Legoland Florida construction update
today released new photos detailing the ongoing construction on the former Cypress Gardens site. Here's an aerial view of the site:
Any Cypress Gardens fans recognize it?
And here's what that patch of dirt is supposed to look like in seven months, as Legoland also released the latest version of its park map.
Yes, that big wooden coaster in the back is the former Triple Hurricane, which is being rethemed and revamped as Coastersaurus.
Legoland said that it is on schedule for an October debut.
That looks cool. I can't wait for it to open in October!
I just see dirt; I thought that by now construction would be more advanced if they are opening the park in October.
That's a tight schedule. I expect delays. If they do pull it off, good on them.
Well, they are opening in October, not May. And they're located well off the interstate in Winter Haven. That should help keep the crowds down a bit.
I wonder if the fact that Lego has a presence at DTD will encourage folks to see a bigger version. The new Legoland would be well advised to invite would-be DTD visitors to park their car in their lot, and for the price of admission, get a free ride to DTD. As I'm thinking of it, WDW would be wise to pick up part of the tab for the shuttles, since it benefits both facilities. I also disagree with Robert, in that October is a bad time to open. Every new venture opens with kinks, and opening to smaller crowds gives the business time to iron out wrinkles. By Christmas time, this place should be all a glitter, in both the tabloids and in their operations. Whadda present!
Lego Land can only add to the present parks. As Robert says it is catering to a particular age group, mainly young families. But it is not Disney. Lot's of folk make the trip from the Orlando area to Busch Gardens. If you are staying up the West end of the 192 you are close to Disney, and you'll not be far from Lego Land. This new park will add variety to the present mix of parks.
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