Attractions Management 2 August 2021

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Theo Papadopoulos and Candy Holland worked on Lego Mythica

In a child’s mind it’s totally normal for a mysterious bird to be half on fire, half frozen and shoot fire and ice balls all at once Theo Papadopoulos Creative lead, LEGOLAND Parks Candy Holland Senior creative director, LEGOLAND Resorts

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erlin Entertainments’

greet experience called Creature Encounter

Legoland Windsor theme

and The Hungry Troll restaurant.

park in the UK has reopened

creative director for Legoland Parks Candy

pound attraction, the Lego

Holland worked closely with children to design

Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures zone. The new zone is home to the UK’s first

ever flying theatre ride – called Flight of The Sky Lion – which stands at more than 25

the new Mythica zone. Here they tell us about the journey from concept to completion.

What’s special/unique/exciting

metres tall. The 4D experience includes wind,

about LEGO Mythica?

mist and aroma effects, which have been

LEGO Mythica is a parallel dimension to our

synchronised with the animated film to fully

own. And whenever someone builds a fantasy

immerse families in the Lego Mythica world.

creature using LEGO bricks in our world, it

Flight of The Sky Lion is accompanied

incredibly comes to life as a real creature in

by an array of other attractions and rides,

Mythica. Given that the types of creatures that

such as the Fire and Ice Freefall, a drop ride

live in Mythica are created mainly by kids, it’s

and the Hydra’s Challenge water ride.

home to some incredible and very unusual

Other attractions include Creature Creation,

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Creative lead Theo Papadopoulos and senior

with a new multi-million-

creatures. There are dragons, sea monsters,

where guests can build their very own

and unicorns, but also flying lions, flying dogs

creatures; an adventure play area called

and even flying elephants! How do elephants

Lava Dragon Play; a character meet and

fly? Using their butterfly wing ears of course!

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