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LEGOLAND Germany to open new themed area with roller coaster and further ride in 2023

LEGOLAND Germany is to open a new themed area in 2023 at the heart of which is an action packed, excitingly themed rollercoaster, which according to the park cannot be found in any other LEGOLAND Park in the world. Costing over 15.5 Million Euros for the new area is the highest individual investment of the parent company Merlin Entertainment into the theme park in the Bavarian city of Guenzburg since its opening 20 years ago. The development of the new 1.2-hectare area was presented in the meeting of the Guenzburg construction committee on 15 February 2022 and passed unanimously.

The earth works between the existing PHARAOHS’ LAND and the Kings’ Castle in the bordering LEGOLAND Holiday Village began at the beginning of this year. Looking at the construction site gives an idea of the dimensions of the new park area: a rollercoaster, an additional ride as well as different buildings will be constructed on 12.000 square metres. The Guenzburg construction committee has passed the extensive construction project of LEGOLAND unanimously.

“We are excited to build the worldwide first rollercoaster of its kind in a LEGOLAND Park here and fulfil the long-fostered desire of our guests for a park expansion with a high action and energy level”, said Dirk Schlecht, technical director at LEGOLAND Germany. “The coaster will already be accessible for children from primary-school age, a first thrill they can share together with their older siblings – an experience for the whole family.

Only a few months ago, LEGOLAND Germany announced that high investments are planned for this year’s anniversary season. Merlin Entertainments provided more than 14 million euros for the NINJAGO Quarter, opening in the bordering LEGOLAND Holiday Village on Pentecost this year, as well as the energy renovation of 36 Themed Rooms. LEGOLAND Germany, general manager Manuela Stone: “We are proud and it is a huge display of trust of Merlin Entertainment to our Location that we are able to invest almost 30 million euros in our resort in only two years. The whole team is excited about this positive signal towards our location!”

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