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Park News - (2/8/17) In a rather strange bit of news, the BBC has reported that "a cannabis farm" was unexpectedly discovered growing inside a derelict cottage on land owned by Legoland Windsor. The building itself is actually outside the ground of the family theme park itself, but was found during an inspection where the site ironically is bordered by land owned by The Queen. A couple of suspects have already been arrested as possible suspects behind the pot farm. And I guess we can all be happy that it was just a simple "farm" operation and not something as potentially explosive as a meth-lab.
2017 - Ninjago World / Ninjago: The Ride - (5/31/17) According to this report that gives us a peek at the new Ninjago World area at Legoland Windsor that includes the Ninjago: The Ride interactive dark ride attraction. The Windsor version of Ninjago World will actually feature one extra attraction not found in the others, as the park converted the former Longboat Invader ride (Rockin' Tug) to now have a Ninjago theme and renamed it Destiny's Bounty. Follow the link to see pictures of the new land and attractions.
(1/4/17) Legoland Windsor has confirmed that the park’s Ninjago: The Ride and surounding Ninjago themed area will open in May 2017. In addition to the ride it will also include: Cole's Rock Climb, Zane's Temple Build and Kai's Spinners.
(3/29/16) According to a post at Themeparks-UK, Legoland Windsor has plans to open their own Ninjago World, with the "Ninjago: The Ride" interactive dark ride at the park for the 2017 season. They have already submitted the building application for the new land and attraction which will replace Loki's Labyrinth on the backside of the Vikings' River Splash, and require the Longboat Invader to be moved to a new location.
I’m not sure what effect these new plans will have on the previously approved plans to build Ghost: The Haunted House in 2017 (see above). It’s possible they may have scrapped those plans in favor of the larger Ninjago project.
???? - Future Expansion Plans - (6/28/17) Legoland Windsor has submitted a long term development plan for the park that is said to include at least four new rides, a "holiday village", along with improvements to the park entrance and parking areas. New attraction concepts include a whole new themed land for 2019, and indoor ride of some kind of the site previously approved for the Ghost: The Haunted House project that was put on hold and more. More details can be found over at ThemeParks-UK.
???? - Ghost: The Haunted House - On Hold - (12/1/15) The long delayed plans to build a “GHOST” haunted house attraction at Legoland Windsor have now been approved after a lengthy appeal process by the park. The original proposal intended to build this in 2015 as a copy of the Ghost attraction that opened at the Billund park in 2014, which has a pair of small drop towers built inside what looks like a haunted house exterior, and a lengthy but themed walk-through haunted house queue experience on the way to the ride portion of the attraction.
You can find some layout artwork showing off how the new attraction will look in the Windsor park as well as the approximate location over at a report by Themeparks-UK. Look for this to open in 2017 unless plans change again.
(6/16/15) LEGOLAND Windsor is still attempting to alter their plans for the GHOST haunted house / drop ride project that was denied building permission in 2014. According to ThemeParksUK, the revised proposal, if approved, would see it built for the 2017 season. Other future plans in the works include an expansion of Duplo Valley and an expansion to the LEGOLAND Resort Hotel that would replace the existing Dino Safari ride. If approved, the hotel expansion would also be complete in 2017. The park has also bought part of the St. Leonards Farm next to the park to allow for future expansion projects like a possible EcoLodge project.