Legoland California opens Pirate Reef

The new Pirate Reef attraction at Legoland California opened on Friday, May 25. The main feature of the new attraction is a specially designed Shoot the Chute ride from Hopkins Rides of Haines City, Florida. Instead of the 50 to 100-foot thrilling drop typical of most Shoot the Chute Rides, Pirate
Reef features a modest 25-foot drop and a gentle slope that is more suited to small children — the park’s primary audience.

After plunging down the chute, the 20-passenger boats make their way through two life-size Lego pirate ships where Captain Blue Brick and Captain Red Brick are currently engaged in battle. Park guests on board each ship will be armed with water cannons to spray at the opposing ship as well as the helpless riders on board the Shoot the Chute boat passing between them. A third interactive component is a bridge between the two ships that will get doused with a wave of water created when the boat lands at the bottom of the chute.

The entire attraction will be accessible from the Legoland Theme Park as well as the separately-gated Legoland Water Park.