The first Lego-themed waterpark outside the United States has opened in Nusajaya (Johor), Malaysia – close to the border with Singapore.
The new Legoland Water Park arrives just one year after the debut of Legoland Malaysia, to which it acts as a second gate. It was developed by Merlin Entertainments in partnership with Themed Attractions & Resorts (TAR) and features more than 20 unique water-based attractions plus over 70 Lego models. Kitted out by WhiteWater, attractions include the Build-A-Raft River (pictured bottom of page), Joker Soaker interactive play structure and many colourful waterslides.
“The Water Park adds a whole new dimension to the Legoland Malaysia experience,” notes general manager Siegfried Boerst. “We now has more than 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions in total.”
Opened on 21 October, the venue is the largest Legoland Water Park to date and signals the transformation of Legoland Malaysia into a resort. A Lego-themed hotel will open alongside the park’s main gate in early 2014. A shopping mall already appears across the road, and just a short drive away the Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park (another TAR venture) features a number of branded experiences featuring Hello Kitty, Thomas & Friends, Barney the Dinosaur and more.
“We are very pleased to see that the opening of Legoland Malaysia has been a catalyst to encourage other high quality leisure businesses to the area,” notes John Jakobsen, managing director of Legoland parks for Merlin Entertainments. “We share our partners’ exciting vision for southern Malaysia to become a hub for international entertainment.”
A one-day ticket to Legoland Water Park is RM105 (US$33/€25). A combo ticket is available for RM140, also allowing entry to the main Legoland theme park. Two-day combo tickets and annual passes are also available.