First roller coaster installed at Legoland Dubai

The first roller coaster at Legoland Dubai has been installed at Dubai Parks and Resorts.

The company said that the Dragon roller coaster is the park’s biggest ride at 16 metres high and will reach speeds of up to 60kph.

It added that the ride will form the centrepiece of the park’s Lego Kingdom area, and that Legoland Dubai will feature six themed areas, more than 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions and 15,000 Lego model structures.

The Dragon “weaves through the Legoland Castle before twisting and turning on to a fun-filled outdoor track,” it added.

Dubai Parks and Resorts is scheduled to open in October next year, and will feature three theme parks – motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai and Legoland along with the Legoland Water Park.

The parks will be located in Jebel Ali.

“More than 50 per cent of the ride engineering and manufacturing across all of the theme parks has been completed and ride components such as Legoland’s Dragon ride have started arriving on site for installation,” said Stanford Pinto, chief parks operations officer of Dubai Parks and Resorts.

The company said in August that it would open up more than a third of its employment opportunities to UAE nationals.

It said that it expects to attract 5.5 million visitors in 2017.

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