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Legoland Calfornia and Sea Life Aquarium Carlsbad Unveil New 2012 Experiences

by Joe Kleiman, IPM Online News Editor

Pirate Reef, courtesy Legoland California

Carlsbad, CA, USA (January 19, 2012) — At a press event today, Legoland California General Manager Peter Ranchetti introduced the new attractions that will be added to the park in 2012.  They include five new displays in Star Wars Miniland, new life-size LEGO figures in the Star Wars Gallery, a new family flume ride called Pirate Reef, and Claws: Creatures of the Deep, an interactive crab exhibit at Sea Life Carlsbad Aquarium, located at the park’s entrance.  Both the park and the aquarium are properties of Merlin EntertainmentsHopkins Rides will manufacture the flume attraction.  

Following are clips from Ranchetti’s presentation, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Pirate Reef, and a sneak peek at Claws, all courtesy Legoland California. 

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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