The original Legoland, built next to the Lego factory in Denmark and now the most visited attraction in Denmark outside Copenhagen.
|Opened||7 June 1968|
|Season||March to October|
|Nearby||Djurs Sommerland (73 miles)|
Fårup Sommerland (108 miles)
Hansa Park (132 miles)
Hamburg Dom (154 miles)
Liseberg (174 miles)
Originally built to promote the Lego company's toy building bricks in 1968, Legoland has grown to become a huge success with Legoland parks now open in the UK, Germany, the USA, Dubai, Malaysia and future parks coming to China, Korea and India.
Legoland Billund is the first such park, sitting next to the Danish Lego factory in Billund. It has all the components of a Lego park, many of them pioneered in the park, including Mini Land, Driving School, Fire Brigade, Mini Boats and the Dragon coaster. Less common are the Polar X-plorer rollercoaster which features a vertical drop sequence, and an Indian village with an open fire where kids can bake special campfire bread.
Legoland is right next to Billund Airport, with British Airways and Ryanair operating direct flights from the UK. Amongst other airlines, Lufthansa and KLM operate flights between Billund and their Frankfurt and Amsterdam hubs respectively, offering a huge number of options with connecting flights.
/ The park is only a 1½ mile walk from the airport: Turn left out of the terminal building, pass by the Zleep Hotel and continue to follow the road as it passes the runway on the left. Pass through the airport entrance to reach the main road and turn left. The park entrance will appear in under ½ mile on the right (it's pretty obvious - Legoland's car parks stretch all the way to the airport, with walking routes well signed from these). Alternatively, for those who do not wish to walk, buses leave from directly outside the airport building - several routes stop outside Legoland, including 43, 44 and 119.
Right at the heart of the park, Mini Land features miniture recreations of famous landmarks from Denmark and around the world
The park's largest rollercoaster, featuring both a vertical drop and an encounter with live penguins!
A rapids ride with a vertical left and a splashdown drop!
Ride in a Lego canoe through the wilderness, passing by models of wild animals