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If you haven’t visited LEGOLAND in Winter Haven before, now is the time to plan your trip. While my kids have outgrown LEGOLAND at ages 12 & 14, it was definitely one of our favorites when they were younger. It’s an easy one day park, with fun special events such as Brick or Treat and a Christmas Bricktacular. And now, LEGOLAND has unveiled the Great LEGO Race, the World’s First Virtual Reality Roller Coaster Adventure #BuiltForKids Immerses Riders in 360-Degree Brick-Built World.
Great LEGO Race
Brick fans, start your engines! LEGOLAND® Florida Resort has announced Friday, March 23 as the grand opening date for its newest attraction, The Great LEGO® Race. It’s the first virtual reality (VR) roller coaster experience designed for kids and represents the first time the LEGO brand and minifigure characters have been integrated with VR technology in a theme park attraction.
With animated action taking place on the ground and in the air, the wild and wacky race pits guests against a pirate, wizard, surfer and pharaoh as they steer LEGO-built vehicles like a rocket-powered windsurfing rig, a stylish scooter fueled by espresso and an ornately canopied bed (called a “litter”) carried by mummy servants. Wearing optional VR headsets, riders will experience the action from every direction up, down, forward, backward and all points in between while riding the roller coaster – in a dazzling environment where everything is made of LEGO bricks.
Guests must be at least 42 inches (1.06m) tall to ride The Great LEGO Race, or be accompanied by a responsible adult at least 48 inches (1.2m) tall. The VR headsets are designed to fit both adults and children, and can be adjusted for comfort. The VR experience is intended for children 6 and up, and guests can choose to ride the roller coaster without wearing the headset.
After crossing the finish line on The Great LEGO Race, guests can switch gears and enjoy an all-new treat at Funnel Cake Factory, which will open this spring just steps away from the roller coaster in the theme park’s LEGO® Technic area. The highly themed pit stop will offer freshly made-to-order funnel cakes with toppings including fresh fruit, powdered sugar and soft-serve ice cream.
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