Dubai Parks and Resorts (DPR) and UK based Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, said on Wednesday that the Legoland Dubai theme park will now host a water park.
Aimed at children ages two to 12, the water park will feature popular water attractions including a half-million gallon wave pool; “build-a-raft river” where guests can design and build their own customised raft; besides an interactive imagination station, which lets children construct bridges, dams and cities and test their designs against the flow of water.
“With the addition of the water park to our existing offering, we will now have a destination that boasts six components and over 100 rides and attractions,” Raed Al Nuaimi, CEO, DPR, said in a statement.
Legoland Dubai will cover a total of three million square feet made from more than 60 million lego bricks. This includes over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions set in six themed lands – Lego City, Adventure, Lego Kingdom, Lego Create, Lego Factory, and Miniland which will showcases some of the most iconic buildings and landmarks from Dubai and the Middle East – replicated to scale in lego bricks.
Commenting Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainments, said: “The water park is aimed primarily at families with young children, offering a unique place for them to play and have fun together. ”
Dubai Parks and Resorts is set to be the region’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination when it opens in October 2016. It comprises will motiongate Dubai, and Bollywood ParksDubai.
With a projected target of over 6.7 million ticketed visits in 2017, its first full year of operation, DPR will position the emirate as a major global tourist destination and fulfilling the vision of attracting 20 million visitors by 2020.