The First LEGO® NINJAGO™ The Ride in Asia comes to Malaysian Shores. Print
LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort’s Latest Attraction Features High-Tech Sensors that Enable Guests to Shoot Fire, Ice, Lightning and Shockwaves with Hand Gestures!
Iskandar Puteri, 28 October 2016 – It’s here! LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort today announced the opening of its latest hi-tech attraction, 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.
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 Pil-Kim, LEGOLAND’s General Manager (Interim).
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.
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-the-art 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.”
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 social handles (Facebook & Twitter to find out more on online promotions.
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