Virtual reality is coming to Legoland Florida next year. The popular park is re-working its existing Project X roller coaster into a new ride experience called The Great Lego Race VR Coaster. Time to grab your googles and get onboard!
It is scheduled to open at Legoland Florida sometime in 2018, the park announced this week. The story of the redesigned ride features Lego minifigures such as Trendsetter, Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Wizard and Pirate Captain, and it includes a rocket-powered surfboard and an espresso-fueled scooter.
“The Great Lego Race was inspired by the way kids play with Lego toys at home,” said Candy Holland, senior creative director for Merlin Magic Making. “It’s a unique Lego adventure that lets kids enter an epic imaginary world made entirely from Lego bricks, featuring a host of different themes and fun Lego characters, all mixed up together.”
The ride’s overhaul will include the sounds of roaring engines at the entrance. The coaster’s queue will be pre-race space where pit crews for the five Lego racers are preparing for the competition. Hands-on activities are being added for folks waiting to ride.
Load times can be slower on some VR rides. Employees need time to clean headsets between uses, and riders need time to get them snugly into position.
Legoland’s new attraction is recommended for ages 6 and older. Riders may experience it without the headset if requested.