Legoland Malaysia is almost complete with 90 per cent of the rides and
infrastructure installed, General Manager of Legoland Malaysia Siegfried Boerst
said on Thursday.
When Malaysia's latest family attraction opens on Sept 15, the family
attraction will be the sixth of its kind in the world after those in Denmark,
Britain, California, Florida and Germany.
The 76-acre (31-hectare) park, which will offer 40 rides is one of the main
attractions of Iskandar Malaysia - a dedicated economic development zone
Visitors can look forward to seeing the Singapore Flyer, the Merlion,
Maybank Building and the Fullerton Hotel - in their miniature Lego
"For the past few weeks we have been in the process of putting the
final touches to the park by testing the rides, fitting the 15,000 Lego
models built out of 50 million Lego bricks, and finalising the theming
across the park," Mr Siegfried said.
He also said that three quarters of rides have also been tested and
"Miniland, the heart of all Legoland around the world, is also nearly
completed with most of the 12 “clusters” representing 17 areas
around South-east Asia approaching completion," he added.
Here's a peek at Legoland Malaysia as it puts on its finishing touches.
90 PER CENT COMPLETE: The RM720 million (S$294.5 million) theme park in
Nusajaya park is 76 acre or 31 hectare. It was announced by the Malaysian
government in 2008.
NEW LANDMARK FOR JOHOR: Once completed, the theme park, situated near the
second link, is expected to become a prominent landmark for Johor. It is also
expected to attract one million visitors annually.
SIXTH IN THE WORLD: When it opens on Sept 15, it will be the sixth Legoland in
the world after those in Denmark, Britain, California, Florida and Germany.
LANDMARKS OF THE WORLD: Visitors can look forward to seeing the Singapore
Flyer, the Merlion, Maybank Building and the Fullerton Hotel - in their
miniature Lego brick versions.
MINILAND MALAYSIA: Miniland - the heart of all Legoland around the world - is
also nearly completed with most of the 12 “clusters”, representing 17 areas
around South-east Asia, approaching completion.
An attraction called The Castle.
20M-HIGH ROLLER COASTER: An aeriel view of the roller coaster at Legoland
Malaysia. While the iconic roller coaster is a mainstay in most Legolands, but
the one in Malaysia will be taller than the one in Florida - which is 15.5m
DRAGON COASTER: At the highest point of the track, ride-goers will have a
bird’s eye view of the entire landscape of the theme park and the breathtaking
views of Iskandar Malaysia - a new lifestyle and entertainment hub said to
cover an area three times the size of Singapore, according to AFP.
AQUAZONE: Pictured here is the shelter for the Wave Racers ride in a photo
taken in July 2012.