Florida’s newest theme park will come in the form of Legoland, a 150-acre park dedicated to the beloved building toys, when it opens in Winter Haven on October 15, 2011.
The park, planned to be the Legoland chain’s largest, will reside on the former site of Cypress Gardens and offer a wide variety of over 40 rides and attractions geared towards kids from ages two to 12.
Many of the rides at Legoland are described as “kid-powered” so your little one can push, pull, jump or run for hours of hands-on, interactive fun. The park will also boast shows throughout the day, myriad shopping opportunities and a number of dining options.
The Fun Town area of the Legoland boasts a factory tour exhibit where kids and families can see how Legos are made as well as an interactive 4D show.
Mini Land is another area of the park. Made entirely of Legos, Mini Land boasts dazzling reproductions of many famous, American cities including Washington D.C., Las Vegas and New York City.
Castle Hill has mediaeval vibe throughout the area and features the apparently fast, but not too scary, Dragon Coaster. If water-based stunt shows sound pretty awesome (sure do to us), the Pirate’s Cove area right on Lake Eloise is definitely worth a visit.
Last week, 22 lucky kids got to test out a few rides including Flight School, a suspended coaster that simulates flying, and the Lost Kingdom where kids can fire laser-blasters at targets and navigate a simulated, Egyptian landscape.
And, this is just for kids? Pshh, We might have to check out Legoland ourselves when it opens October 15 in Winter Haven. For more information, visit the Legoland Florida website here.