3rd day of the London Trip we visited LEGOLAND Windsor My last visit here was when I was 12 so nearly 10 Years ago and it was nice to see the park from a new perspective. Firstly, the theme park is very child orientated however, the park is very enjoyable for adults and has some of the best theming, attractions and features in the whole of the UK.
A short train journey from Staines followed by a shuttle bus to the park and we were there for opening time. As LEGOLAND Windsor is on a hillside, and the entrance is at the top, you get a great view of the entire park as soon as you walk in and can see Windsor Castle in the distance. We Walked straight down the hill to avoid the queues for the hill train and save the train for the climb up! First ride of the day was on Laiser Raiders, an interactive shooting ride with giant moving Lego figures! This (and many others) were new for this visit as the LEGOLAND parks have had a lot of investment over recent years. We moved on to Squid surfer, which is very fun turning the boats in and out and trying not to get wet! We was then next to the LEGOLAND Hotel, which was previously the Jungle Coaster, so decided to have a look inside. They have a unlimited buffet restaurant which looked very nice, a play area and a gaming zone, all with giant Lego interiors. The whole resort makes you fall in love with Lego again and makes you feel like you are in this giant Lego World.
Next, was another new ride – Atlantis, which was very unique in that you board a submarine and travel underwater through a large tank of marine life including sharks! The technology for the ride was very impressive even though the whole submarine wasn’t underwater. After, exiting through a mini Sealife centre, we had quick stop for lunch at Pirate’s Burger Kitchen for some fast food and after giving the Log flume a miss as the weather was very wet already, we had a ride on the spinning spider and then the Viking River Splash was too tempting to miss out on and it was one of my few memories from the last trip. All was well as we sailed round the course passing giant lego dragons and then got very wet at the end by one of the squirting models!
Now we went to ride the only main rollercoaster on the park – The Dragon! After a fairly long 45 min wait we managed to get front row. It takes you round a small dark ride section passed you guessed it more LEGO figures! and then into some twists, turns and drop around the outside of the castle. Closing time was nearing and we hadn’t visited the Miniland yet, which is a must! so we rested our legs, took the hill train to the top and had a stroll around the beautiful models of different countries around the world, with London being the most impressive. There could be a bit more information signs as in some areas it just looked like lots of buildings to me and it would be nice to know what I was looking at! I could spend hours here looking at the details and little hidden jokes, but we ventured up the pathway to the new Lego Movie 4D cinema.
The film itself was great, had jokes for adults and kids, add the fire and lighting and its a great experience, even though there are much better 4D cinemas out there. The weather turned even worse today and to get dry we had a walk around the very impressive Lego Star Wars Miniland which was all indoor and had moving models, lighting and music. I aren’t a huge fan of Star Wars as I’ve never seen any of the films but walking around here made me want to get into Star Wars and i’m going to start watching the films 🙂
My Full Walkthrough of the LEGO Star Wars Miniland here:
After, a look in a very busy Lego Store at the exit of the park, we caught the bus back to Windsor where we stopped for Dinner and then got the train back to Staines.
- The Dragon on the front row
- Both Minilands
- Atlantis was great to see