LEGOLAND Florida has released new video footage showing model makers putting together some of the 15,000 LEGO models that will be on display at the new park.
Among the models under construction are recreations of famous landmarks such as the White House, animals includings tigers and dinosaurs, and characters such as pirates in search of treasure. The models are being constructed at LEGOLAND sites in Germany, Denmark, Malaysia and California, as well as the Winter Haven site of LEGOLAND Florida. Each can weigh up to 2,000 pounds, and will be in place when the park opens in October 2011.
LEGOLAND Florida is promoting an "early-bird" annual pass deal, which enables guests to purchase adult and child annual passes for $99 each. These provide unlimited access throughout fall 2011 and all of 2012. The offer is available until May 1, 2011, when prices will rise to $129. Passes can be purchased via the LEGOLAND Florida website.
The new park will be located on the site of Cypress Gardens, which was purchased by Merlin Entertainments Group for $22.3 million in January 2010. Several areas from the Cypress Gardens park will become part of LEGOLAND Florida, although all will be extensively rethemed and updated to suit the park's target audience of families with 2-12 year-old children.
You can find details of the lands that will make up the new park in Theme Park Tourist's recent overview over LEGOLAND Florida's attractions.
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