The world’s 10th Legoland theme park is set for its grand opening in May.
Merlin Entertainments executives held a “key handover ceremony” at Legoland Korea yesterday as park operations crews took over and began the park’s smooth opening. Legoland Korea officially opens on May 5.
Photo courtesy of Merlin Entertainments
“As we prepare for the official inauguration of Legoland Korea Resort, it brings me immense joy to host today’s key handover ceremony and meet in person all those who have helped us in this. company, as well as to share our hopes and expectations for the future,” said Merlin CEO Nick Varney.
Legoland Korea Resort is located on Jungdo, a river island in the city of Chuncheon, located about 80 km west of Seoul. The resort includes a Legoland Hotel at the entrance to the theme park, as well as the second installation of the Lego Factory Adventure Ride, which debuted at Legoland New York last year. Other attractions include Legoland classics such as The Dragon roller coaster, Driving School, Fire Academy interactive race, Splash Battle and Lego Ninjago The Ride.
The heart of the park is, as always, Miniland, which features several notable Korean landmarks here, including some from the 2018 Winter Olympics in nearby Pyeongchang.
Legoland Korea is the 10th Legoland theme park to open worldwide, following the original park near Lego’s headquarters in Billund, Denmark in 1968. Here are the other Legoland theme parks and their opening years:
Another Legoland theme park is under construction in Shanghai and is expected to open next year, with two other parks also in development in China.
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