Sunday, October 30, 2016

The First Lego Ninjago The Ride In Asia Comes To Malaysian Shores

My family and I love to go to Legoland especially my children. We were really excited to be invited to try out Ninjago The Ride at Legoland. This ride is open to the public on 4th November 2016. 

LEGOLAND is a Theme Park, Water Park and Hotel in one LEGO® themed location. It is a family holiday destination with more than 70 handson rides, slides, shows and attractions and designed for families with children aged 2-12. It’s the first of its kind in Asia and offers adventure, education and fun for action-packed day trips or short break destination. The resort was awarded the Best Tourist Attraction in the Man-Made Attraction category at the prestigious Malaysia Tourism Awards for the year of 2014/2015, ranked No.1 in the TripAdvisor® Traveller’s choice award 2016 as the first choice families hotel in Malaysia, and named No.6 in Asia overall, being the only resort in Asia to make the cut. On top of that, the Resort also received the Merit Award at the Landscape Design Awards for the year 2015, given and recognized by the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia, under the Professional Category. Having bagged these achievements and many more unstated, LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort seeks to continue to expand and bring new additions to the Resort, to ensure that it remains the crown jewel of Malaysia.


LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort announced the opening of its latest hi-tech attraction on 28th October 2016, LEGO® NINJAGO™ The Ride, the very first of its kind in Asia. The new ride enables guests to use their hands to throw virtual lightning bolts, move shockwaves, send ice soaring and emit fireballs with incredible accuracy. The ride is the Resort’s largest additional investment since its opening and is set to redefine the theme park experience for guests.


From left to right (back): Young Pil-Kim, Interim General Manager, LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort; William Edwards, Chief Marketing Officer, Themed Attraction Resorts & Hotels Sdn Bhd; Dr Badrul Hisham bin Kassim, Yang Dipertua, Majlis Perbandaran Johor Bahru Tengah; Mohd. Gadaffie bin Abdul Aziz, Tourism Johor; Yang Berbahagia Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director-General, Tourism Malaysia; Thila Munusamy, Director of Sales & Marketing, LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort; Phillip Whittaker, Chief Executive Officer (Attractions), Themed Attraction Resorts & Hotels Sdn Bhd; (front) Bryan Herbert; Blair Herbert; Puteri Balqis; Mia Sara. 

LEGO® NINJAGO™ The Ride is a fully immersive 4D dark-ride inspired by the highly popular LEGO® line of NINJAGO™ toys and TV series, allowing guests to become their favourite characters and defeat enemies, from snake tribes, ghosts and skeletons to the Great Devourer under the guidance of Master Wu. The unique hand gesture technology by Triotech defines the experience by letting guests throw virtual projectiles with mere hands.

“These are exciting times for LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort. LEGO® NINJAGO™ is an incredibly popular brand and we’re proud to be the first to bring this experience to Asia. The LEGO® brand inspires people to grow through play and it is this commitment that breathes life into the attractions we have at LEGOLAND. We’ve taken a few steps in the right direction here, as LEGO® NINJAGO™ The Ride takes immersion and play to a whole other level,” says Young PilKim, LEGOLAND’s General Manager (Interim).


Yang Berbahagia Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab (Director-General, Tourism Malaysia) and Young Pil-Kim (Interim General Manager, LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort) test out the interactive activity, Nya’s Practice, in the brand new NINJAGO World

With an investment of more than RM40 million, LEGO® NINJAGO™ The Ride is experienced in 3D and features effects such as heat, smoke and wind throughout the adventure, giving guests the ultimate 4D experience. But the real highlight of the ride is its hand gesture technology. Manufactured by Triotech, a global leader in media-based interactive attractions, the technology enables guests to do as the ninjas do and launch fireballs, lightning, shockwaves or ice with hand movements. Hi-tech sensors register these movements with great accuracy and seamlessly launch virtual projectiles towards the targets on display. Up to four guests sit in each ride vehicle and are guided through various scenes encountering villains and challenges. At the end of the quest, guests can view their individual scores on display.

(From left to right) Yang Berbahagia Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director-General of Tourism Malaysia, Mia Sara, Blair Herbert and Young Pil-Kim, Interim General Manager of LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort



You might need some practice before you can control the powers. Hands have to be a minimum of 8 inches high above the sensors. The duration of the ride is 3 minutes 30 seconds long. Children must be at least 115cm tall and 6 years old to go on the ride unaccompanied by an adult. The 4D effects consisting of heat, smoke and wind are incorporated throughout the adventure giving guest the ultimate interactive experience.


According to Young, LEGO® NINJAGO™ The Ride is among several planned additions meant to take the Resort to the next level, “We’ve always believed in introducing new additions to the Resort every year to ensure that every visit is a new one. This ride is a little special because of the large investment that went with it, but it should point to our commitment to bring state-of-theart play to the region – the way only LEGOLAND® can. And we’re not stopping here. LEGO® fans can look forward to plenty of exciting things to come from us for 2017.”


TRAINING AREAS

ZANE’S TEMPLE BUILD: Guests can tap into their inner imagination and create LEGO® models inspired by LEGO® NINJAGO™. 

KAI’S SPINNERS: Guests can test their balance as they stand on one of Kai’s spinning platforms and twirl!

COLE’S ROCK CLIMB: Grab a hold! Kids can test their agility as they scale a rock wall.

NYA’S PRACTICE: Master the water element with Nya in this 3D interactive game! 

SENSEI’S SHOP: Now inspired to be a ninja, guests can pick-up a gift or souvenir when they exit LEGO® NINJAGO™ The Ride in Sensei’s new shop. 


(From left to right) Cole, the black ninja representing the element of earth; Jay, the blue ninja representing the element of lightning; Sensei Wu, master of the four ninjas; Kai, the red ninja representing the element of fire; and Zane, the white ninja representing the element of ice.









GUARDIAN DRAGONS: Taking Master Model Builders more than 380 hours and made out of more than 77,000 pieces of LEGO® bricks, each dragon stands more than five feet tall, three feet wide and weighs more than 181kg. 

LEGO® NINJAGO™ MONASTERY: Standing more than nine feet tall and made out of more than 850,000 pieces of LEGO® bricks, the LEGO® NINJAGO™ Monastery sits in the center of LEGO® NINJAGO™ World for all to build upon and enjoy.

For more information, visit LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort’s official website www.legoland.com.my or contact us at 07-597 8888 and stay connected with LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LEGOLAND.my  to find out more on online promotions.

18 comments:

  1. Until today I still haven't got time to visit LEGOLAND! This place look even amazing with lego nijago!

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    1. Find some time to go. It's a fun place.

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  2. I have been to Legoland a few times already but can't wait to go for the Ninjago ride. That's going to be fun, even for adults.

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    1. Yes, Ninjago the new ride is very fun. Try it.

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  3. this definitely looks like so much fun... I think it is worth checking out...

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    1. Yes, it is worth checking it out. Enjoy the experience.

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  4. wah so nice ! We miss LEGOLAND its a nice place

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    1. Wished Legoland was nearer to KL so we can go more often.

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  5. I went to there setup in Singapore and kids enjoyed it.

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  6. Alamak. Now the kid inside me wants to go, real bad!

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  7. never go legoland before!!!Should visit there next time!!

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    1. Yes you should go. Most of the rides there are fun. I like the waterpark too.

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  8. nice one! glad to see that they are offering different things other than just lego. would love to visit!

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    1. There are also 4D shows and many other rides.

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  9. ninjago ride? whoa.. i only know the lego set, didn't know they have such fun things as this.

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    1. I love this new ride very much. Thanks to Legoland for the invitation I can ride it before it's open to the public.

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    2. I love this new ride very much. Thanks to Legoland for the invitation I can ride it before it's open to the public.

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