By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)
LEGOLAND California Resort recently had their grand opening of their latest attraction, Legends of Chima Water Park. Presented by Cartoon Network, the newest attraction is based on LEGO’s toy line where animal tribes battle in a mystical land for control of the precious energy source called “CHI.”
Plenty of celebrities were on hand for the ceremony. In attendance were Mayim Bialik (Big Bang Theory), Gena Lee Nolin (Baywatch), Caitlin Carmichael (Chosen), and San Diego Padres pitcher Ian kennedy and catcher Rene Rivera.
The three acre water park has 8 main areas of activity.
From the official LEGOLAND California website:
Lion Temple Wave Pool is the centerpiece of our new Water Park where you’ll make your way through a LEGO archway and into an interactive wave pool designed for families with young children.
Cragger’s Swamp is a hands-on water play area that invites you to ride water slides, blast water cannons and jets and slide through the head of a massive crocodile. More than 50 interactive water play features will delight young guests in water that is only one foot deep.
Eglor’s Build-A-Boat follows in the unique interactive play experience introduced with Build-A-Raft River already at LEGOLAND Water Park. This attraction gives your children the opportunity to use their creativity and bring their imaginations to life. Young guests can build their own boat and race against their friends and build their own LEGO scene in Chima on any of four base plates set in front of model scenes.
Wolves’ Den is the place to grab a bite when you get hungry! Enjoy tasty food surrounded by collectibles gathered by the clever wolf tribe.
Explorers Forest is a lush and tropical forest where you will be greeted by Gorzan the Gorilla in his 15-foot tall mech suit.
Rhino Beach is a sand filled oasis that offers you a place to get some shade, lounge and rest.
Speedorz Arena is an interactive play area lets you race your Speedorz through unique obstacles.
Forever Rock is featured just outside Cragger’s Swamp, the iconic rock contains a smaller rock acting as chalk board for your kids to tally their achievements just as Cragger and Laval did. For those that want to kick back and stay awhile, 12 new cabanas surround the area for rent.
LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park is included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND Water Park.