Friday, August 25, 2017

New Deep Sea Adventure Ride + New 4-D Film Opening at Legoland California in 2018

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The single largest investment in any attraction at any Legoland theme park will take place in 2018 at Legoland California, in the form of a new Lego City: Deep Sea Adventure ride.

The first of its kind ride in North America features a giant building in which eight submarines (each with twelve riders) travel through a 300,000 gallon underground aquarium on a 4 minute adventure.   Riders will look out the portholes of the submarine at real sharks, stingrays, and plenty of other sea creatures as they experience the Deep Sea Adventure.  There will be upwards of 2,000 animals in the habitat when complete, and the ride will handle nearly 1,000 riders per hour.

The attraction will also feature interactive consoles that riders can use to discover hidden treasure throughout the ride, adding points to their total for each find of a ruby, pearl, coin or other treasure.  Guests will assist a team of Lego divers who are treasure hunting - the park is already hard at work on creating these Lego figures.

Lego City: Deep Sea Adventure will be built on the site of the park's current miniature golf course, and is slated to open in Summer 2018.

The theme park also announced that a new 4-D Film, titled "Lego Ninjago, Master of the 4th Dimension," will open in January for park visitors.  The film will combine 3-D visuals with in-theater effects, giving it the 4-D title.

Finally, the currently under construction Castle Hotel has been announced to open in the spring of 2018.  Featuring 250 guest rooms all themed to the castles of the Lego series, the hotel will become the second on the resorts property.

The park released this video covering the announcement with more details of all that is new for 2018.