BACKGROUND INFORMATION 1
Do-It-Yourself Fun at LEGOLAND
Saturday, April 12, 2003, on the motorway from Stuttgart to Munich at 6.15
p.m.: Sitting in the rear and proudly waving their first own driver's licenses
about, three lively children tell their parents all about what to do when
driving a car around a roundabout. Shortly afterwards, their chests swollen
with pride, they tell them that people kiss on the Rialto Bridge in Venice, buy
tulips in the Netherlands, and rave in the Love Parade before the Berlin
Reichstag Building, while Sissy is dancing the waltz with Ludwig II at
Neuschwanstein Castle. Soon, they fall deeply asleep, their hair still slightly
tousled from their wild ride on the fire dragon. This, or something very much
like it, might be the end of any exciting day at LEGOLAND Deutschland.
Children are demanding. They want to marvel, romp about, try out and discover
things, laugh, design, and test their courage all at the same time, if possible. As
LEGOLAND Deutschland is out to satisfy all their needs and wishes, the park offers a
unique blend of entertainment and learning by playing.
Its more than 40 attractions and shows offer families with children aged between three
and 13 a wealth of opportunities of getting actively involved in what is going on. In
addition, there are exact models of buildings and animals as well as figurines made
from more than 50 million LEGO bricks to intrigue visitors big and small.
At the core of the park there is MINILAND, where models made with great attention to
detail show famous European cities and landscapes on a scale of 1:20. For maximum
realism, the people, animals, cars, boats, trains, and airplanes in MINILAND move
about at the push of a button, making the appropriate noises. This miniature LEGO
world is surrounded by another six theme areas featuring rides, shows, playgrounds,
shops, and restaurants, all designed so that each age group can enjoy itself to the full.