CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LEGO® NINJAGO® World, the newest land at LEGOLAND® California Resort,
was open for media to explore during a press preview of LEGO® NINJAGO®
World before the new land officially opens to the public on May 5, 2016.
LEGOLAND® California Resort welcomed hundreds of media to be the first
to launch lightning, fireballs, ice and shock waves on NINJAGO® The Ride
and explore the five attractions all designed to test guests’ balance,
agility, speed and creativity: Zane’s Temple Build, Kai’s
Spinners, Cole’s Rock Climb, Jay’s Lightning Drill and
NINJAGO The Ride. At Zane’s Temple Build, guests can free
build with LEGO bricks around an ornate nine-foot high LEGO Monastery
that stands nine-feet high in the center of the courtyard. Next to the
monastery stands a 500 pound LEGO model of ninjas Nya and Zane created
out of 73,600 LEGO bricks that took four Model Builders 550 hours to
build. At Kai’s Spinners, guests can test their balance as they stand on
a spinning platform and twirl. At Cole’s Rock Climb, kids can test their
agility as they scale a rock wall built alongside the main temple. And
guests can test their speed by pushing the lit up buttons in a timed
speed cage at Jay’s Lightning Drill. All to prepare for the ultimate
ninja experience…NINJAGO The Ride!
For the first time in any theme park in North America, NINJAGO The Ride
enables guests to demonstrate ninja skills by using their hands instead
of a hand-held device. The Maestro hand gesture technology is
manufactured by Triotech, the world leader in media based interactive
attractions, and enables guests to throw fire balls, shock waves, ice
and lightning to defeat villains. Riders collect points for their
training and battle efforts and scores are displayed when their quest is
completed. Effects such as heat, smoke and wind are incorporated
throughout the adventure, giving guests the ultimate interactive 4D
experience. “The 4D elements are installed at key moments around the
ride to accentuate the scenes and enhance the sense of immersion,” said
LEGOLAND California Resort’s Project Manager Chris Brzezicki.
Up to four guests sit in each ride vehicle and are guided through 13
different scenes encountering villains such as snakes, skeletons,
ghosts, Lord Garmaddon (king of the Skulkuns) and ultimately, The Great
Devourer…a giant serpent who can only be defeated by all of the ninja
riders working together and using all the elements.
“We’ve really taken LEGOLAND California’s principle of ‘hands on, minds
on’ to a whole new level,” said General Manager of LEGOLAND California
Resort Peter Ronchetti. “We’re firing the imagination to another degree
taking the idea of using gestures to propel fire, ice, etc…it has never
been done before and it’s bridging the gap between the old way of using
physical props, bricks, and the like, with the new world of virtual
NINJAGO World also includes 22 new LEGO models, a new retail outlet, Wu’s
Warehouse and a dining option, Ninja Kitchen, where LEGOLAND
chefs put a special twist on Asian street food with Banh Mi sandwiches
on fresh baked baguettes or steamed Bao Buns with crispy pork belly,
lemongrass chicken or baked sweet chili tofu.
NINJAGO World is included in admission to LEGOLAND California Resort.
For more information, log onto www.LEGOLAND.com
or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).
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LEGOLAND California Resort
Julie Estrada, 760-918-5377