March 20th Celebrates Legoland

Today on Day’s to Remember, we celebrate how on March 20th 1999, Legoland opened for the first time in Carlsbad California.

Who doesn’t like legos?

When I was kid that a Lincoln logs helped me develop inner child, but how did Lego’s snap into history?

The Lego Group began in the carpentry workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, in Billund, Denmark. In 1916, Christiansen purchased a woodworking shop in Billund which had been in business since 1895.

In 1932, Ole Kirk’s shop started making wooden toys such as piggy banks, pull toys, cars and trucks and houses. The business was not profitable because of the Great Depression. Farmers in the area sometimes traded food in exchange for his toys.

Following World War II, plastics became available in Denmark, and Lego purchased a plastic injection molding machine in 1947.

However when Lego’s first came out they made out of wood, hence the idea of a carpentry workshop.

Today’s YouTube presentation brought you by user name, (Legoland California), gives you a sneak preview what Legoland has in store for you.

So that’s how Lego’s started to snap into history, but did you know in Legoland has more than 15,000 LEGO models in the Park created from more than 35 million LEGO bricks?

The Legoland theme park is geared children’s and families, they are not fully owned by Lego Group itself; rather they are owned and operated by the British theme park company Merlin Entertainments.

Who is Merlin Entertainment?

Merlin Entertainments is the largest European entertainments company operating in Europe. Merlin runs 110 attractions in 23 countries across four continents.

What other entertainment parks do they own?

Including Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, The London Eye, Chessington World of Adventures, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Warwick Castle and Heide Park passed to Merlin.

Now you have a little idea how Legoland came about, we celebrate how on March 20th 1999, Legoland opened for the first time in Carlsbad California.

Written & Designed by JD Mitchell


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