Last week on the 6th of September 2018 in Beijing, Merlin Entertainment Groups and China Media Capital signed a deal with China’s regional government to open a LEGOLAND theme park and resort at Sanya, Hainan Island. Construction is planned to begin in 2020 with an opening planned for 2022.
“On the afternoon of September 6, Hainan Provincial Governor Shen Xiaoming, Sanya Municipal Party Committee Secretary Yan Chaojun, Sanya Mayor A Dong, Chinese Media Group Chairman and CEO Li Ruigang, Vice President Xie Li, and Merlin Group Asia Project General Manager Ray Dubowa, in the Beijing Hotel on the cooperation and landing of the “Legoland” project in Sanya, launched a tripartite dialogue and exchange.
According to the agreement, Chinese Culture and Merlin Group will jointly develop a large outdoor family entertainment theme park, Legoland, in Sanya. The two sides will combine the theme elements of LEGO bricks and the tropical atmosphere of Sanya to create a world-class integrated tourist resort featuring water parks. For families of children aged 2-12, the park offers a variety of fun entertainment experiences and interactive puzzle classes that allow each child to create their own world in play. Among them, the mini-city built by thousands of LEGO bricks not only reflects the Chinese elements and Sanya scenery, but also is a wonderful stage to stimulate children’s imagination and wisdom. Sanya “Legoland” Resort has an immersive parent-child interaction experience to create a family holiday destination based in China and radiating Southeast Asia.”
This will be the 5th Legoland in Asia (excluding Discovery Centres) after Malaysia (2012), Japan (2017), South Korea (2019), and Shanghai, China (2021) and will feature LEGO themed elements and also the Sanya waterfront scenery.