September 15 saw Legoland California Resort’s general manager, Peter Ronchetti, unveil a raft of plans for the park in 2017, including an expansion of Legoland Water Park and a new addition to Star Wars Miniland.

Next year, Legoland Water Park will welcome the opening of Surfer’s Bay – a new water raceway designed for children to compete against each other by jumping on a mat and racing down one of six water slides.

Also new for 2017, in the main Legoland California park, will be Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Miniland Model Display.

“Right now, at our secret model shop, master model designer Nik Ehm is working on creating six scenes that represent the first 30 minutes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” said Ronchetti.

“There are two primary focal points – the more traditional character-driven scenes on the planet of Jakku, and an enormous Lego model of the Star Destroyer Finaliser. At 16ft long, it will be the longest Lego Star Wars Miniland model ever created.”

In addition to these new elements, Legoland Hotel will soon feature 20 rooms themed around the brand’s popular Ninjago universe.