LEGOLAND California Resort Premieres LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park in 2014!
September 12, 2013

New Spectacular Water Park Continues the Growth of Resort

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2013) – Coming off a successful year with the launch of the nation’s first LEGOLAND® Hotel, LEGOLAND® California Resort General Manager Peter Ronchetti proudly announced another big addition for guests to enjoy next year: LEGO® Legends of Chima Water Park!

The LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park is based on the LEGO Group’s newest hit product “Legends of Chima”, where animal tribes battle in a mystical land for control of the precious energy source called “CHI”. Plunging a shovel into the sand to break ground in the new area, Ronchetti discovered a treasure box full of CHI and with the help of lifeguards and Laval, the warrior prince of the Lion tribe, he announced LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park is opening in summer 2014.

“2014 is a big investment year for us. A great corner stone to the Resort’s success is listening to our guests and striving to increase the value of their experience,” said General Manager Peter Ronchetti. “We are excited to build an entirely new Water Park based on the LEGO Chima product line immersing children and their families into an interactive world of play!”


Four of eight main areas of the 3 acre Water Park were introduced today: Lion Temple Wave Pool – The centerpiece of the new Water Park where guests make their way through a LEGO® archway and into an interactive wave pool designed for families with young children. Water cascades down an iconic 30-foot tall floating “Mount Cavora” which shows the eight animals representing each animal tribe. Cragger’s Swamp  – This hands-on water play area invites guests to ride water slides, blast water cannons and jets and slide through the head of a massive crocodile.  Eglor’s Build-A-Boat – Following in the unique interactive play experience introduced with Build-A-Raft River at LEGOLAND Water Park, Eglor’s Build-A-Boat gives children the opportunity to use their creativity and bring their imaginations to life. Young guests can build their own boat and learn how to change the currents, build and dodge obstacles and race against their friends. Wolves’ Cantina – This is the place to grab a bite when guests get hungry! Enjoy tasty food surrounded by collectibles gathered by the clever wolf tribe.

“LEGOLAND California opened its gates in 1999, expanded with SEA LIFE® Aquarium in 2008, we opened the world’s first LEGO themed Water Park in 2010 and the nation’s first LEGOLAND Hotel this year. It only seems fitting that we give our guests another ‘present’ and reason to keep coming back in our fifteenth year!” Ronchetti stated.

LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park is included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND Water Park. For ticket prices, operating schedule and additional information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call 760-918-LEGO (5346).

LEGOLAND® California Resort includes LEGOLAND® California, SEA LIFE® Aquarium, LEGOLAND® Water Park and LEGOLAND® Hotel which opened on April 5, 2013. All are geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display,  Pirate Reef and LEGO Legends of Chima 4-D movie.  SEA LIFE Aquarium is home to more than 5,000 living creatures and incorporates LEGO® models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean featuring play zones, fun facts and quiz trails. LEGOLAND Water Park features more than 7 slides, sandy beaches and the unique Build-A-Raft River. The nation’s first LEGOLAND Hotel features 250 rooms, all themed either as pirate, adventure, or kingdom plus more than 3,500 LEGO models throughout the three-story hotel. For more information, visit  www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 98 attractions, eight hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 54 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 21,000 employees.

Merlin has nineteen attractions in the USA  – including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its Water Park and LEGOLAND California theme park with Water Park, SEA LIFE Aquarium and exciting new hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas and Hollywood; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; and Westchester, New York; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas/Fort Worth; and the  Mall of America in Minneapolis – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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