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August 23, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lego Gives Go-Ahead for Theme Park in San Diego County: The Danish toy maker approved plans to begin building its first U.S.-based Legoland amusement park in Carlsbad, Calif. The park, which will cost $138 million, will open in 1999 and host a projected 1.8 million visitors a year. Lego Systems said it hopes its brand of mild thrills will attract families with children who are too young for other amusement parks.
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October 15, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cedar Fair LP, the Ohio-based owner of Knott's Berry Farm, has agreed to buy White Water Canyon, a 33-acre water park near San Diego that comes with 32 acres of adjacent land for future expansion, the company said Thursday. The Chula Vista water park, which resembles a Wild West gold-mining town, has 20 attractions including 16 water slides, a large wave pool and a "lazy river." Opened in 1997, the development fell into bankruptcy proceedings a year later.
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October 9, 1992 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first venture of its kind in the nation, the Viejas band of Mission Indians has approved the development of a $250-million amusement and water park on its East San Diego County reservation. The Indians hope the 120-acre project will piggyback on San Diego County's tourism industry and their own gambling casino and create 2,400 jobs during peak summers after its completion in 1996. The project was approved by 58% of tribal members in a vote taken Wednesday, said Anthony R.
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December 17, 1998 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The raciest ride at the Legoland California theme park being built atop a breezy bluff in Carlsbad will be the pint-sized Dragon roller coaster, with a top speed of 15 mph. The watercraft carrying visitors around the park will move even more slowly. And the gorillas and birds are nothing more than millions of skillfully assembled plastic blocks.
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August 1, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plans to construct a $225-million, 180-acre amusement park, water slide park and resort complex at the Viejas Indian Reservation east of El Cajon were rejected by five votes, tribal leaders said Friday. The private company pitching the project had said it would employ 200 people full time--thousands during the summer--and generate millions of dollars for the Viejas band of Mission Indians.
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June 20, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Would the proposed Lego Family Park USA, a 40-acre theme park built with those tiny plastic blocks that kids love, be a financial boon, brimming with wholesomeness? Or would it lead to the "Disneylandization" of this upscale seaside community, with cut-rate motels, strip malls and fast-food restaurants soon to follow? Such are the poles of the civic debate as Carlsbad bids against Prince William County, Va.
BUSINESS
October 15, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cedar Fair LP, the Ohio-based owner of Knott's Berry Farm, has agreed to buy White Water Canyon, a 33-acre water park near San Diego that comes with 32 acres of adjacent land for future expansion, the company said Thursday. The Chula Vista water park, which resembles a Wild West gold-mining town, has 20 attractions including 16 water slides, a large wave pool and a "lazy river." Opened in 1997, the development fell into bankruptcy proceedings a year later.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1998 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The raciest ride at the Legoland California theme park being built atop a breezy bluff in Carlsbad will be the pint-sized Dragon roller coaster, with a top speed of 15 mph. The watercraft carrying visitors around the park will move even more slowly. And the gorillas and birds are nothing more than millions of skillfully assembled plastic blocks.
BUSINESS
August 23, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lego Gives Go-Ahead for Theme Park in San Diego County: The Danish toy maker approved plans to begin building its first U.S.-based Legoland amusement park in Carlsbad, Calif. The park, which will cost $138 million, will open in 1999 and host a projected 1.8 million visitors a year. Lego Systems said it hopes its brand of mild thrills will attract families with children who are too young for other amusement parks.
NEWS
June 20, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Would the proposed Lego Family Park USA, a 40-acre theme park built with those tiny plastic blocks that kids love, be a financial boon, brimming with wholesomeness? Or would it lead to the "Disneylandization" of this upscale seaside community, with cut-rate motels, strip malls and fast-food restaurants soon to follow? Such are the poles of the civic debate as Carlsbad bids against Prince William County, Va.
NEWS
October 9, 1992 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first venture of its kind in the nation, the Viejas band of Mission Indians has approved the development of a $250-million amusement and water park on its East San Diego County reservation. The Indians hope the 120-acre project will piggyback on San Diego County's tourism industry and their own gambling casino and create 2,400 jobs during peak summers after its completion in 1996. The project was approved by 58% of tribal members in a vote taken Wednesday, said Anthony R.
NEWS
August 1, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plans to construct a $225-million, 180-acre amusement park, water slide park and resort complex at the Viejas Indian Reservation east of El Cajon were rejected by five votes, tribal leaders said Friday. The private company pitching the project had said it would employ 200 people full time--thousands during the summer--and generate millions of dollars for the Viejas band of Mission Indians.
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