Legoland California adding aquarium, new themed area

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007 8:53 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Legoland yesterday unveiled plans for a $20 million expansion that includes a two-story aquarium and an Indiana Jones-like adventure in 1920s Egypt. Ground has been broken on the nearly 36,000-square-foot aquarium, dubbed Sea Life Legoland, in an area near the Carlsbad amusement park's ticket booths. The complex will feature creatures found in California waters, from a freshwater stream in the Sierra Nevada to the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. The aquarium will be a separate gate. Legoland will also open Land of Adventure, the eighth major themed area in the 128-acre amusement park. The company said the projects represent the park's costliest expansion to date.

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