Source: https://twitter.com/onlinehyde/status/837704918878269440Further progress towards opening LEGOLAND Korea, targeting 2019
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I was skeptical about the date being pushed back but it looks like a recent report from LEGO directly (about their revenue and trading) gives the date as 2018 too.
Source: http://cphpost.dk/news/business/optimistic-about-2016.htmlLegoland thriving
Legoland parks around the world are thriving, according to its 2016 interims. Revenue increased 11.1 percent compared to 2015.
There are currently six Legoland parks around the world, including the original one in Billund, with three more on the way in Dubai (opens 2016), Japan (2017) and South Korea (2018).
Its owner Merlin Entertainment operates over 100 attractions in 23 countries, including Sea Life aquariums, the Alton Towers themepark and the Madame Tussauds museums.
Legoland Korea might be delayed until 2018.
http://cphpost.dk/news/business/legoland-parks-around-the-world-thriving.htmlThree brand new Legoland parks are on the way – one in Dubai, which opens this year; one in Japan, which is due to open in 2017; and one in South Korea, which will be ready for visitors in 2018.
Also meant to add this link which is the most recent news confirming it's still going ahead and will open in 2017.
CEO Nick Varney and Chief New Openings Officer John Jakobsen, both of Britain’s Merlin Entertainments, visited Gangwon-do on November 26 and agreed to step up its cooperation with the province, reaffirming its intention to open the theme park as planned despite the delays caused by the discovery of cultural relics during the excavation of the construction site.Source: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/invest/bbs.kto?func_name=detail&bbs_cd=news&bbs_seq=33382However, the project still faces the opposition of civic organizations and archeologists, who cite the need to preserve the prehistoric relics that were found on the land to be occupied by the theme park, although 80% of the second phase of their excavation has already been completed.
Hi Lord.Almost korean... except the people concerned or having no brain don't want to destroy that island.
Do you mean that there is local disagreement with building on that Island and this is potentially holding up the build?
I am trying to find more information on the local area and what is slowing down construction.
It seems those islands were created by flooding the area due to the Dam build in the 1960's and that it already has some small attractions located there so it seems a bit odd to suddenly care about the area so much it stops a potential tourism asset. http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264430
Whilst I understand the local residents may feel the LEGOLAND park will destroy some of it's natural beauty it would be interesting to know if this is covering up more important issues i.e. corruption, lack of funding etc which have previously been reported?
Anyone know any more? Everything has gone quiet online...
Briefly saying, it can be delayed for the cultural assets and corruption scandals implicating ex-president of the developer.
That area is the treasure house of prehistoric remains and nature. Almost korean... except the people concerned or having no brain don't want to destroy that island.
Certain issues might affect the progress of Legoland Korea. Impending delays are most likely due to corruption charges and "money embezzlement", as translated by Google. Investigations are currently held regarding this.
I read it here:
Anyone who can translate the article to English better than Google?
Don't worry The construction is still going.
They're cleaning up the land before they are going to build it.