LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Merlin Entertainment / Blackstone
2015 News Update - (9/1/15) AusParks reports that an official Legoland Discovery Center attraction will be coming to Melbourne, Australia inside the Chadstone Mall.
(11/24/14) Two new international Legoland Discovery Center attractions will open in 2015. A second one in Japan will open in Osaka at the Tempenzen Mall and Merlin reported earlier this year that one will open in Istanbul at Forum Istanbul, Turkey’s largest shopping and leisure center. The later deal also follows the purchase of Istanbul’s popular Turkuazoo Aquarium by Merlin Entertainment, and the new Legoland Discovery Center will be located close to the aquarium, allowing them to sell package tickets to both attractions.
Early 2016 - LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure - (10/13/15) Merlin Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group will bring "The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure" attraction to life starting in January 2016 to LEGOLAND theme parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers around the world.
The new 4D film will actually premier at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort on Jan. 29th, 2016, followed by LEGOLAND California on Feb. 6th, 2016. From there it will open at LEGOLAND Windsor, Billund, Germany and Malaysia and later it will expand to all 11 LEGOLAND Discovery Centers worldwide.
The new production will bring back several popular characters (and their voices) from The LEGO Movie such as Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle, Alison Brie as Unikitty, Nick Offerman as MetalBeard, and Charlie Day as Benny who will face off against a new villain named "Risky Business" voiced by Patton Oswalt.
“The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure” follows a new journey for Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, Benny and MetalBeard after they receive a mysterious invitation leading them to a new theme park where all of the rides are based on the characters’ adventures in “The LEGO Movie.” But not all is as it seems as the heroes are once again thrust into the middle of an evil secret plot, only this time, it will be up to the audience to use their Master Builder skills to help save them! Using elements such as wind, water, smoke and special lighting effects, the larger-than-life experience brings the film’s main characters, Emmet and Wyldstyle, back together with their friends for another awesome adventure.
A LEGOLAND Discovery Center is a small indoor LEGO themed parks experience that typically feature a flat ride or two, a fun interactive dark ride, a 4D Theater as well as several interactive areas where kids can play hands on with LEGOs for hours on end.
Currently there are six locations outside North America:
Osaka (Japan) New for 2015
Istanbul (Turkey) New for 2015
Click here for all the official information about the individual attractions, but be advised that their policy dictates that “Adults must be accompanied by a child to visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Center.” In other words, any adult who shows up to visit without a child, will not be permitted into the attraction.