It’s here! LEGOLAND Florida, the new 150-acre theme park in Winter Haven, opens today, Saturday, October 15, with its more than 50 “pink-knuckle” rides – from roller coasters to race cars – as well as family focused shows and attractions.
Inspired by America’s love affair with all things LEGO, the new theme park especially cater to kids ages 2 to 12.
“Our highly immersive rides and experiences are great fun for younger children, allow mom and dad to play along, and are perfect for creating cherished memories for every member of the family,” said Adrian Jones, LEGOLAND Florida general manager. “It is, in essence, the dream theme park you would build if you had 50 million bricks,” Jones added, referencing the number of LEGO bricks being used to develop the park just 45 minutes east of Tampa, and 45 minutes southwest of Orlando.
LEGOLAND Florida will be the fifth and largest in the LEGOLAND franchise, and is perfectly positioned on the shores of Lake Eloise.
The family fun spreads across 10 zones and ranges from medieval thrills featuring knights, princesses and dragons to a high-energy, swashbuckling adventure starring jet-skiing pirates. The attractions include:
Dragon Coaster which offers a hilarious, behind-the-scenes view of life within the enchanted LEGOLAND Castle. Guests soar on the indoor/outdoor steel coaster and encounter a massive fire-breathing dragon along the way.
Land of Adventure where families will find Coastersaurus, a thrilling wooden coaster that curves and dips in and around a life-sized LEGO brick dinosaur.
LEGO TECHNIC is the most “intense” part of the park and where the “pinkest” coaster resides. Here courageous youngsters and daring adults will brave the LEGO® TECHNIC
Flight School is located in LEGO City and uses a suspended track to let kids experience the thrill of flight.
DUPLO® Village caters exclusively to the 3- to 5-year-old set with two distinctly themed play zones – DUPLO Playtown where toddlers operate a pint-sized town; and DUPLO Barn, where they can climb, slide and crawl among a whole host of adorable LEGO farm animals.
The theme park fun crescendos in Pirate’s Cove along the shores of Lake Eloise.
For more information, visit: www.LEGOLAND.com, Facebook.com/LEGOLANDFlorida and Twitter @LEGOLANDFlorida.