Legoland Malaysia On A Budget? Here Are 4 Money-Saving Tips
If you’re looking for a fun day out with the kids this school holiday, why not check out Legoland in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
This international theme park has been garnering attention from Lego lovers, thrill seekers and theme park enthusiasts from all around the world since it opened back in 2012.
Most Singaporeans are already familiar with the sights and attractions located just a short ride across the causeway in Johor Bahru so a trip to Legoland Malaysia shouldn’t involve too much persuasion.
Kids and adults alike will enjoy the many games, rides, activities and interactive exhibits in the theme park. For Lego lovers, the theme park is a haven and a must visit place.
Being just 50 minutes’ drive away from the Second Link Highway, it is a favourite weekend getaway among Singaporeans.
Fun facts about Legoland Malaysia
Source: Legoland Malaysia
With more than 70 rides, shows and interesting activities that make kids and adults go giddy with excitement, Legoland has something for everyone.
1. 8 zones that appeal to people of all ages
The zones are:
- The Beginning
- Lego Ninjago World
- Miniland, Imagination
- Lego Technic
- Lego Kingdom
- Land of Adventure
- Lego City
- Checkout Miniland with its miniatures of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers, and Singapore’s Merlion constructed with over 30 million lego bricks.
- The Lego Ninjago World offers Asia’s most advanced 4D ride, ‘Lego Ninjago The Ride’
2. Thrilling rides to hop on to
- Spin in a cup with the Technic Twister, while you control the speed
- Dino Island will boost your adrenaline as you go up a volcano passing Lego dinosaurs before you come crashing into the water.
3. Water adventures at Legoland water park
A full-blown adventure at the water park is on the itinerary when you visit Legoland Malaysia.
- Build-A-Raft river allows you to get your hands on lego bricks to build your own lego raft and float along a river.
- Lego slide racers will make you scream as you slide down on a mat
- The Wave Rider will leave you breathless as you slide 240-feet down through the tunnel of thrills
4. Indulge in SEA LIFE
A new addition to Legoland Malaysia is an interactive ocean experience where kids will learn about sea creatures through magical storytelling and impressive displays.
- SEA LIFE showcases 13,000 fishes from 120 types of species.
- The Malaysian Rainforest zone features the Johor River conservation efforts and highlights 12 mega biodiversity countries
Money saving tips to make the visit worth every penny
It is undeniable that the Legoland comes with loads of fun. It also comes with a price tag that might be too hefty for some. The entrance tickets to Legoland Malaysia come in combo packages as below:
|Type of combo||Adult fee||Child/senior fee||Number of entries per ticket|
|2-day combo ticket|
( Theme park + Water park + SEA LIFE)
|RM371 (S$121.74)||RM308 (S$101.07)||Multiple entries for 2 consecutive days|
|1-day combo ticket|
(Theme park + Water park + SEA LIFE)
|RM313 (S$102.71)||RM250 (S$82.03)||Multiple entries for 1 day|
|2-day combo (double-park)|
(Theme park + SEA LIFE)
|RM336 (S$110.25)||RM279 (S$91.55)||Multiple entries for 2 consecutive days|
|1-day combo (double park)|
(Theme park + SEA LIFE)
|RM278 (S$91.22)||RM221 (S$72.52)||Multiple entries for 1 day|
|1-day theme park|
(Theme park only)
|RM231 (S$75.80)||RM185 (S$60.70)||One time admission|
|1-day water park|
(Water park only)
|RM157 (S$51.52)||RM128 (S$42.00)||One time admission|
|1-day SEA LIFE (open date)|
(SEA LIFE only)
|RM95 (S$31.17)||RM74 (S$24.28)||One time admission|
*Price conversion is based on currency conversion rate at the time of publication
Evidently, the price tags can be quite expensive for many, especially budget travellers with kids in tow. Well, the good news is that there are a number of money saving tips to stretch your dollar further when you visit Legoland Malaysia.
1. Plan ahead and make use of online platforms
Instead of rushing the buying of tickets to Legoland Malaysia, it would be best (for your bank account), if you plan ahead. Sites like Klook and KKday offer entrance packages to Legoland Malaysia with up to 20% discount while some private tour providers offer transportation to and from Legoland which might greatly reduce your transportation costs. Roll your sleeves and hit your keyboard now!
Another way to get a good deal out of entrance tickets is by keeping a lookout on the official Legoland website as seasonal discounts are common and can save you big bucks.
2. Opt for combo tickets or annual passes
If you have kids who adore Lego or theme parks, it will be a good idea to consider their annual pass that gives you the flexibility of a year-long visit. Besides being a huge money-saving move, this would also save you time and energy.
Meanwhile, combo ticket comes in handy when you want to visit all three major attractions in Legoland Malaysia at one go instead of 3 different trips. Combo ticket is also a sensible option if you have moody or cranky kids. As the weather is highly unpredictable, you will have the option of going back for a power nap if it rains or gets too hot. This smart move will ensure you get the most out of your tickets.
3. Eat outside
While there are many eateries in Legoland Malaysia, they can be quite pricey. Opting to eat at eateries located outside the park is a sensible option to stretch your budget. Rest assured, there are plenty of Malaysian restaurants and street food vendors for you to choose from near to Legoland Malaysia.
However, do take note that you can only opt to eat out if you purchase the combo pass that allows multiple entries to Legoland Malaysia.
4. Go early
It is highly recommended to make full use of the balmy weather in the morning as afternoons can be hot and chances of rain are rather high. Also, as the park is less crowded in the morning, there would also be no need for you to queue and waste your time. This way, you will be able to maximise your time at the park and not miss any of the rides and attractions.
Start planning today
Source: Legoland Malaysia
For Singaporeans going across the border to Malaysia, you already know the drill. You can cross the border by just using your passport. Just make sure to have your Malaysian ringgit ready for transportation and food.
So, what are you waiting for?
Now that you know the tricks to visit Legoland Malaysia without overspending, it is time to make the trip happen. Surprise your kids, friends or family and start planning now.