The first LEGO® model weighing over half a tonne and made from more than 230,000 LEGO® bricks bursts into LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of the iconic Dubai Parks and Resorts destination
The first LEGO® model from LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, has roared into the family theme park in the shape of a gigantic Red Dragon which will captivate The Dragon roller coaster’s passengers. At almost four metres long, weighing more than half a tonne and made from more than 230,000 LEGO® bricks, this Red Dragon model will be one of the largest models in the Park.
The Red Dragon model will mesmerise brave children and their parents during their journey through its home, the LEGOLAND® Castle, with its animated glowing eyes, moving head and opening and closing mouth. The families will witness smoke billowing out of the model dragon’s nostrils as it guards the King’s treasure, before they exit the Castle onto The Dragon roller coaster’s fun-filled outdoor track.
“We are particularly thrilled to be announcing the arrival of the iconic Red Dragon model – not only because this is a significant milestone for LEGOLAND® Dubai, but also because this is one of the biggest and most animated models in the Park,” said Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of LEGOLAND® Dubai.
“It’s fantastic to see LEGOLAND® Dubai coming together with the Park’s first roller coaster installed and now our first LEGO® model,” he added. “We are looking forward to welcoming families to LEGOLAND Dubai this October to enjoy our rides, attractions and fun learning experiences.”
The Red Dragon model will be the largest in the LEGO® Kingdom area, home to the iconic LEGOLAND® Castle and many other exciting attractions for the whole family. It is the first of 15,000 LEGO models made from 60 million LEGO® bricks that will be found throughout LEGOLAND Dubai’s six themed areas, along with more than 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions.
Scheduled to open in October this year, LEGOLAND® Dubai, together with LEGOLAND® Water Park, is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts which will also feature motiongate™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate. Committed to bringing together the best of the East and West, Dubai Parks and Resorts will also feature Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the first ever theme park based on the sights and sounds of Bollywood. The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail, dining and entertainment walkway and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian-themed resort catering to families.
Notes to Editors
Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC (DFM: DUBAIPARKS), is set to be the region’s largest integrated theme park destination comprising three theme parks: motiongate™ Dubai, a movie inspired theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate; Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the first theme park based on the sights and sounds of Bollywood; as well as LEGOLAND® Dubai, the first LEGOLAND park in the Middle East; in addition to the LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children 2-12.
The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail, dining and entertainment walkway located at the heart of the destination and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian-themed resort catering to families, which will be managed by the Marriott Group.
Set to open in October this year, the AED 10.5 billion development is spread across 25 million square feet of land located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai opposite the Palm Jebel Ali. 6.7 million ticketed visits are projected for 2017, the first full year of operation.
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 106 attractions, 11 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 26,000 employees (peak season).
LEGOLAND® Parks are unique theme park resorts specifically designed for families with children between the ages of 2 to 12 years. Based on the world’s most popular toy – the LEGO® brick – LEGOLAND Parks offer families the opportunity to play together and to let their imaginations run free through an exciting range of unique LEGO experiences from kid-powered rides, building challenges, spectacular LEGO Models, interactive attractions, family-friendly coasters and shows, that pull the audience into the action.
There are currently six LEGOLAND® Resorts in five countries – Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, USA – Florida and California, and Malaysia. All these Resorts also include fantastic LEGO® themed hotels and a mix of other attractions like water parks and SEA LIFE aquariums making them the perfect destinations for a family short break. As well as Dubai, Merlin also has new LEGOLAND Park developments underway in Japan and S. Korea.
For more information go to: www.legoland.com/Dubai
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