A new and exciting theme park ride – that will allow its riders to throw lightning bolts, move shockwaves, send ice soaring and emit fireballs – will soon be arriving at our neighbouring country, Legoland Malaysia Resort!
But before we dwell into the details of this brand new ride, let’s relish over the fact that LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort is a mere 15 mins away from Singapore.
I rode the coach from WTS Travel into Malaysia via TUAS Checkpoint. The bus then proceeded on to drop us off at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort before heading to its next pit stop Sanrio Hello Kitty Town Malaysia. The entire ride was a breeze:
1. You get off at TUAS Checkpoint to get pass Singapore’s immigration counters
2. Get back onto the bus and be driven to the Malaysia Immigration Checkpoint
3. Grab ALL of your luggage when you get off the bus, and go have your passport stamped and your luggage screened
4. Get back onto the bus and be driven to your choice destination (LEGOLAND Resort/ Hello Kitty Town)
When I was dropped off in front of LEGOLAND Resort, my jaw fell to the ground – you must understand, it was my virgin trip to LEGOLAND! The attention to detail within the resort was amazing, and the vibrant choice of colours used captivated not only the kids but myself as well.
Kids’ laughter filled the hotel lobby and rang in my ears. I kinda wished that I was 9 years old again, so that I could run around the pirate ship and the princess-worthy castle like all the children running around me.
The moat surrounding the two eye-catching establishments were filled with lego, free for all to play. You can build ships, planes, guns, bridges, swords… anything that you can imagine and construct!
Based off a cafeteria concept, you make your order at the cashier and proceed on to collect your meals from the various food counters. They serve a variety of cuisines, from Asian delights like Nasi Briyani to Western meals such as Mac & Cheese. You can also opt to have a refreshing Ice Kachang for dessert!
We walked around the theme park and took some photos of India’s Taj Mahal and Singapore’s Fullerton Hotel while strolling through LEGO miniature land.
We checked out the impressive LEGO STAR WARS shop and bought ourselves a couple of BB-8 and Darth Vader merchandises as souvenirs.
LEGO NINJAGO, the Ride is the latest addition to the LEGOLAND Malaysia and is said to be an attraction set to redefine the Park guests’ perceptions of an indoor ride. The attraction is set to be a 4D dark ride inspired by the popular LEGO line of NINJAGO toys and a related TV series.
For the storyline of the ride, guests will play as Ninja warriors in training under the guidance of NINJAGO character Master Wu to vanquish a legion of enemies from snake tribes, ghosts and skeletons to the Great Devourer.
Through 3D imagery and high-tech sensors, four riders in the car can use hand movements in a striking motion and act like ninja warriors – blasting animated fireballs, lightning, shockwaves and ice – as they travel through dojos to master their skills before heading into battle.
Riders are provided with a virtual experience of the ride as hand movements will be registered by sensors on lap bars which in turn directs the virtual projectiles towards the screen.
Riders collect points for their training and battle efforts throughout the ride and scores are displayed when their quest is completed. 4D effects such as heat, smoke and wind are also incorporated throughout the adventure, giving guests the ultimate interactive experience.
LEGO NINJAGO ride is set to be opened to the public this coming November 2016, and it promises to be a real game-changer to theme parks around the world!
To read more about the resort part of LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, as well as LEGOLAND Water Park, click here.