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Made the annual pilgrimage to Legoland Windsor with my little sis yesterday and had a great day.
They've got a new ride which is the Jolly Rocker. It's a pirate ship which swings from side to side, not a very new idea but my little sis loved it.
Unfortunately, the best rollercoaster that was there has been taken down and a new hotel is being built in it's place (which will be completed in 2012).
On the whole we had a great day out but the place seems to have gone a bit downhill over the last year.
Mini land has suffered quite a bit, even my 10 year old sister noticed.
Only a couple of trains were working, most of them derailled. A lot of damage to the models was apparent. We certainly noticed with the underground train with chunks missing from it.
There was a few irresponsible parents actually lifting their children over the fence into the displays so they could photograph them with the models, this is probably how the damage is happening. The place needs better security.
A lot of the colours on the models were very faded (I know we've had a lot of bad weather lately so I'll forgive them for this).
Bit of a shame, I hope they fix it all for next year.
Prices have gone up. It used to be 32 for an adult, it's now 38 and they now charge 2 for parking, which used to be free. I suppose there's a recession on so it's only to be expected.
The shop is still brilliant. Pretty much all the sets were available so we spent a lot of money there. The pick a brick section has been reduced but I don't suppose many people who visit there actually use PAB.
On the whole it's still great to visit but hopefully they'll fix mini land and put a new roller coaster in.
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| August 31, 2010, 1:27 pm
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Quoting Andrew Larkum
Made the annual pilgrimage to Legoland Windsor with my little sis yesterday and had a great day.
They've got a new ride which is the Jolly Rocker. It's a pirate ship which swings from side to side, not a very new idea but my little sis loved it.
Unfortunately, the best rollercoaster that was there has been taken down and a new hotel is being built in it's place (which will be completed in 2012).
On the whole we had a great day out but the place seems to have gone a bit downhill over the last year.
Mini land has suffered quite a bit, even my 10 year old sister noticed.
Only a couple of trains were working, most of them derailled. A lot of damage to the models was apparent. We certainly noticed with the underground train with chunks missing from it.
There was a few irresponsible parents actually lifting their children over the fence into the displays so they could photograph them with the models, this is probably how the damage is happening. The place needs better security.
A lot of the colours on the models were very faded (I know we've had a lot of bad weather lately so I'll forgive them for this).
Bit of a shame, I hope they fix it all for next year.
Prices have gone up. It used to be 32 for an adult, it's now 38 and they now charge 2 for parking, which used to be free. I suppose there's a recession on so it's only to be expected.
The shop is still brilliant. Pretty much all the sets were available so we spent a lot of money there. The pick a brick section has been reduced but I don't suppose many people who visit there actually use PAB.
On the whole it's still great to visit but hopefully they'll fix mini land and put a new roller coaster in.

Ive been to legoland windsor 5 times, its about 3 hours from were i am and i have enjoyed most of the visits, but yes it is 'showing its age' in some places. I dont think ill be going again as miniland is the best bit (im not to interested in rides)and im sorry to hear its a not very good.
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| August 31, 2010, 1:54 pm
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We used the WH Smith vouchers which meant we only paid for me and my sister went free. In fact pretty much everyone queueing to get in were using vouchers so I think the ticket sales for Legoland definitely suffer. I think foreign tourists get stung the most as they don't know about the 2 for 1 offers.
I think it would be better if they could make the rides and mini land 2 separate entities.
I think mini land gets abused by a minority of people who are just there for the rides. Maybe it would be better to have 3 ticket options: 1 for visiting mini land, 1 for just the rides and a 3rd option that combines the both. It's amazing the amount of people who go there that aren't into lego at all.
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| August 31, 2010, 3:27 pm
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