Merlin Entertainments on Thursday began construction in China of a Legoland theme park and resort that it says will be the world’s largest.
The theme park resort on the Dapeng Peninsula, on the eastern edge of Southern Chinese mega-city Shenzhen, is set to cover 580,000 square meters and will cost $1.08 billion (RMB7 billion) to build. The park is due to open in 2024.
It will be exclusively operated by Merlin Entertainments, with Hazens Holdings as its local partner.
Aimed at children aged 2-12 and their families, the park is intended to cater for visitors looking for multi-day breaks. It will include nine themed areas and over 100 interactive rides, shows and attractions. The resort will also include the largest Legoland water park in China and three Legoland themed hotels, with over 1,000 Lego themed rooms.
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