Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Brick-or-Treat presents Monster Party X Legoland Halloween 2022

Having a three-year-old daughter, I noticed that one of her favorite holidays seems to be Halloween. I always thought it would be any other season but Halloween but she totally proved me wrong, and I guess it has a point. Who wouldn't love Halloween? It's all about mysteries, being brave, and exploring the unknown. With that being said, I and the hubs decided to take her to LEGOLAND in Johor! We can't deny that LEGOLAND is a toddler's dream to explore, especially when the theme park caters to rides that are suitable for the little ones. 

This happens to be my first time being in LEGOLAND with a child in hand, and i must tell you that the experience as a parent is totally different. The ambiance was huge, and since we went on a weekday the crowd was decent with no extremely long lines. At the most, we only waited 10 minutes to get on a ride, which makes it perfect for the kids since we all know that kids don't like waiting. So, if you're thinking of bringing the family to LEGOLAND, go on a weekday for a stress-free environment of lesser crowds! 

As we entered LEGOLAND, the first thing we noticed would be the entrance to a Monster Party. Monster Party begins the moment guests dressed as little monsters enter LEGOLAND, as they feel like they are on “Monster Street” with themed décor, roaming entertainment - such as stilt walkers and members of the Monster Crew – costume contests, and a scavenger hunt at The Beginning. We arrived at 10am, and it's actually the perfect time to arrive because there's like a welcome show to get the kids excited about the theme park. I was into it because it would let the kids move their bodies and be free. Also in conjunction to Halloween, there's a monster hunt happening where you have to find 5 monsters hidden within the theme park where you'll get a prize if you spot all 5 of them! Mikayla had a lot of fun hunting for the monsters and joining in the games at every checkpoint, and instantly once we finished all 5 locations, we got to redeem a cute gift (which was a button badge) as a souvenir to bring home. hehe. The stage also had this V.I.M. Dance Party Hosted by Lord Vampyre, where only monsters are allowed into this Very Important Monster party where everyone can dance until their skeletons shake, busting out monstrous moves and ghoulish grooves!

We started our journey exploring Lego City where there were a lot of mini lego cars, and this is where the driving school and boating school are located. We started off with the Boating School because it was a ride on water where the kids get to maneuver the boat on their own accompanied by an adult sitting in the passenger seat. It was so cute to see kids trying to steer the boat around in the water, and since Mikayla is only 3, i'd say that she did a good job on the first try. Then she went to the Driving school which allowed only 3 kids at a time to ensure safety as they're supposed to do one lap on their own driving the lego car. 

Considering we had Zayden with us, who is currently 1, he got a little cranky wondering what he could ride, so we jumped into a family-friendly ride which was the Legoland Express train. The train is roughly about a 5-minute ride that takes you around Lego City for kids to explore and see what attractions they have to offer. Zayden enjoyed this a lot considering he was so quiet throughout the ride while enjoying the scenery. The ride also passed through miniland, so you'd see mini buildings made out of lego! 

By the time we were done with the rides, it was roughly lunchtime for the kids. We opted for early lunch to beat the lunch crowd and also because the kids skipped breakfast entirely. They had a few restaurants in the theme park, but we went to the restaurant in Lego City since it was the most convenient at the time. They had decent options, and i can say that you wont have to worry about the kids. They had chicken rice, spaghetti, nuggets, fish and chips, and more! I wish I took photos of the food, but since we were hungry as well, we kind of ate in a rush. Price-wise, I would say it's pretty reasonable. At RM25, you can get a drink, a dish, and desserts as a set meal, which I personally think is ok. My priority was to ensure they had kid-friendly food, and im happy as a parent. 

Right after lunch, Mikayla was quick to see an airplane ride and we immediately went in line. She liked that the plane looked like lego, and the fact that she could ride it. The ride was simple with up and down movements, but for kids, I would say it's pretty safe and fun! Later we went to the Land of Adventure which had an Egypt vibe and the first thing we saw was the Lost Kingdom Adventure. I would say this is similar to a scary ride with mysteries of lego skeletons and snakes appearing throughout the ride, but it was fun considering that we were given toy guns to shoot while we were on the ride and basically in search of the hidden treasure! Surprised enough that Mikayla was brave throughout the ride, but if I were a kid, i like the trill and excitement of the ride. 

Then theres another ride called the Ninjago which was pretty interactive, and I would assume the little boys would like this the most as they had a mini wall climbing feature that makes sounds when the kids reach a point. Zayden was too small to ride this ride, but Mikayla liked it till we rode it two times! Its pretty fun considering its like a 4D feature where heat, splashes and wind were featured throughout the ride. Then we proceeded to the Imagination Theme Park which is more kiddy friendly. They had a mini playground with a HUGE space and i personally think my 1yo loved this the most. It had small slides, big slides, a mini maze, and also a mini train. We spent a good 30 minutes here because they enjoyed it a lot. 

Then we proceeded to the viewing tower which was air-conditioned (a great stop to cool off with a view btw), to basically see an overall view of the theme park. The kids got pretty excited being high up in the sky and im surprised that my toddler wasn't afraid of heights. By this time, the kids practically had their day and decided to take a nap. Luckily we brought our wagon with us so the kids can sleep peacefully while we wagon them around. With this time, I took the opportunity to go for a roller coaster ride which was the highlight 'the dragon' and I gotta say that the ride is pretty exciting. After being a mom, I forget what the adrenaline of a fast ride felt like. Good times! 

Now it was already 3pm and we decided to jump to explore SEA LIFE aquarium. Honestly by 3pm, the air conditioned aquarium was a great way to end our day. We managed to explore to see some stingrays, and there were up to 13000 sea creatures to see. I personally enjoyed the starfish area where there was an educator who allowed taught us how to touch a starfish while we learn a few fun facts on the sea creature. It's nice that they even had sinks to wash your hands too. To me, the whole aquarium interior was pretty modern and they had lego figurines in the aquarium and around the layout as well which made it attractive for the kids to hunt for their favourite lego. 

Btw, since it was halloween, theres halloween decorations everywhere! With Halloween being the in-season at the moment, there will be a Marshmallow Monster Hunt at SEA LIFE Malaysia. If you lurk and observe properly during your visit, the marshmallow monster is on the loose and roaming around SEA LIFE Malaysia. The game is optional, but if you manage to spot and collect the hidden letters of his name, you'll stand a chance to win a gift!

If youre planning to visit LEGOLAND while enjoying the seasonal fun, i'd suggest you plan your weekend ahead as there will be a Special Monster Party Celebration every Friday and Saturday. It's a 2-hour special party from 5pm to 7pm every Friday and Saturday, where you get to explore, play and put on your best party dance moves with your friends and family. Spot and collect candies at the Brick-or-Treat Trail, challenge the Halloween Party Games, jiggy it up at the Monster Rocker Jam show, put on your best disguise, and participate in the children’s costume contest to win cool prizes!


So, in conjunction to this campaign, from 7 October – 6 November, every Friday to Sunday, kids dressed in FULL Halloween costumes will be able to enter the Theme Park for free when accompanied by an adult with a full-priced ticket. So get their monster costumes out and dress them up for a fun time at LEGOLAND during this Halloween Campaign. For more information on LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort's Brick-or-Treat Monster Party, head over to the official website at https://www.legoland.com.my or LEGOLAND social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.

Forget about ghosts, and goblins – LEGO® Monsters are taking over this Halloween season at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort as Brick-or-Treat presents the all-new Monster Party, the largest children’s Halloween celebration! Throughout the month of October, you can look forward to celebrating Halloween with the new 4D movie: “The Great Monster Chase!”, treat and game stations, not-so-spooky décor, entertainment, and a special 2-hour Halloween Party happening every Friday and Saturday.

All in all, i would say that we had a great time as a family at LEGOLAND Malaysia. Our kids are only 1 and 3, and we were really surprised that the rides and attractions catered enough for both of them. I love how the rides encouraged bravery, skills, attention, and independence for the little ones and it was nice to see my toddler getting into action thinking that she knows what to do. The environment was safe and spacious for the kids to explore and run around. Definitely looking forward to our next visit to LEGOLAND once the little one is bigger. xx

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