Our challenge at Storyland Studios was to update SEA LIFE’s original aquarium design at the LEGOLAND® California Resort in Carlsbad, California.

In collaboration with Merlin Entertainment’s design team, our team set out to update the interior design of the SEA LIFE Aquarium to both revamp their original design and refresh the look of the brand.

SEA LIFE’s educators and scientists partnered creatively with our team to bring the design team’s concepts to life. We helped to oversee the project management of the installation giving special concern to the health of the aquatic life throughout the process.

Additionally, we 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.

Millions of visitors have enjoyed LEGOLAND® California Resort, many of whom also visit SEA LIFE during their stay.