First look inside Legoland Windsor’s new multi-million-pound Mythica land: Photographs show engineers checking never-before-seen rides ahead of the May 29 opening

  • Unveiled for the first time today is the Fire and Ice Freefall drop ride, standing at 13 metres tall (42ft) 
  • Legoland says that guests will also be thrilled at the reveal of Hydra’s Challenge, ‘an exhilarating water ride’ 
  • Guests can also see first-hand ‘the epic scale’ of the ‘lead attraction’ – the Flight of the Sky Lion 

Legoland Windsor Resort has released first-look pictures of its eagerly anticipated new Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures land.

For the first time ever, some of the ‘awesome’ attractions, experiences and Lego models guests will see when multi-million-pound Mythica opens to the public on May 29 this year are revealed.

Unveiled for the first time today is the Fire and Ice Freefall, standing at 13 metres tall (42ft, or the equivalent of 325 Lego Minifigures). This drop ride ‘is defended by Lego Mythica Guardian Crystal Flame’.

Legoland Windsor Resort has released first-look pictures of its eagerly anticipated new Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures land. Pictured is Hydra’s Challenge, ‘an exhilarating water ride’

An engineer checks the Flight of the Sky Lion 4D experience, which incorporates an animated film ‘to fully immerse families in the world of Lego Mythica’

Legoland says that guests will also be thrilled at the reveal of Hydra’s Challenge, ‘an exhilarating water ride that is protected by Lego Mythica guardian Duo’.

The resort adds: ‘Aspiring explorers will need to prepare to get wet on Hydra’s Challenge as they steer their own vessel on this thrilling water attraction.’

Guests can also see first-hand ‘the epic scale’ of the ‘lead attraction’ – the Flight of the Sky Lion – which stands at over 25 metres (82ft) tall.

 Fire and Ice Freefall stands at 13 metres tall (42ft, or the equivalent of 325 Lego Minifigures)

Final checks are carried out on one of the incredible Lego creatures at the Mythica land

Chief Model Maker Paula Laughton gets up close to Maximus, who features in the Flight of the Sky Lion ride

As well as its ‘magnificent exterior’, guests ‘can also now see a glimpse inside this UK-first, as the resort’s team experience the new ride themselves and carry out final tests before opening’.

The Flight of the Sky Lion is a 4D experience that Legoland Windsor says excites the senses with wind, mist and even smell. It’s an attraction that is synchronised with an animated film ‘to fully immerse families in the world of Lego Mythica’.

Along with the behind-the-scenes look at the ride, the resort has released a teaser of the animated film that will transport guests into the world of Lego Mythica when they board.

It says: ‘They will swoop, duck and dive over the incredible landscape and come face to face with the realm’s many characters, including the Hydra and the Alicorns.’

Also set to feature in the new land will be the Creature Creation where guests can build their very own Lego Mythica creatures. Here engineers carry out checks on amazing Duo the Hydra

Helen Bull, Divisional Director at Legoland Windsor Resort, said: ‘We’re thrilled to give our guests a first look at Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures and showcase some of the attractions, experiences and models that will be unveiled when we open in May’

Day tickets start from £29 per person, kids under 90cm go free. Overnight stays at the Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel or the Legoland Castle Hotel start from £341 for a family of four

World of Mythical Creatures is currently under construction and will be found between Heartlake City and the Resort’s Lego-themed hotels.

Also set to feature in the new land will be the Creature Creation where guests can build their very own Lego Mythica creatures; an adventure play area called Lava Dragon Play; a character meet-and-greet experience, Creature Encounter and The Hungry Troll restaurant and Beastly Bites snack bar.

Helen Bull, Divisional Director at Legoland Windsor Resort, said: ‘We’re thrilled to give our guests a first look at Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures and showcase some of the attractions, experiences and models that will be unveiled when we open in May.

‘We worked in partnership with Kids Industries and spent a year discussing and testing ideas and concepts with seven to 11-year olds and their parents who influenced everything from the final ride experiences, names and characters. It’s amazing to see the journey from that point to now and we’re confident Legoland fans will love Lego Mythica.’

Day tickets start from £29 per person, kids under 90cm go free. Overnight stays at the Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel or the Legoland Castle Hotel start from £341 for a family of four. To book visit www.legoland.co.uk.

World of Mythical Creatures is currently under construction and will be found between Heartlake City and the Resort’s Lego-themed hotels

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