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Legoland Windsor Resort - The Future

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:25 pm
by thorpecrazy
Some interesting news...

- £30 million investment
- Over 5-10 years
- 11 new attractions
- Interactive rides
- Sea Life aquarium
- Family roller coaster (2011)
- 180 bedroom hotel (2012)

http://www.themeparks-uk.com/legoland-w ... oland.html

Re: New at Legoland - rides, sea life, roller coaster & hotel

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:27 pm
by Joe Koopa
Poor Chesington World Of Adventures. :ashamed:

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:31 pm
by AstroDan
Very interesting. I hope Chessington gets similar investments as, to be honest, the Legoland site at Windsor is possibly even more restricted in terms of planning than Chessington is.

The 2011 coaster though I hope is top class. So far, none of the rides at Legoland are really "top class" - Jungle Coaster has the terrible noise problems, and both Dragon's are very, very average.

Interesting times. It seems that Merlin are renewing 10 year plans across their sites. Thorpe should have a new one soon, Alton's will be out in May and now we have this from Legoland.

Indeed... what of Chessington!

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:40 pm
by Islander
"AstroDan" wrote:
I hope Chessington gets similar investments as, to be honest, the Legoland site at Windsor is possibly even more restricted in terms of planning than Chessington is.

Don't know much about Chessington, but Legoland is certainly extremely retricted in terms of planning, what with it being on the edge of Windsor Great Park. It seems that nearly every tree is listed (or whatever the correct term is :P) - I believe that was one of the things that caused huge delays with Land of the Vikings. They appear to have the space to expand, though - there's a tone of land to the right of the entrance road that appears to be unused.

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:29 pm
by Johno
Seems like Legoland Windsor is just getting what all the other Legoland parks are at the minute.

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:15 pm
by Adz
With any luck they'll get round to building this:

Image

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:27 pm
by Johno
That looks frigging awesome :D

I'd say that Legoland's coaster being placed in 2011: gives a 3 year cycle for each of the three: Thorpe, Alton and Legoland.

I'd presume that Chessington will add a large ride at the same time as Alton does.

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:53 pm
by Joe Koopa
I presume CWOA's year could be in 2012, focus on the London Olympics prehaps? :)

Adz-Is that picture real? Or did you make it :D

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:03 pm
by Chris W
That picture has been around for years.

Great concept, it deserves to be made into a real ride.

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:44 pm
by Anonymous
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Looks like Jungle coaster could be on it way out or being moved to another area of the park. The new hotel loks like its going to be built on the same site

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 2:50 pm
by amcmaster1
Wow this really is interesting i agree with what was said earlier none of legolands rides are 'top class'

Merlin really are churning out the Sealife add ons i wonder how long it will be until Thorpe get one lol

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 7:23 pm
by Johno
Well, the Jungle coaster, whilst it was a quite thrilling ride is awful with it's new enclosed cars.

It's rubbish in its current state, but if a location for it could be found, it's still an enjoyable family ride!

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:28 pm
by Christo Dawson
10 year plan unveiled on PDF, with map that includes changes.
[url=http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/pam/docservlet?docId=95035910&filename=133758.TIF&mimeType=image/tiff" target="_blank]http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/pam/docservlet?d ... image/tiff[/url]
These changes are
-Hotel on Jungle Coaster site, (17)
-with new family coaster to replace it (8)
-Couple of new family rides, including "Jungle Cruise" and "Medival Joust" (4,5,6,12,13,14)
-Extension of skyrider (7)
-Atlantis by SEALIFE in Creation Centre (2)
-And a couple of other stuff (1,3,9,10,11,15)
Poor Chessie

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:58 pm
by Chris W
Lots of good stuff there.

The Jungle Cruise sounds very interesting, hopefully a Lego version of the Disney attraction.

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:10 pm
by amcmaster1
Wow this really is interesting.

Seems to be quite a bit of infrastructural work such as replacing temporary buildings.
Does anyone know what the temporary buildings are that they wish to make permanent?

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:44 pm
by Islander
"amcmaster1" wrote:
Does anyone know what the temporary buildings are that they wish to make permanent?

Looking at the plans, they're talking about the marquees currently tacked on to the side of two of the park's eateries, namely City Walk (what used to be called the Big Restaurant, next to the harbour in Lego City) and the Great British Carvery (previously called Captain Barnacle's Boat Shed, and before that Pasta Patch, in Duplo Land).

They currently just provide outdoor seating, but under cover. Clearly they want to use the areas to extend the indoor sections.

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:55 pm
by [Archive]
Chessington will live on!
And LegoLand will become a good theme park!

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:24 am
by Johno
I think its a real shame that the Jungle Coaster isn't being moved somewhere within the park.

It just means that the park won't actually be gaining anything from a new rollercoaster.

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:01 pm
by amcmaster1
Thats true - however hopefully this will be a really good coaster.

But for a 10 year plan it does seem pretty steady development for the park i mean the last 10 years have probably seen just as many if not more new attractions. Which isnt a bad thing.

Re: Legoland Windsor: The Next Ten Years!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:56 pm
by Islander
"Johno" wrote:
I think its a real shame that the Jungle Coaster isn't being moved somewhere within the park.

To be fair, the Jungle Coaster is currently in an absolutely dire state - it would only be worth them moving it if they were to undo their recent modifications, and I can't see that happening.

As it stands right now, it's a terrible ride, with a ridiculously low throughput and unacceptable queue lengths. Which is a huge pity, because before giving in to local residents and inventing an abysmal 'solution' to the noise pollution problem, it was truly fantastic.