IAAPA 2017: The Great LEGO Race Virtual Reality coaster teased by LEGOLAND Florida Resort

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New details of The Great LEGO Race, LEGOLAND Florida’s upcoming virtual reality roller coaster, were released at IAAPA 2017.

LEGOLAND Florida is the second-largest LEGOLAND park in the world, built on the site of the former Cypress Gardens. The theme park has been a haven for LEGO enthusiasts and today the resort gave an inside look at the park’s upcoming virtual reality coaster attraction.

WATCH: INSIDE LOOK AT THE GREAT LEGO RACE: 

At LEGOLAND Florida’s IAAPA 2017 booth, the company set up a special demo for guests to get a look at what visitors to the upcoming attraction will see when it debuts.

Developed under the supervision of Merlin Magic Making, The Great LEGO race will transform the existing Project X roller coasters found in three LEGOLAND parks around the world into a high-octane experience that puts guests in the driver’s seat for a rollicking race against a colorful lineup of LEGO mini-figure characters. When guests strap on their VR goggles they will be immersed in a LEGO environment where everything is made of LEGO bricks.

What’s so exciting about this new experience is that an ordinary roller coaster will now transport guests to the world of LEGO with the use of VR goggles, similar to that of SeaWorld Orlando’s Kraken Unleashed attraction. Also, this will not only be LEGOLAND’s first integration of VR into one of their attractions, but it will also be the first virtual reality roller coaster experience designed specifically for kids.

When riding the attraction, guests will use yellow goggles with LEGO eyes printed on them. Some of the LEGO mini figures featured on the new attraction include a pirate, wizard, surfer, and pharaoh who will all steer LEGO-built vehicles as they race against you.

Be sure to check out the new VR attraction when it officially opens in Spring 2018. Also, make sure to keep checking back throughout the rest of the week for more coverage of IAAPA 2017. 

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