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When the ride operated at Legoland Windsor, it featured odd vehicle enclosures that covered the cars with clear windows. Those added elements were removed when the ride was moved to Legoland Florida.


Thank god! Those damn windows would cook you to death in the Florida sun.

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Merlin Entertainments Group has sent us a press release announcing the transformation of the Project X roller coaster at Legoland Florida into The Great LEGO Race VR Coaster.




Prepare to take a ride on the wildest LEGO® race ever imagined when cutting-edge virtual reality technology combines with roller coaster thrills in an exhilarating new attraction opening in late 2017 at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, followed in 2018 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Germany’s LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort, UK parent company Merlin Entertainments Group announced today.


Developed under the supervision of Merlin Magic Making, the company’s global creative and delivery division, The Great LEGO Race will transform three existing “Project X” roller coasters into an exciting, high-octane experience that puts kids in the driver’s seat and asks, “Are you brave enough to face, race and beat the best of the best in all of LEGO world?”


Featuring a colorful lineup of racers drawn from the ranks of the popular LEGO minifigure mystery assortments, The Great LEGO Race pits riders in a rollicking race against wild, brick-built contraptions driven by Trendsetter, Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Wizard and Pirate Captain, including a rocket-powered surfboard and a stylish scooter fueled by espresso. Wearing VR headsets, guests will experience the action from every direction – up, down, forward, backward and all points in between – in a dazzling environment where everything is made of LEGO bricks.


The adventure begins as guests approach the ride’s bold new entry portal as the sounds of roaring engines fill the air. Nearby, the coaster’s queue will resemble a pre-race space where pit crews for each of the five LEGO racers are preparing for the competition, plus interactive, hands-on elements to entertain waiting riders.


During the ride, Bluetooth technology will sync the virtual visuals with the roller coaster’s twists, turns, drops and climbs, creating an all-new experience filled with thrills, spills, surprises and humor – an experience only LEGOLAND could create.


“The Great LEGO Race was inspired by the way kids play with LEGO toys at home,” said Candy Holland, senior creative director for Merlin Magic Making, which designs and develops attractions for Merlin sites around the world. “It’s a unique LEGO adventure that lets kids enter an epic imaginary world made entirely from LEGO bricks, featuring a host of different themes and fun LEGO characters, all mixed up together.”


Guests can choose to experience The Great LEGO Race with or without the VR headset. A preshow video will demonstrate the experience with side-by-side views of the physical coaster track and virtual reality environment. Its gentle thrills and amusing storyline are intended for children ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 6 that meet the ride’s minimum height requirement may ride without the VR headset.



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Ugh...when will this VR thing finally die!?!?


The only interesting thing here is that they are letting 6 year olds do the VR. Didn't a bunch of parks try to convince us that Samsung said it wasn't safe for anyone under 13? And then Europa park made the European TUV do a study that showed it was fine in small doses? Such drama to put an uncomfortable sweaty headset on...

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Ugh...when will this VR thing finally die!?!?


Seriously! I was really hoping parks would stop doing this once they saw what a disaster it turned out to be capacity wise. Plus, I don't think the VR adds anything of value to the ride experience. If anything, it makes the ride experience worse due to the headsets being uncomfortable and not being able to see the ride elements.

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If you ever find yourself saying, "I like Wild Mouse Coasters, my only complaint is that the capacity isn't quite horrendous enough" then this one's for you!


If the load times for Kraken Unleashed are anything to go by (at that coaster has a significantly higher capacity than Project X), this ride's line will increase exponentially... I just wish there was a way to solve for the crazy capacity-killing issues with these VR options. Kraken Unleashed was decent fun but it has made Kraken inaccessible to most guests, especially those not there at opening, and I see this trend taking more rides out in this manner.

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TPR had the chance to head to Legoland on Friday morning for the grand opening of The Great Lego Race VR Coaster, and we had a great time! The Great Lego Race VR Coaster is a VR overlay and re-theming to the "Project X" Mack Rides Wild Mouse located in the Technic section of the park. Overall we thought it was a great use of VR on a family friendly ride. The media they created for this attraction feels like a mini Lego Movie, it is fun, humorous and exciting - the perfect balance that you expect from the Lego brand. If this is the future of VR coasters then sign me up, it is a great way to add a little burst of extra fun if you choose to use the googles. The "normal" ride is still available for those who either don't meet the 48inch and 6 year old requirement or if you would prefer to ride without.


On to the pictures!


Lego Logo! See what I did there?


We are here bright and early at the Legoland Resort Florida!


Checked in and ready to go! I love the mini lego racing trophy!


One of my favorite parts of any Legoland is visiting all the places we have been recently in Lego form!


We were just here in November! I can see my room!


Time to play "find the hidden Lego animals!"


Here is the newly re-themed entrance!


The grand opening was super cute with each lego character from the ride having a segment! We started off with the pirates of course!


And then moved on to the wizard and his friends!


And with some fire and excitement, the ride is officially open!


Which team will you choose to race for?


The Lego VR googles are SUPER cute!


One of the things I love about Legoland is that they have TONS of activities for kids to do while waiting in line!


We are ready to go!


This is a good example of what the ride looks like, basically like an adventure in the Lego movie, with the "course" being built as you go along. It is awesome!


You can probably guess what is about to happen while they are going over the drop!


The ride is over and boy is it awesome!


I think we raced well enough to claim this trophy!


The park has SO many awesome things for kids (and adults) to pose with and in. It is almost overwhelming!


We also had to visit some of our favorites, like the Lego driving school.


and Lego fire rescue academy!


Hands up if you want to ride again! I know that I can't wait to!

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Today Theme Park Review was invited to Legoland Florida to check out this year's LEGO Star Wars Days, a weekend special event running this weekend along with May 12th - 13th and May 19th - 20th! LEGO Star Wars Days brings a Star Wars focus to the park with roaming characters, special LEGO versions of Darth Vader and Captain Phasma, a new show and lots of Star Wars-themed activities throughout the park for guests to enjoy in addition to all of the fun you already get during a normal visit to Legoland Florida! And speaking of year-round fun, LEGO Star Wars MINILAND has been expanded with the addition of several new and iconic scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!


All of this Star Wars excitement comes in addition to the park's gigantic lineup of rides and attractions, shows, Cypress Gardens and water park... Not to mention the park's newest additions from the last few years (Ninjago, Chima, etc...). Needless to say, LEGO Star Wars Days is an excellent excuse to get back out to Legoland Florida if you haven't been recently, and there is plenty of reason for you to visit the park in general, especially if you never have before!


Today we’re at Legoland Florida to experience the new LEGO Star Wars Days offerings at the park!


LEGO models of Rey and BB-8 are popular features towards the entrance of the park!


Be on the lookout for Stormtroopers throughout Legoland Florida during LEGO Star Wars Days!


Take a look at the event guide available to pick up at the entrance of the park.


There are lots of special Star Wars offerings to enjoy throughout the park!


And even more!


This LEGO Yoda model is available to take a photo with just inside of the entrance of the park.


Guests can meet their favorite Star Wars characters during LEGO Star Wars Days at Legoland Florida!


Members of the 501st Legion can be spotted roaming Legoland Florida during LEGO Star Wars Days!


Poe Dameron and Padmé Amidala are two more characters guests will find at Legoland Florida during LEGO Star Wars Days!


Even Imperial TIE fighter pilots need a break every once in a while!


The park is also featuring several limited time offerings for LEGO Star Wars merchandise during the event.


LEGO Star Wars MINILAND is a highlight of Legoland Florida that can be enjoyed year-round!


Darth Maul!


The Millennium Falcon chase scene through the crashed Star Destroyer is represented in the new area, complete with moving elements!


The Jakku Market Escape scene from The Force Awakens is also represented in the new LEGO Star Wars MINILAND area.


Finn's crashed TIE Fighter scene!


Rey's home on Jakku is a downed AT-AT.


The scene that introduced Kylo Ren and the First Order to viewers in Star Wars: The Force Awakens can be seen here.


Guests can visit the LEGO Star Wars Photo Fan Gallery to check out themed art featuring LEGO Star Wars characters and to enter for a chance to win one of the photos!


LEGO Darth Vader is meeting guests during LEGO Star Wars Days at Legoland Florida!


I couldn't resist!


Rey guards the other entrance to LEGO Star Wars MINILAND where you can see recreations of iconic scenes from the Star Wars films!


The Battle of Kashyyyk from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is featured in LEGO Star Wars MINILAND!


As is the iconic Cantina scene from Star Wars: A New Hope.


And the Millennium Falcon escaping Mos Eisley, also from Star Wars: A New Hope.


Even more characters to be found throughout the park!


It isn’t a visit to Legoland Florida without some of Granny’s Apple Fries!


Next was Galaxy of Fun, a variety show wrapped loosely around the themes of LEGO Star Wars.


There was juggling...


And balancing too... Overall, a very different kind of show for a Star Wars event.


You can't roam the park without at least running into a few extra characters!


Light Sword Churros are available for purchase during the event as well!


Here is the Battle of Hoth from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as seen in LEGO Star Wars Miniland.


Darth Maul and the Seventh Sister were out meeting guests as we were heading out!


Another special merchandise option for the event!


Special thanks to Legoland Florida for hosting us for the first day of this year’s LEGO Star Wars Days! Be sure to check out the event for yourself by visiting the park this weekend, May 12th - 13th or May 19th - 20th!

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I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver our biggest theme park news since opening in 2011. THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD will open spring 2019! It’s our largest investment yet and it promises to deliver an unforgettable experience as it puts guests right in the middle of Bricksburg, the city where Emmet lives in The LEGO® MOVIE™.


The addition of THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD represents our continuing commitment to providing state-of-the-art experiences specifically designed to create awesome memories for kids ages 2-12. The sights and sounds will be fully immersive bringing THE LEGO MOVIE franchise to life in a way that only a LEGOLAND Park could. We know kids come from all over the world to meet the stars of THE LEGO MOVIE and we can’t wait to see their faces light up as they interact within the imaginative world of Bricksburg.


THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD will be based on THE LEGO® MOVIE™ and the upcoming sequel and feature two new rides, character meet and greets and a giant themed playscape. In addition, the interactive boat ride, The Quest for Chi, will be completely transformed drenching guests in an exciting new experience when it reopens as a key attraction in THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD in spring 2019. Be sure to visit before May 29, 2018 to ride The Quest for Chi one last time!


Is your excitement building yet? Be sure to check back here on the LEGOLAND Florida Resort Blog for the latest news on THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD!

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WOW. This park is on the ball, Chima hasn't proved to be a long-term property and seeing they are going to swap it out for something much more popular is an automatic win. I wonder if they are counting the change as one of the two new rides. Good job Legoland!


So For 2019 we now have:

-Harry Potter Motorbike Coaster

-New Show/Attraction in Hollywood at USF

-Mickey's Runaway Railway

-Star Wars Land

-The Skyliners at WDW

-Multiple new attractions at Legoland based off of their second best original IP ( <3 Bionicles).

-Sesame Street at Seaworld

-Unannounced but likely Busch Gardens Project

(and an outside shot that Ratatouille @ Epcot)



What a dream year.


Adam, Do you know if there are any showings of the Lego Movie 4D during Lego Star Wars days or is the theater entirely taken over by Star Wars? I'm heading there on the 20th.

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Have you ever wanted to fly aboard a Triple Decker Couch? Aspired to ascend the heights of Cloud Cuckoo Land? Fantasized fighting against a DUPLO® alien invasion? You can experience all this and more at THE LEGO® MOVIE WORLD, where guests can step into THE LEGO MOVIE universe and onto the streets of Bricksburg.




THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD at LEGOLAND Florida Resort is the only place in the world that you can experience the pure wonder and imagination inspired by THE LEGO MOVIE universe. We’ve been hard at work, building brick-by-brick, to create state-of-the-art experiences that bring THE LEGO MOVIE to life.


Opening early spring 2019, THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD, created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will feature three family-friendly marquee attractions, inspired by the characters and themes of the worldwide blockbuster THE LEGO MOVIE and THE LEGO MOVIE 2: The Second Part.


THE LEGO MOVIE Masters of Flight: Hop aboard Emmet’s Triple Decker Flying Couch! This flying theater attraction whisks guests away on an action-packed adventure on a suspended ride with a full-dome virtual screen, giving the sensational feeling of flying alongside some familiar (like Emmet and Wyldstyle) and some new faces like Sweet Mayhem, a character set to debut in the upcoming feature THE LEGO MOVIE 2: The Second Part.


Unikitty’s Disco Drop: Enter through the rainbow portal to join the fun with Unikitty and her many personalities. This ride swoops guests to the tiptop of Cloud Cuckoo Land, then drops, spins and bounces them back down to earth, creating a thrilling and fun experience.




Battle of Bricksburg: Calling all Master Builders! DUPLO® aliens have invaded Bricksburg to come and play! Riders are challenged to stop DUPLO® aliens from invading and stealing LEGO bricks by spraying water at targets.




Finish off the day in downtown Bricksburg, the home of Emmet’s Super Suite, a character meet-and-greet experience where guests can hang out with Emmet and all of his friends inside his apartment, the Taco Tuesday Everyday eatery, and The Awesome Shop, filled with take home memories. The downtown area will also include a space-themed playground structure inspired by Benny’s spaceship, plus special photo opportunities.


The fun doesn’t stop in the park. Enjoy the ultimate vacation (or slumber party) just steps away at LEGOLAND Hotel in a new THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD themed room. Designed with familiar scenery and beloved characters from the movie, no detail is left untouched. Adults can relax in a room inspired by Emmet’s bedroom, while kids dream of spaceship adventures in the children’s room, modeled after Benny’s Spaceship. No matter where you stay or how you choose to spend your day, awesome awaits at THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD.

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