Just when I thought I had my travel wishlist full (mostly with Disney and Lego-related parks), along comes Legoland Water Park which has just opened in Malaysia and is part of the Legoland Malaysia Resort.
It is three hundred thousand square metres, and the park includes twenty main water attractions as well as dozens of Lego models and interactive displays.
A highlight is the Build-A-Raft River which lets kids assemble their own raft made of soft Lego bricks and then float through the park via a slow-moving current. Older kids and adults can head to the 75-metre water slides, the Tidal Tube or the Splash’N’Swirl (though most of the rest of the park is designed for younger kids).
There’s Duplo Splash Safari which includes water play, small slides and lots of familiar Lego characters recreated on a grand scale (such as alligators, zebras and elephants). There’s also the Joker Soaker, an interactive space in a wade pool where kids can shoot water cannons as a jester tells family-friendly jokes, all the while dodging the torrential splash created by the a three hundred and fifty gallon bucket of water.
The park includes has some family water slides that allow groups to slide together on tubes, a gentle wave pool and slides to race down.
There’s also Imagination Station where kids can build bridges, dams and cities out of bricks and test them against the flow of water. There’s also a water symphony, where kids can make music using water spouts.
There are now three Legoland Water Parks in operation (California, Florida and Malaysia). The Malaysia site is being further developed and an adjoining Legoland Hotel is scheduled to open in 2014.
For more info, head to Legoland Malaysia Resort website.