- This article is about the area in LEGOLAND Windsor. For other pages, see The Beginning.
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The Beginning was first opened along with the park, in 1996. The Hill Train, which goes down to the lower areas of the park, was the only thing left from the previous Windsor Safari Park. It was refurbished, made with small glass transparent LEGO windows, designed by local children.
In 2001, The Creation Centre was opened. Inside it you can see the Model Makers working, LEGO models of the Crown Jewels and a Virgin Boeing 747 cockpit model, as well as a motorbike. It was originally sponsored by Boeing. The exit off the Rocket Racer attraction comes out into the Rocket Racer Shop inside the building. Also in 2001, the LEGO Racers attraction opened. It had many technical problems and that helped lead to its closure in 2004. Due to popular demand, however, it re-opened in 2009 as Rocket Racers, with new systems and equipment. To go with the new Racers themed attraction, the Hill Stop Café was rebranded as the Pit Stop Café.
In 2009, the LEGO Racers attraction, closed in 2004, was reopened as Rocket Racers. Meanwhile, the Cinnabon outlet just outside the gates was taken back under LEGO control as Harbourside Coffee Co. Express, a smaller version of the Harbourside Coffee Co.
Models and other things
In this area their are many models sitting around. These include a family relaxing on a bench outside the Kids Wear shop. In the bit with trees behind that are some dinosaurs, one of which has a clock on and whose head sticks out over passers by. Near that is a ride time screen, showing queue times for all the parks open attractions. Around this area, there are also telescopes, which require a fee to use, which let you see in clearer detail the rest of the park, Windsor and, on a clear day, parts of London and the area surrounding LEGOLAND Windsor.