FIRST LOOK: Behind the scenes of Legoland Dubai
It’s just a few months until Legoland Dubai opens its doors, and we got a sneak preview ahead of its official opening on October 31.
The park as a whole will have 15,000 lego models made from a whopping 60 million Lego bricks, as well as 40 rides, shows, attractions and Lego building experiences.
The first ride to be revealed was The Dragon, which will weave through an interactive Lego animation, going through Legoland castle before twisting and twirling into an outdoor track. At 16 metres high, it’ll be a thrilling ride for park visitors.
This is the central feature of the park’s Lego Kingdom. “It’s also the Park’s biggest ride at 16 metres high and reaching speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour,” said Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of Legoland Dubai. “We are very excited that the first roller coaster has finally reached Dubai Parks and Resorts. More than 50 percent of the ride engineering and manufacturing across all of the theme parks has been completed and ride components such as Legoland’s Dragon ride have started arriving on site for installation. So this is now obviously a very exciting stage in the destination’s journey to completion.”
On August 15 (India’s Independence Day) the park revealed their massive model of the Taj Mahal, which will be one of the central models in ‘miniland’, an air-conditioned space featuring hundreds of models of iconic landmarks and sights. It took the people at Legoland Dubai 2,019 hours to build the model, using 280,741 Lego bricks.
Legoland Dubai is part of Dubai Parks & Resorts which opens on October 31. The massive resort is also home to Motiongate, Bollywood Dubai and Riverland.