In August 2022, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort submitted an application for a Lawful Development Certificate for the installation of a new duelling family shuttle coaster, located to the west of Duplo Valley and to the east of the Mansion House, on the site of the former Raft Racers attraction. The plans showed two separate shuttle coaster tracks, with layouts broadly mirroring one another, along with additional elements including a loading platform, operators cabin, queue line and perimeter fencing.
February 2023 – Canopies Plans
Following the granting of the Lawful Development Certificate for the duelling coaster itself in November 2022, LEGOLAND submitted a planning application for the installation of six canopies to cover the ride’s station area and parts of the queue line. The canopies were said to all comprise steel columns with olive/black coloured corrugated sheeting roof with aluminium guttering. Three small canopies were proposed for sections of the queue line, with the interior walls due to be graphic wrapped. Another canopy was proposed above the batching area, where guests would be directed to one of the two coasters, referred to as the ‘Red Ride’ and ‘Blue Ride’. A fifth canopy was proposed for the holding area located beneath the lift hills for the coasters. Finally, a canopy was proposed to cover the full station platform. Details of the proposed photo booth, positioned along the exit route from the ride, were also shown on the plans, although it was noted that this would be built under Permitted Development Rights.
18th February 2023
Since our last update, the construction site has been cleared even further, with the removal of many trees and shrubs, along with the bridge section of queue line that would cross over the former Raft Racers attraction. The section of queue line before this point is being retained and adapted to become the ride exit for the new coasters.
August 2022 – Plans
In late August 2022, the Resort submitted an application for a Lawful Development Certificate for the installation of a new duelling family shuttle coaster. Located to the west of Duplo Valley and to the east of the Mansion House, on the site of the former Raft Racers attraction, the plans showed two separate shuttle coaster tracks, with layouts that broadly mirror one another. Alongside the rollercoasters, the application also encompassed additional elements including a loading platform, operators cabin, queue line and perimeter fencing. The maximum height of the proposed ride will be approximately 10.8m above ground level, although the actual overall elevation change between the highest and lowest points of the track will be greater than this, looking closer to around 18m. With the drawing numbers of the plans submitted as part of the application starting with ‘LL24’, it appeared that a 2024 opening was being targeted.