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As a result of the unusually cold March weather a number of rides will not be in operation at the opening of LEGOLAND® on March 23. Ice-cutting temperatures and snow have made it difficult to complete the necessary preparations of both rides and personnel. Follow the latest updates on www.LEGOLAND.dk/en/.
The last few weeks before the opening of LEGOLAND are always the busiest. This is the time when all the attractions are prepared, tested and getting the approvals needed for the season. But this year all of these steps haven’t happened as planned. A long period of time with both snow and ice-cutting temperatures has challenged the usual preparations up to the opening. Because of this, LEGOLAND will not be able to open with all rides in operation.
-Until last minute we’ve hoped that the weather would change and it’s with disappointment, we now have to realize that we won’t be able to get the park fully ready for the opening. We hope that our guests will understand that we can’t influence the weather and we are of course sorry that this will affect their visit in LEGOLAND, General Manager of LEGOLAND, Henrik Höhrmann, said.
In spite of the weather LEGOLAND has chosen to open as planned on March 23. It’s a tradition that the park opens the weekend before Easter which falls very early this year.
- In 2008 we experienced the same situation at the opening, but it didn’t make our guests stay away. Many actually visited to see the park covered in snow and that’s why we have decided to open as planned this year as well, Henrik Höhrmann said.
At this moment it’s hard to predict when the park will be fully operational again. Preparations and training of the personnel can continue when the snow has melted and the temperature has risen.
- March weather like this is force majeure, and of course we are anxious to open all of our rides to our guests. But as always safety is our number one priority and something we will never compromise. Therefore we will not open any rides that are not fully ready until we have completed the necessary preparation and training, Henrik Höhrmann said.
For a day to day update on status of the rides in LEGOLAND go to www.LEGOLAND.dk/en/.
For any further information please contact PR & Press Manager Jonas Søndergård, 7950 1801 or jonson@LEGOLAND.dk.