On Friday 28th May 2021, we were invited by Legoland Windsor Resort to come and experience LEGO Mythica before the area officially opened to guests, on Saturday 29th May. We closely watched the area since the planning application was submitted and are amazed at the final product and how everything looks! This is the biggest investment that Merlin Entertainments have ever undertaken in a theme park and it looks stunning.
Entering LEGO MYTHICA from the Heartlake City area through a huge portal transports you into a new world - where children's creations come alive. This huge new portal isn't built out of vinyl signs but concreate with sections of Lego bricks exposed, making you believe this area has been built brick by Lego brick. The theming around the whole area is at a level never seen at a Merlin Park before. We are amazed at the detail put into the big things like walls and Lego models, even down to the benches which have sections made with Lego bricks.
Around Lego Mythica, thirteen new Lego models have been installed, with the smallest being a mouse with wings and the largest being the SkyLion outside the flying theatre Flight of the Skylion.
Powered by IMAScore, the music played around LEGO MYTHICA sounds beautiful - we would happily buy a CD with it on if LEGOLAND ever released it! The area audio isn't the only music that had our hair standing on ends, the music used within Flight of the Skylion is amazing and one of the most beautiful IMAScore tracks we've ever heard.
The main attraction at Lego Mythica is Flight of the Skylion, the UK's first flying theatre. Built by Brogent Technologies, the flying theatre can seat up to an impressive 78 guests per cycle. The entrance to the attraction is guarded by a huge Lego model of the "Skylion" - one of the friendly faces that you will see in the attraction. When entering the queue line, we immediately got goosebumps with the music in the background.
Due to covid-19, the queue line is currently very tight due to the divider screens installed. Despite this, the queue line is impressive. In the middle is a huge display with LEGO models of the creatures you will find inside and TV's screens in the queue line keep guests entertained during the queue line.
When you're batched into the building, there's 3 levels, top, middle and bottom. All levels of the flying theatre offer the same view but from different angles. In the briefing area, you're briefed by Bits and Bobs a delightful character who will keep you safe and explain the loading procedure of the ride. The ride lasts for around 4 minutes and we were left breathless at how good the film is, we might have even had a tear in our eye towards the end! We don't want to ruin the story of the film, but no spoken words are said, so anyone visiting from any country in the world can experience it without being left confused. The use of smells, water effects and movement during the experience is stunning and unlike other flying theatres, we've experienced. In our opinion Flight of the Skylion could possibly be the best dark ride in the UK!
New for 2021 and the LEGO Mythica area, two new drop towers have been installed called Fire and Ice Freefall. Standing at 13 metres tall these two new drop towers spin guests around and drop you multiple times. Both drop towers run the same ride cycle but have different names. We love these style rides and we've seen more pop up around the UK and Europe over the past few years. With a minimum height limit of 1m, lots of smaller guests will be able to experience the freefall drop of Fire and Ice Freefall.
SQUID Surfers has been rethemed into Hydras Challenge. When the attraction was closed in 2020, the rockwork theming elements around the ride were repainted along with a huge new LEGO Model located in the ride area. Water squirters remain on the side of the ride to soak unexpecting guests, dare you take on Hydras Challenge?
An unexpected star of the Lego Mythica area is bits and bobs, a character made up of all of the lego pieces left at the end of the day. This colourful friend even has his own meet and greet where guests can take photos with him. For those that don't ride Flight of the Skylion bits and bobs is one of the good guys.
Not only can you see some amazing LEGO models around Lego Mythica, but you can even build your own monster or unicorn in the build and play area called Creature Creation. Once you're done you can place your creation on the backdrop and leave it there to rule over Lego MYthica for the rest of the day.
The old fish and chips shop in the LEGO MYthica area has been given a huge makeover and is now known as the Hungry troll. With its own LEGO model outside this hungry troll managed to turn the fish green on the press evening. This has been trialled with guests throughout the season so far but we don't think it's there to stay permanently!
Located near the Hungry Troll restaurant a huge new Lava Dragon Play area has appeared where younger guests can climb to the top, play with the dragon's tongue and then slide all the way to the bottom of the tower. With it being an unsupervised play area, we expect it's going to get very busy in the summer months. But it looks amazing! Definitely nothing like the other play areas in the park.
LEGO Mythica is a great addition to the park and we cant wait to see everyone's reaction when the area is open! Legoland getting the UK's first flying theatre is amazing and is definitely going to lure guests in from all over the UK. Nothing beats having your legs dangle as your flying over a volcano, with bits and bobs by your side.