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Legoland California to add a third gate

By Robert Niles
Published: September 4, 2009 at 11:13 PM
Quick, what will soon be the largest theme park resort in California, in terms of the most paid gates?

Disneyland? Nope. Universal? SeaWorld? No.

Try Legoland California (okay, I gave it away in the headline), which will be adding its third gate next year, with the opening of a new Legoland Waterworks water park. (Legoland's second gate is the SeaLife Aquarium.)

Legoland submitted a planning application to the City of Carlsbad last week. Sept. 16 is Carlsbad's public hearing on Legoland's planned 254-room hotel, restaurant and shopping area, to built on part of its current parking lot.

Update: The LA Times adds that the park will be 5.5 acres and gets a short quote from the park's PR director.

Readers' Opinions

From 65.174.53.133 on September 5, 2009 at 11:02 AM
So is the planned park for Central Florida dead? I was looking forward to getting a gate here in Florida.
From Robert Niles on September 5, 2009 at 4:15 PM
This project is so (relatively) small that it shouldn't affect Legoland's plans for a second US theme park. They're going to build this in just a few months.
From Tony Duda on September 6, 2009 at 8:55 PM
Small is right, 5.5 acres is less than a 500 feet by 500 feet square. That's barely more than a big hotel and parking lot.
From Jeff Elliott on September 8, 2009 at 6:22 AM
To answer Roberts question:

The real answer is Cedar Fair:
1. California's Great America
2. Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
3. Knott's Berry Farm
4. Knott's Soak City
5. Knott's Soak City Palm Springs
6. Knott's Soak City Chula Vista


Six Flags even has three gates currently:
1. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
2. Six Flags Magic Mountain
3. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

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