Legoland Florida plans expansion in upcoming year

January 27, 2013 by  

Legoland Florida, located in Winter Haven, about 45 minutes from Orlando, recently announced that it will be expanding by adding a new theme park to the existing 150-acre park.

According to a spokesperson for the Park, Samantha Lane, the expansion plans have been confirmed, although further details on what the expansion will include have not yet been determined. The Southwest Florida Water Management District received preliminary documents last summer indicating that 1.6 acres of park land that are undeveloped could be used for a new area called Pirate Shores. This could include a water play area for children, a large pirate barge that sways to and fro to test the sea-worthiness of its passengers, and a ride with ships equipped with canons able to shoot at pirate vessels.

Flyer printing and poster printing are most likely being used by the Park to make travelers aware of the potential new attraction, while Adrian Jones, General Manager for Legoland Florida, said that the current expansion would most likely not include a Lego-themed hotel, but this could be a part of more long-term expansion. There are usually as many as 200 rooms in a Legoland hotel, with the Lego toy theme incorporated into the room design.

Legoland Florida is currently the world’s largest Legoland theme park and features over 50 rides, attractions, shows, restaurants, a botanical garden, and a water park. There are 10 themed zones in the park and these include the Imagination Zone, Miniland USA and Lego City.