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Legoland Malaysia – Part 2

The kids were up at 7am. I did not sleep well either. Like what I told Mr H and our friends, the price tag of the room was for a 5-star hotel, the hotel facade seemed like a 4-star hotel but the actual rating was a 3-star. The bed and pillow were rather poor quality. Even the toilet bowl was shaky.

However, the decor appealed to the kids and they really loved it.

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With the convenience of the location, i had to say I would probably stay in the Legoland Hotel again despite my grouses about the bed.

When we woke up, it was raining. Z was stunned and upset to see that.

The solemn moment as the boy watched the rain fell over the park

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However, the rain cleared by 8am!

We headed down for breakfast. The selection was modest but the Asian cuisine was pretty good.

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As hotel guests, we could enter the park earlier at 930am. However, only the Lego city section which we had covered the day before was opened. The kids got to drive at the Driving school again and repeat some of their favorites while their younger brothers hung out at the Miniland.

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The boys played with the Wave Rider and Z had to sit out two rides in this area as he could not fulfill the minimum height requirement. He had brooded over it, especially when his bestie was able to go on the rides.

We popped over to the Kingdom area where Z took the mini roller coaster. Though he could take the main roller coaster, he chose to give it a miss. There was a magic show and the boys caught the entire performance. We completed another two rides before heading to the pizza restaurant at Duplo city.

Post lunch, we caught a 4D movie. The 3D effects were good but there was too much cold water sprays which got X very upset and he bawled in the theatre.

The boys played Kid’s Power Tower (second time for Z) and the poor boy suffered rope burns because the daddies were racing to see who reached the top first.

Thankfully the Lego Build Test centre was nearby. I still could not quite believe we spent 1.5hours to play Lego!

I built 2 Lego race cars for Z and X. Mr H also built 2 more race cars for Z.

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We finally left at almost 4pm and spent another 30min shopping in the Lego store. We bought a 1600-brick box for RM259. It seemed like a fair deal because the others were a lot more expensive and we had not seen this option at general retail.

We rushed back to the room and changed the boys for the water park. That was the beauty of staying near the park. The younger boys only played at the junior water playground and the “Build A raft” stream while the older boys conquered the water rides all over again.

By 6pm, the boys took in the “Lego bucket” splash and we were hustled out of the water park. We changed the boys out of the swimsuit and went back to Legoland again. We played and shopped till the last ride stopped operations at 7pm.

We truly played hard.

We rounded up dinner at Manhattan Fish Market. We washed up and it was our turn to pop down to our friend’s room which had a pirate theme.

We spread the blanket for the boys to play and snack

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It was midnight when we concluded our card games of Bridge and Big Two.

Z and X slept till almost 9am the next day. We were horrified by the number of people at the hotel’s breakfast. It was an indication of the surge in crowd.

Thankfully we were checking out and had the tiny hotel pools to ourselves.

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These kids were such great pals that they had fun together nonetheless. We checked out at 12pm and had lunch at Secret Recipe before our driver came to fetch us home.

Look who we bumped into

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X was tired and cranky on the way home. The boys were still in high spirits. They continued to play and sing in the car on the way home, so much so that X was hoo-haa-ing along to the songs.

The short holiday was definitely a blast.

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Legoland Malaysia – Part 1

While we had visited Legoland in UK, heading to Legoland Malaysia was definitely a first for all of us, especially X. Z had visited Legoland UK when he was 18 months’ old so it was an uncanny reminder to bring X at 19.5 months’ old. At this age group, there was a reason why they did not require entrance tickets. They had to sit out most of the attractions!

There were 4 rides which Z missed because the minimum height was 110cm and 120cm. Given how he took to The Dragon’s Apprentice ride, those rides were probably too thrilling for him.

We had gone with our friends who had 2 boys too, and the 4 little boys were great friends to begin with. Though Z was not comfortable with the mini roller coaster, his best friend who was taller and cleared more thrill rides egged him on. Both boys had their reservations but the egging prompted them to go for a second round which us mummies were happy to oblige. Ironically, it was the mummies who enjoyed chaperoning these young chaps for the rides when the number twos were not screaming for our company.

We had gone over on the Teacher’s Day weekend and opted to stay at Legoland Hotel from Thursday to Saturday. We really loved the proximity of the hotel to the entrances of both the Legoland park and the water park. The hotel package came with a complimentary upgrade to a 2-day pass.

We had taken a private transfer (Toyota Alphard) which picked us up from our homes at 9am and dropped us at the hotel doorstep by 1015am. The convenience was $130 per way for the choice of vehicle to house the 8 of us. Had we picked a smaller 7-seater vehicle, it would only be $90 per way.

We were very lucky that our premium rooms were ready for early check in. That really helped to mitigate the amount of barang barangs we had to bring to the water park. Our plan was to conquer the water park on the first day.

There were lockers for full day usage with biometric multiple access at RM20 and RM40 a day. If you rented the cabana at RM280 a day, there was also a safe provided! However, I would rather have the convenience of a hotel room any day, especially when we had unpredictable and possibly unreasonable toddlers on hand.

We started at the water park at 11am where the boys played with both junior and standard water playground as well as the “Build A Raft” till 12pm. We had a quick lunch of fast food at RM25 per set. By 1230pm, the kids dived back to the pool and play.

Unlike at Port of Lost Wonder where X adapted to the water playground well, he was pretty upset at the standard playground as the water force was too strong and water was too cold. Thankfully the junior playground and the floating Lego bricks brightened his mood.

Post lunch, we also went to the wave pool and the more exciting water rides. Unfortunately, kids below 100cm had to miss out on a lot of fun action. Z and his bestie had a blast. There were so few people that they could go for many rounds per water ride. There was a particular one where you had to slide from a really tall slide on a ‘flying mat’, Z did it at least 4 times.

We actually tried all the rides by 2pm. We were either that efficient or the lack of crowds (aka no waiting time) meant our play time was maximized!

We headed back to the hotel to bathe the kids and were down by 3pm to visit the Legoland park.

Outside the hotel, to the park

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Z’s first stop was the Driving school and when he went on his many rounds of driving, I took X to the boating school. X got to steer too.

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The park was not crowded too, so we went for 2 rounds easily.

Z joined us shortly

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We cleared the train express, the Airport City ride, the Fireman’s station, Beetle Bounce, two more rides, Kids’ Power Tower and even went up to Duplo City. We covered about 60% of the park by 6pm and was amongst the last few to vacate the park.

We headed for dinner at the Medini Mall which was right outside the park. We were so beat that we settled for this roast duck/chicken restaurant. Food was mediocre but there was rice and noodle for the kids.

Our friends came over to our room where the kids played Lego (YAY! Thankful for in-room Lego toys!), solved the in-room Lego puzzle to unlock the treasure chest for Legoland premiums and where the adults got to chill and play cards, almost like good old times.

We wrapped up the hectic first day by 10pm.

Legoland trip in the works

On a random morning, I started surfing on Legoland Malaysia. It was inspired by Instagram photos of my friends who brought their kids to Legoland during the June holidays.

I found the price of the hotel stay to be rather reasonable. In Sept, the rates were RM570 onwards as compared to some periods which cost RM850 onwards for the same room type.

We coordinated with the boys’ favorite playmates and planned a 3D2N stay.

The boys were totally psyched and we could not wait too!