Category Archives: Tourism

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Expands – Again!

This Friday, June 26, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will unveil their newest expansion, Heartlake City. The attraction is based on the popular LEGO Friends product line and is closely modeled after the five LEGO Friends personalities: Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea, … Continue reading

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Craft Brewery Laying Roots Downtown

The craft brew industry has skyrocketed over the last several years, especially in Central Florida. From the success of Cigar City Brewery in Tampa to the national recognition of craft brew bar Red Light, Red Light in Orlando, to the … Continue reading

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Fantasy of Flight Opens Scaled-Down Museum

Press Release Below:  Fantasy of Flight To Open Scaled-Down Museum POLK CITY, FL (January 29, 2015) –  Fantasy of Flight owner, Kermit Weeks, announced today the opening of a scaled-down museum on Friday,  January 30th. “We want to allow the aircraft-loving public … Continue reading

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Christmas Boat Parade December 6th!

 DECK THE HULLS!  27th Annual Winter Haven Chain of Lakes Boat Parade Saturday, December 6, 2014 Parade leaves Lake May promptly at 6:30 PM Route proceeds counterclockwise in all lakes. Travels from Lake May to Shipp, back to May, to Howard, to … Continue reading

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Bok Tower Gardens embarks on largest expansion in its history

The Board of Directors and executive staff of Bok Tower Gardens is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, October 24 at 11 a.m., representing the start of the largest garden expansion in the 85-year history of the National Historic Landmark. In February of this … Continue reading

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Celebration of Winter Haven 2013-2014

This past Tuesday the Chamber held the 2014 Annual Meeting and the theme was It’s a New Dawn… It’s a New Day… It’s a New Life… And We’re Feeling Good! And after taking a look back at everything that has happened … Continue reading

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Magnuson Grand Conference Hotel Gets Facelift

From marble tile to a KidZone to improved outdoor seating – the Magnuson Grand-Conference Hotel (formerly the Park View Hotel) is investing in renovating their property. Located just outside the gates of LEGOLAND Florida, the hotel owners are trying to … Continue reading

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Park View Hotel now Magnuson Grand Cypress Hotel

The Park View Hotel located just outside of LEGOLAND® Florida has new owners and a new name – the Magnuson Grand Cypress Hotel. The new owners, Cypress Gardens Resort, LLC (with Kamaljit Shergill listed as the authorized member according to, plan … Continue reading

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Reflection and Expansion in the Summer of 2014

LEGOLAND® Florida announced this week a special summer series featuring two days of highly discounted admission to seniors 60 years of age or older. Entitled “Senior Garden Days,” on either May 31 or September 1, 2014 seniors can purchase a … Continue reading

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LEGOLAND Florida Presents Themed Movie Weekend!

WINTER HAVEN, FLA. (Feb. 3, 2014) – LEGOLAND® Florida celebrates the launch of the first-ever, full length theatrical LEGO® adventure, “The LEGO® Movie ™”, with a movie-themed weekend in the park on Feb. 8 and 9. Guests can head to their … Continue reading

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