LEGOLAND Windsor is on the cusp of launching an all-new roller coaster, which is set to become its fastest attraction yet. The Minifigure Speedway coaster is due to come into operation in spring 2024 and is the first LEGO duelling coaster in the UK.
The ‘Team Legends’ and ‘Team Allstars’ cars will ‘race’ together during each ride. Designed to go forwards and backwards, they can reach top speeds of 56km/h per hour. Each time, a number of random factors such as the weight of the train and its occupants will determine which team ‘wins’ the race.
The Minifigure Speedway attraction is arriving at a cost of approximately £10 million, with LEGOLAND Windsor aiming to cement its resort as a world-class entertainment destination for young families for many years to come.
LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
LEGOLAND Windsor is one of only two LEGOLAND destinations in Europe. The resort doesn’t just benefit from being a unique resort for LEGO fans but is close to Heathrow for tourists flying in from overseas.
London Heathrow is a mere 12 miles east of Windsor, making it a convenient destination for young families to explore when arriving in the English capital. The accessibility of LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is demonstrated by the number of airlines which fly into Heathrow, with many low-cost carriers operating cheap flights to London through this hub. All of this helps to improve the footfall of nearby attractions like LEGOLAND Windsor, further reinforcing the need for major investment in the resort.
New Additions at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
The Minifigure Speedway coaster was manufactured by Zierer, who is currently overseeing its installation on-site in Berkshire. This coaster is the latest in a line of new additions to LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. These include the world’s inaugural LEGO-themed indoor golf course, LEGOLAND Adventure Golf, which opened its doors in October.
Development is nearing completion at the LEGOLAND Woodland Village, which will provide high-end on-site accommodation from May. The village will feature 130 lodges, 20 camping barrels, and an on-site bar and restaurant, The Clubhouse.
The Best Attractions at LEGOLAND Windsor
For those seeking a healthy dose of traditional roller coaster action with some LEGO magic sprinkled on top, The Dragon remains a firm favourite for many families visiting the resort and has sections of the ride showcasing some epic medieval themed LEGO models.
Mia’s Riding Adventure is another popular attraction, which may be better suited to more daredevil visitors. Despite its cutesy theme, it’s a thrilling ride. Hope aboard one of a circle of horses and watch yourselves rotate from one side to the next in a unique twist on a pirate ship ride.
The Pirate Falls Treasure Quest has delighted visitors for the best part of two decades or more. This pirate-themed adventure has plenty of LEGO designs and scenery to distract you from the almighty drop (and splash!) at the end.
For something a little more serene, look no further than LEGO Ninjago: The Ride, a 4D experience suitable for all ages. You’ll embark on a journey to avenge your enemies using your slick ninja-esque skills. You’ll need to chop your hands over the sensors to fire balls at the enemy, and is probably one for the start of the day when you have enough energy!
LEGOLAND Windsor continues to delight the paying public. In 2022, the latest figures available, some 2.4 million guests visited the resort, cementing it as the UK’s number-one amusement park, followed by Alton Towers Resort and Thorpe Park Resort which, like LEGOLAND Windsor are also owned and operated by Merlin Entertainments.