A Fun Day at Mid Valley Megamall

Today, DH took a day off from work to bring the gals to Mid Valley Megamall as he wanted to bring them for a ride on Thomas Tank & Friends, which made its debut appearance in Malaysia. We had thought the rides were free as advertised in the papers, but I think DH missed the small * sign which says ‘conditions apply’… hiyah…. rides are free only with minimum purchase of RM80 on Thomas & Friends merchandise.

The best shot I managed to snap of Thomas Tank before being told to back off for the reporters and the Sunbeam pre-schoolers.

Thomas & Friends merchandise on display.

Now I really like this Thomas & Friends bed.

The crowd was crazy and there were reporters everywhere. A group of Sunbeam pre-schoolers were the very first few lucky guests to have their rides on Thomas Tank and they were teated like VIPs as the reporters were busy snapping their pix away. I was even told to give way when I tried to snap pix of my 2 gals, wtf.

Anyway, the Thomas & Friends train was not as impressive as I’d expected, as can be seen from the pix. Similar and longer rides can be taken at 1 Utama Shopping Centre and they only cost RM3 per ride. I would say Metro Jaya has succeeded in its marketing strategy to draw a huge crowd, mostly doting parents and grandparents as well as Thomas & Friends fans who are willing to part with RM80 or more to buy Thomas & Friends merchandise, then spend half an hour queuing up to pay for the merchandise and then waste another half an hour queuing up for the train ride that only lasted less than 5 minutes. The toys were not even cheap and I saw people grabbing them as though they were on cheap sale without batting an eyelid and hurriedly ran to the cashier to pay in order to get tickets for the train rides. DH was almost one of the ‘vicims’, if not for my wise and quick intervention…. ahem.

After joining in the craze with Thomas & Friends fans, we all went to have dim sum at Spring Valley Chinese Restaurant. After that, we got Alycia a pair of Disney’s Winnie The Pooh shoes as her old shoes were wearing out and her feet are outgrowing them, and btw her shoes cost way more than mine.

While I went for my monthly retail theraphy, DH brought the gals to the indoor theme park at Jaya Jusco before we headed to Little Penang Cafe to satisfy sil #2’s craving for local delights before she flies back to HK next week. After satisfying sil #2’s crave, DH brought wife boss to Papa Beard to get her 5 deliciously sinful cream puffs.

Whilst I was away on my retail spree, DH quietly bought the gals yet another toy. DH sure knows when to buy… when wife boss is not around to stop him from pampering his 2 angels :roll eyes: Shall take pix of the new toy and post them in my blog soon.

More fun with daddy at the indoor theme park at Jaya Jusco whilst mummy goes for her monthly retail theraphy.

Batteries conked out after 5 hours of continuous fun, eating and shopping.
Look at Alycia’s cranky face… well settling down the gals back home is yet another story/battle.

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9 thoughts on “A Fun Day at Mid Valley Megamall

  1. Hi HFM–sounds like a busy, busy day. Your little ones are so cute in that cart!

    Once they get tired and their energy wanes, makes the settling down more difficult.

    Thanks for sharing this post and those adorable pics!

  2. It’s a good thing about “ang moh” land.. they donch or i’ve never heard anyone tell any parents to move away.. or give way.. they are usually very patient here. Love the pictures of your gals.. πŸ˜‰ so pretty.. and so happy looking..! Retail therapy was good for you ..?? Beard Papa..!! yummy..!!! so nice of your DH lah..!!

  3. New Parent… what i hate most about bringing the gals out is settling them down back home. The moment they are brought out fr the car and jolted fr their naps, they will wail and roll on the floor. Drives me insane. Most of the time, it’s a battle.

    Vien… the organizer told me nicely, else… i’ll give them a piece of my mind, haha.

  4. Mamabok… that’s just one of the many ugly sides of malaysians.
    I ate 3 Papa Beard’s cream puff till I felt quite bloated :greedy:. Thats why i worked out extra hard today.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing your Thomas Train experience at Midvalley. Reading the ad, i was hesitant, called their Customer Svc to find out if i could just buy train tickets without the $80 merchandise & was told i couldn’t & he informed me of the extremely long queue. Decided to wait for a blogger to share b4 deciding whether to bring my son who’s extremely crazy over Thomas & Friends. After what u’ve said, i’d definitely stay away from Midvalley until Thomas leaves. πŸ™‚

    Mummy of a crazed Thomas-fan son

  6. Anonymous… tks 4 stopping by my blog… wish i knew who u r! I dont think the crowd will wane off coz it’s the school hols now plus it’s the very 1st time Thomas is here. Perhaps u can TRY going on a weekday, guess the crowd wont be that ridiculous.

  7. Hello!

    I chanced upon your blog while Googling “Thomas and Friends Mid Valley Megamall”. Amazing this, this Google.

    Anyway, it turns out your blog is at the top of that Google list! Thanks for all the info, like some of the other comments posted, I too considered taking my sons there but was a bit hesitant about the crowd and whether it was really worth it. Was (still am) afraid it might be like going to a warehouse sale.

  8. Full Time Mom… tks 4 dropping by my blog. You can give it a try by going on a weekday but be prepared for a long queue, if u dont really mind. Or maybe go towards the last few days of the session.
    My blog appeared in your google search becoz my blog is indexed with google, yahoo and a few other search engines.

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