England gets Legoland park

March 10, 1996|By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

Scenes from Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Paris rendered in little plastic bricks will be one of the attractions of the Legoland theme park scheduled to open March 29 near Windsor, about 20 miles west of London. The 150-acre park is based on the Legoland that opened in Denmark in 1968.

Five main activity centers will be interspersed with quiet areas. The Imagination Center is the focal point of the park, where visitors can experiment with uncounted numbers of Lego bricks. Miniland, where the city scenes are, uses 25 million Lego bricks to create 800 buildings and 700 models of trains, cars, ships, people, bridges and fountains.

pTC Duplo Gardens has a puppet theater and boat rides along the Fairy Tale Brook. An area called My Town has life-sized buildings grouped around a harbor and jungles and ice caves for visitors to walk through. Wild Woods has a treasure trail and three mazes. The park will be open daily from April to September. Admission: $24; $19 for children. For information, call (0 990) 62 63 64.

Pub Date: 3/10/96

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