The golden brick is in place- LEGOLAND florida is officially open!
1. LEGOLAND Florida
The Beginning – boasting Island in the Sky, a 30.5m rotating platform ride with a 360 view of the entire park, plus one of the biggest LEGO shops in the world where, uniquely, visitors can create their own ‘mini figures’ (now the best selling toy in the UK).
Fun Town – offering a first hand look at how LEGO bricks are made, plus a two-storey carousel with LEGO-themed horses and 4D movie theatre.
LEGO Kingdoms – a medieval area taking kids back to a time of knights, princesses and dragons – includes The Dragon steel rollercoaster and The Royal Joust where children can storm the castle riding LEGO-themed horses.
Miniland USA – a US version of the ever popular Minilands in Billund, Denmark and Windsor. Features famous landmarks from cities including Las Vegas, Washington DC., New York City and San Francisco.
Land of Adventure – a fun-filled zone to explore, with Coastersaurus, a wooden coaster running in and around a giant LEGO dinosaur, Lost Kingdom Adventure, an Egyptian-themed dark ride and Safari Trek with amazingly life-like LEGO animals.
LEGO Technic – the most ‘intense’ zone in the park, where courageous youngsters can brave the LEGO TECHNIC Test Track Coaster and zip in and out of waves on LEGO jet skis.
LEGO City – is a scaled down town complete with Driving School, Boating School, Flight School and the LEGO City Rescue Academy.
Imagination Zone – the most hands-on section of the park emphasising the product’s roots of exploration and play.
DUPLO Village – ideal for tots who get to fly a plane, drive a car or explore a whole town.
Pirates’ Cove rests on the picturesque shores of a lake, and stars swashbuckling LEGO ‘mini-fig’ pirates in a live-action stunt show.
2. Prices and Opening
Tickets will be priced at £144 for a family (2 adults / 2 children), children under 3 go free.
The park will be open 12 months a year with selected closure dates throughout peak period. Standard opening times will be from 10am to 5pm with longer opening hours operating during peak periods with closing time extended to 7pm
Shuttle services to the park will run from Orlando Premium Outlets
‘Bed and Brick’ packages are available offering family-friendly hotels in Central Florida and can be booked via www.legoland.com
3. MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, by the end of 2011 Merlin will operate 78 attractions, six hotels/two holiday villages in 17 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 44 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 16,000 employees. Merlin Entertainments operates the following attractions – SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The EDF Energy London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park, Earth Explorer, Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK, Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter Underwater World, Oceanworld Manly and Hamilton Island Wildlife Park. All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information
4. Merlin attractions in USA: LEGOLAND Florida; LEGOLAND California; SEA LIFE – Carlsbad, Minneapolis, Dallas Fort Worth, Phoenix; Madame Tussauds – New York, Hollywood, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C.; LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago; Dallas Fort Worth. Opening 2012: SEA LIFE Kansas City; LEGOLAND Discovery Center – Atlanta; Kansas City.
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