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Legoland Windsor

Windsor, Berkshire, UK

The UK's version of Legoland, set on the slopes of a steep hill overlooking Windsor and featuring well-known attractions such as Miniland, the Dragon rollercoaster and Driving School.

OpenedMarch 1996
SeasonMarch to early November
OwnerMerlin Entertainments
Websitewww.legoland.co.uk
Nearby Thorpe Park (10 miles)
Chessington World of Adventures (26 miles)
Paultons Park (63 miles)
The castle - home of The Dragon coaster

The castle - home of The Dragon coaster

Legoland Windsor opened in 1996 as the world's second Legoland theme park, following on from the success of the original Legoland in Denmark. The park is aimed at young children, and offers rides themed to look like they have been built out of lego.

The over-arching theme is "Heroes Wanted", with many attractions giving kids the chance to become a hero in some capacity, such as being a firefighter and putting out a fire, a knight battling a dragon, or a submariner on a journey to the depths of the ocean.

The park is built on the site of Windsor Safari Park, which went into receivership in 1992. Little of the safari park remains today apart from the Hill Train, a funicular railway that takes guests up and down the steep hillside which dominates the site.

Most of the standard attractions found across Legoland parks are present in Windsor, such as Driving School, Atlantis Submarine Voyage and one of the best versions of The Dragon rollercoaster. A large area in the centre of the park is given over to Miniland, which is regularly updated with new lego features and landmarks.

Attractions

The Dragon

The Dragon

Ride on the back of a dragon through and around the Lego castle

Vikings' River Splash

Vikings' River Splash

Prepare for a soaking on this rapids ride through Viking territory

Lego Ninjago: The Ride

Lego Ninjago: The Ride

Use your ninja fighting skills in an interactive dark ride adventure

Jolly Rocker

Jolly Rocker

Giant swinging pirate ship

Mia's Riding Adventure

Mia's Riding Adventure

Take a horse ride with Mia

Atlantis Submarine Voyage

Atlantis Submarine Voyage

Ride a submarine down to the depths of the ocean to visit fish, sharks and lego divers

Laser Raiders

Laser Raiders

Interative laser shooting ride through an Ancient Egyptian tomb

Pirate Falls

Pirate Falls

Join a gang of pirates for trip on the log flume

Miniland

Miniland

The world in miniature, recreated in lego bricks

Lego City Driving School

Lego City Driving School

Kids can earn their licence while driving their own car

Fire Academy

Fire Academy

Pump water from a fire engine to save the flaming Lego City

Dragon's Apprentice

Dragon's Apprentice

Junior version of the Dragon rollercoaster

S.Q.U.I.D. Surfer

S.Q.U.I.D. Surfer

Try to dodge the water bombs as you pilot your own jet ski

Sky Rider

Sky Rider

Travel high above Legoland for great views across Miniland

Destiny's Bounty

Destiny's Bounty

Rocking spinning boat ride

Hill Train

Hill Train

A quick way to get up and down the steep Legoland hill

Lego Star Wars Miniland

Lego Star Wars Miniland

Indoor exhibition featuring famous scenes from Star Wars

4D Movie Theatre

4D Movie Theatre

Watch Lego movies ... in four dimensions!

Aero Nomad

Aero Nomad

Take in views across the park in Legoland's ferris wheel

Balloon School

Balloon School

Take a flight in a hot air balloon

Videos

Rides and Lands

Trips

Fireworks

After Dark