The magical world of LEGO® MYTHICA has grown today with the opening of the new MYTHICA Magical Forest. This immersive experience allows guests to walk through the magical forest and meet a host of mixed up creatures built with LEGO bricks. The Magical Forest joins the larger realm of MYTHICA, which includes a number of new rides and the UK’s first flying theatre ride. You can visit the world of LEGO MYTHCA and the new Magical Forest, right now at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. Learn more below.
AN AMAZING NEW MAGICAL FOREST EXPERIENCE OPENS AT THE LEGOLAND® WINDSOR RESORT
- The Magical Forest is an enchanting new walk-through attraction featuring an immersive woodland adventure where explorers meet an array of mythical LEGO® creature models
- An incredible swirling vortex, awesome Augmented Reality and a Lava Dragon cave with amazing fly-over will set heart beats racing transporting children and their parents to the parallel universe, LEGO® MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures
- The Magical Forest is the newest realm in the story of LEGO® MYTHICA which features the UK’s first flying theatre ride, Flight of the Sky Lion
Saturday 30th April 2022: Bank Holiday weekend swirled into action for families visiting the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort today after the opening of its enchanting new walk-through attraction, The Magical Forest.
The immersive experience marks a new realm in the story of the Resort’s multi-million pounds land, LEGO® MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures, and signals the start of an exciting summer ahead for one of the UK’s best loved theme parks, following a tough couple of years for the travel and tourism industry.
Transporting children and their parents to a mysterious woodland on an adventure set to get imaginations racing, The Magical Forest features a myriad of new weird and wonderful creature models and incredible habitats built by the Resort’s expert Model Makers which took 452 hours to create using more than 80,000 LEGO® bricks.
A swirling vortex of dazzling lights offers a glimpse into how guests will start their adventure in this parallel universe, where LEGO creatures come to life using awesome Augmented Reality (AR) with surprises in store around every corner.
Fan-favourite, Bits & Bobs, the friendly baby Alicorn, surprises guests as its reflection transforms in front of guests’ eyes at the enchanted waterfall. Deep in the heart of The Magical Forest, guests can also expect to unearth secret LEGO habitats hidden beneath the undergrowth and foliage, but just beware of the giant LEGO Venus Fly Trap which can be a little snappy – especially when they first meet intrepid young explorers.
The adventure hots up as the habitat shifts from an enchanted forest to a landscape of lava where guests will come eye to eye with a group of Crystal Claw Crabs and a super-sized LEGO dragon egg, before braving the grand finale by entering the magnificent Lava Dragon’s cave, who is stirring inside.
The AR is activated exclusively via the LEGOLAND® app, which users are encouraged to download before they enter the resort. The AR component in The Magical Forest experience builds on the existing digital activations within the main Mythica area of the resort but with a new twist and more interactivity.
Families will set off on an intrepid adventure where an AR overlay takes users on a journey narrated by Bobs as he’s magically brought to life and transforms from LEGO to his real-life form in The Realm. Bobs guides families along The Magical Forest pathway as they meet other creatures from the realm, including Crystal Claw Crabs, Baby Lava Dragons, Venus Fly Traps and the incredible Lava Dragon herself.
Through this adventure, families get to help Bobs find his missing wing (was it those pesky Venus Fly Traps?!); breathe fire like a Baby Lava Dragon and play with the Crystal Claw Crabs before witnessing and getting to capture a photo of the amazing mother Lava Dragon in full flight. With each creature families discover a special virtual card will be added to their digital collection with facts and stats about them.
To celebrate the launch of The Magical Forest there are also two exclusive AR Pop Badges featuring the Crystal Claw Crabs and baby Lava Dragons to collect. The fun doesn’t stop there, families can experience the awesome Bits and Bobs coming to life in AR, as well as a Venus Fly Trap game.
Helen Bull, Divisional Director at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, said: “We’re thrilled to open The Magical Forest as the new realm in the story of LEGO MYTHICA, an alternative universe that is powered by imaginations. When kids build LEGO creations, unbeknown to them these creations live and breathe in this parallel universe and thanks to AR technology, The Magical Forest brings our brilliant LEGO models to life in amazing ways.
“After a challenging couple of years for the travel and tourism industry, it has been an amazing experience for us all as a team to get back to what we love doing best which is creating awe-inspiring moments and experiences for families to escape the everyday and build wonderful memories together.”
The Magical Forest is the first new attraction to be unveiled at LEGO MYTHICA, since the multi-million-pounds land opened at the Resort in May last year.
LEGO MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures also features the UK’s first ever flying theatre ride, Flight of The Sky Lion, which takes guests on a mind-blowing 4D film adventure on board a flying gondola where they soar, swoop and dive with guardian Maximus on an amazing adventure through the epic world.
Standing at a whopping 25 metres tall, the Flight of the Sky Lion ride is at the very heart of LEGO MYTHICA which is full of epic adventures, powerful guardians and mysterious creatures waiting to be discovered.
Mini thrill seekers should prepare for the Fire and Ice Freefall drop tower ride which stands at 13 metres tall (the equivalent of 325 LEGO Minifigures) and will be a test of a bravery as they freefall above the land of LEGO MYTHICA. Whilst the Hydra’s Challenge will test explorer’s mettle as they prepare to get wet and steer their own vessel on this exhilarating water ride, with a 481,000 LEGO brick model of the Hydra Sea Monster bursting from the depths below.
In the spirit of letting imaginations run wild, once inside the new land children and their families can build their very own mythical creatures at Creature Creation taking inspiration from the largest model in the land, a 685,000 LEGO brick model of the Sky Lion.
There is much more to enjoy with an adventure play area called Lava Dragon Play and a character meet and greet experience with the loveable Bits and Bobs.
Day tickets start from £32 per person, kids under 90cm go free. Make a weekend of it by booking an overnight stay at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Hotel or the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel with prices starting from £341* for a family of four. To book visit www.legoland.co.uk