Sarah Garden06 Oct 2015 AT 01:20 PM

Dubai Parks & Resorts install first roller coaster

Everything you need to know about The Dragon
Sarah Garden06 Oct 2015 AT 01:20 PM
Roller coaster, Them Park, Dubai, Motiongate, Legoland, Attractions, Hollywood, Movies, Films, UAE
© Plamen Galabov
Roller coaster, Them Park, Dubai, Motiongate, Legoland, Attractions, Hollywood, Movies, Films, UAE
© Plamen Galabov
Roller coaster, Them Park, Dubai, Motiongate, Legoland, Attractions, Hollywood, Movies, Films, UAE
© Plamen Galabov

The first of Dubai Parks & Resort’s roller coasters has just been installed, and with speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, it’s a big one. The Dragon 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, which will have 15,000 Lego models made from over 60 million Lego bricks.

“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.”

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Once completed, Legoland Dubai will have 40 rides, shows and attractions. The project also includes motiongate, the Hollywood-inspired theme park that we’ve been aweing over, Bollywood Parks, and Legoland Water Park.

The resort is set to open in October 2016 and is expected to cost a whopping AED10.5 billion.

Motiongate is a collaboration between DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures and Lionsgate, you can expect films like The Hunger Games, Ghostbusters, Zombieland and Shrek. Attractions include rollercoasters, multimedia theatre and a massive water ride which will use 793,000 gallons of water.

Should adults be this excited about a theme park? Do we care? No!

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