There were drums beating, smoke misting, fire blazing, ninjas soaring and ceremonious confetti blasting through the air, LEGO® NINJAGO® World , the newest land at LEGOLAND® California Resort was opened up for the media to explore.
With the anticipation of how the ride was going to be, and to summarize it the concept is this: The ride test your skills as warriors while you battle evil, and all the power relies on hand gestures to hurl fire and ice balls at a 3D screen.
As a Ninjago rider you move through eight different areas and with enhanced sensory effects like heat, smoke and wind you show your ninja skills by using your hands instead of a hand-held device.
LEGO® NINJAGO® World it is more than the ride. The World actually has 4 special areas Zane’s Temple Build, Kai’s Spinners, Cole’s Rock Climb, Jay’s Lightning Drill.
At Zane’s Temple Build, guests can free build with LEGO bricks around an ornate nine-foot high LEGO Monastery that stands nine-feet high in the center of the courtyard. Next to the monastery stands a 500 pound LEGO model of ninjas Nya and Zane created out of 73,600 LEGO bricks that took four Model Builders 550 hours to build.
At Kai’s Spinners, guests can test their balance as they stand on a spinning platform and twirl.
At Cole’s Rock Climb, kids can test their agility as they scale a rock wall built alongside the main temple.
And guests can test their speed by pushing the lit up buttons in a timed speed cage at Jay’s Lightning Drill. All to prepare for the ultimate ninja experience… NINJAGO The Ride.
This new area of the park, located near the main entrance, will also have its own restaurant, Ninja Kitchen, to serve Banh Mi sandwiches on fresh baked baguettes or steamed Bao Buns with crispy pork belly, lemongrass chicken or baked sweet chili tofu and other pan-Asian fare.
The inauguration ceremony was amazing. A great show was presented to the media and some lucky kids attending. Here it is a clip for you to enjoy
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