Legoland Florida officials invited us to the park today for another preview, our first where we didn’t have to wear hard hats. Yes, it’s getting very close to completion. The park officially opens Oct. 15, 2011. Keep reading for a preview of their brand new water ski show, a roller coaster and a boat ride.
The stands of the water ski show that have been at the park since it was known as Cypress Gardens remain. But you’ll notice a new pirate ship has “docked”. The ship was built by The Nassal Company out of Orlando. They also helped in the building of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando.
Here’s a video preview of the ski show:
This Southern Belle is a tribute to the ladies in the large dresses that used to greet guests at Cypress Gardens. This Lego belle will be joined by another in a blue dress in the Cypress Gardens area of the park when it opens.
The front of Ford Driving School. The Ford Explorer made of Legos that we reported on earlier in the week hasn’t arrived yet.
The final ride we were able to try out today was Boating School. It’s a relaxing ride around a water path. The cool thing about Legoland’s boating and driving school rides is that there isn’t a track to guide you. Kids really can learn to steer the cars and boats.
Legoland Florida is located in Winter Haven, Fla., about 50 minutes from Walt Disney World. It opens to the public on Oct. 15, 2011. Passholder preview days will be held Oct. 10, 12 and 13. AAA members are able to buy a ticket to preview the park on Oct. 7 and 8, but the Oct. 8 date is already sold out.
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