Families now have even more reason to choose Florida for their next holiday, after Legoland announced that the new Legoland Florida park would be opening in October.
The 150-acre Lego-themed attraction will open to visitors on October 15 2011, and will be located between Orlando and Tampa. The theme park will be aimed at children between the ages of two and 12 years old, with rollercoasters, family shows, rides and other attractions all themed around the world-famous toy building bricks.
According to the park’s sales manager, Todd Andrus, the team were receiving a number of enquiries about the new venue from Lego fans keen to book cheap flights to Orlando and hotels in time for the opening. 80 per cent of enquiries received were about when Legoland Florida would open, according to Mr Andrus.
“Guests are all but begging to know the date, so they can book their flights and accommodation and purchase admission tickets,” he said. The park is around 45 minutes away from the centre of both Tampa and Orlando, giving families a range of options for travel.
Legoland theme parks can also be found in Billund, Denmark; Carlsbad, California; Windsor, UK and Gunzburg in Germany. All are run by the Merlin Entertainments Group, which is set to also launch a Legoland park in Tokyo in June 2012, along with a temporary Madame Tussauds attraction at the Decks Tokyo Beach Hall. If the exhibition is successful, the group plans to establish a permanent Madame Tussauds exhibition in the Japanese capital.