NEW! The Great LEGO Race VR Coaster – LEGOLAND Florida

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This weekend we got to be some of the first to experience Legoland’s newest coaster attraction: The Great LEGO Race Virtual Reality Coaster. The first VR coaster #BuiltforKids in a 360 degree brick-built world!

 

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This awesome coaster merges the virtual reality world of LEGOS as you’ve seen them in your favorite movies with 1,312.3 feet of real life coaster fun with speeds up to 35 miles-per-hour… complete with this nearly 50 foot drop!

 

As you start your engines, you are invited into a virtual world where you get to race against several LEGO minifigure competitors throughout this roller coaster race.

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Who might you see in this world?

Some of the crazy and fun teams such as Team Pirate, Team Wizard, Team Surfer where Surfer Girl rides a rocketpowered windsurfing rig, Team Trendsetter on a stylish scooter fueled by espresso, and Team Pharoah on his ornately canopied bed (called a “litter”) carried by mummy servants.

 

Whichever team you pick as your favorite, you will see the team photos in line and even have a chance to “build your team” as you wait… We loved Team Speed and Team Pirates, although we might qualify for Team Trendy since we are quite often powered by espresso!

For those who grew up playing 8-bit video games, it’s like being thrown into one of your favorite games with nods to the 8-bit world shown in some of the graphics and surprise moments throughout the ride.  This was our first time on a VR roller coaster and it did not disappoint!  If you are used to your virtual reality experiences in a simulator you are in for a treat since you get to experience the VR technology paired with the real sensations and feelings of being on an actual roller coaster!

You become a part of this 360° action as you race though brick-built environments that include a desert, mountain, forest, volcano and rushing river!

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“Developed under the supervision of Merlin Magic Making, the global creative and delivery division of LEGOLAND Florida Resort parent company Merlin Entertainments Group, The Great LEGO Race will transform the existing Project X roller coaster into a high-octane, virtual reality (VR) experience that puts guests in the driver’s seat for a rollicking race against a colorful lineup of LEGO minifigure characters.”

Guests riding the coaster must be at least 42” tall and accompanied by a responsible rider 14 years of ago or older. Guests that are 48” tall and at least 6 years of age can wear the VR headset unless the rider is supervising his or her companion.

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It is a fun experience both with and without the VR headset, so it’s great for those who love virtual reality attractions and if you don’t, you can still enjoy the coaster with your friends and family who do.  It’s nice to have option to ride with or without the headset, but getting to be a part of the LEGO racing world is pretty amazing!

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Ready to see for yourself? You can get a preview of this experience through MackMedia’s Coastiality mobile app. It’s on both android and iOS. You can learn about the Coastiality App here to ride along!

The Great LEGO Race VR Coaster trailer can be found in the “Beginner” section. It’s even compatible with a headset if you happen to have one at home!

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“In a dazzling environment where everything is made of LEGO bricks.”

This was our first trip to LEGOLAND Florida Resort! We had a fantastically fun day experiencing and reliving our childhood! LEGOLAND has more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions inspired by popular LEGO and DUPLO brand, including the NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu Ride, LEGO City, and even the LEGOLAND water park. The rides are great for families and big-kids alike! We especially loved The Dragon coaster and Mia’s Riding Adventure, where you take a twirling pony ride to new heights. Of course, you don’t want to miss the Grand Carousel that has 2 levels to ride upon!

 

So come over to the land where “Everything is awesome!” and start your engines because this brick-built world is pretty sweet!

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