POOLE’S Merlin Entertainments is spending millions on the biggest single expansion of its Legoland attraction since it opened in 1996.

The money will be spent on a new section called Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures, where “mythical creatures come to life”, due to open in spring 2021.

The area under construction will include rides, attractions and experiences developed in collaboration with children aged seven to 11 and their parents.

A promotional video featured huge footprints shaking the resort, a winged creature flying overhead and an ice storm.

The Windsor theme park’s divisional director, Thomas Jellum, said: “What better way to celebrate our 25th birthday than by unveiling a completely unique experience like nothing else we have launched at the resort since we opened?

“At the heart of Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures will be epic rides, including a UK first, and breathtaking mythical creatures designed to capture children’s imaginations and inspire them to build and play.

“Our new land has been two years in the making and co-created with families to make sure it delivers what children and their parents want from a theme park in 2021.

“We can’t wait to share more details soon.”

Legoland was closed for three-and-a-half months from mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It reopened in July with a series of new safety and hygiene measures, including a reduced capacity and mandatory face coverings for visitors aged 11 and above in some areas.