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First outdoor Legoland in Japan

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Site opens in Nagoya, west of Tokyo
Legoland Japan, the latest in a series of Legoland-branded theme parks, has opened in Nagoya, 260km west of Tokyo.
The 9.3ha park boasts more than 40 attractions spread over seven themed lands. Visitors will be able to walk through Miniland, which has models of landmark buildings in Japan made up of Lego bricks, like Tokyo Station, Kyoto’s Kiyomizu Temple and Nagoya Castle.
Other activities based on Denmark’s famous toy bricks include go-karts, rollercoasters and a ‘submarine tour’ in a fish tank.
Japan already has two Legoland Discover Centres, in Tokyo and Osaka, but these are indoor attractions in shopping malls. Legoland Japan follows the seven other outdoor parks located around the world.
A Legoland train is rolling on Nagoya Rinkai Rapid Transit’s Aonami Line, taking visitors from Nagoya Station to Kinjo Futo Station, where Legoland Japan is located.
The train comprises four cars that are themed on Legoland Japan’s Lost Kingdom Adventure, Dragon Coaster, Rescue Academy and Submarine Adventure attractions.
Torben Jensen, president of Legoland Japan, plans to expand the size of the park, open a Legoland hotel in 2018 and build new attractions like a sea aquarium to increase the number of repeat guests.
The theme park hopes to attract two million visitors in the first fiscal year. Tickets are priced at 5,300 yen (€45) for visitors aged between three and 12, and 6,900 yen for visitors who are 13 or older.
TTG Asia

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