UGLW - Unofficial Guide to Legoland Windsor

Unofficial Guide to Legoland Windsor

 

UGLW: Unofficial Guide to Legoland Windsor
Everything you need to know - and more - about your visit to Lego Land, one of the UK's top tourist attractions

UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO LEGOLAND WINDSOR

New Stuff for 2007

Some old information from the construction work in 2007:

A new area is being built, Land of the Vikings.

Vikings' River Splash

Vikings' River Splash will be a river rapids ride and the main attraction in the new area. You will be despatched in a round boat seating 9 towards a fantasy Viking land - all made from Lego bricks, of course. Over 60 Viking themed Lego models will be on display.

According to a press release from Legoland: "Land of the Vikings increases Park capacity by around 15% with over 1300 guests braving the Vikings' River Splash ride each hour."

The boats traverse 400m of flumes and the ride features a large red dragon made from Lego named Nidhogg with a 6m wingspan.

Vikings' River Splash will be the wildest and wettest ride in the park and it's costing nearly £5m to develop.

An announcement was made with an opening date of Thursday 9 August 2007 however this has been missed. The following photos/videos were taken the day before on Wednesday 8 August and show there is still quite a bit of work to do.

Legoland Windsor Vikings' River Splash ride - the sign at the main entrance which is down near the Spinning Spider
Legoland Windsor Vikings' River Splash ride - the sign at the main entrance which is down near the Spinning Spider. Note the unfinished look!
Legoland Windsor Vikings' River Splash ride viewed from The Beginning
Vikings' River Splash ride viewed from The Beginning - we think the metal work on the right is part of a new walkway down to the ride from The Beginning.
A closer view from The Beginning
A closer view from The Beginning showing one of the models and a couple of construction workers.
Another view of the river rapids ride under construction
Another view of the river rapids ride under construction

Some video of the ride still being constructed:

Can't use the screen above? Try the alternative video link.

Some video of the ride being tested with empty boats:

Empty boats were being sent round the ride later on during the day. The singing is from people waiting for the Hill Train back to The Beginning.

Can't use the screen above? Try the alternative video link.

Legoland Windsor Vikings' River Splash ride - raft wash
Legoland Windsor Vikings' River Splash ride - raft wash which has buckets which will drop down on riders
Legoland Windsor Vikings' River Splash ride - part of the river
Legoland Windsor Vikings' River Splash ride - part of the river

Update on Tuesday 14 August 2007:

News from Legoland is that the new ride will now be opening on Saturday 18 August. This is another change to the opening date which was originally 9 August (as posted to Annual Pass holders) and then 14 August (as shown on official website).

Update September 2007:

See the Vikings' River Splash page for details of this ride after it opened.

Other new attractions in 2007

Loki's Labyrinth: A Nordic-themed hedge maze. This was part of Amazing Mazes until the end of the 2006 season.

Mole-In-One Golf: Completed in July 2007. A crazy golf course (extra charge payable).

 

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