This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages) The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's notability guidelines for companies and organizations. Please help to demonstrate the notability of the topic by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. If notability cannot be shown, the article is likely to be merged, redirected, or deleted.Find sources: "Legoland Discovery Center Chicago" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (September 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "Legoland Discovery Center Chicago" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (November 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links, and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. (June 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago
LocationThe Streets of Woodfield, Schaumburg, Illinois, USA
StatusOperating
OwnerMerlin Entertainments
ThemeFamily Entertainment Center
Websitelegolanddiscoverycenter.com/chicago

Legoland Discovery Center Chicago is an indoor family entertainment center located in The Streets of Woodfield shopping center in Schaumburg, Illinois. The attraction includes Lego-theme rides, a soft play area, a 4D cinema and a gift shop. Legoland Discovery Center Chicago is owned and operated by British leisure group Merlin Entertainments.

History

Lego bricks were invented by Danish carpenter Ole Kirk Kristiansen in 1958.[1] Employees at the Lego factory in Billund, Denmark started to put Lego models outside. These models were instantly very popular with visitors to the factory so it was decided to turn them into a tourist attraction - this became the first ever LEGOLAND.[2] The first Legoland Discovery Center was opened in Berlin in 2007, and since then a total of 12 LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers have been opened. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago opened in 2008 and was the first LEGOLAND Discovery Center in North America.[3] LEGOLAND Discovery Centers are small indoor attractions, whereas the LEGOLAND parks are large outdoor theme parks with roller coasters.

Rides & Attractions

References

  1. ^ "The LEGO History". LEGO. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Brick By Brick - The History of LEGOLAND". Entertainment Designer. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Legoland Discovery Center to open in Chicago suburb". USA Today. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

Coordinates: 42°02′23″N 88°02′02″W / 42.039746°N 88.034010°W / 42.039746; -88.034010