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

Vikings' River Splash

This ride opened in August 2007 after some apparent construction delays. It now operates well and carries 9 passengers in each "boat". (At first the ride was only able to carry 6 passengers per boat).

Here's some in-ride (POV) video taken in September 2007, a few weeks after opening:

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Vikings' River Splash at Legoland Windsor is a large river rapids ride. Approach to the ride is either from the bottom of the park, near the Spinning Spider or the top, near The Beginning. When you enter the enclosed (and mostly covered) queuing area there is around a 30-minute wait time from that point. You will find you will barely stop before moving on again because the ride has a fast throughput of guests.

The loading area is a platform which slowly spins around where you climb aboard a circular boat seating up to 9. You will be put on a boat with another party if possible - this speeds the queue up for everyone. The ride then takes you through a series of twists and turns, some fast some slow. There are parts of the ride that have water squirting from fixed units. Soon after the start of the ride you pass the water cannon area where other park visitors can get you wet by aiming at you.

Vikings' River Splash at Legoland Windsor
Vikings' River Splash at Legoland Windsor
Vikings' River Splash at Legoland Windsor - passengers being squirted with water!
Vikings' River Splash at Legoland Windsor - passengers being squirted with water!

Here's some video of boats going past the viewing area, where other Legoland visitors can splash them!:

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Along the way you pass a series of Lego models. Most people would agree that this is Legoland's best family ride. So make sure you fit it into your day.

See our old page New Stuff for 2007 for details, photos and a video of the construction of this ride.

Riders shoot down the course at Vikings' River Splash at Legoland Windsor
Riders shoot down the course at Vikings' River Splash at Legoland Windsor

Location: Land of the Vikings

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