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Old August 19th, 2016, 02:09 PM   #1
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CHUNCHEON | Legoland Korea | Prep

Legoland will open a new amusement park in Chuncheon, Gangwon province.

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Legoland to break ground in Korea

International amusement park expected to draw more than 1 million tourists and create up to 1,600 jobs

Legoland, a Lego-themed amusement park, will be established in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, in 2016 to become the first of its kind in Northeast Asia, according to government officials on Friday.

The seventh Legoland worldwide is expected to attract more than 1 million visitors and create more than 1,600 jobs, generating a positive economic effect for the Gangwon region, they said.

The plans will go forward as the Foreign Investment Committee under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has designated the 1.29-square-kilometer site for Legoland to be built on Jungdo Island as a Foreign Investment Zone.


Visitors take photographs at the entrance to Legoland Malaysia, operated by Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn., in Kota Iskandar, Johor, Malaysia, in 2012. (Bloomberg)

Under the deal, Legoland Korea will receive a five-year corporation tax exemption with an additional 50 percent discount for another two years, and a 50-year free lease of the real estate on top of a 15-year property tax exemption.

British-based Merlin Entertainment, which owns the operating rights for Legoland, will invest 100 billion won while the remaining 387 billion won will be provided by LL Development, a special-purpose corporation for Legoland Korea.

“This will be the first Legoland in Northeast Asia. It will boost tourism,” said Min Gun-hong, a representative of LL Development.

Legoland Korea will be composed of a 280,000-square-meter amusement park, a hotel, an outlet shopping mall, a water park, a history museum, a spa and other facilities. The amusement park, which targets children aged 2 to 12, will be filled with devices and facilities made with Lego blocks. While the amusement park is slated to open in late 2016, the other facilities will open no later than 2018.

“Given the fact that Legoland in Gunzberg, Germany, attracts more than a million visitors a year, we are expecting similar success in Korea,” Min said.

The fact that Jungdo is an island within Chuncheon ― an area accessible via high-speed train and expressways from Seoul ― has attracted investors hoping that the facility will draw both Koreans and foreigners.

The local government has decided to set aside 95.4 billion won to build a bridge linking the island with the mainland.

The Legoland project was first conceived in 1996 but has been at a halt for over a decade. Gangwon Province revived the plan in 2010 and Peter Lysholt, ambassador of Denmark, the birthplace of Lego, became an honorary governor of Gangwon Province to forge ties.

By Bae Ji-sook ([email protected])
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140425000802

This is actually an old article but it sums up the project pretty well, and in English.

More renders and updates below:


http://www.screamscape.com/html/lego...outh_korea.htm


http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?...aid=0000616770

Excavation work is almost complete and they are now building the bridge to reach the island where the park will be located. Actual construction should start next month.
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According to this article, the actual construction of the park (until now they've only built access roads and such) will begin next month.

It would be the largest LEGOLAND Park in the world. Completion is scheduled for 2019.

http://news.mk.co.kr/newsRead.php?&year=2017&no=84977
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More MOU bullshit! If I had a dollar for each Memorandum of Understanding, Letter of Intent or Cooperation Agreement signed in Korea, I'd live in the Signiel Residence

Officially, the target for opening is 2020... but hold your horses.



(on the plus side, the bridge to the island is completed now)



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Merlin Entertainment, which owns Legoland, has confirmed on November 17 its upcoming investment of 447 billion KRW (over USD 400 million) in the project.

The final plan is to be reviewed and hopefully approved by the Provincial Government on November 29th, and proper construction should start soon afterwards, for a target completion date of July 2021.

http://www.kwnews.co.kr/nview.asp?s=...d=218111400113
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Merlin Entertainment has officially announced that it will open a LEGOLAND in Korea in 2022.

Apparently, construction would begin this March.

http://www.g1tv.co.kr/index.php?type...viewNum=198866

https://www.merlinentertainments.biz/news
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Construction of this project has begun. There have been many twists and turns of all sorts, but actual construction has now begun.

The Merlin Group has also just pushed the opening date from 2022 to May 2021.

http://www.kado.net/?mod=news&act=ar...w&idxno=998315

Fairly recent photo of the land:









https://blog.naver.com/hahajm0716/221709799624
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Plans for the Legoland Park have been revealed:

There will be 7 clusters of attractions in the park (Ninjago Adventures, Pirate Kingdom, Lego City, Miniland, Bricktopia and Knight Kingdom, as well as a 6-floor hotel).

Opening is planned for May 2021.



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