Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Poor ticket sales see Legoland Japan reduce opening days

Poor ticket sales see Legoland Japan reduce opening days
July 22, 2017

With visitor numbers reportedly much lower than predicted, the recently opened Legoland Japan is to close for two days a week.

Opened in April this year, the first Legoland theme park in Japan and the second in Asia had projected that it would attract over two million visitors a year.

However, there is now speculation over the success of the park, with visitor numbers ticket sales much lower than anticipated.

Originally opened every day of the week, the decision was made in June to close the park on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The official reason given was that it would offer maintenance crews time to do their work and would allow time off for service staff.

However, the park has already shifted from this plan, with the attraction back running seven days a week as schools close down for the summer holidays.

Nonetheless, the end of August will see a return of the five day week, with the attraction scheduled to resume seven-day-a-week operations during holiday periods.

Reports suggest that the attraction only reached 30% of its projected revenue goals for April. May showed an improvement but still fell short, only reaching 60% of projections.

Ticket prices have been cited as a reason for the poor initial performance with Legoland Japan priced similarly to the larger and better-known Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan.

Media reports suggest that although feedback for Legoland is generally good, visitors may be eschewing the new attraction in favour of its more sizeable and more established rivals.

Legoland Japan includes several rides alongside a miniature world with landmarks including recreations of Nagoya Castle, Tokyo Station and Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto.

Merlin Entertainments, who own the resort, have plans to build a Legoland Hotel and a Sea Life aquarium next to the park in 2018.

Image: The entrance to Legoland Japan. Courtesy of Legoland Japan. 

18th April 2017 - LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE OPENS IN MELBOURNE

4th April 2017 - MIXED ATTENDANCE RESULTS AT JAPAN’S MAJOR THEME PARKS

28th January 2017 - DREAMWORLD OPENS AUSTRALIA’S FIRST LEGO CERTIFIED STORE 

14th January 2017 - LEGOLAND WATERPARK OPENS IN DUBAI

27th December 2016 - LEGOLAND JAPAN TO OPEN IN APRIL 2017 

31st October 2016 - DUBAI PARKS MEGA-RESORT OPENING STARTS WITH LEGOLAND LAUNCH

27th May 2013 - MADAME TUSSAUDS OPENS IN TOKYO

5th January 2012 - MERLIN NAMES NAGOYA AS CHOSEN SITE FOR LEGOLAND JAPAN

9th September 2011 - MERLIN TO DEVELOP KOREAN LEGOLAND ATTRACTION?

1st July 2011 - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS LOOKS TO PROTECT GLOBAL BRANDS

 


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Enta Australasia

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing.  19th July 2018 - ENTA…

read more

Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

TICKETSERV

As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Sport / Ticketing

 
 

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 
 

REGUPOL

Regupol Australia Pty Ltd offers a comprehensive range of recycled rubber fitness and leisure flooring surfaces. Their range of products include everroll rubber flooring, Regupol elastic…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces

 
 
 

AAC ID SOLUTIONS

AAC ID Solutions is a leading supplier of identification access wristbands, barcoded wristband tickets, lanyards, membership products and RFID solutions for events and venues, working with thousands…

read more

Access / Marketing / Safety / Ticketing

 
 

AEROBIC MICROPHONES AUSTRALIA

Aerobic Microphones Australia provides audio products for the fitness industry. Products include the sweat resistant Cyclemic and Aeromic headworn microphones and pouchbelts that are made in…

read more

Fitness / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business