A 30-hectare LEGOLAND theme park will open in Malaysia in just over a week the first of its kind in Asia. The park, which is opening ahead of schedule, will have more than 40 rides and attractions including rollercoasters, race cars and interactive shows and is home to more than 50 million LEGO bricks and models.
LEGOLAND Malaysia is aimed at children aged from two to 12, although there will no doubt be plenty of adults keen to join in. The park has already sold more than 35,000 annual passes and is selling day tickets for RM140 ($43) per adult and RM110 ($34) per child.
It is located in the state of Johor, about three and a half hours south of Kuala Lumpur or just over half an hour from Singapore.
There are five other LEGOLAND parks in the world, located in Billund in Denmark, Windsor in the United Kingdom, Carlsbad in California, Deutschland in Germany and Winter Haven in Florida. There are also LEGOLAND “discovery centres”, which offer LEGO play and construction, in the USA, UK, Germany and Japan.
This article is an excerpt from Jane E. Fraser’s weekly travel column in The Sun Herald, Sydney.