Thursday, October 21, 2021

LEGOLAND New York ride will make LEGO replicas of riders

by Rona Gindin

ABOVE: (L to R): Ruud Koppens (ETF), Julie Estrada (Merlin Entertainments/LEGOLAND New York), Stuart Hetherington (Holovis)

When LEGOLAND New York Resort opens in July 2020, it will feature a first-ever dark ride that recreates each rider’s physical features and transforms it into virtual LEGO Minifigures.

The company announced the ride, LEGO Factory Adventure Ride, along with co-creators Holovis (ride creation) and ETF (ride vehicles) at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando. The immersive ride will have 19 vehicles and be themed around a real, highly automated LEGO factory in Denmark. It will be fully accessible for riders with disabilities. At ride’s end, each rider will see a character with his or her own hair style, glasses if appropriate and clothing color.

LEGOLAND New York Resort will be a 160-acre park in the Hudson Valley north of New York City. A 250-room hotel with four themes will be added in 2021.

Rona Gindin
InPark is pleased to welcome Rona Gindin ([email protected]), who joined our community of contributors in November 2017. Rona writes about tourism, business, travel, restaurant and lifestyle issues. Her work has appeared in Zagat, foodnetwork.com, Brides, Parenting, Endless Vacation and other publications and websites.

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