Official Announcement – Walloon, just two hours from the Grand Duchy, will be the ninth facility of the popular theme park.
There are currently eight Legoland parks in the world, with a ninth confirmed at the former Caterpillar Site in Gosselies near Charleroi. At a news conference Tuesday morning, Walloon region minister Elio Di Lupo said construction would proceed at the site, which was closed in 2016 and has been vacant since.
Last March, the Legoland project had already been raised as a potential site, despite delays due to the coronavirus crisis. While confirming the interest of the park, he said the park remains a “priority project.”
Less than 2 hours from Luxembourg
Once the project is complete, the park will be the second largest investment in the Wallonia region in the last decade.
There are eight other Legoland parks around the world, in Billund, Denmark, where Lego is headquartered, California, Florida, Malaysia, Dubai, England, Japan and Germany. Therefore, the future park of Belgium near Charleroi is the closest to the Grand Duchy, he is just under two hours away by car.
The project is scheduled to be built in two phases and will occupy nearly all of the former Caterpillar site. From 370 million he is expected to cost 400 million euros and it is believed that more than 1,000 new jobs will be created for him in the region.
The park is scheduled to open in 2027.