What's New at LEGOLAND Windsor
Emmet and the gang from The LEGO Movie will return in an all-new adventure opening Friday 11th March 2016, at LEGOLAND Windsor.
The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure reunites the popular characters of the smash-hit film from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and LEGO System A/S in an original story featuring the same zany fun and excitement of the movie.
In The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure, Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, MetalBeard and Benny are invited to visit a strange new theme park where all the rides are inspired by the madcap events of The LEGO Movie. But all is not as it seems when the heroes are once again thrust into the middle of an evil secret plot and must rely on the Master Builder skills of a surprise ally to save the day.
The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure will screen throughout the day at LEGOLAND Windsor in the Imagination Theater. 4D elements such as wind, water, fog, lighting and other special effects will bring the larger-than-life experience off the screen and into the audience.
The attraction was developed by Merlin Entertainments in conjunction with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group to further explore the sprawling, imaginative LEGO universe introduced in the movie. The creative team received input from The LEGO Movie writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, as well as Rob Schrab, who is set to direct the movie’s sequel.
LEGO Friends fans are in for a treat at LEGOLAND Windsor this year as a totally new area brings to life the vibrancy and fun of Heartlake City with exciting new attractions, an action packed live show and new equestrian themed Disk'O ride, Mia’s Riding Adventure.
The all-new Heartlake City themed area opens on 23 May when guests can step into the colourful world of the LEGO Friends. The unmistakeable exterior of the Heartlake Shopping Mall gives a stunning harbour-side backdrop for the exciting new live show Friends to the Rescue! featuring Mia, Andrea, Stephanie, Emma and Olivia. Fans can join the girls on an action packed adventure full of surprises and sing and dance along to their favourite LEGO Friends songs.
Then guests can head over to the Heartlake City Express for a gentle train journey through the LEGO countryside, before taking a more energetic equestrian turn on Disk'O ride Mia’s Riding Adventure. This horseback adventure spins riders through the air, travelling backwards and forwards on a circular spinning ‘race track’. Plus at Olivia’s House little LEGO builders can help build a home for one of Olivia’s pets and Emma’s Ice Cream Parlour will be dishing up some delicious desserts.
Heartlake City is also a perfect place to stop for lunch, with Heartlake Pizza & Pasta and the Heartlake Park Cafe too.
Set sail on a perilous swashbucklin’ adventure in 2014, to Pirate Shores at LEGOLAND Windsor.
Will you join Captain Good Brick’s crew as they battle to save Castaway Camp? An all new pirate play area complete with a towering forgotten fortress and fearsome battle ships. High rope-walks, nets and slides will challenge the most experienced buccaneers.
Fun for brave shipmates doesn’t stop there. The hugely popular Pirate Falls log flume hosts a brand new Treasure Quest - can ye help to search for Good Brick’s long lost treasure hoard and reclaim it from the scurrilous Captain Black Heart? Scallywag the Parrot will take you on an animated journey through Pirate Shores to find Black Heart’s hidden lagoon before you face the final climb to the Treetop Lookout. Beware, what goes up must come down - waterproofs recommended - even for the most adventurous deckhands.
Also in Pirate Shores, LEGOLAND favourite, the Jolly Rocker pirate ship, is waiting to give you the voyage of your life - testing your nerves as well as your sea legs! Sailors must have a head for heights. Pirate Shores was previously Pirates Landing and the new Castaway Camp pirate play area replaces the Pirate Training Camp.
LEGOLAND Windsor has now been granted planning permission to build a Haunted House attraction at the park, similar to Ghost - The Haunted House which was new for 2014 at LEGOLAND Billund, featuring a spooky walkthrough experience and two 10m drop towers.
The new attraction will be located in the area between the Heartlake Express railway track and the footpath from the Coastguard HQ to Atlantis - Submarine Voyage.
The queue line will wind through a landscaped area which is to be themed with ‘graveyard’ and ‘spider’s web’ areas and will also feature various elements such as a ‘brick build’ and ‘swamp creature’. Visitors will enter the Haunted House from the front of the building which will be themed to the LEGO Monster Fighters brand, including broken shutters and boarded up windows.
The rear of the building comprises a double height space which houses the drop-ride structures and will be themed using ‘Keep Out’ signs, boarding and effects to create holes in the building. The ride itself comprises two drop towers with two gondolas which are housed within the Haunted House building. The height of the building has been designed around the ride towers to accommodate the required 10m drop.
LEGOLAND Windsor plans to open NINJAGO World with NINJAGO The Ride in 2017 and have submitted a planning application for the new land and attraction.
NINJAGO The Ride is manufactured by Triotech, a world leader in media based interactive attractions, and features cutting-edge technology that enables guests to control the outcome of their adventure through the power of their hand gestures. Through 3D imagery, high-tech sensors and the use of hand movements in a striking motion, up to four riders per car, representing the four main NINJAGO characters, can blast animated fireballs, lightning, shockwaves and ice as they travel through dojos to master their skills before heading into battle. Riders collect points for their training and battle efforts throughout the ride and scores are displayed when their quest is completed. 4D effects such as heat, smoke and wind are also incorporated throughout the adventure, giving guests the ultimate interactive experience.