Category Archives: Cypress Gardens

Cypress Gardens Named to National Register of Historic Places

Polk County Commission Chairman, Todd Dantzler has received notification that the historic botanical area and ski show circle of Cypress Gardens has been named to the National Register of Historic places. The designation was official as of April 14, 2014. … Continue reading

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Citrus Classic 5K Has Home at LEGOLAND Florida

A very special Citrus Classic 5K run awaits you. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of LEGOLAND Florida including trip beneath the magnificent Banyan Tree. See the map below for registration times and the route. Get your own map here:    Citrus … Continue reading

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LEGOLAND Florida … Taking Shape … Soon 24/7 …

LEGOLAND® Florida held a sneak preview of the construction site for media representatives on March 23. Work continues at break-neck pace and is expected to eventually see 24/7 action to complete the park for the October opening. Below we share … Continue reading

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Cypress Gardens Book Signing Saturday, Nov. 20

Lu Vickers, author of Cypress Gardens, America’s Tropical Wonderland, How Dick Pope Invented Florida will hold a book signing on Saturday, November 20 at the Museum of Winter Haven History in the Women’s Club building on Pope Avenue at Lake … Continue reading

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LEGOLAND® Florida … Questions Answered

LEGOLAND® Florida General Manager Adrian Jones presented a fast-paced look at park plans that are rapidly being finalized. He outlined the themed plans of the park including such areas as “The Beginning” (park entrance setting the mood), Miniland USA, Castle … Continue reading

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LEGOLAND Florida Open House July 8th – Orange Dome

The Winter Haven community and other interested citizens will get their first look at plans for LEGOLAND® Florida on Thursday, July 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Orange Dome on Cypress Gardens Boulevard. John Ussher, General Manager for LEGOLAND® … Continue reading

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Photos from LEGOLAND California Visit …

Winter Haven Chamber and City officials visited LEGOLAND California on April 8 and 9, 2010. The group spent five hours touring the park with General Manager Peter Ronchetti and CFO Brian Shaw. Information concerning the visit was presented at the … Continue reading

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What We Can Expect from Legoland Florida …

City of Winter Haven and Winter Haven Chamber representatives visited Carlsbad and Legoland California April 8 and 9. The group met with Carlsbad Chamber and City officials on Thursday and enjoyed a five-hour Legoland visit on Friday. Since many local … Continue reading

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Maddux Notes Polk’s Momentum …

Other than reporting that Cypress Gardens is in Winter Park (!?) the March/April Issue of Tampa’s Maddux Report contains a Polk County Corporate Report that touts projects far and wide. In the Winter Haven area, mention was made of the … Continue reading

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Introducing John Jakobsen — the Man that Runs LEGOLAND Parks …

John Jakobsen Managing Director LEGOLAND Parks – Merlin Entertainments As Managing Director of Merlin Entertainments’ LEGOLAND Operating Group John is not only responsible for the continued development of the company’s four existing Parks  – in Denmark, Germany, UK and California, … Continue reading

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