I’ve been to LEGOLAND Malaysia Theme Park three times since its opening in Sept 2012. I remember the excitement then, with it being Asia’s first and only LEGOLAND Resort. About a year later, LEGOLAND Water Park, the biggest LEGOLAND Water Park in the world, officially opened in late 2013 while LEGOLAND Hotel opened to the public about a month later in Nov 2013. The last time I was at LEGOLAND Malaysia, it was for the LEGO Star Wars’ Days in early May and this month, June 2016, I’m back again at the theme park that has won Malaysia Tourism Awards’ Best Tourist Attraction in the Man-Made Attraction category for 2014/2015. The reason? To celebrate the official bricklaying ceremony for LEGOLAND Malaysia Resorts’ latest attraction, LEGO NINJAGO: The Ride, which, at an estimated cost of MYR40m, is the Resort’s largest investment in the park since its opening in 2012.
Based on the popular LEGO series NINJAGO, which is brought to life by the LEGO Group through their construction toys and a TV series on Cartoon Network, the NINJAGO series is about 4 young ninja heroes – Kai, Jay, Cole and Zane – who train under the watchful eyes of Master Wu to master an ancient martial art, Spinjitzu. So naturally you can expect LEGO NINJAGO: The Ride to give you the chance to become one of these four ninjas, demonstrating your ninja skills – whether to your friends or family members – by just using hand gestures (like a real ninja does, without any hand held device) as you go through the 3.5 minutes ride training with Master Wu and then harness the power of four elements as you fight battles like Kai, Jay, Cole and Zane do, vanquishing a legion of enemies from snake tribes, ghosts and skeletons to the Great Devourer.
Imagine being able to throw lightning bolts, move shockwaves, send ice soaring and emit fire balls by just using your hand gestures, what an awesome experience would that be, eh? Well soon, you can, at LEGO NINJAGO: The Ride. With heat, smoke and wind effects incorporated throughout the ride on top of the 3D imagery and sensors that detect your hand movements which would direct the virtual projectiles on the screen, you can expect to have an ultimate interactive experience at the upcoming LEGOLAND Malaysia Resorts’ latest attraction. You can even compete with your family and friends too and see who the best ninja is as each ninja would collect points for his/her training and battle efforts with the final score being displayed after the quest has been completed.
Managing Director of LEGOLAND Parks, Hans Aksel Pedersen
LEGO NINJAGO: The Ride would be using Maestro technology – a hand gesture technology - manufactured by Triotech, the world leader in media-based interactive attractions. Just like an orchestra conductor, ninjas (or riders) can create experience like never before by just using their hands (without the need to use any hand-held device) to control the outcome of their adventure. As a result, The Ride would be very intuitive and adaptive to each ninja’s playing style. LEGOLAND Parks, being the first to leverage this cutting-edge technology, first launched the NINJAGO ride in Denmark earlier this year and this was followed by their California Resort in April.
And now, it’s bringing it to Malaysia, the first ever in Asia! You now know where you need to be come November 2016. It’s going to be at the brand new NINJAGO World, at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort.
YES! Awesome Awaits you at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort!
The question now is just which one of the four ninjas are you going to be? Kai, Jay, Cole or Zane? Whichever one you choose to be, you can start practicing your Spinjitzu moves now.
Going to LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort? Do check out either LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort or Somerset Medini Nusajaya for your accommodation requirements there.
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