A day before their official opening, Legoland Florida announced they would be opening a water park in 2012. Their first ever expansion is slated to open by next summer. The new water park will feature a wave pool, Build-A-Raft lazy river, tube slides, body slides and an interactive water-play structure called Duplo Safari.
“We’re very excited to share plans for this amazing new attraction,” said Legoland Florida General Manager Adrian Jones. “True to our mission, the water park attraction has been designed for families with children ages 2 to 12 and will add hours of water play to an already full day and move Legoland Florida into a multi-day experience for vacationers. The additional also adds another great value proposition for our Annual Pass members.”
Admission to the water park attraction is included with an all-new Legoland Premium Pass, which offers 12 months admission to Legoland Florida and seasonal access to the Legoland Water Park. Single-day Legoland Florida guests may upgrade to a water park attraction ticket for an additional $12 per person (children under 3 are $3). The Premium Pass is now available for purchase at Legoland.com or select AAA Auto Club Group branches.
Key areas of Legoland Water Park attraction will include:
· Lego Wave Pool – Families can catch a gentle wave or simply cool off in this perfectly sized wave pool where the waves are just big enough for all ages to enjoy.
· Twin Chasers – Friends ride tubes 375 feet down an intertwining pair of enclosed water slides before plunging into a refreshing pool below.
· Splash Out – The thrill seekers of the family can ascend to the tallest point of the water park attraction and choose from one of three unique slides, then speed down a 60-foot drop and “splash out” into the water below.
· Joker Soaker – A fun, interactive playground with various lengths, heights and types of slides that offer something different for every member of the family. Guests can wade in the surrounding pool and be surprised with a torrential spill from a 300-gallon bucket.
· Build-A-Raft River – Families can imagine, design and build a unique Lego vessel and set afloat on a maiden voyage around the 1000-foot-long lazy river, set amongst playful Lego Friends, flowering vegetation and palm trees.
· Duplo Splash Safari – Toddlers will rule at this water play area with shorter slides and interactive, larger-than-life Duplo creatures.
“This newest attraction is just one of many ways we will continue to evolve Legoland Florida over the next several years,” said Jones. “Creating a multi-visit proposition for families adds another dimension to the Legoland Florida offering. Adding the water park attraction will fulfill this criteria as well as offering a unique attraction in Central Florida.”
Legoland Florida is expected to announce a Legoland hotel sometime in the future.