We visited the Water Park before the Theme Park for three reasons. Firstly Joy loves water, secondly, it looked like it was going to rain and lastly, doing the water park in the late morning to noon time, when It is warmer will reduce the likelihood of Joy catching a cold.
Joy jumping for Joy on the way to the Waterpark. You have no idea how hard it was to convince her not to wear her swimsuit the minute she woke up.
The water park was less than a minute’s walk from LEGOland Hotel. Once you step out of the lift, turn right a little and you’ll see a pathway leading to it. Easy peasy.
We had an awesome view of the water slides from our hotel room and were raring to try them out. One of the first slides which Joy wanted to try was this one, where the whole family can go onto a huge float and enjoy the slide together. I expected that Joy wouldn’t be allowed on it though, because she might not have the strength to hold on to the handles and secure herself and true enough. Bummer, but safety first I guess.
Adults and older children will be thrilled with this set of water slide. I saw it in its full glory while we were on the Bug Tower ride at the LEGOland Theme Park later in the day and just had to snap a photo (see right) . We didn’t try it because we didn’t want Joy to feel left out but the hubs and I did try out the milder blue slide you see in the picture, pretty fun.
Going down the slides are fun but I was always curious, do you end in a pool of water? What can I expect? Here’s a photo of how the slides end – gradually, in a shallow, narrow pool of water.
Joy was slightly disappointed that she couldn’t go down the slides but when she saw the wave pool, she forgot everything. It’s like hanging out on a beach but better because it’s cleaner and safer (as in you won’t accidentally get cut by rock structures etc). We spent quite some time there enjoying the waves, playing and chatting. Surprisingly, the water temperature was comfortably warm.
The huge water playground in the middle of LEGOland Waterpark is, as far as I can see, the centre of attraction for children. There is a huge bucket that collects a lot of water right at the top of the playground and when it overturns, a huge wave of water falls upon the playground, making the child (and adults) squeal in delight. The playground structure is very fun to explore, even to me. There are enough variations in the structure, some portions and slides end in knee deep waters – very fun!
Not suitable very young children though and children not accustomed to watching out for themselves should be accompanied for safety reasons. Water temperature was very cold, I’m not sure why there is a significant temperature difference from the wave pool and the LEGO river.
Joy told me that the Wave Pool and the LEGO River tie in terms of fun factor. You can go with or without a float in the LEGO River, which is peppered with soft giant LEGOs in all LEGO colors. From my observation most of the floats do not come with handles but there are some which do and what I like best about some of the floats is that the base is covered, instead of doughnut shaped – that way, even very young children can be put on the float to enjoy the LEGO River. There are waterfalls, sprinklers and some LEGO features along the way, which Joy loved.
I’m glad that there is a good sized water playground for the very young children. It has slides and animal features that squirts water if you turn the wheel or pump features on them. We played there as well, Joy loved the slides that ended in shallow waters and also the small pool area by the slides.
There are about two LEGO water stations in the LEGOland Waterpark, which were very interesting in itself. I saw several children transfixed by the play possibilities playing there.
We spent slightly more than 3 hours at the LEGOland Water Park, even though Joy couldn’t take some of the rides went back to the hotel to change, had lunch and headed straight to the LEGOland Theme Park until it closed for the day. It’s doable if the little one can go without a nap, provided you go during off peak periods, but very, very tiring. If we were to return, we’ll definitely prefer to do one park a day and enjoy a more leisurely stay at LEGOland wonderland.
Related: Our LEGOland Hotel Stay experience.
Disclosure: We were sponsored one night’s stay at LEGOland Hotel, Malaysia and provided with one day admission tickets to both parks. We paid for the 2nd night’s stay ourselves. All opinions are my own.