With just a wave of their hands, guests at Legoland California Resort will be able to throw lightning bolts, move shockwaves, send ice soaring and emit fire balls with cutting-edge technology demonstrated by Triotech last week at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando.

The technology will be introduced for the first time in the new Ninjago The Ride opening in spring 2016 at Legoland California and Legoland Billund, followed by Legoland Malaysia in November.

Ninjago The Ride is manufactured by Triotech, a world leader in media-based interactive attractions, and features Maestro hand gesture technology that enables guests to control the outcome of their adventure through the power of their hand gestures without the use of a handheld device.

“Triotech’s Maestro hand gesture technology features the ultimate ergonomics: each guest uses his or her own hands… or hand,” said Ernest Yale, president and CEO of Canada-based Triotech. “They can use left or right, one, or two hands.

“This is why we call it Maestro. Just like an orchestra conductor, guests will create an amazing experience by using their hands. It is very intuitive and adaptive to the guest’s playing style.”

Through 3D imagery, high-tech sensors and the use of hand movements in a striking motion, up to four riders per car can act like ninja warriors blasting animated fireballs, lightning, shockwaves and ice as they travel through dojos to master their skills before heading into battle.

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