The official website for Legoland Florida has been launched, with the company seeking to recruit the first few staff to help it towards its 2011 opening.
The website reveals little about the new resort, instead featuring the press release from the recent announcement of the park by owners Merlin Entertainments Group. However, it does link to several job openings at the resort, which will be situated on the site of the closed Cypress Gardens theme park.
Jobs currently listed on Merlin's recruitment website range from director-level roles to manual jobs. They include:
- Director of Sales and Marketing - charged with positioning and promoting Legoland in the highly competitive Florida theme park market.
- Executive Assistant - supporting the park's General Manager in day-to-day tasks.
- Systems Administrator - responsible for administering networks and supporting computer hardware and software throughout the park.
- Landscape Gardener - charged with pruning, hedging and other tasks to help keep the park looking attractive, and potentially helping to maintain Cypress Gardens' famous botanical displays.
Merlin plans to convert the Cypress Gardens site into a multi-day resort, including the Legoland theme park, hotels and potentially other attractions from its portfolio (which includes Madame Tussauds waxwork museums and SeaLife aquariums). It plans to open the park by the end of 2011.
Set to include over 50 rides, shows and attractions, Legoland Florida will be the largest Lego-themed park in the world when it opens.