Celebrate the Royal Wedding with LEGOLAND Windsor...
LEGOLAND Windsor celebrates their 15th Birthday Season with a unique Royal Wedding tribute.
To mark their 15th Birthday Season, LEGOLAND Windsor will open its doors on Friday 1st April with a unique tribute to the Royal Wedding. To mark this very special occasion, families will be treated to an exclusive preview of the Royal Wedding which can only be seen at the Windsor theme park’s Miniland attraction.
LEGOLAND Windsor’s talented model makers have paid a LEGO brick tribute to the wedding by depicting the happy couple returning to Buckingham Palace after the ceremony and waving from the balcony with fellow royals to the crowds of well-wishers below. What’s more, LEGOLAND Windsor is welcoming back it’s very own Prince William, professional look-a-like and former park employee Andrew Walker, to open this special attraction located in Miniland London.
The Royal Wedding scene including crowd, guests and balcony took model makers over 30 hours to build using 10,000 bricks. Each Miniland figure took one hour to build and contains 30 – 40 LEGO bricks. Buckingham Palace itself features 160,000 individual bricks and was built on a 1:50 scale and took 550 hours to build. Buckingham Palace sits in the Miniland London area of LEGOLAND Windsor which covers a massive 330m². Some of the capital’s best known landmarks have been recreated as LEGO models including One Canada Square, Millennium Bridge and The Gherkin.
Sue Kemp, Divisional Director of LEGOLAND Windsor commented: “We’re proud to announce that it’s our 15th birthday this year and what better way to celebrate it than to pay homage to such an amazing royal occasion. After all, we’re based in Windsor which is well known for its royal connections!”
LEGOLAND Windsor’s 2011 season is set to be it’s biggest to date as later this summer the park unveils Atlantis Submarine Voyage – a world first attraction – which will invite families to take a deep breath and submerge themselves in an underwater adventure. This multi-million pound attraction takes young seafaring guests on an exhilarating marine voyage inside eight custom-built LEGO-themed submarines that each holds up to 14 people. Inside they’ll explore a mesmerising 1,000,000 litre ocean tank teaming with over 50 species of rare sharks, rays and tropical fish.
In 2011 LEGOLAND Windsor boasts an exciting special events programme including:
15th Birthday Weekend (1-3 April) – the park is celebrating 15 fun-packed years with three days of birthday activities
LEGO Star Wars After Dark Laser Show (9 & 10 April) – Join LEGO building competitions, learn Jedi skills to battle the dark side in Clone Wars training before celebrating with a spectacular light and laser show.
‘Where’s Wally?’ Easter Hunt (23 – 26 April) – Find Wally in this Easter hunt with a difference!
LEGOLAND Live! music festival (16 July) – rock with the tots in a star line-up including Justin Fletcher, Postman Pat and Jess the Cat, Fireman Sam, the Zingzillas, Fifi & the Flowertots and Roary the Racing Car & Big Chris.
Amazing Machines (10 & 11 September) – a must-see show featuring the ever popular Monster Trucks and a host of amazing vehicles.
Halloween Brick or Treat Featuring Scooby-Doo Fireworks (22, 23, 28, 29, 30 October & 5 November) – Halloween themed activities for all the family to enjoy in the half term holidays. On selected nights help Scooby-Doo and the Gang hunt for clues, master the monsters and solve a mystery, all in the midst of a fantastic fireworks display.
LEGOLAND Windsor 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 the mention a staggering 55 million LEGO bricks, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.