Sight and Sounds: Legoland Water Park – Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Legoland Theme Park has two parts – the dry park and the water park. Probably the main thing about Legoland is that it’s a place for kids. The rides are not terribly scary (unless you’re like me and scream louder than the kids) and the height restrictions are fairly easily met – the average 5 year old should be tall enough most of the bigger rides. By 7 years old, even the shortest kid will be tall enough for all the rides.

We spent two days at the Theme Park so we were able to experience all the main attractions. Needless to say, the boys were beside themselves – my two little daredevils were fearless with the rides so everyone enjoyed themselves all-round.

Legoland Water Park

One thing I was pretty impressed with were the number of life-guards on duty. They were also pretty diligent calling out the people who were blatantly breaking the rules and putting themselves or others in danger.

The water was also a lot cleaner than the waterpark at Morib Goldcoast – for which I was very relieved.

I did not have a waterproof camera – besides, I was far too busy having fun – so I didn’t take any pictures of this park at all. Pictures shown are courtesy of the Internet (credits below each one).

Image credit: Legoland Malaysia

Waterslides

1. Lego Slide Racers

On this slide, you ride a foam mat facing head first. You can race against up to six other people or just go it alone. The drop at the end would have been scarier if I could actually see but there was so much water in my eyes I only caught a glimpse before it was all over.

Minimum height – 107 cm.

Photo Credit: Tripadvisor

2. Wave Rider and Tidal Tube Wave Rider is the blue slide and Tidal Tube is the green slide. Not much difference between the two except that one is covered up like a tunnel for part of the way and the other is open all the way.

Minimum height – 107 cm.

Photo Credit: XIN MSN

3. Brick Blaster

On this slide, you ride a raft (the green one pictured below) with a maximum of 3 persons per raft. The worst thing about this ride is having to roll the raft up the stairs to the top of the slide – especially when my two companions (G1 and my god-daughter) abandoned me to do all the work. I had arm burn from the lactic acid build up by the time I reached the top of the stairs. Suffice to say I only did this one once. That raft was heavy! They should have had the automated roller that carries the raft up like the one on Red Rush.

Minimum height – 107 cm.

Photo Credit: XIN MSN

4. Splash & Swirl

You also need a raft for this one – the figure eight for two riders or the donut for one – but at least it’s easier to carry up because it’s lighter. Halfway down the slide, you get spit out into a giant bowl (pictured below) where you will swirl around like whirlpool of water running down the drain of a sink.

Minimum height – 107 cm.

Photo Credit: My Trips

5. Twin Chasers and Splash Out

The Twin Chasers are the two green slides you see in the photo below from World Heritage. Splash Out is the blue slide.

Minimum height – 102 cm.

Photo Credit: World Heritage

8. Red Rush

This one’s pretty much like riding a raft down the river. A machine lifts the raft from the bottom of the slide to the top so you don’t have to do any hard work except for climbing the steps. It takes up to 6 people per raft.

Minimum height – 102 cm.

Photo Credit: Babyology

9. Joker Soaker

This one’s basically a jungle gym with lots of slides in water – but it kept G2 entertained for ages. There is something about a jungle gym and water that makes for a winning combination with children. This one’s not called “soaker” for no reason. Sporadically, you’ll get rained upon, or buckets of water will be dumped onto you out of the blue. If you’re not careful, you could lose your glasses – like I nearly did! – so a glasses neck cord retainer to hang onto your glasses is handy to have. The water at the Joker Soaker is much cooler than the rest of the park so it’s a welcome respite from the heat even if you have to hang around for your child.

Minimum height – 102 cm.

Photo Credit: Petsay

Other Activities

1. Build-a-raft River

Also referred to as “Lazy River”, you can drift along with the current or you can build Lego structures with the giant rubber blocks floating in the water.

Photo Credit: XIN MSN

2. Lego Wave Pool

Life jackets are provided for the children.

Photo Credit: Trip Advisor

3. Imagination Station

We didn’t make it here because the children were having too much fun with the more active activities. This is essentially waterplay with Lego – perfect for the younger children who are too short for the bigger rides and too intimidated by the Joker Soaker.

Photo Credit: The Wacky Duo

4. Duplo Splash Safari

This one’s for the toddlers to play while the bigger kids enjoy the rest of the park.

Photo Credit: Inhabitat

For more awesome pictures of Legoland Water Park, may I refer you to Princess Dana Diaries Legoland Water Park Guide to All the Rides.

Final Notes:

  • bring your own towels, otherwise you’ll have to rent them at RM20 a pop (don’t even think about sneaking in the ones from the Legoland Hotel) – although the rented towels come orange sling bags that the boys were too excited to carry on their backs because they resembled “the piece of resistance” from the Lego Movie
  • glasses and watches must be removed when riding the slides, so best not to bring them unless you need them for vision impairment
  • glasses neck cord retainer is handy to have so you don’t lose your glasses if you must have them with you
  • lockers are available at RM20/day for a small one and RM40/day for a large one
  • slip, slop slap! Sunscreen, swim hats and swimsuits with a shirt and pants are a must – especially for the kids because there is a lot of shade

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Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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