Initially I dreaded to go to this trip. Legoland was the last place I wanted to go, because we often listen to people complaining the park being too crowded and queuing under the sun is so unbearable.
However time is short so we made this last minute arrangement.
On 26th November morning, we drove down to JB a day earlier to checked into KSL Resort. It was Rm238 nett (corporate rate) with breakfast for triple bedding.
Checking into KSL Hotel
It was the moment the kids were waiting for!
Upon arrival, kids, checked out what’s on TV while waiting for their father to bring up our luggage into the room.
“Dinosaurs Alive” Water Theme Park @ KSL Hotel
KSL Hotel is strategicly located in the middle of JB town, connecting to KSL Mall (which also has Tesco). This hotel has a very simple Water Park on it’s 7th Floor, with some easy slides for kids to spend time while their mums could enjoy a massage at Thai Odessey (at the connecting mall). Regret I did not went for it
Wan Tan Mee @ Ho Seng Kee, Taman Century (a few roads away from KSL Hotel)
A rather convenient location for us to dine out as it is in the middle of the many famous eateries in JB.
Instead of dining leisurely in the hotel, I transfered our breakfast vouchers to the subsequent morning as our 2nd night stay did not include breakfast (even more expensive when I booked via Agoda).
We had a quick Wantan mee- breakfast at the very famous Ho Seng Kee (with only some people in the shop we also had to wait for 20mins, *shake head*) before leaving to Legoland which is about 20mins drive away.
Checking out the map while waiting for the park to open at 10am
We reached Legoland, Nusajaya very quickly via the Highway at around 9.30am. It was a sunny day but I had my BIG HAT with me, HO!HO!
Ticket purchase was very easy as there is no crowd on a Wednesday (surprisingly even though it was a school holiday). For cheaper entry, we used promotion as follow
- *2 Adults, 2 Children -using Oreo Buy 1 Adult , Free 1 Kid
- 1 Child -using Reader’s Digest 35%
LEGO CITY (the first park, right from the entrance)
Kids want to drive so we shoot directly right into this section, Lego City upon entering just in case queue is long.
@ LEGO CITY Junior Driving School (covered area)
Driving around was fun. The boys went many rounds as there were no queue at all! But they just go round and round on the track. Too bad adults can’t play.
Seriously, I wonder where did all the Malaysian kids went to. Err…mostly travel overseas?
@ LEGO CITY Driving School
A bit bored driving by themselves at the small Junior Driving School, the boys went to join their sis at the at the Driving School for older kids. Waiting time over here is a bit longer for the adults as kids would need to attend a class before they can play each time. Can be pretty bored for the adults.
Perhaps by getting a permanent license from the Photo Booth, kids could get to skip attending the class each time. But since the waiting time was short, we did not bother to pay Rm35 for each license.
Over here, it was more exciting driving around here as the kids had to follow to rules (driving on left, with real traffic light, stopping at junctions and such) to avoid accident.
@ LEGO CITY: Boating School
It was very hot when we got on the boat. No queue over here too *so happy*. Kids would be getting on the boat together with adults as it was quite challenging manuever the boat.
@ LEGO CITY: Airport
All they did was going round and round, like the Jumbo Elephant in Genting. Hubby went with the kids while I hide in the shaded waiting area.
If only the weather is cooler! *sweat*
@ LEGO CITY: Lego Rescue Academy
At the Rescue Academy, at least one adult presence is required as we need to help to move the Fire Engine and pump water upon reaching the building.
No queue at all because most adults might only wanna go once as it was too tiring to use so much energy under this kind of heat. By now (almost noon time), I was going to faint under the sun. Poor hubby continues to play with the kids while I took pictures and videos.
By the time they completed, he said, “No more next round!”
LAND OF ADVENTURE (2nd park on the right, from the entrance)
@LAND OF ADVENTURE: Lost Kingdom Adventure (Pic from http://www.insidethemagic.net/)
After that, we quickly moved out from this section and straight for indoor to the laser shooting at the Lost Kingdom Adventure. It is something similar to the Disneyland Buzz Lightyear Ride, where it is dark inside.
My boys said it felt spooky inside because there was no one else playing. Sigh…see la, got crowd complain, no crowd also no fun to play!
IMAGINATION (Middle park right at the end)
@ Imagination: Studio 4D
Seating capacity in the cinema is 300pax and we managed to complete watching all FOUR different Lego 4D movies throughout the day, YAY!!!
Couldn’t be more happier because it was so shivering cold in there (with lots of water spraying effect, plus the snowflakes)
@ Imagination: View from Observation Tower
Love it in there because its air-conditioned too, hehe…..
@ Lego Kingdoms: Royal Joust
On our way out for lunch, we stop by Lego Kingdoms to visit the castle for some pictures. There were several rides like roller coaster, spinning boats in that section but the boys did not meet the height requirement. We skipped all rides @ LEGO TECHNIC as well…
@Imagination: Build and Test
We went out to Medini Mall for lunch after that and went in for another 4D movie. Upon coming out from the cinema, it was raining so all rides came to a stop.
We then ran to nearby Build and Test where kids get to play with their creation. I think we spent almost an hour or so in there while waiting for the rain to stop.
Miniland was beautiful when lighted up in the evening. A cool evening after the rain was the best time to admire them.
I thought we should be heading home after one tiring day but hubby insisted to stay and let the kids play all they wished until the park closed *pout*
*dragging my feet following them to their play all they want, at their favourite Nissan Driving School again*
So here they were, waiting for the Driving School to reopen after the rain stops totally.
See how energetic were the kids. Driving in the dark plus cool weather was the best. The kids went round after round until closing time.
Walking to the car park, passing through The Mall of Medini where we had our lunch earlier.
We were very lucky in this trip as it only rained an hour in late evening while we were in the park. Furthermore, there was no crowd. What a blessing!
Goodbye to LEGOLAND, for all the fun! No regret though. We certainly had a great time in there