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Legoland Florida surprises Project X’s last rider before coaster transforms into The Great Lego Race

by Brittani Tuttle
legoland florida

Legoland Florida Resort gave a special surprise to young guest Rowan Lewis for being the last rider on Project X.

After taking millions of guests from around the world on a thrilling ride experience, the Project X roller coaster at Legoland Florida Resort hosted its last rider on Jan. 8.

Project X is set to transform this spring into The Great Lego Race, a new attraction that will add a virtual reality element to the existing coaster track.

The final rider of Project X, young guest Rowan Lewis, was surprised with a brick-built trophy from Lego pirate captain Brickbeard upon exiting the attraction. To recognize the first-time guest for his special achievement, Lewis received a second surprise: an inviation to return to the park as it’s special guest when The Great Lego Race opens in spring 2018.

The Great Lego Race is the first virtual reality (VR) coaster designed for kids, and is the first time the Lego brand has been integrated with VR technology into a theme park attraction.

With animated action both on the ground and in the air, this wild race pits guests against Lego minifigures, including a wizard, a pirate, surfer and pharaoh as they drive Lego-built vehicles like a stylish scooter fueled with espresso, a rocket-powered windsurfing rig, and a fancy canopied bed carried by mummified servants.

Guests can choose to wear VR headsets to experience the adventure, and see the Lego action from every direction when on the coaster. Guests must be at least 42 inches tall to ride, or be accompanyed by a responsible adult at least 48 inches tall.

The VR headsets are designed to fit guests of all ages and are adjustable. The VR experience is intended for children ages 6 and up. Guests are also able to choose to ride with or without wearing the VR headset.

For more information on The Great Lego Race, coming to Legoland Florida Resort in spring 2018, visit legoland.com/florida.

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