A Gangwon Province project to build a Legoland theme park on Chuncheon’s Jung Island is facing multiple threats.Gangwon Province is now finding itself under heavy fire. Having invested in kind in a 9.76 billion won (US$8.8 million) project site, the province is participating in the project with LL Development as its majority shareholder, with a 44% share. Replying at a Q&A session during an ad hoc meeting on Mar. 16, Gangwon Provincial Council deputy chairman Kim Seong-geun voiced fears about the project, saying the “chances of success with the Legoland construction project, which has dragged on for six years now, are just 1%.”
But the project‘s delay has been causing side effects all around. The building of a bridge leading into the Legoland finishes around October of this year, with 85.8 billion won (US$77.1 million) in government and other investment. The project’s completion was timed to meet the earlier promised opening date in late 2017. The result will be a Legoland bridge without the Legoland.