Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Road Trip to JB - Day 2: Legoland

Here comes Surprise No. 2... Legoland. Actually it wasn't really a surprise for me, no thanks to the adults, for accidentally mentioning the place several times. From their conversations, I picked up hints and knew where we were going but I just played along and pretended to be ignorant hehe...

First of all, mummy felt quite guilty for making me skip 2 days of school. It was concert practice week so I actually didn't miss much at school. This was my first time ponteng-ing school for this year (besides the 3 days of "compassionate leave" taken to attend Yeh Yeh's funeral). After much consideration and self-justification, she felt that being absent for just 5 days in the whole school year isn't that bad after all la...

Day 2 (8th Oct) started with us eager-beavers waking up at 7am for breakfast and reaching Legoland at 9am. The park only opened an hour later at 10am. We killed time by hanging around at the Mall of Medini (the adjoining mall to Legoland).

*Runs* I wanna be the first, I wanna be the first! The whole park entrance was deserted... we were THAT early :p

Yes!! I'm the first visitor of the day (the man in the distant background is a Legoland staff) *happy dance* 

No queue at all at the ticketing counters... 

Saying hello to Legoland's mascot, Ollie the Dragon

The very first ride that caught our attention was this... Aquazone Wave Racers. I think I went on this ride no less than 6 times! 

Driving School... this was one of my favourites

See, I drove on the red car, the blue car and the yellow car, basically all the colours available :p

Flying an aircraft in the Lego City Airport

Putting out fire at the Lego Rescue Academy

Kid Power Towers

Boating School

The Legoland Express... a very colourful choo-choo train that I enjoyed riding on

Taking a spin in the Technic Twister

With the pretzel man in front of The Cafe, where we had lunch

Tuna sandwiches for lunch. The tomatoes (and some other fruits not in pic) were smuggled in by mummy from home :p

Duplo playtown

This was my FAVOURITE ride...  Royal Joust. Since there was no crowd for this ride, I went on it multiple times without having to get down to queue again. 

My very first roller coaster ride. It's a mini one called Dragon's Apprentice. I loved this ride so much that I wanted to ride on it again but too bad, it was closed for maintenance when we came back later

This was the very first thrill ride of my life... The Dino Island. Mummy was very surprised when I said I wanted to ride on this.

S-P-L-A-S-H!!!! It was fun. I was only a bit scared. Daddy and Koo-koo sat in front and surprisingly, both of them remained dry...


As for mummy and I sitting in the 2nd row, we were both drenched! I was soaking wet from my shoulder downwards while mummy was drenched from her waist down... both our shoes were also filled with water! We had to squeeze water out from our socks (we should have just worn our Crocs!)...

The few "drying stations" nearby didn't work and mummy did not bring any spare clothes along... so how? 
Well, we didn't need a dryer after all, especially when the heat from the blazing sun was FOC haha! After a few hours of walking under the hot sun, our clothes were naturally sun-dried. Even mummy's thick denim shorts was thouroughly dried when we left the park at closing time.

Of course, a couple of rounds on spinning rides (with washing machine spin-dry effect) such as this Merlin's Challenge helped too hahaha! 

Huge pharaoh at the Lego Kingdoms

Lost Kingdom Adventure

At the Miniland



Besides watching a 4D movie in the Lego Studios, we also watched a live performance in the City Stage.

Pretending to be asleep beside the snoring man, feeling tired and ready to leave (few minutes to closing time)

Overall, it was 8 hours well-spent in Legoland. The weather was sunny and good. We managed to cover all the rides (except for the 2 big roller coasters for me), we had tonnes of fun, we had a great work-out (sweat like pigs) and we left with a happy heart and a big smile on our faces. The best part about going on a weekday was, there was no crowd at all. There was no need to queue for most of the rides and even if we did, the queuing time was never longer than 5 minutes. Will we come back again? Certainly!

30 comments:

  1. Legoland!! Is it fully operate now? I'm not sure I'll bring my kids there, because of the distant - north and south @.@

    But I'm sure all children (and adults) would love this place to bits! I will :D

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    1. Yes, fully operating already but they are still building new attractions (like water theme park and hotel) to be opened later. Ah, I can imagine the long journey you'll have to endure :p Even from here, the drive to JB was about 4 hours!

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  2. wow wow.......this is interesting! Would love to visit this place one day.....

    Hhaha.....luckily got that sun to dry your cloths!

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  3. Wow, looks interesting. But I am scared of the hot sun, I think spare cloth is a MUST, not because of the water splashing games, but sweat!

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  4. It look very colorful and interesting there. I dun think my C will brave enough to go for those thriller ride, she is very chicken for these. Oh yes the Hello Kitty land plan to launch on 26 Oct 2012 at Nusajaya too. There will be total 3 theme park there in future.

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    1. Vic, i saw groupon selling Legoland+ Hello Kitty Park's promo voucher.

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  5. Woots! Legoland! Chloe was the first kid that i know, who has been to Legoland. Most of the rids are so interesting. It is a heaven for kids. My girls will sure dream of going this place if I am showing them your post.

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  6. Wahhh!!! So much fun!! How much was the entrance ticket? Any discount when you were there??

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    1. The entrance ticket (day pass) is RM140 for adults and RM110 for child. It is cheaper when you buy online and of course there are many Kids Go Free promotions going on now. Chloe went for free, using a voucher from a Dutch Lady milk carton. You can also check their website for more details :)

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  7. Didn't know Legoland can be so fun! But I think prob long q during weekends.

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  8. Looks fun! But I don't think suit for my small gal which only 3yo. My 2 elder already waiting for holiday to go there. :D

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    1. Most of the rides are for bigger kids but they also have attractions for toddlers geh, like the Duplo Playtown. Even the driving school has smaller cars for smaller children. I'm sure your Shermyn will enjoy going too!

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  9. Chloe, you are a very brave girl to go on so many rides including the roller coaster and the boat slashing ride at Dino Island! Thumbs up!!! Hahaha, HL, I totally can understand that your wet clothes could dry up so fast...the heat and sun!!! hahaha. Thanks for the tip about the weekday crowd. I am indeed happy to hear that, weekday is the way to go!

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  10. Wah, this is such a huge place!! I'm not a kid but I also wanna visit!!

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  11. Looks like a great place to go. I guess it would be super crowded this school holidays.

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  12. Wahhh....so nice & fun. Best of all not that crowded. We are planning to go in Dec and I am keeping my fingers cross about the massive crowd.

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  13. wow, that's a lot of fun. don't worry about 'ponteng'. at least can still do that in kindy :P wish Ashley can ponteng sometimes....hahaha. we also plan to go to legoland but the 4 hours drive to JB is putting me off :(

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  14. So many people going to legoland recently!

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  15. can tahan 8 hours playing in the hot sun?

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    1. Not all the time in the hot sun la... some of the rides/theater/cafe/souvenir shops are air-conditioned. I was afraid that Chloe might fall sick going from hot-cold-hot-cold and even wet to dry when her clothes got drenched. Luckily she was fit and strong enough to not fall sick ;)

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  16. Lucky you! I'm still contemplating to make that journey down south again or not.. malas is the biggest factor!

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  17. The entrance fee is expensive >.<

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  18. aiyooooo ... such a nice place to be and those who lives in Johor are so lucky to have Lego land there!!!

    Those Lego sculture looks so real and nice! I would love to visit there someday but I have to fly to KL first then only Johor .... such a long flight leh. Don't know will pengsan or not, hahahahaha. Think Think first la while enjoying your pictures.

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  19. For convenience sake, better ponteng now while she's stil in kindy. When she's in primary sch, it's harder to do so. :)
    Legoland is really fun. And Chloe's vy brave to go on those thrill rides. I dun think we'll go in the vy near future as the w/end n hol crowd wud be crazy. :(

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  20. Even in legoland, mummy still remembers to eat healthy and bring d cherry tomatoes! Cute.
    Money well spent... 8 hrs of sheer fun and cool memories!

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  21. happened to chance upon your blog. How wonderful, my girls have been bugging to go Lego Land. I must bring them then after seeing your post! :)

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  22. Wow... the first one to arrive and the last one to leave? All my thumbs up for your stamina.... makes me feel like an old lady... haha... wise choice to ponteng school

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    1. Haha, thanks for noticing that. Yes, we saw them open gate and close gate :D

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