The new area will be home to the UK’s first Flying Theatre ride, Flight of the Sky Lion, where families will quite literally be taken under the Sky Lion’s (Maximus) wing and transported to the parallel universe of LEGO MYTHICA. As guests swoop, duck and dive over the incredible landscape, they will come face-to-face with the realm’s many characters, including the two-headed Hydra (Duo), Fire and Ice Bird (Crystal Flame) and the Greek mythology inspired Chimera creature.
Other attractions will include Fire and Ice Freefall which consists of two new 13 metre spinning drop towers, and Hydra’s Challenge where guests will steer their own vessel on this thrilling rethemed water attraction. Also set to feature in the new land will be Creature Creation where guests can build their very own LEGO MYTHICA creatures, an adventure play area called Lava Dragon Play, and a character meet and greet experience, Creature Encounter. The Hungry Troll restaurant and Beastly Bites snack bar will provide exotic tastes and flavours of LEGO MYTHICA. In addition, the Resort’s existing 4D Cinema will feature an exclusive, new film telling the story behind the mysteries of the parallel universe through the eyes of the loveable BitsandBobs character.
Helen Bull, Divisional Director at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, said:
“We’re thrilled to be bringing the first Flying Theatre ride to the UK and today revealing all the rides and attractions which will make LEGO MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures a must-do experience for families in 2021.
“The whole country has never needed escapism more than they do right now and we’ve worked closely with children and their families to make sure our new land delivers the thrills for everyone, whether it’s their 25th visit to LEGOLAND Windsor or their very first. Subject to Government guidelines, we’re planning to open LEGO MYTHICA on Saturday 29 May and tickets are on sale now to experience the country’s first Flying Theatre as well as everything else the Park has to offer.”
As guests explore the new area, they will be able to discover 13 mythical creatures made from more than 1.7 million LEGO bricks by a team of 15 master builders over the course of 8,649 hours. Adorning the Flying Theatre building will be the breath-taking model of the Sky Lion, Maximus, made of 685,530 LEGO bricks, weighing more than 5,819 kilogrammes. Guests will be able to see the mythical LEGO creatures come to life before their very eyes using new augmented reality technology on the LEGOLAND App.
Working in partnership with Kids Industries, the team behind the new land spent a year discussing and testing ideas and concepts with 7-11 year olds and their parents who influenced the final ride experiences, names and characters. Plans for the new area were first submitted in July 2019, when it then appeared that it was intended to be THE LEGO® MOVIE™ World. However, the submission of revised plans a year later, in July 2020, indicated an alternative theme would be realised, with LEGO MYTHICA announced in October 2020.
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