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Robert Niles

Legoland California to add a third gate

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.

Replies (4)

Published: 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.
Robert Niles

Published: 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.
Tony Duda

Published: 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.
Jeff Elliott

Published: 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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