Lost Kingdom Adventure…Legoland

lostavdrsz_142Upon walking past this attraction, found in the “Land of Adventure” area, it’s at first hard to tell what this ride is.  Because there is a wooden coaster next to it, some may assume the ride IS the coaster- in fact, it’s not.  We did walk past it the first time until we finally asked someone where the “laser game/ride” was and they told us it was indeed that one.170 180 169

I have been spolied by “Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin” and “Toy Story Mania” but this was kind of cheesy for a brand new Park as this is.  First off, if you have ridden the above mentioned, you know you have a blaster, or controller, to aim at everything. This ride has one, but you can’t hold the button down and let it shoot- you have to keep pressing it.  Also let’s talk about the target lights…if this is supposed to be geared for the “Younger” crowd, how do they honestly expect them to hit them? First off, they are small, and as an adult, I was having a hard time hitting them.  Along the same lines, in the Disney attractions the target circles are nice and big, plus you can hit them as many times as you want and rack up the points. But here, if your partner hits it before you do, you can’t hit that one. So if you ride with someone who is a pro, you are basically sunk on getting any points for yourself.  I also didn’t think there were many targets, so once we hit them, you just had to wait to get to the next room for more.175 179176 177 178174 172 It had great effects with what you DID hit, and it was fun to try a couple of times, but the cars are VERY small and I can’t imagine pooh sized guests being able to comfortably sit in this tiny car.  To me it felt like one of those Carnival rides that has the small track and things jump out on you- or maybe it’s the neon that makes it a bit cheesy.  It was cool for us to try because it was something new- but nothing that would make me run to Guest Relations to buy an Annual Pass.  On a grading system, I would give this ride a “B/B-.”

 

Boating School…Legoland

I had heard this was a not-to-be-missed attraction, so Em and I tried it out. We arrived to it after lunch, so shortly after the noon hour, and had no wait.  I will say I loved the fact that at several attractions they had a play area to build legos and play for the kids and the parents could then hold their place in line. Now, this only works if you don’t have to STAY with your little one, but it is genius since your child will then WANT to buy the toys they have been playing with all day.rsz_341

Now boarding was something quite interesting, they keep the boats moving. I really didn’t like that since I was attempting to not fall out of it while trying to get in, plus getting in so I could then help Emily in.  They eventually stopped the boats at one point, but I would assume they HAVE to do this for anyone older or with special needs to try to get in them.rsz_342

Once actually seated, there is one seatbelt that goes across both people. It is a max weight of 400 pounds, and they ask you to keep it only to two people to a boat (although it looks like a parent with two very small ones were also allowed).rsz_344

Once we were driving, and Em wanted me too, it wasn’t at all like driving the car on the Speedway at Magic Kingdom- these are NOT on a track! They drive fine, but if you turn to hard, you will start to get caught in a spin- as people in the front of us found out and we wound  just passing them by.  rsz_349 rsz_362

It doesn’t take long to ride, but it is a fun and it’s an experience trying to avoid the spitting pelican and mice with the small water spouts aimed at your boat!  (Sprinkles, nothing drenching).rsz_359 rsz_357 rsz_339

It is worth the time to wait for? I would say 15 minutes or less would be the max that I would.  I can see little ones having a kick with this attraction, so it definitely a not miss when visiting Legoland!  Also don’t miss the photo opp near the exit with the Lego figurines and the Shark mouth.

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