Recently named the number one theme park for families by Parents Magazine, LEGOLAND California Resort expanded once again this month with the grand opening of the LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park presented by Cartoon Network! The new water park opened in style as celebrities, players from the San Diego Padres and community VIPs walked the “green” carpet before enjoying the new three-acre water park with their families.
General Manager of LEGOLAND California Resort Peter Ronchetti welcomed guests as they lined the Lion Temple Wave Pool which is guarded by an 18 foot high LEGO lion arch created out of 260,000 LEGO bricks. “Since LEGOLAND Water Park opened in 2010, our guests have been asking for more,” said Ronchetti. “This Chima Water Park has such incredible theming and so many awesome interactive features, I’m excited for our guests to experience it and expand their day here at the Resort.”
Having a game that night didn’t stop San Diego Padres players Rene Rivera, Everth Cabrera and Ian Kennedy from splashing in the 250,000 gallon Lion Temple Wave Pool and enjoying some family time. The wave pool spans over 13,000 square feet, is filled with 250,000 gallons of water, is designed for families with young children and is based on the popular series on the Cartoon Network and the LEGO Group’s newest hit product “Legends of Chima.”
“As a long-standing partner with The LEGO Group, we are excited to extend this collaboration to the LEGOLAND park in California,” said Scott Thomas, vice-president of marketing, Cartoon Network. “It’s dazzling to see the World of Chima come to life, and kids who enjoy the show and its characters can now be a part of the entire experience this world has to offer.”
Mt. Cavora, the iconic “floating” mountain, is the heart of Lion Temple Wave Pool soaring 40-feet high releasing 400 gallons of water every minute for guests to splash about and enjoy. The floating mountain, known for providing the great energy source “CHI” to eight animal tribes in Chima, is 23-feet tall, 13-feet wide and weighs more than 11,000 pounds.
Mayim Bialik of “The Big Bang Theory”, former “Baywatch” actress Gena Nolin, Jadon Sands from “The LEGO Movie”, Xolo Mariduena from “Parenthood” and several other celebrity guests enjoyed their day splashing in Cragger’s Swamp, sailing boats in Build-A-Boat, racing LEGO chariots in Speedorz Arena and just relaxing at Rhino Beach.
Cragger’s Swamp is an interactive water play area at LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park that includes three slides and more than 50 interactive water features. This hands-on area invites guests to ride water slides, blast water cannons and jets and slide through the head of a massive crocodile.
Following in the unique interactive play experience introduced with Build-A-Raft River at LEGOLAND Water Park, Eglor’s Build-A-Boat gives children the opportunity to use their creativity and bring their imaginations to life as they build their own boat out of LEGO bricks and race against their friends. At Speedorz Arena, guests race Speedorz through unique obstacles and cheer on each other. Speedorz are LEGO chariots that the animal tribes use as vehicles to get around, and, of course, race!
LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park is included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND Water Park. For ticket prices, operating schedule and additional information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call 760-918-LEGO (5346).
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