LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto

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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto is an indoor family entertainment center located in Vaughan Mills mall in Vaughan, Ontario just north of Toronto. The attraction includes 10 LEGO build & play zones, 2 LEGO-themed rides, a soft play area, a 4D cinema, the World's Largest LEGO Brick Flag[1], and a gift shop. The Centre features more than 3 million LEGO bricks, 500,000 of which are located in the MINILAND. The attraction is owned and operated by British leisure group Merlin Entertainments.

History[edit]

LEGO bricks were invented by Danish carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen in 1958.[2] The first Legoland Discovery Center was opened in Berlin in 2007, and since then a total of 13 Legoland Discovery Centers have been opened. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto was opened in March 2013 and is the only location in Canada.[3]

For the grand opening, the attraction took over Yonge–Dundas Square and invited the public to help build a LEGO mosaic in a subway stop.[4] In 2018, the Centre secured the Guinness World Record for Largest LEGO Brick Flag with a 21-by-11 ft. Canadian flag made from 248,072 LEGO bricks.[5]

Rides & Attractions[edit]

  • Lego Factory Tour where visitors can learn how LEGO bricks are made
  • World's Largest LEGO Brick Flag, which is a 21-by-11 ft. Canadian Flag made of nearly 250,000 LEGO Bricks[6]
  • Ninjago City Adventure, where children can put their ninja skills in the Dojo Temple and more
  • Camp including ninja missions and a laser maze
  • Lego 4D Cinema showing four alternating 4D films featuring popular LEGO characters every 30 minutes
  • Kingdom Quest Laser Ride where visitors must zap the ogres, rats and cats and keep an eye out for treasure chests in a competition to win
  • Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where visitors can pedal to lift off the ground and look over the rest of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Toronto
  • Space Mission, an intergalactic building experience where guests explore alien worlds built entirely out of LEGO bricks
  • A LEGO replica of the GTA in MINILAND, including the CN Tower, City Hall, Nathan Philips Square, Pearson International Airport, and Niagara Falls
  • Build and Test station, where visitors can build and test LEGO Racers
  • Duplo Village featuring a play house, a large Giraffe model, and 2 Duplo brick pits and 1 Soft Brick pit
  • Earthquake Tables for guests to test the strength of self-built LEGO Towers
  • Lego Friends Heartlake City with a Karaoke station and 3 build play stations
  • Two LEGO-themed Birthday Party rooms
  • Photo Station for visitors to purchase greenscreen and ride photos
  • LEGO-themed Café
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Retail Shop featuring LEGO products and souvenirs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Largest LEGO® brick flag". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  2. ^ "The LEGO history". Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  3. ^ Torontoist (2013-02-22). "A First Look at Legoland Toronto". Torontoist. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  4. ^ "Spotted! Legoland Discovery Centre builds movie mosaics". mediaincanada.com. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  5. ^ "Legoland attraction constructs enormous Lego flag with more 240,000 bricks to celebrate Canada Day". Guinness World Records. 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  6. ^ "Man builds record-breaking Lego flag". CP24. Retrieved 2018-10-19.

External links[edit]

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto

Coordinates: 43°49′30″N 79°32′06″W / 43.825°N 79.535°W / 43.825; -79.535