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Hi-yah! Legoland ninja ride combines video-game fun with a cardio workout

Hi-yah! Legoland ninja ride combines video-game fun with a cardio workout

A first-of-its-kind interactive dark ride at Legoland California that let riders use karate-chop hand gestures to shoot fireballs at ninja warriors combines kinetic video-game action with an unexpected upper-body workout.

I rode Ninjago four times during the soft opening of the attraction at the Carlsbad kiddie park and found the new high-tech ride to be easy to play and difficult to master.

Based on a line of ninja-inspired Lego toys and a spinoff television show, the ride is the centerpiece of a new Asian-inspired Ninjago-themed land featuring a food stand and a retail store set to officially debut on Thursday.

The new 3-D attraction adds a twist to the traditional...

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