Last Thursday, we attended a preview day of Ninjago Legoland and got to be some of the first park-goers to ride this cool ride. Ninjago is opening at Legoland today (May 5) and it’s pretty exciting! This ride is sure to be a favorite for Legoland guests young and old! This was Legoland’s most expensive rides yet and they pulled out all the stops!
Ninjago can be found in Ninjago World, where you can enjoy some Asian-inspired Bahn Mi sandwiches. Enjoy a Bahn Mi on a freshly baked baguette (YUM!) or a steamed Bao Bun (Yummy!) and your choice of lemongrass chicken, crispy pork belly, or baked sweet chili tofu; which is sure to please everyone’s palate! I know I sure did enjoy them! I kept going back for more! In fact, Mr. Bear accidentally chose a sweet chili tofu Bahn Mi sandwich. He’d never purposely choose tofu, as he’s never enjoyed it. OH! But not this time! He actually enjoyed it very much! I love that there’s something for everyone to eat at the Ninja Kitchen! This is going to be a really great addition to the Legoland park attractions. Mmmmm. Bahn Mi!
We got to ride Ninjago a few times the other day and it was a blast! It’s a 4D experience that uses some of the latest technology—this is the first time this technology has been used in the United States! Basically, rather than a gun or blaster you’d use on any of the traditional rides, you use hand movements to destroy obstacles or enemies. The ride is based on the cartoon Ninjago and you’ll recognize many familiar characters from the cartoon.
What if you’re terrible with these shooting type games? Never fear, because Master Wu will show you how to become a martial arts expert in no time! There is a training session that will teach you all the karate moves you need to know to become a Ninjago expert!
The ride is centered around four ninjas of Ninjago: Kai, Jay, Cole and Zane. The ride utilizes each of the character’s special talents or elements that are unique to them: fire, lightning, earth and ice. While riding Ninjago, you’ll be able to use your hands to throw fireballs at enemies, such as the snake tribes, or shoot lightning at Lord Garmaddon (king of the Skulkuns), or throw iceballs at The Great Devourer, a “giant serpent who can only be defeated by all of the ninja riders working together and using all the elements.”
This ride was so well-done! We were so impressed by the details that were not missed in the construction of this new attraction! This is a ride that could be enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages. In fact, my friend Joanne’s son is only 5 and took on 3 family members and beat them all. The more practice, the better the performance on the game. Mr. Bear beat Allie, and I (Or, did we let him win? Wink, wink!) both times we rode, but the second time we had narrowed the margin of his win!
NINJAGO World opens May 5, 2016 and is included in admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. For more information, log onto www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).
Disclaimer: I was invited to preview the Legoland Ninjago ride with my family. All opinions are my own. I only share information with my readers when I believe it will be helpful to them. We love Legoland and think the Ninjago ride is AWESOME!