New for Spring 2012 at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
LEGO® themed Hotel and LEGOLAND Star Wars™ Miniland Experience
March 2012 will be an unforgettable year for the UK’s most family-friendly destination, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, with the opening of an exciting indoor Star Wars™ Miniland Experience and amazing fully themed LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Hotel.
The new indoor fully themed Star Wars Miniland Experience will painstakingly recreate seven of the most famous scenes from the beloved Star Wars films including a scene from the animated series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, using around 1.5 million LEGO® bricks.
Planned in close consultation with Lucasfilm Ltd, Star Wars Miniland will follow a chronological path through the Star Wars timeline and feature around 2,000 LEGO models in 1:20 scale from the planets Naboo, Geonosis, Kashyyyk, Mustafar, Tatooine, Hoth, Endor and Christophsis. Created by dozens of model designers and builders, landscapers, animation electricians and technicians, the area will also feature authentic Star Wars sounds, actions and lighting effects further immersing visitors into the Star Wars saga and bringing the experience to life.
The unique, 150 room, LEGO themed hotel will delight families with young children with its imaginatively themed Pirates, Kingdom and Adventure bedrooms and a host of premium facilities with LEGO inspired twists. Situated in a tranquil, convenient location right on the edge of the theme park, the colour, playful fun and interactivity of LEGO will be stamped throughout from the spectacular entrance through to the restaurant and outdoor lakeside seating area. Dazzling play areas, including a LEGO Pirates themed splash pool, will inspire little imaginations and needless to say there will be plenty of LEGO to play with and surprises in store for all guests when it opens on Saturday 17 March 2012.
Finally, families will be able to welcome new marine creatures into the mesmerising aquatic environment of Atlantis, the world first submerged underwater LEGO ride, opened in Spring 2011, and there will be a full calendar of imaginative and fun events throughout 2012.
The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Hotel and LEGOLAND Star Wars Miniland Experience will add to the already unparalleled offer for children aged 2-12, which includes over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, including the much-loved Miniland. Add to this, fantastic eateries, a giant LEGO shop all set within 150 acres of beautiful parkland and this is one adventure that needs more than a day to experience.
PRICES AND OPENING
Opens Friday 16th March 2012 to Monday 5th November 2012 (closed on selected midweek days in May, September, October and November)
Adults – from £38.88
Children (3 -15) – from £30.78
Under 3’s free
Discounts available when booking online
Advance booking recommended
Opens Saturday 17 March 2012
Priced from £247 low season to £337 high season for a themed family room (2 adults/up to 3 children) including breakfast and park tickets for two days, plus special LEGOLAND benefits such as Early Ride Time
Premium themed rooms and suites are also available
Note: special rates available for LEGOLAND Annual Pass Holders and Merlin Annual Pass Holders
Book on www.legoland.co.uk or call 0845 373 2640
Notes to Editors:
STAR WARS™, STAR WARS:THE CLONE WARS™ and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
LEGOLAND Deutschland and LEGOLAND Billund opened STAR WARS Miniland displays in 2011.
LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is a unique family theme park where children aged 3-12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety. It has over 55 interactive rides, attractions, live shows, building workshops and driving schools, not to mention a staggering 55 million LEGO bricks, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.
There are four other LEGOLAND® parks in the world – LEGOLAND® Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND California in the U.S.A, the recently opened LEGOLAND in Florida and LEGOLAND® Deutschland in Germany.
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates nearly 80 attractions, six hotels/two holiday villages in 17 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 44 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 17,000 employees. Merlin Entertainments operates the following attractions - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The EDF Energy London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park, Earth Explorer, Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK, Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter Underwater World, Oceanworld Manly WILD LIFE Hamilton Island. All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.
For year-round group savings and benefits, including free group leader tickets, go to Merlin Groups (www.merlingroups.com). Group sizes start at just seven people and bookings can be made online or by calling 0871 222 6944.