What you need to know about the hottest attraction for children and families this summer
Set on a hillside spot with incredible views over Windsor Castle, Legoland is one of the most visited theme parks in the UK and a former Junior Design Award winner for best family day out.
What's the attraction? Well,150 acres of pretty parkland, more than 80 million Lego bricks and 55 interactive rides, shows and building workshops, plus all your favourite Lego characters and a brilliant hotel.
Ninjago World is the newest zone at the park, a martial arts-themed world based on the TV show, where children are challenged to become a master of Spinjitzu and unleash their inner ninja.
The main attraction is the new Ninjago ride, which uses 4D gaming effects, heat, smoke and wind to whisk away to a foreign land.
Ride the train, in carriages of four, through a virtual world where cartoon dragon-snakes, creepy brick-monsters and video nasties come at you – and you get to try out your true ninja warrior skills by karate chopping, punching and striking your way through your enemies, collecting points as you go.
What else can we expect?
20 new Lego models, including two five-foot guardian dragons made from 77,280 bricks, a model of Master Wu and the Lego Ninjago heroes themselves.
Zane’s Temple Build where you can create Lego models and help Zane build the frozen monastery rock.
Test your balance with on Kai's Spinners.
Kids can train ninja style at Cole’s Rock Climb.
Try out your ninja skills of endurance on Destiny's Bounty, a twisting and turning boat-themed ride.
Lego Land Top Tips - for a stress-free visit
1) Arrive early - the park is quieter in the morning
2) Invest in a Q-Bot - a handheld reservation system - to fast track onto the popular rides.
3) Download the Legoland map on your smart phone – it offers handy queue tips too.
4) There are lots of wet rides, so take waterproofs and a change of clothes
5) Book online for special discounts on day passes, parking, buggy hire and dining.
6) Packed lunch is by far the best budget-friendly option and there are plenty of picnic spaces if the weather is fine.
How do I get there?
Legoland is two miles from Windsor and you can travel by train to Windsor & Eton Central / Riverside Train Stations with a shuttle bus to the park.
If you do drive, follow the brown Legoland signs when close to the park as some Sat Nav systems will steer you incorrectly.
What's the cost?
One-day entry costs £30 per person on weekdays, £35 on weekends and £45 during school holidays, when booked online seven days before you visit. Prices are £15 extra on the gate. Children under 3 visit for free.
Parking costs from £6 a day when booked in advance.
The Q-Bot Reservation System costs from £20 per person, with various levels of access available.
Find out more at legoland.co.uk
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