Adding on to the upcoming Moomin Park in 2016, theme park enthusiasts now have another attraction to look forward to as Legoland announces its 2017 theme park debut in Nagoya.
The new launch will add to the Denmark-based company’s six attractions worldwide, located in England, Germany, Denmark, Malaysia, and the US (California and Florida).
Considering that Japan’s theme park market is an estimated ¥7 billion—the largest in Asia and the second largest in the world—and taking to account the success of the Legoland Tokyo store in Odaiba, Lego is keen to begin building in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Legoland Nagoya will cost an estimated ¥32 billion to put together and employ close to 1,000 people. Although the Legoland Discovery Center in Japan already hosts attractions including a Lego ride, 4D cinema, and other interactive activities, the Center is located indoors.
The new theme park, however, will be in an open, outdoor space on the same scale as the recently opened Florida location, with 150 acres of restaurants, shows, 50 rides, and shopping facilities.
In collaboration with Lego brand’s parent company, Merlin Entertainment, and Investment Firm KIRKBI, the new attraction is anticipated to open in the second quarter of 2017. There will also be a Legoland opening in Dubai in 2016.
Promising full replicas of Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, Sensoji Temple, and even a Famima konbini at Legoland Tokyo, we’re looking forward to what other Japanese touches Legoland Nagoya will have in store!
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