I’ve never been a fan of writing about destinations or attractions I haven’t experienced firsthand, but I have to give Legoland Florida credit for their latest media outreach. We all know the southern-based Legoland is still months from being completed – opening day has officially been announced for October 15, 2011 – but they are brilliantly starting the buzz months early.
A box recently arrived on my front doorstep. Inside was a bounty of fun Legoland-themed items including a reusable cold drink cup, a hug-me blanket, treats, a logo figure and a DVD called Walk in the Park.
It’s true, my family has always been impressed with the Lego brand and we adore Legoland California - it is geared for families with children ages 2 to12, after all. One of the most impressive facts I’ve learned during this media-outreach is that this will be the largest of the five Legolands in the world. The 15-acre park will be situated on the former site of Cypress Gardens which is 45 minutes from the Orlando theme parks and from downtown Tampa. That means you can price compare a couple of airports while making your travel plans!
What caught my eye in the video was the Spanish moss hanging from the trees and the beautiful landscape – the garden from the former park is fortunately staying in tact.
Legoland will have 50 rides (my kids’ favorite feature!), interactive attractions, shows, restaurants and shopping. Just taking about it piques my family’s excitement!
Can’t wait to purchase Legoland Florida tickets? Well, you’re in luck. You can pre-order tickets today through the Legoland site – the rates will go up ten dollars after the opening. Right now, a single-day ticket is being sold: Adults: $65 plus tax Children 3-12 and Seniors: $55 plus tax. Tots 2 are free. Annual passes start at $99.