China’s first Legoland set to open in Shanghai in 2022

China's first Legoland is set to open in Shanghai in 2022, according to Caixin.

Joining hands with British theme park developer Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd., the owner of Madame Tussauds museums, and its Chinese partner Joyu International Tourism Operation Group, the new park will be located in a western suburb of Shanghai, with construction work scheduled to finish by 2022.

It will be Merlin’s first outdoor theme park, adding to its current portfolio in Shanghai, including a Madame Tussauds, the Chang Feng Ocean World aquarium and a Legoland Discovery Center — a smaller, indoor version of Legoland.

Merlin also plans to launch another Legoland in Beijing, and three more discovery centers in Chongqing and Shenyang, according to the news.

Currently, the group has opened seven and four upcoming Legoland theme parks, located in Denmark, Britain, the United States, Japan, Malaysia and other countries.