Legoland Florida opened its all-new water park this past Saturday. Thousands of bathing suit-clad Legoland park guests were ready to splash, slide and soak up some sun.
“This is an important day for us as we continue to grow our presence in Central Florida,” said Legoland Florida General Manager Adrian Jones, who – clad in suit and tie – was unexpectedly soaked with three hundred gallons of water during opening ceremonies.
“With the debut of our new water park, Legoland Florida is now easily a two-day experience,” he said, “which puts us well down the road toward our goal of becoming a multi-day resort destination.” Next up for Legoland Florida is their own hotel.
A “park within a park,” the attractions include:
• Build-A-Raft River, where guests can build on their own Lego inner tubes and float down a 1,000-foot lazy river.
• Duplo Splash Safari with toddler sized slides a zero-depth wading pool.
• Joker Soaker water playground, brightly colored ladders, levers, pumps and slides of every length and type.
• A 583,000-gallon, gentle wave pool
• Five slippery-fast water slides.
Admission to the water park requires a Legoland Florida theme park ticket plus a $12 water park upgrade. Guests may also purchase a 12-month Premium Annual Pass, which offers unlimited access to both parks, for $179 for adults and $149 for children ages 3-12 and seniors.
Within the new water park, Legoland Florida has also added a new Beach-n-Brick Grille, an outdoor patio where hungry guests can dine on jerk chicken, mahi mahi and pulled pork sandwiches, as well as chicken fingers, hamburgers and hotdogs. Every menu item is priced below $10 including combos that come with fries, salad or slaw and a 22-ounce drink.
An on-site retail store sells swimsuits, towels, sunscreen and all manner of water gear. Guests can store their belongings in lockers for $5 (small), $7 (large) and $12 (family) and towels are available for a daily fee of $3.
Overview of the new water park:
Grand Opening Ceremony:
Time-Lapse view of the new attractions:
Before opening day, Legoland Florida set a new world record for the most bouncing beach balls: