Billund | Denmark
This year celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Legoland Denmark, the original Legoland park. The much loved destination is set out over a sprawling 14 ha and welcomes around 1.9 million visitors each year. The park first opened its doors on 7 June 1968 in Billund. Situated next to the original Lego factory, the park has become one of Denmark’s major attractions.
In celebration of the theme park’s milestone anniversary, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark and his family was present and officially opened the new and extensive upgrades and renovations that has been taking place at Legoland Denmark. The anticipation of the royal couple participating in the event was greatly expressed by Christian Woller, the director of LEGOLAND, prior to the event:
“We are looking forward to celebrating the LEGOLAND park’s 50th birthday with our guests. Therefore it is also a great pleasure that the opening this year will be very special with royal visits”
Over the next few weeks and months to come, Legoland Denmark is hosting a range of events and celebrations to mark their milestone birthday. To mark their anniversary, the park has undergone extensive renovations to the much loved LEGOREDO ® Town. A new addition to the park is a rollercoaster for the smaller children, which the royal family all enjoyed tremendously.
Present at the official opening of the celebrations was His Royal Highness Prince Joachim, his wife Princess Marie and their children Princess Athena and Prince Henrik. Also present was His Royal Highness Prince Felix of Denmark, Prince Joachim’s son from his previous marriage to Alexandra, the Countess of Frederiksborg.
The day’s festivities kicked off at 10 am at the main gate where their Royal Highnesses Princess Athena and Prince Henrik pressed the large Lego button to officially open up the main gates. Shortly after officially opening up the main gates, the royal family made their way to the Miniland.
At around 10:30 am the royal family oversaw the inauguration of the new area in the ever-popular LEGOREDO Town. The Royal Family also had the privilege of enjoying the first ever trip on the brand new Flying Eagle roller coaster. The morning’s celebrations ended with a VIP breakfast at the Hotel LEGOLAND.