South Korea will get its first Legoland theme park soon
Britain's Merlin Entertainment is opening a Legoland theme park in South Korea, as part of its long term expansion plans to generate more of its income from overseas markets.
Merlin, the world's second largest operator of visitor attractions behind Walt Disney, said the new theme park will cost up to 172 million pounds (S$352 million).
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The site will open in 2017 in the northern town of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province and adds to the group's growing portfolio of six Legoland parks around the world.
Merlin, which listed on the London stock market in November last year, is aiming to expand its business in the Americas and Asia Pacific with new sites.
The company said in July it was advanced talks to open more Legoland Parks overseas after a sales surge at its US sites on the back of The Lego Movie helped boost first half-profits.