Legoland’s first Total Sensory Space opens at Windsor Resort
Guests to Legoland Windsor can now explore the new Total Sensory Space in Heartlake City; a calming space designed and put in place for those with additional sensory needs. Total Sensory Space is a permanent feature, and the first of its kind in a theme park.
Park visitors who require a moment away from the hustle and bustle can discover and open space with interactive sensory objects, vibrating beanbags, soft seating, interactive projections, bubble tubes, infinity tunnels, tactile panels, and soft lighting.
The UV room allows guests to discover brighter colours, fibre optics, and UV mats, whilst the main space includes musical sound pads, activity panels to manipulate, and an interactive carpet, all part of the overall sensory experience on offer.
Total Sensory, based in the UK, designed and created the room, and Legoland also offer a Resort Accessibility Guide which details all the services on offer for guests with additional needs, including the Ride Access Pass, a virtual queuing system, and the free carer’s tickets. The guide can be accessed online to help guests to plan their visit, or a copy can be picked up at Guest Services.
Colin Elborough, Head of Guest Experience at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort commented: “There are already lots of ways guests with disabilities can make the most of their visit with us, and the Total Sensory Space is a fantastic addition to our existing services. We can’t wait to see our guests interacting with its many features and enjoying all the space has to offer.”
Vanessa Ford, Director at Total Sensory commented: “We are so proud to have created a family friendly sensory space at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. We hope that people of all ages with sensory needs enjoy the area, and that it contributes to making a great day out even better.”
A spokesperson for the National Autistic Society, commented: “Many autistic children love trips to theme parks where they can have fun and socialise. But unfamiliar places, especially popular attractions, can increase their anxiety levels and overload their senses. A calming place like a sensory room can help them to decompress, relax and really enjoy their visit. This is why we were delighted to hear about LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s new sensory facilities. Supportive spaces like these play an essential role in opening up the world for autistic children and their families.”