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SEA LIFE Aquarium

IMMERSING VISITORS IN A REVAMPED, UNDERWATER LEGO® ADVENTURE

The SEA LIFE® aquarium at the LEGOLAND® California Resort is more than just an underwater LEGO® adventure; it’s also a functioning educational center and home to a variety of marine creatures. This presented a unique challenge when Storyland Studios was asked to update the aquarium’s original design.

Client

Merlin Entertainments

Location

Carlsbad

Market Sector(s)

Array

Services Provided

CNC, 3D Printing, Hotwire Foam Cutting, Sculpting, Finishing, Sandblasting, Welding, Painting, Fiberglass, Vacuform, Rotocast

WHAT WE DID 

We revamped the museum’s interior, adding an additional layer of immersive theming to the experience. We also helped create an experience called “Sea at Night,” where visitors could jump, leap, or “splash” into simulated bioluminescent waves that reacted to their footsteps. The reaction created by the guests’ movements demonstrated the effect of a glowing tide similar to ones often seen along the Pacific coastline.

HOW WE DID IT

To avoid disrupting the aquarium’s daytime guests, our team worked exclusively at night and balanced the delicate nature of “nature” by working closely with the staff to ensure every step of the way was planned out. Extra measures were taken, including covering the aquarium tanks as an added precaution. Drilling and tool usage were muffled to avoid causing undue stress on the sea life.

CONCLUSION 

Since its opening in 2008, millions of visitors have experienced fascinating, up-close encounters with sea creatures at the SEA LIFE® aquarium.

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