What’s New At Legoland Windsor?

Vegas at Legoland

Today is the second day that Legoland Windsor has been open to the public and we decided to pop along to renew our Melin passes and get out of the house. I have to say I was pretty impressed, as for the first time ever, they had loads of staff on and we didn’t even queue at guest services to get them done. We thought we would pop in and have a quick look round at the changes that they had made for the new season.

First up, there is a new Ninjargo movie playing in the 4D theatre. No one seemed to know what time it was running but when we got there it was the only film on and being shown between 2-4 and two hours in the morning too. As I have a ninjargo mad 8 year old we popped to watch it, much to my 10 year old’s disgust. Let’s just say, if you aren’t a fan of ninjargo, it’s not the best short movie. If you are then you will like it as it is like the time series. It was ok but I prefer the Lego movie one they had, and quite frankly, none of them will beat the Bob the Builder one that was running 8 years ago.

We then went to see the new models in miniland. These are refreshing. Bright and colourful and the children know the places featured.

I had to explain that The Luxor was in America rather than Egypt to the boys, and they still don’t really get the idea of the Vegas strip. Little man spotted a great white circling nearby Sydney Opera House.

Sydney at Legoland

 

And middle man is already having his picture by the Hollywood sign, in preparation for his future film career.

Hollywood sign legoland

The biggest shock for me was that the reef was quite good. I was expecting it to be really naff. In fairness, it’s not something you would spend hours in, or somewhere you would make a point of going if it was your one time visit to Legoland. However, if you have an annual pass it is worth a visit. There are two parts. Some brick building areas for you to create your own Lego model fish and a computerized area. You basically use a touch screen to design your fish, choose it’s colours and then wait a few seconds and it appears on the giant screen at the back. Here is my one!

the reef

Whilst the changes are good, it is a shame that there aren’t some new rides. Infact, there is no longer the pull up tower in this area and the hill train still isn’t working either. What is your favourite thing to do on a visit to Legoland?

 

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8 Comment

  1. Oh my son will be thrilled there are some new bits in Miniland but he won’t be happy the hill train still isn’t working, that’s been broken for a very long time now. We have an inset day before Easter, I might have to take him if I can find cheap tickets #Countrykids

  2. Ah you sound like a seasoned expert at Legoland! We have only ever been twice thanks to a family friend who used to be the manager for the site. However if I’m honest I hated it, probably influenced heavily by visiting in August with 2 hour queues for rides and wasps everywhere. Going at the start of the season sounds much better and definitely outside of school holidays. I do like the sound of the Merlin pass, does that get you in to all their other attractions too? I hope you get lots of good visits over the season and choose your days well.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  3. The revamped Miniland looks good. Last time we went (about 2 or 3 years ago) it was looking so worn, so I’m super glad of a make-over there and we may have to go back now. Mich x #Countykids
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  4. Louisa says: Reply

    We haven’t been to Legoland for many years but we enjoyed it when we went. My friend lives in Windsor and visits frequently. It sounds like you had a lovely day out but perhaps they need to make some bigger changes to keep it feeling fresh #countrykids
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    1. admin says: Reply

      Yes I think so Louisa. I know it is mainly for little ones but families these days often have a range of ages that need catering for on a day out. x

  5. I get a lot of pleas for Legoland from the boys and still not convinced we should tempt our luck in terms of queues and school holidays…) great to get an opinion expert on their novelties, thanks a lot for sharing! #countrykids

    1. admin says: Reply

      Personally, I think the only way to do Merlin attractions is with an annual pass. We are close by too. We wouldn’t go as much if we weren’t. x

  6. Sounds like you had a lovely day out. I love the look of the new areas in Miniland although it’s a shame that the hill train still isn’t working. #countrykids

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