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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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Disney hints at new gate for Walt Disney World as part of Lake Nona campus development
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London's Natural History Museum works with Thoughtworks and Amazon Web Services on Urban Nature project
Natural History Museum has embarked on a project which will turn the iconic museum's London location into a biologically diverse green space.
London to get its own "Garden in the sky", as Camden Highline gets green light
Planning approval has been granted for Camden Highline, a project to transform a section of disused railway into a new elevated urban park for London.
Continuum Attractions takes over Loch Ness attraction and pledge £1.5m investment
Continuum Attractions has acquired The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition near Inverness, Scotland, UK.
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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
Disney hints at new gate for Walt Disney World as part of Lake Nona campus development
Disney has filed a planning application that kickstarts the group's plans to create a future regional campus and HQ in Florida, US.
London's Natural History Museum works with Thoughtworks and Amazon Web Services on Urban Nature project
Natural History Museum has embarked on a project which will turn the iconic museum's London location into a biologically diverse green space.
London to get its own "Garden in the sky", as Camden Highline gets green light
Planning approval has been granted for Camden Highline, a project to transform a section of disused railway into a new elevated urban park for London.
Continuum Attractions takes over Loch Ness attraction and pledge £1.5m investment
Continuum Attractions has acquired The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition near Inverness, Scotland, UK.
Esbjerg’s landmark maritime center, designed by WERK Arkitekter and Snøhetta, opens to the public
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iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Attractions industry to reunite this September at IAAPA Expo Europe in London
For the first time in more than a decade, industry leaders from across the global attractions industry will once again gather in London as part of the annual IAAPA Expo Europe, the sector’s premier international event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia
When you work in the Attractions Industry, there’s nothing better than seeing that dreamy look in the eyes of the people who have just tried your attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion Showreel 2022 – Red Raion
Testimonial Richard Needham - SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment – Red Raion
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
+ More videos  

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Renaissance at Plano Legacy West Hotel, Dallas, United States
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Asia Pool & Spa Expo

China Import & Export Fair Complex, China
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