The new LEGO® NINJAGO™ – Ninjaland is coming to both LEGOLAND Billund and Califonia in 2016. Both resorts unveiled plans on Thursday for a new Ninjago-themed ride that will test youngsters’ skills as budding warriors as they do battle, relying on mere hand gestures to hurl fire and ice balls at a 3D screen.
The ride is part of a brand new Ninjagoland that will capitalize on the growing popularity of Lego’s Ninjago construction toys and TV series that airs on the Cartoon Network. More significantly, the ride itself will embrace a “cutting-edge” technology that LEGOLAND boasts will be the first of its kind in any theme park attraction. The planned new areas are expected to debut in the spring.
Theme park consultant Dennis Speigel predicts that the ride’s unique technology will be a game changer for future attractions. “This hands-on participatory experience is the wave of the future for our industry. You’d expect to see something as cutting edge as this at a Disney park first,” said Speigel, president of Cincinnati-based International Theme Park Services. “The industry will be watching this, I can assure you, to see how this attraction is received by the public. Of course if the lines are long, that will certainly give us a signal from an industry standpoint.”
Here is the official press release: “Coolest ninja news of the year! LEGO® NINJAGO™ – Ninjaland
The new LEGO® NINJAGO™ – Ninjaland will challenge your ninja skills. Are you agile enough to complete Lloyd’s Laser Maze? Do you have the strength for Cole’s Climbing Wall and the balance for Kai’s Spinners? Are you fast enough for Jay’s Reaction Game, and are you ready for this year’s greatest challenge in LEGO® NINJAGO™ – The Ride? “
“LEGOLAND® and the ninjas need your help. So get ready for the ultimate LEGO® NINJAGO™ experience in the interactive world feature attraction LEGO® NINJAGO™ – The Ride. It will draw you right into the LEGO® NINJAGO™ universe, where you must learn to master four elements: Fire, lightning, earth and ice. For without your help, the ninjas will be unable to defeat The Great Devourer. In the words of Master Wu: “Together we are stronger”.”
“Awesome awaits in 2016.”
Ninja training camp for the entire family
In the new LEGO NINJAGO™ – Ninjaland you can learn to master your ninja skills precision, flexibility, speed and team work. LEGO® NINJAGO™ – Ninjaland is filled with both indoor and outdoor activities for the entire family. The activities take their departure in active play, teamwork and interaction.
Prepare to try out Lloyd’s Laser Maze, where you must use your ninja skills in order to make your way through 30 laser beams as quickly as possible. A scoring system keeps track of the day’s records, so you can compete against family and friends.
In Jay’s Reaction Game you can test the speed of your movements by pressing the buttons that light up alternately as quickly as possible.
On Cole’s 12-meter long climbing wall you can train your strength and flexibility. Coloured climbing grips light up along the way, and help you to choose the right grip and follow certain routes.
A land filled with ninja challenges for the entire family.
LEGO NINJAGO™ – The Ride
In LEGO® NINJAGO™ – The Ride you will meet the famous heroes from the LEGO NINJAGO™ universe. Together you must learn to master the elements fire, earth, lightning and ice in order to fight the Great Devourer.
Your ninja moves fly through the air, while you are travelling through an awesome Ninjago 4D universe challenging all senses. A brand new technology transforms your movements into ninja forces on screen. So prepare to be deeply immersed in the LEGO NINJAGO™ universe.
- 2016 will be the biggest investment year in the history of LEGOLAND Billund Resort.
- The area of the new land is 5100 m2.
- 1.5 tons of LEGO bricks have been used to build the country.
- It has taken one year and eight months to develop.
- It has taken a total of 7000 hours to build the LEGO models.
- LEGOLAND expects to use 34,500 3D glasses in 2016.
- The ride contains 1000 inch screens.