Legoland Malaysia sells itself as a theme park destination first with rides to boot. It is home to 20 rides comprising of 3 roller coasters and 2water rides. Key rides in the park include the roller coasters, namely the Lego Technic test tract (Project X) by the entrance, and The Dragon roller coaster. The Project X, Lego Technic Test Track is a heavily themed wild mouse coaster which seats 4 going around hard corners, giving the riders like they are test subjects in a Technic test track.
The Dragon apprentice is a mini closed-loop powered family roller coaster especially for younger guests. It even has adorable little dragon Lego figures which squirts water when activated along the ride queue line. Due to its short track, the mini coaster does two round circuit yet still offering some thrills along the helixes at speed.
The Dragon Roller Coaster is possibly the best ride in the park. It is a traditional hill-lift sit-down roller coaster featuring a good first drop and helix runs. There are no inversions. The ride castle entrance is very well themed too, which is a stark contrast to the inadequate theming on some of the other rides.
Panorama of The Dragon Roller coaster entrance
Having said that, the park is mainly targeted at young families and that is reflected in the type of rides available in the park. You will be pretty much out of luck in the choice of rides if you are a thrill seeker.
Other quirky family rides will include the Kids power tower, where you race to “pull” yourself up Lego themed towers and Aquaz wave racers. The Lost kingdom adventure is a nice enclosed dark shoot-em-up dark ride- you climb on board a tracked dessert off-roader with a storyline to discover ancient temple secrets. The laser-blasters gain you points for every successful hit of a target.
Flat rides such as the Technic twister and a couple of driving elements such as the Driving school and Boating school. The fun thing about family rides is that some of them can be rather interactive. In the city portion of the park is the rescue academy, where teams can pit against each other by delegating tasks to put out a Lego fire using fire trucks.
Many of the rides are nicely themed to their Lego counter-parts, Royal Joust is a tracked horse ride reminiscent from the Lego Kingdoms range of medieval toys, even complete with weapons and clothing. The Dino island is small flume wet ride with two drops, it’s a very standard log flume, so nothing too special here.
Show elements in the park include a 4D Theater, which does a rotation of 3D films based on the many Lego universes. It is nice that the park keep updating and adding new attractions to their lineup. New for 2016 is the Ninja Go performance. It is a live on-stage show comprising of human control puppets and projected audio visual imagery. It features aspects of the Ninja go universe as they go about cracking the forces of evil. The show runs for about 30 minutes and is worth catching. Show times are limited, and check your park brochure for show timings for the day.
Wrapping up the rides will be the parks observation tower, the park’s tallest ride offering a quick bird-eye view of the entire park.
Panorama of the entire Legoland Malaysia from the top of the Observation tower.
Overall Legoland Malaysia is large enough for activities to last a whole day.
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