Stafford County, Virginia, trying to woo Legoland for new park

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:51 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Merlin Entertainments is considering building a new family-friendly Legoland theme park in Stafford County, Virginia. Government officials are in the preliminary stages of considering an incentives package to woo the park to the Centreport Parkway area off Interstate 95. The decision could hinge on the financial impact the interactive, child-oriented theme park could bring.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11:36 AM

Yes, Please.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:05 PM

This would be amazing. I lived 20 minutes north of this area before I moved in June. Traffic on 95 would suck, but probably not any more noticeably than it does already. And I don't live there anymore, so I don't give a crap. :) But it would absolutely be a destination for my family if it happens. It's a lot closer than Kings Dominion.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:07 PM

Traffic on 95 in that area has sucked for at least 30 years, and will for as long as (most) cars don't fly.

Of course, all that traffic means potential visitors, and Merlin would likely be adding one more "mint" to those the US Treasury already operates...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 3:55 PM

Seems like somewhere in Texas would be a better location, since they already have east and west coast covered. You wouldn't have to bring all the lego minilands inside for the winter either.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:34 PM

Funny you mention that, when Disney--the company that has the east and west coasts (or more accurately the southern-most portions of each coast) "covered"--also wanted to build a park in Virginia.

But the better argument is that the Legoland parks are far from the destination parks that the Disney properties are.

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Friday, October 25, 2013 10:50 AM

bjames said:

Seems like somewhere in Texas would be a better location, since they already have east and west coast covered. You wouldn't have to bring all the lego minilands inside for the winter either.

I'd imagine the original European parks figured out how to deal with the weather. Also, on the other end of the spectrum, the sun really fades the bricks, at least from what I've seen in Carlsbad.

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Friday, October 25, 2013 7:36 PM

A new Legoland closer to home? I fell in love with the one in SoCal, so I am all for it! :)

-Tina

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