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Re: Haunted House Experience Plans Submitted

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:50 am
by Ryan.B
Once this opens it might just have persuaded me to come down to London and do everything on the merlin annual pass in 5 days! Looks amazing and I'm looking forward to construction if there is any pictures.

Re: Haunted House Experience Plans Submitted

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:27 pm
by Dom
According to Windsorexpress.co.uk , planning permission was refused for this.

Link to Article : http://www.windsorexpress.co.uk/News/Ar ... 082014.htm

Whether this is a reliable source or not is yet to be seen. Thought i would just share with everyone, so everyone can make up their own mind as to trust it or not

Re: Haunted House Experience Plans Submitted

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:01 pm
by Burniel
I trust it from experience with driving to LEGOLAND, it seems likely. I find it extremely annoying as I really wanted to go on this, and it'd be the one attraction to get me back to the park.

I think that all it needs is for a few non-development years to go by, and for them to realise LLW is going to be congested anyway and let it go ahead.

Re: Haunted House Experience Plans Submitted

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:40 am
by Ryan.B
That is unbelievable, stopping building a ride because of congestion, when I went on one of the busiest days last year the traffic wasn't that bad, what next, are all theme parks going to be banned from adding rides in the future because of traffic, this article is t true I think, it's a theme park, of course it's going to get congested like anywhere else when it's busy!

Re: Haunted House Experience Plans Submitted

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:21 am
by lewis97
Unfortunately these are the things that the local council considers, when a park proposes a new attraction. Often this has meant that Merlin have paid out for something that helps reduce congestion. We shall have to see whether they do so in this situation, or abandon the plans altogether.

Re: Haunted House Experience Plans Submitted

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:25 am
by Chris
It frustrates me that the council even have the power to make a decision like this.

Stating that the park cannot build this attraction or any others that are likely to increase visitor number is ridiculous. The park should put the ball back in their court and ask how they are supposed to keep the attraction alive and interesting without adding new attractions.. I bet they won't have an answer.

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Future

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:15 pm
by TheBeast
Not really seen anything new one nere in a while - have we just given up on Legoland? ;)

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Future

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:26 am
by Burniel
TheBeast wrote:
Not really seen anything new one nere in a while - have we just given up on Legoland? ;)

No, it's just that nothing's happening at LEGOLAND.

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Future

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:54 am
by Dom
I swear i remember seeing something somewhere, but i have no idea what i saw or where i saw it, but i swear on the Brick or Treat park map there was a little bubble that said something about 2015. I think it was regarding a re-theme of an area. But i'm not 100% sure of what i saw, so i could be wrong. I have been trying to find a Brick or Treat park map from this year, but so far haven't had any luck.

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Future

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:11 pm
by Ladyofthelake
Legoland originally planned to build a new haunted house attraction for the 2015 season, as detailed in SouthParks' news article. However, the attraction was refused planning permission due to concerns about the levels of traffic going to and from the resort.

This has meant the resort has had to have a major re-think of their 2015 plans as, even if they successfully appealed the planning decision, they have sadly missed the building window to get the attraction open for next season. I believe there is going to be a small area themed to the Lego Friends brand (as hinted on the maps at the end of the main season. Unfortunately I don't have a copy to check). I'm not sure exactly what this will include, but it certainly isn't what the resort was hoping would be their main 2015 attraction.

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Future

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:41 pm
by Luce
It's a shame the application was refused as I think the haunted house attraction sounded good, but I guess the planners have to take a lot of things into consideration, including traffic. Maybe the park will look to open something for 2016 instead.

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Future

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:58 am
by TheBeast
Yeah, I agree. I think a haunted house would make a great addition, it wouldn't surprise me if they keep trying to get it made because of this. its all about public opinion though...I guess if the locals don't want it, it cant be built. The biggest pity is that they didn't have the common sense to move somewhere that there wasn't a theme park.

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Future

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:17 am
by lewis97
The reason given for the application's refusal was the potential increase in traffic, which was obviously deemed to be too great to authorise the plans. If this continues to be a significant issue it could make it hard for any major new developments at the park. However, Merlin may offer to fund a roadwork project to ease congestion as a way of getting around this.

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Future

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:06 pm
by Danny
Considering this was a fairly small project, the future isn't looking bright for the expansion of Legoland Windsor unless Merlin offer to pay towards improving road works

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Future

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:51 pm
by Burniel
DannyG wrote:
Considering this was a fairly small project, the future isn't looking bright for the expansion of Legoland Windsor unless Merlin offer to pay towards improving road works

The expansion isn't necessary. My personal opinion is that the park's priority should be improving park operations (especially throughputs!), and updating older areas.

Updates of older areas work has begun already - Pirate Shores (2014) and Kingdom of the Pharaohs (2009).

Yes, the expansion would have been great, and would have brought me back to LEGOLAND, but if I started hearing reviews highlighting improved park operations, I'd head back.

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Future

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:52 pm
by Savva0122
Hi problems with the Haunted House at Legoland Windsor; Lego Friends to be built now
[from Screamscape]

LEGO Friends / Heartlake City - Confirmed - (1/2/15) LEGOLAND Windsor will be adding Heartlake City in 2015, the LEGO Friends themed area similar to what is being built at the California park also for 2015. They parks haven't offered much in the way of details of what this is however, other than this: “Featuring a mix of character meet and greets, a live action music show featuring all five friends, a Heartlake City Mall themed area, and new attractions - the new land opening in early summer is guaranteed to delight and enthrall.”
Unfortunately, this looks like a last second replacement for the proposed Ghost: The Haunted House attraction (see below) that was planned for 2015, but put on indefinite hold when the local government refused to give permission for it.

Legoland Windsor to Make Improvements for 2015

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:16 pm
by Ladyofthelake
Legoland Windsor have revealed they will be making a range of improvements for the new season this year. Amongst them will be re-vamps of the Lego City area - including new additions to to both the Driving School and Boating School, and the addition of a new Lego Friends area in the early summer. SouthParks have a news article with the full details.

It's certainly interesting to see these latest developments at Legoland - especially as the improvements to the Driving and Boating Schools will create some addition capacity. I can't help thinking though that these improvements could be replacement plans put in place as a result of the refusal of the Haunted House application.

It will certainly be interesting to see how these latest developments turn out.

Re: Legoland Windsor to Make Improvements for 2015

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:42 pm
by Jamie
Glad to see that Boating School is having it's capacity increased, as it was dire.

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Future

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:11 am
by Nath89
Image

New roundabout sign.

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Future

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:05 pm
by Chris
Nice! :D