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LEGOLAND® Korea, the nation’s first global theme park, welcomed visitors on its Children’s Day opening on May 5.

LEGOLAND Korea, the world’s 10th LEGOLAND Park, officially opened on Children’s Day 2022, in the same year that LEGO celebrates its 90th anniversary.

LEGOLAND Korea is the first LEGOLAND built on an island, named Jungdo, with beautiful nature and scenery in the city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, which is expected to make it one of the most beautiful LEGOLAND Resorts to date.

The 28,000-square metre Theme Park features 7 themed clusters of the popular LEGO® series, including BRICK STREET, BRICKTOPIA, LEGO® CASTLE, PIRATE SHORES, LEGO® NINJAGO® WORLD, LEGO® CITY and MINILAND. It showcases about 40 rides and attractions including ‘Dragon Coaster’, ‘Driving School’, and ‘Fire Academy’, which have been gaining worldwide popularity, and provide children aged 2 to 12 and their families with enjoyable experiences that simulate their imagination and awaken their childhood.

On the first day of the official opening, LEGOLAND welcomed visitors and held the commemorative ceremony on the platform placed at the front of the Park Portal. John Jakobsen, Chief Operating Officer for Merlin Entertainments, the operator of LEGOLAND Resorts, along with Phil Royle, Divisional Director of LEGOLAND Korea, attended the ceremony. The ceremony began with an entertainment show and parade, followed by welcome remarks by Phil Royle and an opening countdown shout-out.

Mascots of LEGOLAND – Mike & Amy – alongside various popular characters showed up on the stage to welcome the guests who visited the Park on the very first day of its opening. Spectacular parades and performances took place 30 minutes before the opening, building excitement for the official ceremony which was introduced with a speech from Divisional Director, Phil Royle.

“LEGOLAND Korea is the perfect destination for kids and families, it is greatly meaningful to open our theme park on Children’s Day. It will be the best theme park for anyone looking for an authentic LEGO experience. We do hope everyone who came on the first day of the opening will have an unforgettable and enjoyable experience.”

Phil Royle Divisional Director

Phil Royle then joined LEGOLAND Korea’s Kid Reporters on the stage and celebrated the official opening by shouting the countdown together with spectators.

Three types of annual passes, standard, gold and platinum, alongside daily tickets are now available on the LEGOLAND website: www.LEGOLAND.kr.

Notes to Editors

About LEGOLAND® Korea Resort

LEGOLAND® Korea Resort is the ultimate LEGO® theme park and hotel destination for children aged 2-12 and their families. Operated by Merlin Entertainments, LEGOLAND Korea Resort opened on 5 May 2022. The Resort will include a LEGOLAND Theme Park and a 154-room LEGOLAND themed Hotel.

LEGOLAND Korea Resort is the first LEGOLAND to be built on an island, being located on Jungdo with beautiful nature and scenery in Chuncheon City, Gangwon Province. The Theme Park includes seven themed areas and over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions that will let children and adults play, ride, climb, build, and learn together, enabling both playful learning and high-quality family time.

LEGOLAND® Korea Resort official Website: www.LEGOLAND.kr

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About LEGOLAND® Parks

LEGOLAND® is a global family theme park operated by Merlin Entertainments, which is built around the LEGO® brand and play materials. In 1968, the first LEGOLAND Park opened its doors in Billund, Denmark. LEGOLAND Parks have since expanded to Windsor (U.K.), California and Florida (U.S.), Gunzburg (Germany), Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Dubai (UAE), and Nagoya (Japan). The ninth LEGOLAND opened in New York, (U.S.) in 2021, followed by LEGOLAND® Korea Resort which has now opened in 2022 as the tenth LEGOLAND Resort. The roll out of new LEGOLAND Parks is one of the key growth drivers of Merlin Entertainments.

Merlin also operates LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, an indoor interactive LEGOLAND experience for families with children under the age of 10. The “playful learning” concept allows children to unleash their imagination and creativity in play.

About Merlin Entertainments

Merlin Entertainments is a global leader in location-based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin operates over 140 attractions, 23 hotels and 6 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. Merlin’s purpose is to deliver memorable experiences to its millions of guests around the world, through its iconic brands and multiple attraction formats, and the commitment and passion of its employees.

In November 2001, Merlin opened SEA LIFE Aquarium in Busan, Korea, and has opened LEGOLAND® Korea Resort in Chuncheon City, Gangwon Province in 2022. The company also recently acquired Coex Aquarium in Seoul.

See www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information and follow on Twitter @MerlinEntsNews.