Last December of year 2018, the soon-to-open new LEGOLAND Discovery Center in San Antonio promoted its opening date, set for next month, with a brick building exhibit. They featured a number of notable city landmarks, from the Tower Life Building to the Alamo. Three months after that preview, LDC San Antonio now teases the same LEGO structures in their Miniland.
In a sneak peek offered to the San Antonio Express-News, LEGOLAND Discovery Center – San Antonio’s general manager Jeremy Aguillen and marketing manager Chase Hathaway showcases the Miniland section of the indoor theme park, which will open two weeks from now at Shops at Rivercenter mall. The indoor family attraction is a joint project by LEGOLAND operators Merlin Entertainments from the UK and the New York-based real-estate investor Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp.
The sprawling tabletop display is an idealized San Antonio in miniature, with the city’s downtown filled with famous buildings and locations, all populated with minifigures. The Tower of the Americas actually revolves its restaurant deck; canoes on the San Antonio River can be operated to cruise the waters, and the Alamo has minifig historical re-enactors.
Other features of the LDC Miniland include lighting that change from day to night plus fireworks effects shown on the surrounding walls. Their building team will also periodically alter the display to reflect any special occasions and holidays happening in the real San Antonio outside.
Like its fellow LEGO Discovery Centers, the San Antonio one will have children’s rides, a 4D cinema for LEGO movies and various themed play zones for kids and their families. San Antonians can look forward to all these when Shops at Rivercenter opens their 3-floor LDC this coming April 12.