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

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. With the Merlin Entertainments design team’s concepts in hand, we began working to build on their ideas with their budget in mind. 

SEA LIFE’s educators and scientists partnered creatively with our team to bring the design team’s concepts to life. Our team worked many night shifts, covering fish tanks every night so their sleep wasn’t interrupted. When it came to normal, creative-install tasks (like drilling, screwing, and applying graphics to walls), we had to come up with creative solutions to be able to provide the final design. 

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