Saturday, October 15, 2016

Legoland Florida's Ninjago World Opening Date + New Expansion Model

© Legoland Florida
The all-new Lego Ninjago World at Legoland Florida will open to the public on January 12, 2017, the park has announced.  The "magical martial arts kingdom" expansion brings a blockbuster new ride, themed retail, food and other activities to the ever-growing Florida park.

The ninja theme will be strong throughout the expanded area, with several "hands-on, outdoor activities where kids can sharpen their ninja skills" before taking a spin on Lego Ninjago The Ride.

© Legoland Florida
The ride is a combination of 3-D computer animation, moving cars, special 4-D effects and innovative technology that hasn't been seen outside the chain of Legoland parks.  This scale model of the area was so revealed during the opening date announcement, showing off the entire new land in Lego bricks.

The model also includes a look into some of the Lego Ninjago The Ride scenes within the giant show building:

© Legoland Florida
Four riders will be seated in each individual car as it heads through a mix of physical sets and 3-D screens.  Rider are able to interact with the film on the screen and score points using hand gestures, which is the special technology currently only at Legoland parks.  Riders will blast "fireballs, lightning and more" at different bad guys throughout the ride.

The greater Legoland Florida Resort is also proud to announced that it has created $1 billion in economic activity for the around it since 2010 when construction on the park started.  While they've achieved so much success already, the park is also currently working on an entire second resort (Legoland Beach Resort) that will open next summer.  Congratulations to the park on their success, and here's to many more years of it.