An epic new land filled with exciting adventures and mythical creatures is now open at Legoland Windsor Resort — Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures!
This new land is part of the biggest investment put into the resort since it first opened 25 years ago, and features the U.K.’s first flying theater ride, Flight of the Sky Lion.
Standing at 82 feet tall, Flight of the Sky Lion sits at the very heart of the new land. Onboard a flying gondola, guests will soar through a Lego portal into the parallel universe of Mythica, where Lego creatures come to life. As they fly over the landscape of Lego Mythica under the wind of the Sky Lion, Maximus, they will feel mist as they swoop over the ocean; wind as they dive down to the depths; and even the smell of a baby Lego lava dragon’s burp!
“We are so excited to welcome children and their families into the incredible world of Lego Mythica; the first and only land of its kind on earth. Guests can build, create, and let their imaginations run wild, whilst making incredible memories together as a family once again,” said Helen Bull, divisional director at Legoland Windsor Resort. “We are really proud to launch Lego Mythica during our 25th anniversary year which is a huge achievement for all of the team who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to bring this magnificent world to life.”
Smaller thrill seekers can take to new heights on the Fire and Ice Freefall drop tower ride, which stands at just over 42 feet (the equivalent of 325 Lego Minifigures). Hydra’s Challenge will test explorer’s mettle as they get wet and steer their own vessel on this water ride, featuring a 481,000 Lego brick model of the Hydra Sea Monster emerging from the depths below.
Building on the spirit of imagination that brought the land to life, children and their families can also build their own mythical creatures at Creature Creation. Lego fans can also marvel at the 13 new Lego Mythica models that have taken a team of Model Makers nearly a year of building and over 1.76 million Lego bricks to create.
There’s even more adventure to be found in the Lava Dragon Play area; a character meet-and-greet with Bits and Bobs; The Hungry Troll restaurant serving fresh fish and chips; and Beastly Bites, offering up a menu of Lego Mythica-inspired doughnuts. In the Legoland app, guests can also take part in the Lego Mythica Augmented Reality Experience, in which they can scan Lego models in the land and watch them come to life, open up a portal at home, and even collect a limited edition POP Badge that offers a spy hole into the world of Mythica.
“Lego Mythica is an alternative universe that is powered by imaginations. When kids build Lego creations, unbeknownst to them these creations come to life in this parallel world,” said Theo Papadopoulos, creative lead at Merlin Magic Making. “It has been an amazing experience for us all creating the epic universe of Lego Mythica and we hope to capture our guests’ imaginations in this one-of-a-kind, U.K.-first ride.”
Created by kids for kids, this new land was the result of a partnership with Kids’ Industries. The Resort team spent over a year working with kids, discussing and testing ideas and concepts with 6- to 11-year-olds and their parents, who influenced everything from the final ride experiences to the names and characters.
Day tickets to Legoland Windsor Resort start at £29 ($41.15 USD) per person, and kids under 90 centimeters (about 3 feet) go free. Tickets can be pre-booked online at Legoland.co.uk.
Check out our video report from the new land below: