Legoland Windsor 2024 Minifigure Speedway Goes Vertical
Sunday 3rd December 2023
Rollercoaster track for Minifigure Raceway at Legoland Windsor Resort has been delivered! And more exciting, the station and rollercoaster supports have gone vertical. Progress at the construction site has rocketed since our last look at the area a few weeks ago. The station is absolutely huge and way bigger than we expected it to be. We're going to get a fantastic view of the area when this new duelling roller-coaster opens in 2024.
Track for the rollercoaster is coloured red and blue which will look fantastic with the jet-black supports. More supports and infrastructure for the ride have also been delivered and are being stored in the car parks. Stairs, air gates and even the clearance testing block of wood can be seen ready to be used and installed.
Supports line the skyline in Duplo Valley, this is by far the most exciting-looking rollercoaster we’ve seen at Legoland Windsor for a number of years. Since the park removed Jungle Coaster back in 2010 and park has been lacking a thrilling and exciting roller-coaster.
It would appear that the mansion is also undergoing some maintenance work, it will be great to see this building repainted again and have it restored to its former glory.
Legoland Windsor 2024 Minifigure Speedway Delivered
Monday 20th November 2023
Rollercoaster supports for Minifigure Speedway have been delivered to Legoland Windsor Resort!
Supports for the new rollercoaster are being stored in one of the car parks for the theme park. With the park open for Adventure Golf we spotted them in the distance and thought we'd take a closer look at Legoland's newest rollercoaster before it's built.
It's currently unknown if the rollercoaster has gone vertical yet but with lots of wood on the floor without anything on it. We think that the rollercoaster has gone vertical and we should be able to see some exciting progress when the park reopens for Christmas on Saturday 25th November.
We loved the black supports for the rollercoaster and can't wait to see the colour of the track and what the trains will look like. By looking at the supports it's now clear that the manufacturer is Zierer, which was also confirmed during the rollercoaster's announcement last week.
New For 2024 At Legoland Windsor Minifigure Speedway
Wednesday 15th November 2023
Merlin Entertainments, a global leader in branded entertainment destinations, today reveals the UK’s first LEGO® duelling coaster – Minifigure Speedway – will race into LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort in Spring 2024. This exciting addition for the 2024 season will be the resort’s fastest coaster yet, and will feature Team Legends and Team Allstars cars that race forwards and in reverse, in a thrilling duel that crowns a winner each time.
The £10 million investment for the resort is part of the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s ambition to create a world class resort destination of the future, and promises to offer visitors a unique adventure through state-of-the-art technology and a dynamic dual-track layout. The duelling coaster will reach speeds of up to 56km/h, and has been designed by Merlin’s dedicated Merlin Magic Making team in partnership with manufacturer Zierer to immerse thrillseekers in the world’s greatest Speedway circuits.
Helen Bull, Divisional Director at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, said
“Minifigure Speedway is set to get pulses racing when it opens next Spring and will be the fun seeker’s favourite amongst families. Not only will it be the fastest coaster at the Resort once complete, but it will also offer a uniquely exhilarating experience where cars race forwards and in reverse against each other to see who will be named the winner. Keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon.”
The addition of Minifigure Speedway to the resort follows an exciting period of expansion for LEGOLAND Windsor. Earlier this year, the world’s first LEGO® themed indoor golf experience - LEGO Adventure Golf – opened at the resort, offering four uniquely themed courses for families to take on together. The 2023 season also saw the arrival of the LEGO® Ferrari Build and Race interactive attraction, featuring three interactive zones; Build and Race, Ferrari LEGO® model, and a DUPLO® build zone.
In 2024, Minifigure Speedway will join the brand-new accommodation site, LEGOLAND Woodland Village, as an exciting new addition for the season. Announced in March 2023, the multi-million-pound accommodation will feature 150 lodges across its 10 acre site, designed to create magical memories for family amongst nature.
Legoland 2024 Rollercoaster Foundations Now Visible
Sunday 24th September 2023
Work continues at Legoland Windsor for the new 2024 rollercoaster, the new duelling rollercoaster currently has no theme or name but we expect something to be announced in the next few weeks as the construction for the new ride progresses.
Foundations for the new ride continue to be worked on. With the site having different levels of elevation it's hard to see towards the top but whilst riding Duplo Dino Coaster you get a great view of the site. Along with a view of some of the foundations towards the bottom of the site that appear ready for supports.
No track or supports have been delivered yet but we don't think it will be long until ride hardware starts to arrive.
Legoland Windsor 2024 Rollercoaster August 2023 Update
Monday 28th August 2023
Work on Legoland Windsor's new rollercoaster is progressing well with foundations for the new rollercoaster being built in the compound for Lego Adventure Golf. The team building the rollercoaster are utilising the compound to build the metal rebar foundation bases before moving them onto the construction site to build the foundations for the new duelling rollercoaster.
Site clearance appears to be almost complete with ground pins for the foundations for supports for the rollercoaster spotted on site. the big drill previously seen is now gone meaning that drilling for new foundations for the rollercoaster could be compleete. No manufacturer has been confirmed yet, but we believe it will be built by Zierer.
Legoland Windsor 2024 Dueling Coaster Update
Sunday 30th July 2023
Drilling and levelling for the new dueling rollercoaster has begun. Foundations for the new rollercoaster have begun and it shouldn't be long until we start to see foundations for the new ride appear. It would appear that the site is now split into 3 levels of terrain.
Due to the location of the new rollercoaster, it's quite difficult to get photos of the site.
Ground Levelling Begins For 2024 Legoland Windsor Rollercoaster
Friday 23rd June 2023
Groundworks continue for the new duelling rollercoaster at Legoland Windsor. Sitting on the old water rafts site this new rollercoaster is set to be the first big rollercoaster at the park since Jungle Coaster.
Views of the construction site are limited but it would appear that the old ride is now completely gone and work on levelling the ground out into different heights has begun. It won't be long until work on foundations for the new rollercoasters begin. And then the track could be seen as early as September / October time.
New posters have also been installed covering the access gates into the site.
Legoland Windsor 2022 Closed Season Insight
Sunday 1st January 2023
It's the first day of 2023 but closed-season maintenance is well underway at Legoland Windsor and works on preparing the park for the main 2023 theme park is well underway! The park is currently open for the park's Christmas event but that isn't stopping the park from making major changes to some areas.
Starting off in the centre of the park, the lighthouse has been completely removed! This lighthouse is used to jump off for the pirate and water shows. Originally installed in 1996 this lighthouse appears to have come to the end of its life, shows that used the lighthouse were stopped towards the end of the summer with rumours going around that the structure was condemned. A large scaffolding tower can be seen surrounding where the lighthouse once stood, it is believed that a brand new lighthouse will be installed over the next few months. Theming for the old tower can be seen sitting on the floor waiting to be reinstalled.
Over in the Imagination area, the large Technicnic Dinosaur has been removed and a major retheme appears to be underway. The building that once houses a little lego shop and Lego Reef appears to have been gutted with new walls installed and the exterior of the building repainted. Nothing new has been announced for 2023 yet but we expect that if something is new for this year's theme park season it will be located in this area. We would love to see something replace the space that the old space tower ride once occupied. Old Lego models that used to sit on the roof of the Imagination building can be seen sitting on the floor, we expect that these will end up being removed and won't return.
With plans for a new rollercoaster over the site of Raft Racers approved a few months ago work has begun on removing the old water flume and clearing the ground ready for foundations and for site work. The old ride and station appear to have been fully removed now with heavy machinery now onsite. If you look carefully you can still spot old theming for Raft Racers.
Around the rest of the park, Pirate Falls currently has scaffolding around it for its yearly closed season maintenance, Hydra’s Challenge has been dismantled with the cars placed off-site and the whole ride system receiving its checks. Fairy Tale Brook is undergoing its yearly works with the boats for the ride spotted laying on their side down an access road.
New drinking fountains are also being installed across the park, you will now be able to refill your bottle from these fountains rather than the coke freestyle machines, the only issue being if you don't have a bottle you won't be able to get drinking water from them? A new covered structure has been installed next to one of the coke freestyle units, we expect that this will be for vending machines so you can purchase a freestyle cup. And it would appear work on the lodges has begun, car park C has been fenced off with diggers spotted in one of the fields towards the back of the car parks.
Legoland Windsor Submit Plans For New Rollercoaster
Wednesday 31st August 2022
Legoland Windsor Resort has applied for a certificate of lawfulness to build 2 new rollercoasters over the site of Raft Racers a wet ride that has been closed since the beginning of covid-19. This new rollercoaster would be a duelling coaster and would be similar to Tweestryd at Wildlands Park. Located meters away from The Mansion which is currently used for events and a base for Staff and Managers this new rollercoaster will come very close to the old building. Which is the only remaining building from when the park was Windsor Safari Park.
No theme can be seen for this ride at this moment but this is huge news for Legoland Windsor Resort, the park hasn’t had a new rollercoaster of this size and nature since Jungle Coaster was installed and relocated to Legoland Flordia to make way for the Legoland Hotel.
We can’t wait to see this project progress if approved!