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Legoland Japan makes solid start despite high admission fees

Owner Merlin Entertainments planning more than 10 theme parks

Huge crowds of people visit Legoland Japan in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, on its opening day on April 1.

NAGOYA -- Legoland Japan, the country's first outdoor Legoland park in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, got off to a strong start on Saturday despite the chilly and rainy weather.

Some 500 people lined up outside the front gate of Legoland at 7:30 a.m. to wait for its opening. Most visitors are children and their parents as the theme park primarily targets 2- to 12-year-olds.

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