LEGOLANDÂ® 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 Hill, Imagination Zone,Â Land of Adventure, Fun Town, Xtreme, DUPLOÂ® Village, Pirates Cove and LEGOÂ® CITY. The Pirates Cove area, familiar to many as the water ski show circle will be one of the parks most unique themed areas making exciting use of the park’s lakefront assets. You can catch a sneak preview of the Pirates Cove area here.
The park preview was highlighted by serving “Granny’s Apple Fries” to the audience. (The treat features GrannySmith apples cut like french fries, dusted with cinnamon and deep fried then served with special dipping cream. (Expect them in the park!)
Jones told the audience assembled for a Hard Hat Tour that he would answer three questions he had been asked repeatedly …
First, how would LEGOLANDÂ® Florida be created while respecting all that Cypress Gardens had meant to this area? He proceeded to outline the plans for the various areas of the park. You can view a brief video of plans for each park area here — note video links at bottom of home page.
Jones, who has been with Merlin Entertainments for more than 20 years, spoke with respect and pride about the asset the historic botanical gardens bring to the park. Park planners are exploring ways to interest guests into the gardens to both enjoy them and to learn from them.. Interactive learning is a LEGOLANDÂ® hallmark. Bridges and pathways are being replaced, repaired and refreshed as well.
Secondly, When will the park open? Â Mr. Jones said confidently “12 months from now.” No specific date – but 12 months hence.”
Three: Â How much will admission cost? You can find all that information in detail — and the tickets and passes are on sale now — at this link. You can buy early and save! And note that all annual passes will be good for the three months in 2011 and all of 2012.
Exciting times for Winter Haven and Central Florida. Watching LEGOLANDÂ® Florida unfold …Â Brick by Brick!