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Merlin reveals plans to launch Legoland in South Korea
POSTED 01 Dec 2014 . BY Tom Anstey
Merlin wants to expand its Legoland franchise on the back of the success of the recent Lego movie
Merlin Entertainments has revealed plans to open its first Legoland theme park in South Korea as part of a long-term expansion plan to generate more income from markets overseas.

To open in 2017 in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, the South Korea Legoland will add to Merlin’s growing portfolio of six Legoland theme parks worldwide. Other Legoland theme parks in development include Legoland Japan and Legoland Dubai, while there have been rumours of a possible Legoland attraction in New York state.

The UK-based attractions company – the second-largest in the world behind Disney – says the new theme park will cost £172m (US$269.8m, €216.8m), with Merlin funding around a third of the development. The remaining sum will come from a property company funded by local investors.

Merlin currently generates more than 60 percent of its revenues from the UK and continental Europe but is aiming for an equal split between Europe, the Americas and Asia.

The company said in July it was in advanced talks to open more Legoland Parks overseas after a sales surge on the back of The Lego Movie, which saw a rise in popularity for the Lego franchise.
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Merlin reveals plans to launch Legoland in South Korea
POSTED 01 Dec 2014 . BY Tom Anstey
Merlin wants to expand its Legoland franchise on the back of the success of the recent Lego movie
Merlin Entertainments has revealed plans to open its first Legoland theme park in South Korea as part of a long-term expansion plan to generate more income from markets overseas.

To open in 2017 in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, the South Korea Legoland will add to Merlin’s growing portfolio of six Legoland theme parks worldwide. Other Legoland theme parks in development include Legoland Japan and Legoland Dubai, while there have been rumours of a possible Legoland attraction in New York state.

The UK-based attractions company – the second-largest in the world behind Disney – says the new theme park will cost £172m (US$269.8m, €216.8m), with Merlin funding around a third of the development. The remaining sum will come from a property company funded by local investors.

Merlin currently generates more than 60 percent of its revenues from the UK and continental Europe but is aiming for an equal split between Europe, the Americas and Asia.

The company said in July it was in advanced talks to open more Legoland Parks overseas after a sales surge on the back of The Lego Movie, which saw a rise in popularity for the Lego franchise.
MORE NEWS
Alton Towers' iconic Nemesis coaster closes for major revamp
The famous Nemesis ride at UK theme park, Alton Towers, has closed for a major revamp.
Bob Iger's return to Disney sparks major restructuring focused on creativity and storytelling
Disney is set to undergo a "major restructuring" following the shock return of CEO Bob Iger.
Battersea Power Station's chimney experience whisks guests up 109m in a glass elevator
The highly anticipated chimney lift experience at the Battersea Power Station has opened to the public.
Eureka! tackles STEM with new Science + Discovery Centre
Eureka! Science + Discovery Centre in Seacombe, UK, has opened its doors to the public.
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Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
Mather & Co

We lead the world in incredible museum, exhibition, and attraction design. We work across the herita [more...]
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Behind the Scenes of IAAPA Expo 2022 with Michael Shelton
There is no place like IAAPA Expo, it’s the place to take in the most exciting sights, smells, tastes, and sensations that will take your career and attraction to new heights! The excitement, energy and opportunity are palpable. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Proslide Tech Inc - ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center
RideHOUSE is an iconic waterplay complex purposefully designed for young kids and families to enjoy. Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion Showreel 2021 – Red Raion
Red Raion TV - Opening Event: FICO Eataly World – Red Raion
Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia – Red Raion
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