Legoland Discovery Centre
Number of locations
33 (by 2023)
OwnerMerlin Entertainments
The Lego Group
Websitelegolanddiscoverycenter.com

Legoland Discovery Centre[a] is an indoor family attraction chain operated by British leisure group Merlin Entertainments. Featuring models and attractions inspired by the Lego building toys, the Discovery Centres are smaller versions of the Legoland theme parks located around the world.

Attractions

A typical Legoland Discovery Centre occupies approximately 30,000–35,000 square feet (2,790–3,250 m2) of floor area.[1][2]

Discovery Centres include models of local landmarks rendered in Lego bricks. Visitors can also learn how the Lego bricks are manufactured or partake in building classes taught by a Master Model Builder. Certain locations may also include 4-D movie theatres offering multiple showings throughout the day.

A number of children's attractions, such as small rides and play fortresses, are also available. The centres can host birthday parties as well as scholastic and group functions and also include restaurants and gift shops selling Lego merchandise.

Reception

The target audience for the Legoland Discovery Centre is families with young children, normally ages 3 through 12;[3] though a typical location's average guest is about seven years of age.[1] Discovery Centres are located near other family-friendly attractions and dining establishments.[1] In a given year, a single facility can host approximately 400,000 to 600,000 visitors.[1]

Locations

As of November 2021, Legoland Discovery Centres are operating in 27 different locations:[4]

North America

Name Image Status Opened Venue City State Country
Arizona Open Arizona Mills Tempe Arizona United States
Atlanta Open Phipps Plaza Atlanta (Buckhead) Georgia United States
Bay Area Open [b] Great Mall of the Bay Area Milpitas California United States
Boston Open Assembly Square Somerville Massachusetts United States
Chicago Open The Streets of Woodfield Schaumburg Illinois United States
Columbus Open Easton Town Center Columbus Ohio United States
Dallas/Fort Worth
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Open Grapevine Mills Grapevine Texas United States
Kansas City Open Crown Center Kansas City Missouri United States
Michigan Open Great Lakes Crossing Outlets Auburn Hills Michigan United States
New Jersey Open American Dream Meadowlands East Rutherford New Jersey United States
Philadelphia Open Plymouth Meeting Mall Plymouth Meeting Pennsylvania United States
San Antonio Open Shops at Rivercenter San Antonio Texas United States
Toronto
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Open Vaughan Mills Vaughan Ontario Canada
Westchester Open Westchester's Ridge Hill Yonkers New York United States

Europe

Name Image Status Opened Venue City Country
Birmingham
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Open Utilita Arena Birmingham Birmingham United Kingdom
Berlin[c]
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Open Sony Center Berlin Germany
Brussels [d] Open June 2022[5][6][7][8] Docks Bruxsel Brussels Belgium
Istanbul Open Forum Istanbul Istanbul (Bayrampaşa) Turkey
Manchester
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Open Trafford Centre Greater Manchester United Kingdom
Oberhausen[e]
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Open Westfield Centro Oberhausen Germany
Scheveningen Open Scheveningen Boulevard Scheveningen The Netherlands
Duisburg
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Closed 2007-2013[9] Duisburg Inner Harbour Duisburg Germany

Asia

Name Image Status Opened Venue City Country
Beijing Open Chaoyang District Beijing China
Hong Kong Open M11 Musea Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR, China
Osaka Open Tempozan Market Place Osaka Japan
Shanghai Open Joy City Changfeng Shanghai China
Shenyang Open K11 Center Shenyang China
Tokyo Open Decks Mall Tokyo (Odaiba) Japan

Oceania

Name Image Status Opened Venue City Country
Melbourne Open Chadstone Shopping Centre Melbourne Australia
Hotham Closed July to October 2018[10] Hotham Alpine Resort Mount Hotham Australia

Future locations

This section needs to be updated. Please help update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (March 2021)

Notes

  1. ^ "Legoland" is stylised in all caps at all locations. Those locations in the United States are rendered in American spelling, Legoland Discovery Center.
  2. ^ Scheduled opening in 2020, delayed by COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. ^ First Legoland Discovery Centre to open (2007).
  4. ^ Called "Lego Discovery Centre"
  5. ^ Relocated from Duisburg.

References

  1. ^ a b c d Rachel Tobin Ramos (2009-10-23). "LEGOLAND scouting Atlanta sites. Is a wax museum next?". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
  2. ^ Andrew Herrmann (2008-06-15). "A little local LEGOLAND headed our way". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
  3. ^ Paul R. Taylor (2009-07-01). "LEGOLAND to open at Trafford Centre". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
  4. ^ "Jump inside the world's biggest box of LEGO® bricks at a LEGOLAND® Discovery Center". Jump inside the world's biggest box of LEGO® bricks at a LEGOLAND® Discovery Center. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  5. ^ "Découvrir". LEGO Discovery Centre Brussels (in French). Retrieved 30 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Lego Discovery Centre opent deze zomer in Brussel". Metro. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  7. ^ Mossati, Yassine (2022-06-22). "Lego Discovery ouvrira ses portes ce vendredi au Docks". BX1 (in French). Retrieved 2022-08-30.
  8. ^ "En quoi consiste le Lego Discovery Centre qui ouvrira cet été à Bruxelles ?". Metrotime (in French). 2022-05-21. Retrieved 2022-08-30.
  9. ^ Michel, Mike (May 17, 2013). "Neues Kindermuseum im Innenhafen" [New children's museum in the inner harbour]. RP Online. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Legoland comes to Hotham for school holidays - SnowsBest". Archived from the original on 2018-12-16. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  11. ^ "LEGOLAND Discovery Center Hamburg: Opening at the HafenCity confirmed!" (in German). Retrieved 2021-11-29.
  12. ^ Agarwal, Sapna (2017-01-17). "After Madame Tussauds, Merlin set to bring LEGOLAND, Sea Life to India". Livemint.com. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  13. ^ "Five things to watch for as Miami-Dade prepares for American Dream mega-mall vote". Miamiherald.com. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  14. ^ "LEGOLAND Discovery Center Pittsburgh | The Ultimate Indoor LEGO Playground". Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  15. ^ "Merlin Entertainments and Preit to bring next generation of LEGO® Discovery Centres to serve the Washington DC market at Springfield Town Center". Retrieved 2022-03-26.