Legoland Japan, the country’s first outdoor
Legoland-branded park, opened in Nagoya.
The 9.3ha park boasts more than 40 attractions spread over seven themed lands.
Visitors will be able to walk through Miniland,
which has models of landmark buildings in Japan – such as Tokyo Station, Kyoto’s Kiyomizu Temple, and Nagoya Castle – made up of Lego bricks.
Other activities include driving go-karts, riding on roller coasters
and taking a “submarine” tour in a real fish tank.
The Legoland Train has already begun service on Nagoya Rinkai
Rapid Transit's Aonami Line, taking visitors from Nagoya Station to Kinjo Futo Station, where Legoland
Japan is located. The line comprises four cars that are themed after Legoland
Japan’s Lost Kingdom Adventure, The
Dragon Coaster, Rescue Academy and Submarine
Torben Jensen, president of Legoland Japan, plans
to expand the size of the park, open a Legoland hotel in 2018 and build new
attractions like a sea life aquarium to increase the number of repeat guests.
The park hopes to
attract two million visitors during the first fiscal year. Tickets are
currently priced at 5,300 yen (US$48) for visitors aged between three and 12,
and 6,900 yen for visitors aged 13 or older.