Reinforcing its reputation in the theme park sector, Manchester-based civil and structural engineering consultancy, HBL Associates, has helped deliver this summer’s major new attraction at Legoland Windsor.
The Haunted House Monster Party provides guests with a thrilling gondola ride that sees them met by Lego gargoyles and talking statues before a vampire turns a banquet hall upside down.
Working as approved consultants on an established framework contract for Merlin Entertainments, HBL designed and built the ride structure for full installation at this famous child-oriented theme park. This latest 18-month project continues a relationship with Merlin that goes back ten years to when HBL helped develop Legoland’s first underwater ride, Atlantis.
Since then, HBL has gone on to work at some of the UK’s leading visitor attractions, many of them with a similar spooky theme such as the London Dungeons, and The Derren Brown Ghost Train and The Walking Dead, both at Thorpe Park, as well as Madame Tussauds, Zufari at Chessington World of Adventures and The Bear Grylls Adventure at the NEC, Birmingham.
Commenting on the Haunted House project, HBL director Henry Long said: “Over the past decade, visitor attractions have become a significant niche market for our business and our specialist expertise in designing exciting and creative ride experiences has seen us involved in some of the UK’s leading theme parks.
“The Monster Party is set to be one of this summer’s most popular rides and we are delighted to mark our company’s ten years of involvement at Legoland Windsor with this thrilling new attraction.”