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Sky Fly Flying Ninjago at Legoland Deutschland is one of three Sky Fly rides Gerstlauer has installed for the 2012 season. Another is Teenage Mutant


Ninja Turtles Shell Shock at Nickelodeon Universe in the Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota.


The ride, pictured here, is the first of its kind in the United States and puts the adventure in guests’ hands. Nickelodeon Universe has also debuted Dutchman’s Deck Anchor Drop, a pair of intertwined stainless steel spiral tube slides by Wiegand, anchored to the park’s Flying Dutchman Ghostly


Flying Ninjago Legoland Deutschland reaches for the sky


A Gerstlauer Sky Fly is the anchor attraction of a new land at Legoland Deutschland, opened to mark the German park’s 10th anniversary


Gangplank rope course. A third Sky Fly is set to open soon at Nigoland in Dolancourt, France, called Air Meeting. According to the park, “Gerstlauer was chosen because it is a manufacturer of high quality that has interesting skills on this type of machine.“ The German company first used this style of interactive winged gondola in 2008 on the Götterflug tower ride now at Belantis in Leipzig.


atraction is located within the new Little Asia area of the park and, in common with several other Legoland attractions, features an interactive element to put riders in control.


M Attached to the end of a giant slanting arm are 12


singe-seat gondolas. Once the brakes are released, passenger can operate levers on wings either side of their seat to change the orientation of the gondola. Standing 22-metres high, this is surely a ride for the park’s older adventurers, however it is up to them whether they have a white-knuckle ride performing barrel rolls as they go or simply enjoy scenic flight. Comfortable shoulder restraints with fail-safe hydraulic cylinders keep riders in their seats safely.


anufactured just 25km away at the Gerstlauer factory in Munsterhausen, Flying Ninjago debuted on March 24. The


Just in time for Legoland Deutschland’s birthday on May 17, visitors to the park’s Miniland area will be able to discover six scenes based around Lego’s new Ninjago toy range, the inspiration for Flying Ninjago. Built from thousands of Lego bricks, the new exhibits will be available exclusively at this park for the duration of the season. Further events including a martial arts show and acts from the Chinese State Circus will get guests in the Ninjago spirit throughout the anniversary season, while a life-size Lego model of the dark warrior Darth Maul will be added to the Star Wars section of Miniland, There is also due to be a new addition to Legoland Atlantis by Sea Life, Tiefsee Abenteur (Deep Sea Adventure). Located in Günzburg, Bavaria, Legoland Deutschland entertained a record 1.2 million guests in 2011. The 10th anniversary season continues until November 4.


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