February 8, 2018

By: Festiva Getaways

New LEGOLAND VR Rollercoaster Debuts in March 2018

A new rollercoaster will soon be unveiled at LEGOLAND® in Florida, and it’s something very special. For the first time your family will be able to step into a fully realized LEGO® world WHILE riding a rip-roaring coaster on The Great LEGO Race!

Riders will have the option to wear a virtual reality headset on the ride, where their entire field of vision will be filled with living, breathing LEGO minifigures. Also, every building they see, every car that zips by, will be made of LEGO bricks.

It’s the first VR roller coaster experience designed for kids and represents the first time the LEGO brand and minifigures have been integrated with VR technology in a theme park attraction.

With animated action taking place on the ground and in the air, the wild and wacky race pits guests against a pirate, wizard, surfer and pharaoh as they steer LEGO-built vehicles like a rocket-powered windsurfing rig, a stylish scooter fueled by espresso, and an ornately canopied bed (called a “litter”) carried by mummy servants.

The VR headsets are designed to fit either adults or children; simple adjustments will fit them snugly in place. The VR experience is intended for children 6 and up, and guests can choose to ride the roller coaster without wearing the headset. Guests must be at least 42 inches tall to ride The Great LEGO Race. Otherwise, children must be accompanied by a responsible rider 14 years or older at least 48 inches tall.

After climbing down from the adrenaline high of The Great LEGO Race, guests can enjoy an all-new treat at Funnel Cake Factory, which will open this spring just steps away from the roller coaster in the theme park’s LEGO Technic area. The themed treat shop will serve fresh, made-to-order funnel cakes with toppings including fresh fruit, powdered sugar and soft-serve ice cream.

The Great LEGO Race opens Friday, March 23 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.