Legoland Florida Raises the Roof for Its Miniland

January 5, 2021, 1:27 PM · Things are getting a bit shady at Legoland Florida.

The Winter Haven park announced today that it will soon begin building a shade structure over its Miniland walk-through attraction. The new roof should provide relief from the sometimes overbearing Florida sun — both for guests and for the millions of plastic Lego bricks that compose the collection of famous buildings and landmarks from around Florida and the world.

Florida's will not be the first Miniland to go under cover. A few years ago, we took you on a video tour of the indoor miniland at Legoland Dubai.

Say what you will about the summer heat in Florida, but it's nothing compared with the summer heart in Dubai, which is why that park got the full indoor treatment rather than a shade structure. Yet shade certainly will help make a stroll through Legoland's Miniland more comfortable this summer — perhaps even as comfortable as a stroll through the park's delightful Cypress Gardens.

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Replies (5)

January 5, 2021 at 1:35 PM

I think this is a great improvement. In particular, Miniland often looks old and faded by the heat and sunlight. This should keep them from having to refurb as often.

January 5, 2021 at 10:55 PM

A good idea, that place can get nasty in the summer months. Frankly amazed not more cases of Legos outright melting or affected by weather.

January 6, 2021 at 9:21 AM

this is a great idea but i hope it is a strong structure. remember what hurricane charley did to the awnings in front of islands of adventure.

January 6, 2021 at 9:00 PM

Winter Haven is in the middle of Florida's two coasts. While possible, it's unlikely that the peripheral of a hurricane would have enough force to majorly damage this structure. If anything, I would think that the fabric is removable for these types of situations.

January 7, 2021 at 10:25 AM

James, winter haven got hammered in 2004, as it was in the path of 3 hurricanes, charley, frances and jeanne and suffered a lot of damage as did most of "middle of Florida"...all within a 6 week time frame and these were not even considered major hurricanes (cat 2 at most)...the then cypress gardens park even named their wooden roller coaster at the time, the triple hurricane in honor of all the damage (it is now coastersaurus). so yeah, for those of us who lived through it, it does happen here.

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