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Controversy Erupts over Legoland Chuncheon Theme Park as Costs Surge

Controversy Erupts over Legoland Chuncheon Theme Park as Costs Surge

CHUNCHEON, Mar. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The Legoland Chuncheon theme park is finally speeding up towards completion after seven years of stalemate, but there are still concerns over the choice of a construction firm, the date of the grand opening, and financing. “If Merlin Entertainments decides not to accept STX as partner, then Gangwon Province [...]

Chuncheon to Hire 100 Foreign Workers to Address Farm Labor Shortage

Chuncheon to Hire 100 Foreign Workers to Address Farm Labor Shortage

CHUNCHEON, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province has decided to hire more foreign workers to assist farmers during the farming season after receiving satisfactory feedback from farmers who participated in a similar project this year. The program hires temporary foreign workers who, after entering South Korea, are sent to local [...]

Prehistoric Theme Park Joins Legoland in Chuncheon

Prehistoric Theme Park Joins Legoland in Chuncheon

CHUNCHEON, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Jungdo neighborhood in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, chosen for the construction of South Korea’s first Legoland, will also be home to a prehistoric theme park. LL Development Co. announced on Wednesday that it will build the Jungdo Prehistoric Theme Park in the 110,000㎡ cultural properties reservation zone. LL Development [...]

Chuncheon Working on Development Plans for Abandoned US Military Base

Chuncheon Working on Development Plans for Abandoned US Military Base

CHUNCHEON, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The Chuncheon city government’s development plans for land previously occupied by a U.S. Army base are back on track after years of struggle. Chuncheon’s latest redevelopment project, which is set to take place sometime this year, will see a multi-purpose park built on the site of former U.S. Army Camp [...]

“Leisure Sports City”: Chuncheon to Host National Leisure Sports Festival

“Leisure Sports City”: Chuncheon to Host National Leisure Sports Festival

CHUNCHEON, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Referred to as “Lake City” for its proximity to water, the city of Chuncheon in Gangwon Province is aiming to adopt a new moniker with its National Leisure Sports Festival to be held on August 25. Chuncheon’s road to becoming a domestic hub of leisure sports is a winding [...]

Chuncheon Reopens Water Park on Land Previously Occupied by U.S. Military

Chuncheon Reopens Water Park on Land Previously Occupied by U.S. Military

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Chuncheon, a city in Gangwon Province, is set to reopen a water park built on a site previously occupied by a U.S. military base next month after the success it experienced last year, attracting more than 50,000 visitors. This summer, the Ggumjaram water garden, on which the city government [...]