Legoland unveils UK’s first flying theatre ride – The Flight of The Sky Lion

Legoland is opening the UK’s first Flying Theatre ride this May.

The Flight of the Sky Lion attraction will be at the heart of LEGO® MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures, the hotly anticipated new land which marks the Park’s single biggest investment since the gates opened 25 years ago.

It stands at over 25 metres tall and transports riders into the world of mythical creatures.

They’ll be swept under Sky Lion Maximus’ wing and duck and dive over the jaw-dropping landscape.

Thrill-seekers will come face-to-face with the realm’s many characters, including the two-headed Hydra (Duo), Fire and Ice Bird (Crystal Flame) and the Greek mythology inspired Chimera creature.

This isn’t the only new attraction coming to the family-friendly theme park either.

As part of today’s announcement, the Resort has released an incredible artist’s impression showing the other exhilarating new rides and attractions that feature in the land.

Standing at 13 metres tall, the equivalent of 325 LEGO Minifigures, are two drop towers named Fire and Ice Freefall, and prepare to get wet on Hydra’s Challenge as guests steer their own vessel on this thrilling water attraction.

Guests should also prepare to be wowed by the 13 mythical creatures made from more than 1.7 million LEGO bricks by a team of 15 master builders over the course of 8,649 hours, which is almost equivalent a full year of building.

One of these figures is the epic model of the Sky Lion, which was built using 685,530 LEGO bricks.

It weighs more than 5,819 kilograms and will adorn the Flying Theatre building.

Other exciting features in the new land include the interactive Creature Creation where guests can build their own Lego Mythica creatures.

There’s also 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.

And to make the most of the new augmented reality technology at the park, guests will be able to use the Legoland app.

Working in partnership with Kids Industries, the LEGOLAND Windsor team behind the new land 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.

Helen Bull, Divisional Director at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing the first Flying Theatre ride to the UK and today revealing all the rides and attractions which will make LEGO MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures a must-do experience for families in 2021.

“The whole country has never needed escapism more than they do right now and we’ve worked closely with children and their families to make sure our new land delivers the thrills for everyone, whether it’s their 25th visit to LEGOLAND Windsor or their very first. Subject to Government guidelines, we’re planning to open LEGO MYTHICA on Saturday 29 May and tickets are on sale now to experience the country’s first Flying Theatre as well as everything else the Park has to offer.”

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