UGLW - Unofficial Guide to Legoland Windsor

Unofficial Guide to Legoland Windsor


UGLW: Unofficial Guide to Legoland Windsor
Everything you need to know - and more - about your visit to Lego Land, one of the UK's top tourist attractions



Hydra's Challenge

Hydra's Challenge (previously called SQUID Surfer) is a water based ride where you climb on a wave surfer (like a jet ski) in twos - one in front and one behind. The ride then moves you out in the the water and you are spun round in a roundabout-like way.

Hydra's Challenge ride at Legoland Windsor
Hydra's Challenge ride at Legoland Windsor
Hydra's Challenge ride at Legoland Windsor
Hydra's Challenge ride at Legoland Windsor

There are 2 roundabouts each having around 8 wave surfers. There is some element of control in that you can "steer" the wave surfer, moving further out or coming closer in to the centre of the roundabout. An added twist is that spectators round the edge can trigger "water bombs" that explode and get riders even wetter than they are already.

Watch a video of the Hydra's Challenge ride, with the previous theming:

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This ride was called SQUID Surfer until the re-theme of the area in 2021 to Mythica. The ride was previously SQUID Surfer and before that Wave Surfer, even before that the longer Adventurers' Wave Surfer for many years.

An interesting experience for riders and a popular ride.

Location: Mythica.

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