London - Legoland could be set to almost double the number of theme parks it has across the globe.
The group, operated by Merlin Entertainments, is understood to be looking to expand. As well as three new planned openings in Dubai, Japan and Korea the firm is believed to have submitted an application for a park in New York. It is also thought to want to expand into China, with Beijing or Shanghai earmarked as possible locations.
There are already six Legoland parks across the world in Windsor, Malaysia and the US, where its Star Wars-themed lego attractions are extremely popular with tourists. A New York site would be the group’s third in the Unites States.
It’s a big week for Merlin, which also operates brands including Thorpe Park, Alton Towers and Madame Tussauds. The firm will this week be in court over its controversial Smiler rollercoaster, which seriously injured five people in a crash in June 2015.