When we heard that LEGO Mythica had opened at Legoland Windsor we were really excited to visit, especially as Legoland is one of our favourite theme parks.
Mythica is Legoland’s single biggest investment since it opened in Windsor 25 years ago and features 3 new attractions, 13 LEGO models including one of the largest ever seen at a Legoland theme park.
Your Mythica experience starts the moment you step through the archway into this new land, we were all impressed with the theming and attention to detail that Legoland have created.
The impressive LEGO creatures dotted around Mythica built with millions of brightly coloured LEGO bricks are based on mythology and ideas sent in by fans.
The girls spotted that some of these also had an interactive element and used the Legoland apps on their phones to make them come alive with augmented reality.
First up we headed to the showpiece attraction of the new Mythica area – The Flight of the Sky Lion. You can’t miss this gigantic attraction and in particular Maximus the Sky Lion, built from 685,530 bricks, weighing more than two tonnes and complete with sound effects of Maximus the lion roaring. We couldn’t wait to get onto the ride.
Tip – I would recommend getting here as soon as the park opens or the hour before the park closes for the shortest wait times as peak wait times during our visit were over 90 minutes.
It’s the UKs first ever flying theatre and on your five minute adventure we were taken on an immersive flying adventure with Maximus over rainforests, mountains, lava and sea projected on an immersive 25 metre screen.
Once the ride started we were in awe, Legoland Windsor have created an attraction where we all felt like we were actually flying across the different realms of Mythica, the theming and attention to detail is spectacular.
With the sensory experience of mist or wind blowing on your face and the sights and sounds as you duck, dive at speed across the beautiful scenery coming face to face with the many characters of Mythica including Hydra and the Alicorns it seemed so real.
“That was brilliant, can we do it again” and “wow, what a ride” the girls excitedly exclaimed as we made our way off the ride.
I agree with them, this is one of the best rides available at any UK theme park and can be compared to Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom or Soarin in Epcot!
TIP – This ride is an impressive 25 metres tall with riders spread over 3 floors and you can travel on the bottom, middle and top rows – all of which offer a slightly different experience.
We managed to ride on both the bottom and top row and our preference was the top row as each offered a really immersive experience. When you reach the front of the line ask the attendant if you can choose a row – there is no guarantee but its worth asking.
Next up was a spinning 13m drop tower named Fire & Ice Freefall, which sounds a little scary but was perfect for younger children. The theming of this ride was also impressive with the very top of the towers lit up with LED fire and ice symbols.
For our children now aged 10 and 13 one of their favourites was Hydra’s Challenge – a really fun water attraction guarded by Hydra a giant LEGO sea monster.
We boarded our jet-boats and zoomed around the circuit and was a perfect way to cool down from the heat.
You can get a little wet which added to the fun as spectators can trigger ‘water cannons’ to soak you and my husband in particular got soaked! This used to be called Squid Surfer and Legoland Windsor have done a great job in transforming this into the world of Mythica.
Children can also create their own LEGO Mythica inspired creations at the Creature Creation area and younger kids will love meeting Bitsandbobs at the Creature Encounter.
We skipped these as our children are older although Holly couldn’t resist stopping off at the Dragon Play adventure play area with its dragon themed slide after our lunch at The Hungry Troll restaurant.
The Hungry Troll restaurant complete with its own life size Hungry troll Lego figure with sound effects standing guard outside is worth a mention. We found it a great lunch option for fish and chips and reasonably priced for a theme park (the kids meals were more like an adult portion).
As you make your way around Mythica I would also recommend stopping off at Beastly Bites for one of their unicorn doughnuts – the girls loved these unique creations.
After spending our morning at LEGO Mythica, we explored the rest of the park and had so much fun. Legoland is such a fantastic place for families and it’s why the girls rate it as their favourite theme park in the UK and they are already planning a return trip once more during the Summer holidays.
There was so much to keep both of them occupied including the thrill rides of the Dragon, Pirate Ship and Mia’s riding school to testing their boating skills on the Coastguard HQ – some of the 55 rides and attractions on offer.
Tip – Like all theme parks you will cover a lot of steps at Legoland so wear a comfortable pair of shoes.
Hidden away slightly in Legoland was the Lego City Deep Sea Adventure and took a ride on a Lego submarine in an immersive undersea adventure. As we explored a lost underwater city we had great views of the marine life including sharks and rays.
Although it was one of the warmest days of the year when we visited we didn’t get a chance this time to cool off at Drench Towers (remember to pack swimsuits and towels) which is the largest water play structure in the UK and a wonderful place to have fun on a hot day.
Pirate Falls was one of the girls highlights of the day and with Florida like heat we all dried off pretty quickly before going for a spin on Knights Quest before taking a cruise around my personal favourite – Fairy Tale Brook.
Miniland is one of my favourite parts of Legoland, the attention to detail that goes into creating the scenes is amazing especially when I spotted my home city of Edinburgh, plus the largest model in Miniland, the Canary Wharf Tower at 5.2 metres tall!
We had the best day at Legoland Windsor and with the addition of the amazing new Mythica area, the park gets better each year.
Legoland is a really magical and memorable day out and for families. This is undoubtedly the best theme park for families in the UK and is highly recommended.
A Reserve and Ride is definitely recommended during busy periods and book this well in advance of your visit as they sell out fast. The benefit of having one will make your visit much more enjoyable and stress free as it reduces the wait times for attractions.
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We were guests of Legoland Windsor for the purposes of this review, but our views are our own