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SEA LIFE Aquarium, Legoland Discovery Center opening spring 2021 at American Dream

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American Dream is reopening today (October 1), but Merlin Entertainments’ Legoland Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium won’t launch until spring 2021.

The two projects were under construction and on track to open in spring 2020. However, they have been interrupted by the coronavirus crisis and delayed (via

“The health of our guests, staff and sea creatures is of utmost importance and we are taking every step to prepare for a safe and exciting opening next year,” said general manager Camille DePascale.

“Our number one priority is to create fun and educational experiences for families at New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium and Legoland Discovery Center New Jersey, all within a safe and comfortable environment.”

The 25,000-square-foot SEA LIFE Aquarium will have 250,000 gallons of water. It will house more than 3,000 creatures with approximately 75 to 100 different species of fish and invertebrates from local and international waters.

Legoland Discovery Center will be an indoor playground housing LEGO build and play zones. It will also boast a LEGO-themed train ride (Imagination Express), a 4D cinema playing LEGO short films, and MINILAND.

Reopening attractions at American Dream

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American Dream is reopening its attractions including Nickelodeon Universe, DreamWorks Water Park, and The Rink today (October 1).

In addition, Out of This World Blacklight Mini Golf is reopening on October 1, alongside retailers including H&M, Primark, and ZARA.

“We know that our community has been waiting to return, but it was important to us that we took the proper time and precautions needed to welcome guests back in the safest possible manner,” said Mark Ghermezian, co-CEO at American Dream.

American Dream previously teased that it has been ‘working hard on big projects’ while closed, as it reopened its indoor ski park Big SNOW.

Mark Ghermezian will be speaking at the blooloop V-Expo, running from October 13 to 15. Don’t miss out – register here today.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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