My trip to the Legoland Malaysia Resort wasn’t complete without checking out the brand new water park. When I first visited Legoland Malaysia in 2012, the water park was still under construction so I was really excited about getting wet and wild at Legoland.
I’ll concede that it initially felt quite strange going to a water park as I’ve not set foot in one in over 10 years. Put simply, I kind of forgot how water parks worked because it had been so long, but as soon as I changed into my swimming attire and went down a slide, it all came back to me – water parks are FUN, no matter how old you get.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Legoland Theme Park and Water Park pass as well as meal vouchers from Legoland Malaysia to facilitate this review. I received no monetary compensation. I paid full price for my Legoland Hotel stay and for other expenses incurred.
I didn’t take as many pictures of the water park, certainly not as many as my Legoland Theme Park review because most of the time I was soaking wet, and it was quite tricky documenting the rides since my camera was in my backpack most of the time.
The ticket prices for the Water Park are a little hard to decipher but I’ll try my best to break it down.
For entry into the water park, it costs:
- RM105 for adults (12-59 years)
- RM85 for children (3-11 years)
- RM10 for toddlers (<3 years)
You can also get a combo 1-day ticket, which grants you access to both the theme park and water park which I recommend opting for:
- RM175 for adults (12-59 years)
- RM 140 for children (3-11 years)
Do note that if you have a normal annual pass, entry to the Water Park is capped at RM50. There are also slight discounts if you’re a Malaysian citizen. You can find out more about ticket prices on the Legoland Malaysia website here.
Before I get into the rides and slides, here are some practical tips to prepare yourself, if you’re planning a visit to the Legoland Malaysia Water Park
- Waterproof sunscreen lotion is a must. The water park is mostly out in the open and with minimal clothing on, you’ll want to avoid any sunburn
- Goes without saying but bring proper swimming attire. Wetsuits aren’t allowed on the slides, to prevent you from getting snagged or injured.
- Don’t wear a watch – you won’t be allowed to go down the water slides while wearing one
- Food is pretty pricey – pack your own sandwiches or finger food if you want to save money
- Carry a small waterproof backpack if you’re planning to bring around your wallet, mobile phones and other small items. You can leave your backpack with the Legoland staff members who supervise each ride and go back for them after you’ve finished the ride
Here’s a map of the Legoland Malaysia Water Park. As you can see, the water park isn’t that big. It’s more of an extension of the theme park than it is a stand alone water park. It still holds the honour of being the world’s largest Legoland Water Park, beating out Legoland California and Florida.
The Legoland Malaysia Water Park is partitioned into several main sections, which I will unofficially name: Wave Pool, Water Slides and Giant Water Playground. I guess this is why I wasn’t put in charge of naming attractions or rides ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The Wave Pool is the first major attraction you encounter once you enter through the gates & pass a bunch of shops. The Wave Pool is pretty boring, since it’s quite shallow and the waves are very mild. Nevertheless, it’s a great place to cool off and just float around if you want to take a break.
The Wave Pool has a couple of extremely accurate Mermaid sculptures that jazz up the backdrop. You’ll have to wade in quite far in (and risk getting yelled at by the lifeguard) to get a closer look at them. Sadly, the rest of the backdrop isn’t made out of LEGO – it would’ve been pretty impressive if the entire underwater scene was constructed out of LEGO.
Located next to the Wave Pool is the Water Park’s main eatery, the Beach Grill. I forgot to take a picture of the Beach Grill, but there was nothing really spectacular about it. I did (like most Asians do) take pictures of the menu and what I ordered!
Here’s the Beach Grill Menu. As you can see, prices are quite expensive (you get discounts if you are an annual or premium annual pass holder) especially since you’re paying for mostly deep fried junk food. The thing is, after hours of swimming, going down slides and being in the sun, deep fried food will taste heavenly.
Here’s what me and Ken (my friend) ordered, the Bricky Sampler which had a little bit of everything. Like I said earlier, it actually tasted really good. It was more than enough for two hungry adults to share. If you have a family of 4, you might need to order a bit more stuff. Supplement this with sandwiches that you’ve brought in yourself for an economical way to feed your whole family.
Moving on to my favourite part of the Legoland Malaysia Water Park, the slides! There are a total of 8 water slides in the park, which vary in height, intensity and capacity. Some of them are more suited for younger kids, some are meant to be done in a group and some are just pure exhilaration.
The first slide that we went up was the Splash & Swirl, one of the bigger slides in the park. You can either go down the Splash & Swirl solo or with another person.
It’s called the Splash & Swirl, cause one of the highlights of the slide is that little orange dish you see in the picture above. After going down the tube, you end up in that section and swirl around before going down another tube. It kinda felt like being flushed down a toilet bowl!
Here’s the tube that you ride down the Splash & Swirl. This one is meant for two people. To pick up a tube, you line up at the botom of the slide and collect it from people who have finished the ride.
The Splash & Swirl was really fun, especially if you do it with a friend but the lines were horrendous. We must’ve waited at least 30 – 45 minutes before we could go down the slide. The Brick Blaster, which is adjacent to the Splash & Swirl also had an incredibly long line as well.
The Brick Blaster can seat up to 3 people in a tube that looks like a circular life boat, but because the lines were so long, we gave it a miss as we didn’t fancy lining up for half an hour again.
My favourite two slides were the Wave Rider and Tidal Tube, two solo slides that are located just next to the Splash & Swirl and Brick Blaster. These are the scariest water slides in the Legoland Water Park and they were so fun that I went down both of them multiple times, partly because the lines were a lot shorter. You don’t have to use tubes for both these slides, so you go really really fast.
The Wave Rider is an open slide, so you just hop in and rush down the water slide at rapid speeds. The Tidal Tube is my favourite out of the two, as it is a closed slide, so all you see is darkness. The first time I went down the Tidal Tube, I had no idea what to expect as you just can’t see how the slide bends and curves making it a lot of fun. Hands down my favourite ride in the whole water park.
There are more children friendly and tamer slides located next to the platform that houses the slides I mentioned above. This red one is called Red Rush and can accommodate up to 6 people at one time. There are also two solo slides called the Twin Chasers but they weren’t as appealing as the Tidal Tube and Wave Rider.
For comparison’s sake, you slide down the Twin Chasers from a height of 130 feet, whereas Tidal Tube and Wave Rider measure up to about 240 feet.
The last slide in the area is the LEGO Slide Racer. It’s slightly different since you have to lie on a piece of foam, which you hold on to using your hands and go down face first. I really liked this ride as well, since you go down face first, which often ends up in a huge splash as you reach the end. The lines for this one were fairly short when we went on it, so that was another good thing as well.
The last notable major area at the Legoland Malaysia Water Park is a HUGE water playground called the Joker Soaker. There are tons of areas for kids to climb and explore, all while jets of water stream at you from every angle imaginable.
Apart from the slides, I was most impressed by how much fun the Joker Soaker is – mostly due to how large the entire structure is. I’m a little too old for playgrounds, but if I were a kid, I would definitely enjoy running around the Joker Soaker.
See that giant bucket up there? That’s not just for show. The 1,100 litre bucket is slowly filled with water and when it reaches maximum capacity, it tips over and unleashes a torrent of water on to unsuspecting visitors.
Check out the GIF above to see the Joker Soaker in action. It’s truly a sight to behold.
Located just next to the Joker Soaker is a little splash pool for toddlers, the DUPLO Splash Safari. It’s quite adorable because it has all sorts of DUPLO animals which gently squirt or shoot out water from their bodies.
Look at this little polar bear with a water spout emerging from its back! How cute is that!
Next to the DUPLO Safari is a small area called the Imagination Station. There are two stations here where kids can build stuff out of DUPLO bricks and put them to the test, by shooting water jets at them or control the flow of water by creating patterns and channels for water to flow through. It’s really interactive and as such was very popular with kids of all ages.
Last but not least is the Build-A-Raft section, which is the starting point of a slow drifting river that circles around Joker Soaker and Duplo Safari.
At the entry point, you’ll discover these cool oversized LEGO bricks. They’re made out of soft but sturdy plastic that kind of feel like foam. The idea is to stack these together, much like you would LEGO bricks and build raft, float, boat or anything you can possibly think of, which you then take with you on the river.
I really like these oversized bricks. As soon as I picked one up to inspect it, I was actually surprised at how high quality and sturdy they were. Even when you attach it to other bricks, the clutch power was pretty damn impressive – something that speaks to how well designed and engineered these bricks were.
The river is fairly simply, you just drift on it, helped along by a moderately strong current. There are tons of bricks in the river as well, giving it a really unique and fun look, which you can also use to build stuff out of, or add to your own raft.
Of course if you’re lazy, you can also opt to use a tube or life jacket which are readily available at the start.
Final Thoughts: I quite enjoyed the Legoland Malaysia Water Park. It was a lot more fun that what I was initially expecting – going down water slides is fun no matter how old you get. While the Water Park is a little small, I still recommend checking it out. Unlike the Legoland Malaysia Theme Park which has activities mostly geared towards younger kids, I found that I was able to enjoy a lot more activities and rides at the water park.
The only negative I can think of is the long lines, especially for some of the larger slides which can be a pain. That being said, if you have kids and are visiting Legoland, I recommend shelling out a little extra to experience the Water Park. As it’s not that large, you will probably only need about 3 hours to do everything.
Constantly being in the water feels great as well since the Malaysian climate is quite hot – cooling off by going down a water slide or just lazily drifting about the river is a pretty damn good feeling.
Hope you enjoyed my review of the Legoland Malaysia Water Park! You can also check out my review of the Theme Park here. Stay tuned to my Legoland Hotel review next!
If you’re planning a trip to Legoland Malaysia and have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or drop me an email!