The World of Chima Set to Open at LEGOLAND Florida in July
Despite rumors of a possible pirate themed area coming to LEGOLAND Florida this spring, the Orlando theme park announced yesterday that the park’s expansion would actually be based on LEGO’s new product line LEGO Legends of Chima and the TV series with stories about a powerful energy source. It will be called The World of Chima and will bring the product line and television series to life through interactive experiences like a new water-ride, building activities and 4D movie experience arriving at the park this July.
According to LEGOLAND Florida General Manager Adrian Jones, “this is the first time a theme park has invested in a major expansion concurrently with the rollout of a new brand and product line, and it was an easy decision based on how well LEGO Legends of Chima has been received by children and those who are young at heart around the world. This is also a reflection of the overall success of the park, which has already enabled us to open a new Water Park and build multiple new attractions during the past 18 months.”
The main attraction in the new area will be an interactive water ride called The Quest for CHI. Guests will enter The World of Chima through a stone and moss covered entrance that leads to the Lion Temple at the base of the 45-foot-tall floating Mount Cavora. It is here where riders will join the Lion Tribe and engage in an epic battle to recover the stolen CHI orbs from those who want to use them for harm.
After joining the Lion Tribe and walking through a landscape setting, guests will board a watercraft ride vehicle and begin their interactive quest. Using water cannons, riders will help Laval the Lion Prince destroy Cragger the Crocodile King as he does everything in his power to try and steal the precious supply of CHI. During the journey, guests will tour the land of Chima and come in contact with other animal tribal habitats including the Rhino Quarry, Raven’s Roost, Eagle’s Nest, Wolves Encampment, Gorilla Forest and Crocodile Swamp.
The World of Chima will also include a “super-charged, super-fast” Speedorz Arena where guests can build LEGO Speedorz and compete to win the supply of CHI by engaging in challenges and competing in obstacles. Guests can also experience the characters on the big screen with the LEGO Chima 4D Movie Xperience. And lastly, fans will be able to meet their favorite Chima characters including Laval the Lion Prince daily at meet-and-greet sessions throughout the area.
Stay tuned for more The World of Chima details. In the meantime, come see if you can spot the construction with discounted LEGOLAND Florida tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.