The Great LEGO Race VR Coaster previews at IAAPA

LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Orlando shares a sneak preview of its new VR coaster.

LEGO is giving media a chance to experience its new 360-degree children’s action ride.  The preview is part of an exclusive demonstration at the annual IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.

The Great LEGO Race VR Coaster is set to open on November 22, initially at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort.  This will be followed by openings in spring 2018 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Germany’s LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort.

The ride was developed under the supervision of Merlin Magic Making, the global creative division of Merlin Entertainments.

The Great LEGO Race takes three existing “Project X” roller coasters and transforms them into a high-octane ride, putting guests firmly in the driver’s seat.  The attraction features a colourful range of racers from popular LEGO mini-figure mystery assortment – such as Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Pirate Captain and Trendsetter.  Race vehicles include a scooter fuelled by expresso coffee and a rocket-powered surfboard.  Riders are pitted against LEGO-built contraptions.  It’s a wild ride through the air and along the ground, over a host of different environments.

Guests wear VR headsets and experience the full-on action from every feasible direction – upwards, downwards, forwards, backwards – and everything in between.  The environment is all made of LEGO bricks. Germany’s VR Coaster’s patented technology syncs virtual visuals created by UK Figment Productions with Mack Rides’ roller coaster’s twists, turns, drops and climbs.  It is expected to create a wild ride full of thrills, spills, surprises and humour.

Previews will be held at IAAPA on Wednesday, November 15, 2017  from 10:30am to 2pm at Booth #2272 (VR Coaster) within Booth #2269 (Mack Rides).

Image: LEGOLAND Malaysia