Legoland announces new theme park for 2013 in Malaysia
Written by Robert Niles
We're still awaiting official word if Merlin Entertainments is going to proceed with a second Legoland theme park in the United States. (Legoland has been bogged down with various government boards around Kansas City for years.) But Merlin's moving swiftly to announce projects outside the United States and Europe.Tweet
Following the announcement earlier this year of a new Legoland in Dubai, this week Merlin officials announced that a sixth Legoland park will be built in Malaysia. The $200-million theme park will be built across from Singapore, as part of the multi-billion-dollar Iskandar Development Region in Malaysia's Johor state.
Merlin will own 20 percent of the park, though it will design it and operate it. The park is scheduled to open in 2013.
Update: Interesting local reaction. In short, people not happy. They wanted Disney instead.
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