Legoland Japan to expand to 13 hectares, add hotel and aquarium

JIJI

Outdoor theme park Legoland Japan plans to expand to some 13 hectares, or 1.4 times its current size, representative director Torben Jensen said.

The chief of Legoland Japan K.K. said in a recent interview that the Nagoya-based park aims to draw more customers by creating more attractions. To do this, it will lease adjacent land, including the former site of an exhibition hall, Jensen said.

The Nagoya Municipal Government is considering leasing the site after spring 2022, when the exhibition hall will complete its relocation. Legoland is believed to be pushing to accelerate the schedule.

Legoland will be larger and more entertaining, Jensen said. The theme park, which opened on April 1, already has over 40 attractions, including roller coasters, on the 9.3-hectare facility.

The park’s operator also plans to build a hotel and an aquarium nearby that are slated to open in 2018.