All New Lego Ninjago 4D Movie Premier at Legoland Discovery Center
Prior to reaching the film, we were met by incredibly friendly and pleasant staff. They politely ushered in the families, one by one, as we each walked the red carpet.
After a quick pose and snap with Kai, we were led into a reception area, where the kiddos and parents could enjoy some bubbly, later grabbing a headband to take on the role of a Ninjago Warrior. As the lights faded, we followed the walls from one super cool room to another.
With much excitement and anticipation, we made it to the movie line by following the yummy scent of movie theatre popcorn. Upon grabbing our movie treats and drinks, we sat down and patiently waited for the show to begin.
Wind and rain weathering effects added to the riveting experience. Not only were visual effects adding to the mystery and suspense – snow, wind and rain were felt as the elements whipped through the atmosphere and fell from the sky onto our heads. I’ll be honest, when the Legoland staffer recommended that those carrying cellphones should gently tuck them away, out of harm’s way of the elements, I may have rolled my eyes a time or two.
I’m not too embarrassed to say that after the first whirlwind (no pun intended) of wind and rain hit us, I quickly scurried to tuck my phone into my purse while covering my head with my purse.
As a family, we made some pretty cool observations that we thought MDM readers might enjoy or find useful.
Nathanael’s favorite part: I loved that the characters froze when they went back in time!
Nevaeh’s favorite part: Getting splashed in the face with water from Nya was the COOLEST!
Reginald’s observation: I was amazed at the onset of our experience. At the moment we stepped into Legoland, the staff made it a true red carpet experience from the very beginning. The paparazzi-like photo on the red carpet and the reception before the movie viewing were perfect touches to add to the movie star treatment experienced by all. During the movie, I appreciated the lessons offered to the children in the audience. When Master Wu was teaching the lesson and stopped the time to move everything around, their powers ended up being used on them. Master Wu was one serious prankster.
Jennifer’s observation: The visual effects on the walls were an added touch while drawing in the 3D/4D effects. You really felt like you were in the movie. Characters were talking to us which engaged the theater viewers in truly unique ways. The kids were yelling back at the screen and screaming as rain fell onto our heads.
In the end, we gave this movie and overall 4D interactive experience 8 thumbs up!
You can see the All New Lego Ninjago 4D Movie at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. This location is perfectly situated in District 6, by the food court and not too far from Merlin Entertainment’s other attraction at GLC, Sea Life.