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‘World of Chima’ coming to Legoland



Tribes of animal warriors are coming to Legoland Florida this summer in a new “land,” based on Lego’s latest toy series, Legends of Chima, that will feature a water ride as its centerpiece.

The Chima brand features highly advanced animal warriors battling for “chi,” a mystical energy source. On the new ride, the Quest for Chi, guests will join the battle between good — Laval the Lion Prince — and evil — Cragger the Crocodile King. They’ll use water cannons in the fight to recover stolen orbs of chi and encounter other animal tribes.

The World of Chima, announced Tuesday, will also include Speedorz Arena, where players will build and race Speedorz chariots, the vehicles driven by the Chima animals; a 4D movie that brings the Chima characters to life; and character meet-and-greets.

In addition, Legoland announced a partnership with the Cartoon Network, which airs the Legend of Chima television series, with screens showing Cartoon Network programs throughout the park.

The new attraction ties together several aspects of the new Chima story line, which includes the Chima models and other products, the Cartoon Network show, video games and apps.

The new attractions, already under construction on vacant land within the current park boundaries, are expected to open this summer.

The Winter Haven park will be the only Legoland park worldwide to have the World of Chima, including the ride. All six Legoland parks plus Discovery Centers — all owned by Merlin Entertainment — will get the 4D movie debuted at Legoland Carlsbad in Southern California a few weeks ago.

The World of Chima will be Legoland’s third addition since the park opened in October 2011 on the grounds of the former Cypress Gardens. Last summer, the park opened Cypress Gardens’ old water park that had been revamped to fit Legoland’s younger demographic of youngsters ages 2-12. In November, it expanded Miniland to include a grouping of scenes from the Star Wars movies and television series.

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