Families looking for activities that could help them rebuild the sense of normalcy have been flocking to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia in Plymouth Meeting, writes Matteo Iadonisi for 6abc.
The center’s general manager Mike Taylor has been working hard with his staff to make the hands-on experience safe for both children and adults.
The 30,000-square-foot playground had to shut down twice during the pandemic. But thanks to strict safety precautions and some innovation, it was able to rebound.
The bags of LEGO bricks visitors pick up during their visit are power washed before they are passed on to the next guest. While mask-wearing is still encouraged, the center has allowed guests to take them off per CDC guidelines.
“I think that it’s great to have a place where kids can get out, interact,” said Keri Plohocky, who visited LEGOLAND during a trip from West Virginia. “It means a lot more when they’re doing hands-on stuff than if it’s just virtual.”
The center has plenty of offerings to keep both children and adults busy and entertained, including nearly a dozen building stations, a soft-play playground, and a laser maze.