10 Legoland attractions for couples
Text: Denise Ngo
Photos: Pelham Bell Pottinger Asia and Denise Ngo
We’ve always maintained that if there’s one perfect date activity, it’s a day at the amusement park. There’s just so much flirting and fun to be had when you’re facing a great expanse of roller coasters, Ferris wheels, and drop rides. If you’re lucky, these dates can take place in Disneyworld, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, or even Tokyo Disneyland. But as residents of the Little Red Dot, we’ve got two options: Universal Studios or the soon-to-opened Legoland Malaysia in Johor Bahru, whose ubiquitous promo posters promise a thrilling time for all.
But does it live up to the hype? After attending the media preview for Legoland last Saturday, we’d have to say yes – especially if you’re below the age of twelve. A fair warning to thrill-seekers: While Legoland has positioned itself as a family-friendly theme park, there are only two or three rides suitable for us oldies. Even then, they’re pretty tame by most theme park standards – the drop ride’s a mere 4.6 metres off the ground, while the roller coaster is sadly lacking in loop-de-loops and corkscrews.
While we enjoyed the charming Lego sculptures decorating the grounds, there are a couple of other things that could be improved in the new amusement park. Firstly, the food leaves something to be desired, so either bring your own snacks or be prepared to eat pasta that has been exposed to flies. We should also warn you about the sunshine. Unless you’re indoors, in the playground, or queuing for a ride, there is barely any shade.
Finally, there’s something about the park that feels a little under-developed. Maybe it was the sight of construction in the background, the barren landscape beyond, or the scorching heat, but by about 3 PM, we were tuckered out and ready to head back.
All in all, while couples with small children would probably have more fun here than couples without them, as long as you keep in mind that this isn’t supposed to be Disneyland, you’ll have a decent enough time.
Rest assured, even with queues, you can finish Legoland in one day -- but to make your visit more efficient, we've prioritized the must-see attractions according to what kind of couple you are. Click through to see where to go first!
LEGOLAND opens to the public on September 15, 2012.