Legoland is considering building a new family-friendly theme park in Stafford County that would be only the third of its kind in the nation.
Government officials are in the preliminary stages of considering an incentives package to woo the park to the Centreport Parkway area off Interstate 95. The decision could hinge on the financial impact the interactive, child-oriented theme park could bring.
In an Oct. 2 letter to to Legoland’s general manager of development John Ussher labeled “confidential,” County Administrator Anthony Romanello confirmed the county is committed to meeting the company’s needs, pending the outcome of a financial analysis. A copy was anonymously mailed to The Free Lance–Star this week.
“Please know that Stafford is the right place for this development, and we intend to become an extension of your team as you mobilize on this important project,” Romanello wrote.
The Lego-themed parks are owned and operated by Merlin Entertainments Group. The British company runs other amusement parks and attractions, including the Madame Tussauds wax museums and Sea Life aquariums across the United States. It is the largest such company in Europe and the second largest in the world behind Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
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