May 5 saw Legoland California Resort cut the ribbon on Ninjago World, a new interactive entertainment area designed to test guests’ creativity, speed and agility.

The major draw of the new zone is Ninjago: The Ride, which utilises Triotech’s cutting-edge Maestro hand gesture technology and enables guests to throw fire balls, shock waves, ice and lightning to defeat villains.

Riders collect points for their training and battle efforts and scores are displayed when their quest is completed. Effects such as heat, smoke and wind are incorporated throughout the adventure, giving guests the ultimate interactive 4D experience.

Twenty-two new Lego models flank Ninjago World, in addition to a new retail outlet, Wu’s Warehouse, and a dining option, Ninja Kitchen, where Legoland chefs put a special twist on Asian street food.

“We’re very excited to unleash the power of Ninjago upon Legoland California Resort,” said general manager Peter Ronchetti. “This has been a couple of years in the making and there’s nothing like seeing the excitement in children’s eyes as they enter this new land and experience a ride that grasps the new world of virtual technology.”