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Legoland Florida Resort to officially reopen to guests on June 1

by Brittani Tuttle

Legoland Florida Resort has announced that it will officially open on June 1. The resort’s reopening plan has been endorsed by the Polk County Commission and Winter Haven Mayor Bradley T. Dantzler, and now fully complies with Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 2020-123.

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For the health and safety of guests and employees, the resort’s reopening plan includes reduced capacity, cashless payments, social distancing practices, and enhanced cleaning measures. This plan was developed with measures based on government advice and the requirements of health authorities, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“As part of Merlin Entertainments, our leaders across the globe have been sharing best practices daily, and we’ve been able to apply what we’ve learned from other successful Merlin attraction reopenings to be confident with our Resort’s reopening plan. In addition, we have also sought guidance from our partners at AdventHealth,” said Rex Jackson, general manager of Legoland Florida Resort. “We’re ready to play, and we look forward to reopening Legoland Florida Resort as a safe and memorable place for families to play again.”

Here are more details on what you can expect when the park reopens on June 1:

Planning

Guests are encouraged to download the Legoland mobile app and review the website ahead of their arrival for a full outline of the parks’ new arrival and attractions procedures, as well as details on the enhanced cleaning measures. Tickets and vacations should be booked in advance when possible.

Guests should be prepared to make on-site purchases using a credit or debit card, as cash will no longer be accepted on property. Guests experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19 should not visit the resort.

Arrival

At the time of reopening, the park will operate at 50 percent capacity. If guests are arriving by car, they should expect to leave spaces between vehicles and follow additional spacing instructions. All park employees and guests will be required to undergo non-invasive temperature checks. Those with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit will not be allowed to enter, nor will those in their party.

You will also not be admitted into the park if you have:

  • Coughing or difficulty breathing
  • Traveled internationally in the last 14 days
  • Been on a cruise ship in the last 14 days
  • Been in a location with widespread COVID-19 transmission in the last 14 days
  • Been in close contact with a person known or suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days

Through the Resort

Every employee at Legoland Florida will wear a face covering, and the park will provide complimentary masks to encourage all guests, ages three and above, to wear them as well.

Brick-themed spatial markers and kid-friendly, parkwide signage will help remind guests about social distancing recommendations and hygiene practices. The park’s Model Citizens will also monitor attraction queues to ensure that social distancing is being maintained. Legoland will also be working on creating a safe space on its attractions, which will include empty rows and/or leaving seats between guests in ride vehicles. Character meet-and-greets and other select attractions will be suspended at the time of reopening.

New arrangements have been made inside the park’s dining areas to maintain social distancing. Tables and chairs have been reconfigured to ensure distance between seated parties, and outdoor seating is also available throughout the theme park and water park.

There will be limited capacity for the park’s indoor stores, restaurants, Guest Service buildings, and others to help maintain social distancing. Self-service buffets have also been reconfigured to reduce the number of high-frequency touchpoints and cutlery and condiments will now be provided to guests with their meal, or on request, rather than be left in open areas.

Certain areas, like water fountains, restaurants, stores, and some attractions at Legoland Florida may be temporarily suspended or closed as part of these safety measures or to help maintain social distancing.

More than 200 hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout the park. Guests can see these locations on the Legoland mobile app while walking through the park. Enhanced cleaning measures throughout the day will disinfect high-frequency touchpoints, including ride restraints, tables and chairs, service counter, handles and door handles. Guests will also see enhancements in the mobile app over the next few weeks that will allow guests to reserve their spot in queue lines for major attractions directly from their own devices.


Along with the theme park and water park’s reopening, the brand-new Legoland Pirate Island Hotel will make its debut on June 1. Reservations are available now for travel dates June 1 or later for both Legoland Pirate Island Hotel and Legoland Hotel.

Legoland Florida Resort will start its initial reopening with adjusted operating hours. Legoland Theme Park will be open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Legoland Waterpark will be open daily from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information on the latest park updates and operational changes, visit Legoland.com/Operations-Update.

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