LEGOLAND Florida Opens World of Chima Expansion with Water Ride

Earlier this spring, LEGOLAND Florida announced a new land called The World of Chima.  The expansion would be anchored by a “splash battle” ride called the Quest for CHI, a LEGO Chima 4D movie, and interactive play area where guests could build LEGO Chima Speedorz racers.  The new area also coincides with the premiere of Legends of Chima on Cartoon Network July 10.  LEGOLAND Florida’s World of Chima officially opens today, July 3rd, just in time for guests to douse each other and cool off for the summer.  Continue reading for more photos and details of the new attraction from LEGOLAND Florida’s press release.

LEGOLAND FLORIDA WORLD OF CHIMA

Photo by Chip Litherland, courtesy of LEGOLAND Florida/Merlin Entertainments Group

From LEGOLAND Florida’s Press Release

LEGOLAND Florida celebrated the opening of The LEGO World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network.  The World of Chima is a highly-themed area opening to guests today, July 3.  The centerpiece attraction, The Quest for CHI, features an interactive water ride where guests will set off on an otherworldly and super-wet adventure.  After boarding watercraft, families can use water cannons to activate the story in each of the scenes along their journey as well as have a chance to battle other boats and guests along the shore line.

LEGOLAND FLORIDA WORLD OF CHIMA

Photo by Chip Litherland, courtesy of LEGOLAND Florida/Merlin Entertainments Group

LEGOLAND FLORIDA WORLD OF CHIMA

Photo by Chip Litherland, courtesy of LEGOLAND Florida/Merlin Entertainments Group

 

Those interested in even more splash and water fun can experience Cragger’s Swamp play area that features playful bubbles, intermittent water spouts and interactive elements that trigger swamp water effects.

LEGOLAND FLORIDA WORLD OF CHIMA

Photo by Chip Litherland, courtesy of LEGOLAND Florida/Merlin Entertainments Group

 

At the Speedorz Arena, kids will enjoy a super-charged, super-fast competition where multiple players battle against each other using rip cord-powered LEGO vehicles.

The World of Chima also features a character meet and greet and a merchandise location that carries the latest LEGO Legends of Chima building sets.  All of these areas are complemented by the park’s 4-D movie experience, The LEGO Chima Movie Experience, an exclusive to LEGOLAND parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers.

LEGOLAND FLORIDA WORLD OF CHIMA

Photo by Chip Litherland, courtesy of LEGOLAND Florida/Merlin Entertainments Group

 

“The World of Chima will become a signature land for LEGOLAND Florida and provides an experience unlike any other in our park today,” said Adrian Jones, LEGOLAND Florida General Manager.  “Developing and opening yet another expansion is a prime example of how LEGOLAND Florida continues to provide unique guest experiences, rides, shows and attractions for families with children ages 2-12.”

LEGOLAND FLORIDA WORLD OF CHIMA

Photo by Chip Litherland, courtesy of LEGOLAND Florida/Merlin Entertainments Group

 

The World of Chima features:

  • 2 million LEGO bricks, (bringing the total of LEGO bricks found in LEGOLAND Florida to an astounding 58 million)
  • Nearly 150 LEGO models
  • 219,000 gallons of water in The Quest for CHI
  • Capacity for approximately 1,200 guests per hour to experience The Quest for CHI ride
  • Mount Cavora which stands 55 feet from the ground
    • Mount Cavora itself is 23 feet high and 40 feet in diameter
    • Weighs 7,500 lbs.
    • Rushes 1,000 gallons of water every minute
LEGOLAND FLORIDA WORLD OF CHIMA

Photo by Chip Litherland, courtesy of LEGOLAND Florida/Merlin Entertainments Group

 

LEGO Legends of Chima fans can also tune into Cartoon Network on July 10 at 8 pm for the cartoon series premiere.

To read a detailed photo-rich account of our experience at LEGOLAND Florida, click here.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.