Merlin’s Magic Space unveiled at Bryan’s House together with Legoland® Discovery Center and Sea Life Grapevine
Two New Therapy Rooms For Children Facing Challenging Circumstances
DALLAS, TEXAS (February 23, 2018) – LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth and SEA LIFE Grapevine have teamed up to put some magic into the lives of those who need it most. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Merlin’s Magic Wand, the attractions have customized two therapy rooms at Bryan’s House creating a SEA LIFE ocean adventure and LEGOLAND Discovery Center® train-themed experience.
The first of its kind in Texas, these rooms are part of Merlin’s Magic Spaces, an initiative designed to ensure that local children, who are unable to visit the attractions due to serious illness or adversity, still have the opportunity to experience the unique magic of Merlin.
Bryan’s House provides children in North Texas with specialized medical, educational and therapeutic care, and holistic support services for families. The rooms will be used by over 160 families annually, and serve as a space for early childcare education and therapy programs that include speech, occupational, physical and feeding therapies.
The SEA LIFE inspired room will be a calming space, geared for children with a sensory processing disorder – immersing them into a serene, underwater world with seabed floor, tactile fish, interactive submarine, and magnetic octopus tile puzzle. The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center space incorporates all things LEGO DUPLO® complete with a child-size train running through the room, foam balance beam, and hands-on wall featuring farm animals that make noises when touched. Dalworth Cleaning also donated lifelike epoxy floors to help further engage the children in these captivating spaces.
“We are thrilled and honored to be the first non-profit in the southwest of the United States selected as a beneficiary by Merlin’s Magic Wand Philanthropic Foundation, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth and SEA LIFE Grapevine for our therapy room make-overs,” said Abigail Torres, CEO, Bryan’s House.
“The opportunity to transform our therapy areas, not only physically, but conceptually and environmentally to meet the sensory and play-time needs of underserved children ages five to fourteen who live with social, emotional and physical in North Dallas is transformational. It all goes together to enhance our unique education-medical-therapy model experience and why our programs have been so successful – we are always looking for great ideas and partners to meet or exceed our mission.”
Please see a video showcasing the launch of this NEW Magic Spaces Project