Legoland Dubai 'to make a splash with a water park'

23/04/2015 - Popular Articles
Legoland Dubai 'to make a splash with a water park'

It has been revealed that the yet-to-be-completed Legoland theme park in Dubai will be able to list a water park as one of its many attractions.

The park is part of a project that will see three new facilities of this kind be built in the emirate, each based on their own concepts: Legoland, Hollywood blockbusters and Bollywood.

Developer Dubai Parks and Resorts and operator Merlin Entertainments announced on Tuesday (April 21st) that the park based on the popular children's toy will open in October next year.

The water park will be filled with rides and activities to delight and entertain all guests, including a wave pool, a river ride where visitors can design their own rafts and an Interactive Imagination Station, where children can build bridges, dams and cities, and test their durability against the flow of water.

Legoland, which will cover an area measuring three million sq ft and will be made from more than 60 million of the colourful bricks, will be home to more than 100 rides and attractions to keep tourists and residents alike amused.

There will be 40 interactive rides, shows and activities spread out across six separate spaces: Lego City, Adventure, Lego Kingdom, Lego Create, Lego Factory and Miniland, with the latter showcasing replicas of some of the Middle East's most iconic buildings and landmarks made from the colourful bricks.

The multi-themed Dubai Parks and Resorts complex in Jebel Ali off Sheikh Zayed Road will house Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai. All three parks will be connected by a retail and entertainment walkway named Riverland Walkway, which will provide guests with a host of shops and restaurants to choose from.

Last month, the developer signed an agreement with Mumbai-based Wizcraft International Entertainment to create a show for the Bollywood park.

In its first full year of operation, the multi-park complex is expected to attract 6.7 million visitors, which is in line with Dubai's vision to entice 20 million international tourists to its shores every year by 2020.