Asia’s first Legoland officially opens in Malaysia

The first Legoland theme park in Asia officially opened its doors to welcome crowd of visitors in Malaysia on 15 September 2012. While waiting several hours in line before the park was opened at 10am, keen visitors in Nusajaya, Juhor were entertained by a brass band brought from Lego’s home country, Denmark, and a special dance dubbed “The Power Dance” by Legoland Malaysia employees.

Over 35,000 annual passes to the theme park have already been sold, with more than 60 percent taken up by locals. Legoland Malaysia general manager Siegfried Boerst said the park was expecting a big crowd over the weekend because of advance ticket sales.

Legoland Malaysia features replicas of iconic Asian landmark such as the Petronas Twin Towers, Great Wall of China, India’s Taj Mahal and also Singapore’s Marina Bay, recreated using more than 25 million Lego bricks.

When fully completed in 2014, Legoland Malaysia will feature Legoland Hotel to be managed by LL Themed Hotel Sdn Bhd and a water-themed park. The landmark development is estimated to be worth RM1.6 billion.

Bernama reported that Legoland Parks-Merlin Entertainment managing director John Jakobsen said the company was happy with the presence of thousands of visitors from various places, including Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia.

“This has proved that Legoland Malaysia does not only attract local visitors but also those from foreign countries, and we are planning to introduce more new games in the future.”

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