what do you get for your considerable amount of money. The parks biggest
feature has to be the theming. The biggest strength of which is the novelty
of all the models made out of Lego, and some of the intricate details in the
models. Where the theming falls a little short is a sense of immersion. Your
unlikely to spend that long in a particular area, as most aren't that big
and only have one or two rides. It's a shame the park wasn't designed with
fewer worlds, but the worlds made larger, as I feel this would make the
impact of the theming more substantial. Still the theming is still of a good
quality, and goes a long way to enhancing the rides on offer.
are a good number of family rides on offer, including The Dragon, some
good water rides and some good scenic rides. The trouble here is there's a
lot of a good standard, but nothing of a great standard. There are plenty of
rides worth one or two goes, but nothing I would go out of the way for, and
perhaps more importantly nothing I would recommend visiting the park for.
The park is in need of a stand out signature ride.
One good point I do want to
mention is the food. The range and quality on offer is great, and isn't even
that bad value wise. We've even sometimes struggled to decide where to eat,
thanks to the number of good choices on offer. It ranks as one of the
best parks for food in the U.K.
So now I've written this review,
and thought about it a little more: Is this a park I'd recommend? Well I
would say it doesn't quite match the hype it gets, or provide everything you
should reasonably expect for the price they're charging. If you do have one
of the many money off vouchers they distribute it's a very well themed and
pleasant park, with a respectable number of good rides on offer. I think one
of the main problems, I have in particular is it's not a very revisitable
park. I live within easy day trip distance from the park, and have visited
quite a few times to try the various new rides. This means the parks biggest
strength, the theming, has lost a lot of it's impact on repeat viewings,
plus a lot of the good rides aren't as fresh and appealing to me. In
conclusion if your catering
for anyone over the age of five (who will get more out of the park due to
the large number of kiddie rides) this is a park best only visited once
every four or five years to get the best out of it. I don't think this would
be that difficult given the number of other family parks nearby, unless
Legoland opens up a major World class attraction in the near future. If you
do that, and do your best to avoid busy days it is a very good family park.