LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester Opens in Yonkers

by - 3/28/2013 09:43:00 AM

To celebrate the grand opening of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester at Ridge Hill in Yonkers, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) Chairman/CEO Bruce Ratner, Merlin Entertainments executive James Burleigh and other officials were joined by 13 metro-area schoolchildren wearing yellow hardhats.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester Opens in Yonkers

During the grand opening, life-size, mascot “Bertie,” smashed through a 7’ x 10’ wall constructed of colorful LEGO® bricks, revealing the entrance to a line of anxious guests waiting to enter.

Following the colorful wall break, Mayor Spano, County Executive Astorino and other event participants were each joined by a member of the attraction’s Junior Construction Panel to enjoy a Grand Opening inaugural ride on “Merlin’s Apprentice”— a flying wizard ride where guests pedal faster to make their seats rise into the air.

Just the fifth such location in the nation – the first in the Northeast – LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300 square-foot, indoor attraction geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families.

Its range of educational and interactive experiences includes hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO amusement rides and MINILAND -- the venue’s signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of more than 1 million LEGO bricks.

The attraction is a fun and educational destination that is also ideal for groups and school trips, providing teachers with a wide range of hands-on learning experiences, bringing the worlds of math, science and technology to life outside the classroom.

To purchase tickets and annual passes, or for more information, visit http://www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com/Westchester/

For group sales call 866-243-0770. Like on Facebook and follow on Twitter


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