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Park News - (5/24/20) Legoland Germany has confirmed that the park will reopen once again on May 30, 2020. All guests are asked to purchase tickets in advance through the website for the day of your visit, as attendance each day will be limited. Annual Passholders will also have to “register” their visit in advance as well through the website to ensure that the park attendance limits are enforced. No tickets will be sold on-site.
They park asks all guests (age 6+) to wear face masks while visiting the park.
(11/16/19) The removal of the Star Wars Miniland areas from the LEGOLAND parks is not just listed to the US parks, as Legoland Germany has also confirmed that their own Star Wars Miniland will be gone when the park opens for the 2020 season in late March 2020. As I pointed out on Twitter the other day, I believe the first Star Wars minilands opened in early 2011, so we can assume the licensing deal with Lucasfilm would have been signed sometime in 2010, and quite often IP deals like this are signed for 10-year terms. Meanwhile Lucasfilm was sold to The Walt Disney Company in October 2012, and no one really expected them to renew any of the Lucasfilm IP deals anyway, so this seems to simply be a case of the rights expiring in 2020 at Legoland parks across the globe.
Please note that this will have no effect on any deals set in place between the LEGO toy company and Lucasflm/Disney to produce LEGO Star Wars brick sets for purchase. That is an entirely separate business agreement.
2020 - Lloyd’s Spinjitzu Spinner - (1/5/20) Legoland Deutschland has announced that they will add Lloyd’s Spinjitzu Spinner for the 2020 season, a new expansion to the Ninjago themed land. This is expected to be a copy of the same unique Spinjitzu Spinner ride that opened at Legoland Japan in 2019. You can see a video fo the Japanese ride below.