Ninjago World at Legoland is officially open today. Last week we were invited out to the media day preview. Below you'll find lots of pictures of the event, a full POV of the ride and a review of the ride.
Be sure you check out the new ride and be sure to let us know what you thought of it.
Written by Gregg Condon
The entrance to Ninjago World
There are lots of great Lego diagrams in the area
The Ninja Kitchen has some great food and we tried it all. And it was all amazing especially the pork belly.
More of the awesome Lego people
Even a kid-sized rock climbing wall
The entry to the ride, it looks really great. You can't see the ride building at all from the land.
And of course the store at the exit
The opening ceremony featured some ninja's, drums and lots and lots and LOTS of confetti.
Let's take a look at the ride with video and pictures.
So I think it's safe to say we were kind of hesitant about Ninjago. Not only are we wholly unfamiliar with the theme but after Iron Reef last year we weren't quite sure what to expect. While Iron Reef is fun, the capacity, ride vehicles and some of the effects on the ride didn't really excite a lot of people.
Fortunately with Ninjago they've addressed all of these issues.
First off, instead of one vehicle (holding 8 people max) at a time going through the ride Ninjago actually sends two vehicles (holding 16 people max) at a time. Each scene has two screens which effectively doubles the capacity from Iron Reef.
The vehicles go through the station much faster than Iron Reef (as you can see in the video above) and the entire front of the vehicle doesn't need to be moved, just the "doors" on the side.
Technologically the video is much more crisp and clear and there are many lighting and fog effects in the ride.
The motion activated technology seems to work pretty well but takes some getting used to. We rode 4 times and by the last time we seemed to be getting it down. But even without being able to aim right where we wanted to without practice we still had a great time. It's a bit of a workout as well.
Overall we think the ride is a solid addition to this park and considering Ninjago is Lego's biggest original franchise we have no doubt this ride is going to be a hit.
The 3D glasses are placed in racks which probably makes them easier to clean
The ride station which loads 4 groups of 4 for 16 riders at a time.
Thanks again to Legoland for having us out, we had a great time and enjoyed the event and ride immensely.