Merlin’s Magic Wand
May 6th 2016
CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 5, 2016) –Excited children’s faces waited in anticipation as the ceremonial ribbon was officially cut opening LEGO® NINJAGO® World at LEGOLAND® California Resort! Actor and comedian Joel McHale joined Merlin’s Magic Wand’s special guests from Rady Children’s Hospital and the Autism Society during the opening ceremony. Merlin’s Magic Wand is a global charity which supports seriously ill, disabled and disadvantage children by supplying tickets and travel grants to any Merlin Entertainments attractions. McHale and the guests were the first to officially train like a ninja and experience the new interactive 4D ride which is the first in North America to enable guests to control the outcome of their adventure just by using their hands.
“I’m very excited to be here today and become a ninja,” said McHale. “Big thanks to Merlin’s Magic Wand for bringing the kids from Rady Children’s Hospital and the Autism Society here today and for making my boys’ dreams come true!” McHale, known for starring in the comedic hit show “Community”, hosting E! Entertainment’s “The Soup” and recently starring in the revival of “X-Files”, was joined by his wife Sarah and children Eddie (11) and Isaac (8) for a full day of ninja training and family fun.
“We’re very excited to unleash the power of NINJAGO upon LEGOLAND California Resort!” said General Manager Peter Ronchetti. “This has been a couple of years in the making and there’s nothing like seeing the excitement in children’s eyes as they enter this new land and experience a ride that grasps the new world of virtual technology.”