The Lego water park that will debut at Legoland California this summer could end up at theme parks around the world within the next few years, officials said.
Part of a $15-million expansion at the Carlsbad kiddie park, the separate-admission Lego water park will feature twin water-slide towers, a lazy river, toddler water play areas and 20 squirting and spraying life-size Lego characters.
According to travel.latimes.com, Legoland’s parent company, Merlin Entertainment, plans to add a water park to the new Legoland Malaysia park opening in 2013, said Lego water park designer Bill Vollbrecht.
If the California and Malaysia projects prove successful, Lego hopes to turn the concept into a global brand, adding water parks at Legoland theme parks in Britain, Denmark and Germany, Vollbrecht said.
Vollbrecht said the Lego water parks could also show up at Merlin’s other theme park properties — Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures in Britain, Heide Park in Germany and Gardaland in Italy. The existing water parks at Alton Towers and Gardaland might be rebranded with a Lego theme, Vollbrecht said.
Legoland Malaysia is planned to open in Nusajaya, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia under the Iskandar Malaysia in 2013 as the first Legoland in Asia.