April 2011 

Water flows into World-First LEGOLAND attraction with help from local firefighters...




Firefighters from the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service were treated to a sneak preview of the multi-million pound Atlantis Submarine Voyage ride when they were invited to LEGOLAND Windsor to help out on an assignment with a difference.


The Atlantis Submarine Voyage ride, due to open later this summer, has been in development since last year and has now reached its first significant milestone with the filling of an impressive 1 million litre ocean tank housing over 50 species of rare sharks, rays and tropical fish.


After engineers from Thames Water connected the stand pipe to supply the water, the theme park asked Red Watch firefighters from Windsor Fire Station to lend their support and help fill the tank with the aid of a hose and buckets. The Windsor fire crew, who conduct regular fire training sessions at the park, were only too pleased to get involved and as a result, the tank was filled two days ahead of schedule.


Atlantis Submarine Voyage is the first LEGO-themed underwater ride in the world and will take families on a magical marine voyage inside custom-built LEGO themed submarines. Each of the ride’s eight subs hold up to 14 people and inside guests will be able to explore the mesmerising ocean tank featuring nearly 100 spectacular LEGO models which took an estimated 2,683 hours to create.


Sue Kemp, Divisional Director of LEGOLAND Windsor, said: “We work very closely with the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service and couldn’t think of anyone better to help fill our tank.  We’re thrilled to have reached our first milestone and now that the ocean tank is filled with water, our Atlantis project team are making preparations for the arrival of our fleet of LEGO themed submarines later this month.


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