Malaysia 1st International Theme Park – LEGOLAND open to public today!


IMAGE of MALAYSIA LEGOLAND’s animated map shown at their official website. Photo taken from

JOHOR BAHARU: The first Legoland Park in Asia located in the heart of the Iskandar Malaysia economic region will open its doors to the public today.

Its official opening is on Sept 22, 2012.

The first international theme park in Malaysia spans 30.8 hectares, and is designed for families with children aged two to 12 years old with more than 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions.

CROWDS are waiting for the entrance gate of LEGOLAND Malaysia to open. –Photo taken from Official LEGOLAND Malaysia facebook page.

Managing Director of Legoland Parks for Merlin Entertainments John Jakobsen said Legoland Malaysia is truly unique and believes the theme park, with accessibility to Johor, Singapore and the rest of Asean, will be a great success.

“Merlin Entertainments hosts 46 million visitors each year in 21 different countries worldwide. We are excited to bring our experience and dedication to Malaysia and look forward to growing Legoland Malaysia as a major family resort destination,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Legoland Malaysia is owned by Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn Bhd, Iskandar Investment Bhd and Merlin Entertainments Group, and is operated by Merlin Entertainments.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Themed Attractions and Resorts Tunku Datuk Ahmad Burhanuddin said the theme park would catalyse further development in Nusajaya, contributing to the development of businesses and surrounding communities.

“We believe the impact of Legoland Malaysia will resonate further than just being a leisure destination but will be an achievement that Malaysians can be proud of,” he added.

Legoland Malaysia will be the largest family attraction resort in Asean with a water park and hotel already under construction and due for opening in 2013 and 2014 respectively. — BERNAMA