...
At the tickets counter...
The unique diver in the pool...
There were 4 main rides that we going to try it on the day...AQUAZONE Wave Racers, Dargon's Apprentice, TECHNIC Twister & Kids Power Tower.
We reached the TECHNIC Twister for the first ride :-
Spin the wheel to control how crazy your ride will be.
Minimum age: 6 years (4 years if accompanied by an adult)
Everyone was excited with the Twist!
Next to the Twister, the Exciting ride - Project X which was not yet ready for the day...I think this will be FUN!
The Project X ride of LEGOLAND Malaysia
The AQUAZONE Wave Racers was the second thrill...
A thrilling wave surf where those watching trigger the water bombs.
Minimum age: 8 years (6 years if accompanied by an adult)
Entracne to the Wave Racers
ARE YOU READY?
Let's start the Spin!
I was attracted by the LEGO Yellow Submarine within the Wave Racers area...it was really nice model and I spend about 30 minutes to enjoy every parts on the model...
The Yellow Submarine at Wave Racers area
The passengers in the submarine
Another model which caught my eyes was the Red Octopus...
The Red Octopus
Then we walk to the next spot - LEGO Kingdom
The big Einstein face by LEGO, too bad the building behind was not ready yet...
The LEGO Kingdom
And there were some interesting model around the area...
Let me take a rest...
Welcome to LEGO Kingdom
The Dargon's Apprentice was the 3rd ride, I bet this was the Most Exciting ride that we tried!
Dragon's Apprentice :-
All the thrills of a rollercoaster for the park’s younger guests.
Minimum age: 6 years (4 years if accompanied by an adult)
Ready? Get set, GO!!
Oh man! Excited!
The entrance of LEGO Kingdom
I will enter the Kindom on my next visit...Imagination park was the forth area we visited...
The last ride : Kids Power Tower
Prove your strength to gain a beautiful view over the park.
Minimum age: 8 years (4 years if accompanied by an adult)
Entrance of the Imagination park
Kids Power Tower
The excitement game...
Muizuddin Marzuki (Muiz) on action
The Special Guest of the day : Muiz. He is six years old was invited to the Park preview after his father wrote a letter to management about his son being a huge fan of LEGO®.
The cute rabbit model at the tower...
Everyone was so happy and excited with all the test ride, I told myself...I will definitely back to the park!
I wish I can go up to the Observation tower one day...
Continue in Part 2 post for the Miniland of LEGOLAND and the Ramadan buffet dinner that served by LEGOLAND...
The LEGOLAND Malaysia will be open on 15th September 2012 and the ticket prices are RM140 (adult) and RM110 (Children below 12 years old). You can visit the official website for more information about the Annual pass.
Related post :
* The Miniland (photos) in LEGOLAND Malaysia, Johor.
* Sneak Preview of Legoland Malaysia at Iskandar Johor. (Part 2)
* Enjoy the Rides in LEGOLAND® Malaysia (Pt.1)
* Enjoy the Rides and Fun in LEGOLAND Malaysia. (Pt. 2)
* Asia's First LEGOLAND open to public!
Location map of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya, Johor.