Legoland Dubai installs first roller coaster

Dragon roller coaster will be the park’s biggest ride, at 16 metres high and reaching speeds of up to 60kph

Dubai Parks and Resorts has installed the first rollercoaster at the Legoland Dubai theme park.

At 16 metres high and reaching speeds of up to 60kph, the Dragon roller coaster will be the park’s biggest ride, taking visitors on an interactive journey though Lego animation, as the ride weaves through the Legoland Castle, before twisting and turning onto the outdoor track.

“We are very excited that the first roller coaster has finally reached Dubai Parks and Resorts,” said Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of Legoland Dubai.

More than 50 percent of the ride engineering and manufacturing across all of the theme parks has been completed, according to Stanford Pinto, chief parks operations officer of Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Legoland Dubai will feature six themed areas and over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions and 15,000 Lego model structures made from more than 60 million Lego bricks.

The Dragon roller coaster was manufactured, and is being assembled, by Zierer Rides and overseen by leading construction firm Hill International.

Dubai Parks and Resorts is a multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination set to open in October 2016, comprising three theme parks - motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai and Legoland Dubai, together with the Legoland Water Park. The destination will also include Riverland Dubai, a themed retail, dining, and entertainment experience, along with the Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian-themed family resort.

 

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