|Legoland® Discovery Centre Toronto Opens New Attraction – Ninjago City Adventure|
TORONTO, Ont. (May 15, 2017) - Get ready to put your ninja skills to the ultimate test in the all-new LEGO® Ninjago City Adventure opening on June 2 at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto. The over $750,000, 2,300-square-foot interactive play area is the Centre’s 5th interactive experience added since opening four years ago.
Modeled after the Temple of Airjitzu, the two-story play structure puts guests’ physical skills to the test as they fight to save Ninjago City. Together, adults and children will test their balance, agility, strength and endurance to become a Spinjitzu Master, all while experiencing more than 20 interactive features.
Guests of ALL ages can join Sensei Wu and practice ninja moves in the Dojo training room by testing hand-eye coordination on the color crush reflex reaction game. Moving on to the temple, ninjas-in-training engage in several obstacle course challenges inspired by their favorite Ninjago characters Kai, Jay, Cole, Lloyd, Zane and Nya.
There are tons of interactive activities including navigating a vortex spinning barrel, mastering the art of Spinjitzu on the spiral slide of lights, harnessing the power of the water on wave decks, crawling through hover rings and lightning buzzer bars, taking on a crisscross maze and vertical rope climb, testing LEGO® building skills and more.
Some Ninjago City Stats:
• It’s taken approximately 7,000 hours to build Ninjago City Adventure
• More than 110,000 LEGO® bricks were used to create the three showcase models: Sensei Wu, Jay and Nya
• The three Ninjago models were built in Kladno, in the Czech Republic, by LEGO Production s.r.o. Built by LEGO® model builders
• There are over 20 interactives for kids, including a Ninjago model build table, reaction game, endless pit, spinning barrel, Pogo power and more
• There is a special Toddler Area that features a Spin Cup (spin like a Spinjitzu Master), Toddler Climber (develop your perceptions and quick Ninja reflexes) and Drum Panel (play with elemental sounds and power)
• Ninjago City Adventure was constructed by Soft Play from North Carolina, one of the largest manufacturers in the world
“We’re excited to provide our guests with an amazing, new interactive play area, LEGO® Ninjago City Adventure, which immerses guests into the world of the popular LEGO® Ninjago building sets,” says Rene Gurtner, General Manager, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto. “This incredibly fun, tremendous play area is going to provide our guests with an entirely new world in which to create, explore and play for hours in a safe and structured environment.”
To celebrate the opening of Ninjago City Adventure, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto will take $5 off a regular-priced admission ticket for any child who wears his or her martial arts uniform in the month of June.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is the ultimate indoor LEGO playground featuring more than 3 million LEGO® bricks, geared towards families with children aged 3-10. Its range of educational and interactive attractions include hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, the Master Builder Academy, two LEGO® amusement rides, special party rooms and MINILAND — the venue’s signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Toronto, made entirely out of more than 1 million LEGO® bricks. Advance tickets and annual passes to LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre are available online.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto is located at Vaughan Mills, 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive in Vaughan, Ontario. Yonkers.
For more information about LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto, please visit www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca and follow it on Facebook and Twitter.
About LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto is a heavily LEGO® themed indoor attraction that appeals to a child’s fascination with the timeless LEGO® product, taking them into a world of endless possibilities!
Our attraction gives children and their families the opportunity to play together in a LEGO® world. Imagination comes to life with zones dedicated to the most popular LEGO® product ranges, LEGO® themed rides, 4D movie experiences, a unique MINILAND installation of the City of Toronto and surrounding areas and a chance to meet our LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Master Model Builder – Noel. Adults must be accompanied by children to enter.
About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK, Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com. For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit http://www.LEGO.com/aboutus.
About Merlin Entertainments plc
Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 13 hotels and 5 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to more than 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its approximately 27,000 employees (peak season). Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.
Erika Navarro 5/15/2017