In 2016, the Legoland theme park in California will open Ninjago – The Ride. Visitors taking the ride will be challenged to attack enemy characters on 3D screens with projectiles. What makes this ride unique is that there are no peripherals. The projectiles will be thrown via physical hand movements. Ninjago – The Ride is being developed by Triotech from Canada and will assist riders in aiming with a funnel of flowing air. Visitors will know where they can throw their attacks by feeling the wind on their hands.
Ninjago – The Ride will also feature special effects like heat and smoke to add to the experience. It also seems that there will be other activities to prepare guests for the ride itself. An excerpt from the Legoland website claims, “The new land… will also feature Lego building stations, a game to test reflexes, spinners to test balance, Asian cuisine and a new shopping venue. Interactive experiences will test guests’ physical skills, balance and agility before they can prep for their ultimate training session: Lego Ninjago – The Ride.”
Judging by the fact that the ride is aimed at elementary aged children, those tests shouldn’t be very difficult. And if California isn’t on your itinerary anytime soon, Ninjago – The Ride will also open up in Denmark and Malaysia around the same time. Now, bow to your Sensei and practice that spinning, young ninja!
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.