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Legoland Windsor - The Past

Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:36 am

When I saw we had a board exclusively for LEGOLAND, I had to make this topic. I may not have many plans to visit anytime soon, but definitely like looking at the past ... my personal best memories are:

1. The Jungle Coaster
2. When Knight's quest was in Adventure land and had a different name
3. When S.Q.U.I.D. Surfer was called Wave Surfer

Share your memories of Legoland here!
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Re: Legoland Windsor Past

Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:27 am

I love the good old Jungle Coaster, the roofs were weird though :D
 
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Re: Legoland Windsor - The Past

Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:50 pm

Even though Jungle Coaster was strange with its golf cart style roofs, it wasn't a particularly good ride but a shame the park lost a coaster. When I last visited last year, I did enjoy myself and managed to do quite a lot in the time :)
 
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Legoland Windsor - The Past

Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:19 am

^^Knights Quests original name was Dino Dipper, and the Pterodactyl that was in the middle was a much more impressive Lego model than the rubbish castle that is there now!
 
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Re: Legoland Windsor - The Past

Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:00 am

jmgpannal wrote:
^^Knights Quests original name was Dino Dipper, and the Pterodactyl that was in the middle was a much more impressive Lego model than the rubbish castle that is there now!

I completely agree there, Dino Dipper > Knight's Quest by a long way! I dislike Knight's quest, it's very poorly themed.
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Re: Legoland Windsor - The Past

Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:47 pm

There's one attraction I miss more than most, and that was rocket racers
The queue line was brilliant, and just the idea of making your own driver then racing was very unique
 
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Re: Legoland Windsor - The Past

Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:44 pm

I Was one of the last people to play rocket racer on the last day of its last season.
Have friends that know staff there and heard that it was going.
Used to love the Larry and Murray walker lego men in the build your racer room.
Believe there used to be a upstairs too,but ride did closed for a few years then reopened with just the downstairs racing,upstairs was converted to a storage room.hence the stairs and walkways that when't nowhere.
Some walkways are still there in the starwars walkthrough.
 
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Re: Legoland Windsor - The Past

Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:25 am

I was actually on the last run of rocket racers,I found it very sad.
It was the attraction I would always want to go on as a child and one of my favourites to queue for
 
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Re: Legoland Windsor - The Past

Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:30 pm

It was the best ride they had i mean they have like 2 rollercoasters and it was their best attraction. But NO they replace it with a Miniland. Why would people prefer to look at a Star Wars Lego thing instead of a ride. They could even of Star Wars themed it. It would kill the ride but at least it would still be there :)
 
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Re: Legoland Windsor - The Past

Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:11 pm

My favorite memory was running around the Rat Trap. Shame it's different now...
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Re: Legoland Windsor - The Past

Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:57 pm

The Magic Theatre is likely the attraction I miss the most. Though it was never a major/ground breaking nor, I always used to love walking through there seeing its fun creative features such as the skeleton cycle, atmospheric glow room and the on air trick exit at the end among other bits.

Was really sad when I found it closed down in 2008 and even more so when such an original immersive attraction was removed for such a bland monstrosity as the Xbox game zone.

Also miss jungle coaster eventhough the dragon was better, Rocket Racers which was fun attraction and Explorers institute which was just as original as magic theatre but lives on (sort of) in Laser Raiders queue.

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