I haven’t lived in the Delaware Valley since the 70’s, but part of me will always consider that home. When I was in high school I would catch a bus and head to Philly for the day or jump on the high speed line to a Phillies game. Now I’m living in Florida and working for Merlin Entertainments, a job I really love. Now those two pieces of my life are coming together.
Legoland Discovery Center, a chain of children’s attractions, plans to open a location at Plymouth Meeting Mall as the mall’s owner, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), seeks to drum up business at the property.
Construction will begin in the summer on the 33,000-square-foot attraction, which will include Lego-block play areas, a cinema, and a “Miniland” with Lego-block replicas of Philadelphia-area buildings, PREIT said Monday.
I work with several of our Discovery Centers as part of my job, and they’re really kind of cool. They are designed for kids 3-10 and have all sort of Legos to see, build, and play with.
The most amazing part to me and many adults is the “Miniland” that is a part of each center. They are amazing replicas of local buildings built out of Lego bricks. Our Master Model Builders are unbelievably talented and I am anxious to see what they create for Philadelphia.
To all my friends and family still living in the area, make your plans to visit sometime after it opens. Maybe we’ll get to chat when you call in to get your tickets.