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Legoland Windsor Resort to open UK’s first flying theater ride this year

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Legoland Windsor Resort recently announced that its new multi-million-pound land, Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures, will be home to the first flying theater attraction in the U.K. when it opens this May.

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Standing at over 25 meters tall (over 82 feet), the Flight of the Sky Lion will be at the heart of Lego Mythica. Once onboard the ride, families will be taken under Maximus the Sky Lion’s wing and transported to the parallel universe where mythical Lego creatures come to life. As they fly across the landscape, riders will come face to face with many other characters, including the two-headed Hydra, Duo; Fire and Ice Bird, Crystal Flame; and the Greek mythology-inspired Chimera creature.

Also in the land, standing at 13 meters tall (about 43 feet) will be two drop towers named Fire and Ice Freefall, as well as a thrilling water attraction named Hydra’s Challenge. A new experience titled Creature Creation will allow guests to build their own Lego Mythica creatures. The land will also offer an adventure play area called Lava Dragon Play; a character meet-and-greet, Creature Encounter; and The Hungry Troll restaurant and Beastly Bites snack bar.

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Lego Mythica will be home to 13 mythical creatures crafted from more than 1.7 million Lego bricks by a team of 15 Master Builders over the course of 8,649 hours – almost a full year of building. Adorning the Flying Theater building will be the model of the Sky Lion, Maximus, made of 695,530 Lego bricks. Using the resort’s new augmented reality (AR) technology, guests will be able to see the creatures come to life by using the Legoland app.

The Legoland Windsor team worked in partnership with Kids Industries in developing the new land, and spent a year discussing and testing ideas and concepts with children ages 7-11 and their parents. These talks influenced everything in the land from final ride experiences, to names and characters.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing the first Flying Theater ride to the U.K. and revealing all the rides and attractions which will make Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures a must-do experience for families in 2021,” said Helen Bull, divisional director at Legoland Windsor Resort. “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.”

Legoland Windsor’s existing 4D Cinema will host a new and exclusive Lego Mythica film that tells the story behind the parallel universe, through the eyes of BitsandBobs.

Subject to government guidelines, Lego Mythica will open on Saturday, May 29; tickets are on sale now starting from £29 ($40.31 USD) per person, with kids under 90 centimeters (35 inches) admitted for free. The land is currently under construction and will be located between Heartlake City and the resort’s Lego-themed hotels.

For more information, and to plan your visit, head to Legoland.co.uk.

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