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LEGOLAND Korea Resort opens as the tenth LEGOLAND worldwide

LEGOLAND Korea, the world’s 10th LEGOLAND Park, officially opened on Children’s Day (observed on May 5 in South Korea) 2022, in the same year that LEGO celebrates its 100th anniversary.

LEGOLAND Korea is the first LEGOLAND built on an island, named Jungdo, in the city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province.

The 28,000-square-meter (301,000-square-foot) theme park features seven themed clusters of the 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.

A commemorative ceremony was held at the entrance to LEGOLAND Korea on Children’s Day (May 5) 2022. Photo courtesy of Merlin Entertainments.

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 Royle and an opening countdown shout-out.

Mascots of LEGOLAND — Mike and 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. Parades and performances took place 30 minutes before the opening, building excitement for the official ceremony which was introduced with a speech from Royle.

Phil Royle, Divisional Director, LEGOLAND Korea Resort, speaks at the parks opening ceremony. Photo courtesy of Merlin Entertainments.

Royle declared, “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.”

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

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