Legoland Windsor wins haunted house appeal

Ghost - The Haunted House

Legoland Windsor has won an appeal over the local authority’s refusal to grant planning permission for a haunted house attraction.

The park’s planning application was originally rejected by Royal Borough councillors on the grounds of an expected increase in traffic levels around the site.

However, appeals inspector Robert Parker said he could find no evidence that the haunted house would increase vehicle numbers.

In a statement, Legoland said: “Our desire now is to continue working closely with the Royal Borough on future developments and traffic measures that will benefit the community, as well as benefit the local economy through employment and attracting visitors to the area.”

The new attraction is now expected to open in 2017, under the previously-planned name of Ghost – The Haunted House.

Internal ride hardware is expected to be comprised of multiple drop towers from Swiss manufacturers ABC.