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PREIT to add ‘new generation’ Legoland at center in the DC metro

Al Urbanski
Merlin Entertainments will be constructing a 32,000-sq.-ft Legoland In D.C.

Springfield Town Center in suburban Washington, D.C., will be introducing a 32,000-sq.-ft. Legoland Discovery Center co-created by Lego and Merlin Entertainments.

The Poole, England-based Merlin is a global developer of entertainment properties that include Madame Tussauds, Sea Life, and The Dungeons in Europe, Asia, and Australia, as well as the United States. operates 130 attractions in 25 countries.

Springfield Town Center is owned and operated by PREIT, which has a Legoland Discovery Center in its Plymouth Meeting Mall outside of Philadelphia.

"Experiential tenants have proven to be great catalysts throughout our portfolio and we expect that, upon opening, our trade area will expand by a two-hour drive time,” said PREIT CEO Joe Coradino. 

Springfield Town Center is located in Fairfax County, widely considered by the retail real estate community as a growing, high-household-income region worthy of further investment.

This April, Legoland’s theme park in Goshen, N.Y., 60 miles northwest of New York City, will open for its first full season. The 150-acre park features rides, creative workshops, and a robotic play center.

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