The Orient Expedition, previously known as the I-Spy Express and then the Adventurers' Express is a train ride which snakes it's way through LEGO City, Traffic and Adventure Land. With one station in LEGO City, each ride consists of one loop around the track.
The I-Spy Express used to be themed around a family of Badgers, who were having a picnic, as badgers regularly do. The train passed through many scenes made with LEGO models. In 2002, these models were removed, and replaced with models of exotic creatures such as tigers, elephants etc., and the ride was renamed the Adventurers' Express. In 2005 the ride was renamed Orient Expedition, but the themeing was kept constant.
What is it?
- A custom train manufactured by Severn Lamb
- Opened March 1996, redesigned for March 2002
- ~150 passengers per train load
- Q-Bot reservations available
What does it do?
A train ride through a variety of scenes made of LEGO models, themed around the Jungle. A few of the models are 'interactive', meaning that they will squirt you with water!
- Guests under 1.3m tall must be accompanied by an adult.
- Upper and/or lower body control is required
An enjoyable ride - definitely one to plan to do. If the queue appears long, don't forget that the train has a huge capacity, and as such the line moves very quickly. Also bear in mind that the line will be a lot shorter if you time your ride to coincide with a show at the LEGO City Harbour!