Japan's first outdoor Legoland park opened in Nagoya on Saturday, raising hopes that more tourists will visit the area and deliver an economic boom to the nation's third-largest business region.

With children's tickets priced higher than those at Tokyo Disneyland, Legoland Japan offers various rides inspired by the Danish construction toy and serves meals including whimsical block-shaped fried potatoes on its seaside premises.

"We want children from all over the world to come to Nagoya and make unforgettable memories," Torben Jensen, president of Legoland Japan Ltd., said at the opening ceremony.