Malaysia is trying hard to compete against its neighbouring countries, Thailand and Singapore to be precise, for tourists that prefer to travel and tour around this region.
The rumours of Disneyland coming to our shore didn't materialise but the government found investors to bring in the Legoland Park. This park will be situated at the much hyped Iskandar Malaysia where it will be opened to the public in 2013. I'm not pouring cold water on the project but there's nothing spectacular about this park.
How will this one theme park bring in the bulk of the tourists?
OK never mind, we'll go for another one then ............. Malaysia can't attract the likes of Disneyland or Universal Studio (which will be opening up in Singapore soon) so we have to go for whoever we can grab.
We managed to grab KidZania (never heard of it till it was reported) all the way from Mexico. Wow, another theme park? I don't think so but it's being painted as if it's going to be one.
It will only require a space of 60,000 sq ft and a small building is just nice enough to host this "theme park". I would say that this theme park will only cater for Malaysians and I doubt that it will create a hoo haa effect till it will attract overseas tourists or even kids from our neighbouring countries.
This Kidzania, to be situated at Mutiara Damansara, will be opened for business in 2012 and entrance fees based on Indonesia's Kidzania could be in the range of US$12 to US$13 for children (depending on the age group) and US$9 for adults. Yeah, for once the kids will cost more than the adults.
Will the parents bring their kids to this new theme park a few times in a year?
Tags: Legoland Park, Iskandar Malaysia, Kidzania, Mutiara Damansara, Disneyland, Universal Studio, Theme Park