Fifth Legoland park set for October opening
Wednesday 22 June 2011
The world's largest Legoland will open in Florida this fall, the region's tourism board has confirmed.
Legoland Florida, a 150-acre (60-hectare) park in Florida's Cypress Gardens region officially opens its doors Saturday October 15, Central Florida's Visitor and Convention Bureau confirmed this week.
It will be the largest Legoland n the world and the fifth park, following other openings in Denmark, Germany, the UK and California.
Although many of the attractions remain secret, the park's management has confirmed that it will have more than 50 rides, show and attractions, including roller coasters and race cars described as "pink-knuckle."
According to reports from the region, several of the attractions at the existing Cypress Gardens site, which was previously a theme park, have been remodelled for Legoland, including a flight school ride and the "coastersaurus" which has been slowed to cater for the younger visitors.
There will also be family-focused shows and attractions, along with one of the largest Lego retail stores in the world, a 4D, 700 seater theater, and a clubhouse where kids can play LEGO Universe, the brand's Massively Multiplayer Online Game.
First opened in 1968, the Legoland concept has proved popular around the world, and a sixth park is scheduled to open in Malaysia in 2012.
According to the Themed Entertainment Association's annual report, released earlier this month, its European parks are among the continent's ten most most popular, with Legoland Windsor welcoming 1.9 million visitors in 2010 and Legoland Billund in Denmark welcoming 1.65 million.
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