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LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER MICHIGAN HOSTS GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY AT GREAT LAKES CROSSING OUTLETS
Event featured representatives from local government, Merlin Entertainments, MEDC, Detroit CVB and a second grade class from Grant Graham Elementary School
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 28, 2015 – Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, celebrated the beginning of construction on LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan with a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Sept. 28, at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets.
“LEGOLAND Discovery Center will be a 32,000-square-foot indoor attraction featuring more than one million LEGO bricks and themed exhibits including a 4D cinema, two interactive rides, large soft play areas and a uniquely Michigan-themed MINILAND display,” said LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan’s General Manager Hayley Anderson. “We can’t wait to open our doors to families from Michigan and beyond to enjoy amazing LEGO® play experiences that power creativity and learning.”
“Merlin Entertainment’s SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium has been a great addition to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets since it opened in January, so we are absolutely thrilled that the company has decided to introduce another one of its world-class attractions here,” added Steve Berlow, General Manager of Great Lakes Crossing Outlets—The Taubman Company.
Remarks were also given by:
· Matthew A. Gibb, Deputy County Executive, Oakland County
· Kevin McDaniel, Mayor of Auburn Hills
· Bill Bohde, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau
· Kelly Wolgamott, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Bertie, the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center mascot, joined the fun when a large construction truck ceremoniously dumped 50,000 LEGO® bricks to the delight of the school children.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan will open in spring 2016. To keep up with pre-opening events and activities, or for more information, please visit www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/legolanddiscoverycentermichigan
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