The city of Carlsbad expects to issue the permits within the next several weeks, the city's planning director told a local newspaper yesterday.
The move is not unexpected. Merlin's CEO told TPI last year that the company planned to build Sea Life centers next its to Legoland parks. A Sea Life center has been park of the plans for Legoland's proposed Kansas City-area park.
Legoland California said the 36,000-square-foot facility, which will be a separate ticket, should open in summer 2008.
This will be the first Sea Life center in the U.S., and the competition for sea-themed attractions in Southern California is, of course, fierce, with SeaWorld San Diego just down the road and Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific serving the L.A. market.
This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.
Walt Disney World
Tokyo Disney Resort