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Day 13 Weißenhorn - Legoland - Weißenhorn

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(in 23 km) Legoland park: After so many days of traveling by car and bicycle we saved the penultimate day of travel to enjoy in an amusement park. The Legoland park in Germany, opened in 2002, is located in the town of Günzburg, very close to Ulm. It has a size of 43.5 hectares, and is one of the main tourist attractions of Bavaria. The park itself not highlights for having thrill attractions. It emphasizes more by the use of elements of Lego in the decoration of the whole park.

Legoland park - Miniland (Hamburg)
Legoland park - Miniland (Hamburg)

After buying tickets we see that there are many people and there are many queues, which is why we decided to buy the Express Pass. Unlike other parks, the Express Pass is an electronic device from which you decide which will be the next attraction that you want to ride. You select it (remotely) and tells you what time you can go to it. Once you access the attraction you can request access from the device for a new attraction. That allowed us that, while we were riding in one attraction and we were traveling until the next attraction, waiting time was over and we could ride almost immediately to the next attraction.

Legoland park - Miniland (The Netherlands)
Legoland park - Miniland (The Netherlands)

Miniland contains 1:20 scale recreations of various European cities and landscapes such as Berlin, Frankfurt, Venice, Swabian Village, The Netherlands, Hamburg Harbour, the Neuschwanstein Castle and several tall buildings from around the world including Legoland's own observation tower which is also to scale. All of the recreations were built entirely of 25 million Lego bricks. Many of the people, animals and vehicles can be moved by hitting a button. Miniland also houses several Star Wars models: seven scenes reproduced from the franchise, including large Yoda and Darth Vader models.

Legoland park - Captain Nick's Splash Battle
Legoland park - Captain Nick’s Splash Battle

The star attraction of the park is Flying Ninjago, which is why it is the only one whose access with the Express Pass is limited to one time. You are flying at a height of 22 meters and you can turn the ship on yourself, but it does require some skill. We were a bit disappointed. If you want a thrill attraction, without no doubt it 's Power Builder, in which the arms of a robot put you face down a few times. When you're going to ride you can choose which level of difficulty you want (between 1 and 5). In Pirate Land we find two of the funniest attractions: Pirate School, the classic boat found in almost all parks and Captain Nick's Splash Battle, an attraction in which you sail over pirate ships from which you shoot and they shoot you jets of water.

Legoland park - Techno Tea Cups
Legoland park - Techno Tea Cups

In the area of Knights´ Kingdom we find two roller coasters: Fire Dragon and Dragon Hunt, an alternative for the little ones. In Adventure Land it emphasizes Jungle X-pedition, in which you end up descending in a boat by a waterfall of 12 meters of height. In the area of Lego X-treme we find another roller coaster, Project X, and a carousel on the water like Aquazone Wave Racers. Lego Factory, in Lego City area, is an absolute must-see for all the visitors, for they get to see how LEGO® bricks are produced in real life, learning about every detail of the manufacturing process at the same time. At the end of their visit, guests will each receive a still-warm LEGO brick fresh from the casting line as a souvenir of their visit.

(in 23 km) Weißenhorn: We come back to the hotel.


 

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