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LEGOLAND Windsor
Windsor, England
Merlin Entertainments Group

 

 

 

2017 - Ghost: The Haunted House - Approved - (12/1/15) The long delayed plans to build a “GHOST” haunted house attraction at Legoland Windsor have now been approved after a lengthy appeal process by the park. The original proposal intended to build this in 2015 as a copy of the Ghost attraction that opened at the Billund park in 2014, which has a pair of small drop towers built inside what looks like a haunted house exterior, and a lengthy but themed walk-through haunted house queue experience on the way to the ride portion of the attraction.
   You can find some layout artwork showing off how the new attraction will look in the Windsor park as well as the approximate location over at a report by Themeparks-UK. Look for this to open in 2017 unless plans change again.
    (6/16/15) LEGOLAND Windsor is still attempting to alter their plans for the GHOST haunted house / drop ride project that was denied building permission in 2014. According to ThemeParksUK, the revised proposal, if approved, would see it built for the 2017 season. Other future plans in the works include an expansion of Duplo Valley and an expansion to the LEGOLAND Resort Hotel that would replace the existing Dino Safari ride. If approved, the hotel expansion would also be complete in 2017. The park has also bought part of the St. Leonards Farm next to the park to allow for future expansion projects like a possible EcoLodge project.
    (10/4/14) I’m told that the park’s application to build the new Ghost attraction is essentially being held hostage by the local government who is upset about how crowded the area surrounding the park has gotten as the park has grown more successful.
    So rather than do something about fixing the local infrastructure to accommodate the increased traffic, it seems they want to park to somehow solve the problem. How? I've no idea, but it seems a bit on the loopy side for the government to try and squash a successful business.
    (5/15/14) A permit application to build a new haunted house attraction at Legoland Windsor has been spotted here. I’m betting that this will be a copy of the new Ghost: The Haunted House attraction that will open soon at Legoland Billund this summer.

 

2017 - Ninjago World / Ninjago: The Ride - Planning - (3/29/16) According to a post at Themeparks-UK, Legoland Windsor has plans to open their own Ninjago World, with the "Ninjago: The Ride" interactive dark ride at the park for the 2017 season. They have already submitted the building application for the new land and attraction which will replace Loki's Labyrinth on the backside of the Vikings' River Splash, and require the Longboat Invader to be moved to a new location.
   I’m not sure what effect these new plans will have on the previously approved plans to build Ghost: The Haunted House in 2017 (see above). It’s possible they may have scrapped those plans in favor of the larger Ninjago project.

 

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2016 - Lego Movie 4D

2015 - LEGO Friends / Heartlake City

2014 - Pirate Shores

2013 - Legends of Chima 4D
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