Madame Tussauds-owner to build Legoland in South Korea


Madame Tussauds-owner Merlin Entertainments has entered into a partnership agreement to build a Legoland Park in South Korea, the company announced today.

Merlin, which operates the London Eye, said the agreement with the Gangwon Provincial Government is valued at 290 billion Korean Won (£203.3 million) and Legoland Korea would be open by 2022.

The theme park will employ 1,600 people and is expected to provide an economic boost to the city of Chuncheon and the surrounding region.