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Video: LEGOLAND Florida theme park opens to the public

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LEGOLAND Florida has thrown open its gates to the public, offering a range of rides and attractions aimed at families with children aged 2-12.

The park is located on the site of the closed Cypress Gardens theme park, which was purchased by Merlin Entertainments Group for $22.3 million in January 2010. Several former Cypress Gardens attractions have been incorporated into LEGOLAND Florida, with others being clones of rides at existing LEGOLAND parks around the world.

Inside the Magic was on hand to capture the opening ceremony of LEGOLAND Florida on October 15, 2011:

LEGOLAND Florida features more than 50 rides and shows spread across 10 themed lands. It also home to Miniland USA, in which famous landmarks are reproduced using nothing but LEGO bricks. Included in Florida's version are LEGO recreations of Las Vegas, New York City, Washington D.C. and Florida icons such as the Kennedy Space Center and the Daytona Speedway.

You can find details of the lands that make up the new park in Theme Park Tourist's recent overview over LEGOLAND Florida's attractions.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions through Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section, and by signing up for our weekly newsletter.

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