Confetti showers, disbelieving amazement and then great joy at LEGOLAND® Germany. 9-year-old Sophia and 7-year-old Jakob from Innsbruck are the 30 millionth guests in the most beautiful land in the world. The family's journey from Austria was doubly worthwhile, as the family outing on the Austrian national holiday became an unforgettable experience – rewarded with their own weight in LEGO® sets, which Sophie and Jakob snapped up during a shop run. Equipped with confetti, LEGO, and a certificate, the family experienced a very special monster party.
Park dragon Olli and Manuela Stone, the managing director of LEGOLAND® Germany Resort, gave Sophia and Jakob an impressive reception as they walked through the park entrance yesterday as the 30 millionth (honorary) guests. Together with numerous employees, the family was welcomed with applause and a shower of confetti. Mum Christina had not expected the family outing to hold such a surprise
"We set off from Innsbruck and were simply looking forward to a nice day at LEGOLAND. The children are huge LEGO fans. So we definitely wanted to go to the Monster Party for Halloween. Since Monday, there has been no other topic than our trip to LEGOLAND. We never expected to be celebrated like stars. We will certainly never forget that. Thank you LEGOLAND!"Christina, 30 Millionth Visitor to LEGOLAND Deutschland
After the confetti shower and welcome, the children's dream came true: A shop run in the LEGOLAND City Shop. Appropriate for the 30 millionth guest, the children had 30 seconds to grab as many LEGO products from the shop shelves as they could carry.
Jakob and Sophia dashed through the almost 700 m² LEGO shop, and at the end, there was a tower of LEGO sets from Hogwarts™ Castle, LEGO NINJAGO®, and LEGO Friends that was taller and heavier than little Jakob. He proudly showed off his captured Gardens of NINJAGO City: "The castle is so cool!" Mum Christina adds: "He's wanted that set for a long time, and to be able to take it home now feels like a dream."
"This moment really had everything we work for day in and day out with the entire LEGOLAND team: shining children's eyes, fascination, enthusiasm for LEGO, and unforgettable experiences. For me, too, it was an unforgettable moment to be able to personally welcome the 30 millionth guest at LEGOLAND. We are delighted to celebrate this milestone since the opening of LEGOLAND Germany in May 2002. Seeing the joy of the children confirms our work. We are more than just an amusement park – we are a place where families can laugh, play, and be creative together,"Manuela Stone, Divisional Director, LEGOLAND Deutschland
While the family continues to the park, decorated with thousands of pumpkins for the current Halloween event, much is being prepared behind the scenes for another highlight: The LEGOLAND Germany Resort in Bavarian Günzburg will also open its doors in winter 2023 and present the WinterWonder LEGOLAND in the park and holiday village for the first time. From November 24th to early January, guests will experience enchanting flair, unique roller coaster rides in the winter landscape, and new winter highlights on selected days (www.LEGOLAND.de/WinterWonder).