DARTH VADER LEGION TO MARCH ON MINILAND AS LEGOLAND® FLORIDA OPENS LEGO® STAR WARSTM MINILAND
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (November 7, 2012) – A legion of black-robed Darth Vaders will march on Miniland Friday as the theme park officially opens its new LEGO® Star WarsTM Miniland Model Display.
Under construction for four months and crafted from 1.5 million LEGO bricks, the new area recreates scenes from each of the six Star Wars movies, and a seventh from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone WarsTM.
Fans will delight in the famous Cantina scene and marvel at replicas of Luke Skywalker’s X-wing starfighter, Han Solo’s starship the Millennium Falcon and the Imperial Shuttle that transports the Dark lord of Sith himself, Darth Vader.
What: LEGO® Star WarsTM Miniland Model Display Unveiling
When: Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
• Please arrive by 9:30 a.m. to ensure proper positioning
Where: LEGOLAND Florida
• Park in the main parking lot and check in near the turnstiles
Contact: Samantha Lane, (863) 318-5345 or Samantha.lane@LEGOLAND.com
• Interested media should RSVP by Thursday, November 8.
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LEGOLAND® Florida is a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions and the all-new water park, LEGOLAND is geared towards family fun! There are currently four other LEGOLAND Parks in the world – LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad, LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND Deutschland near Günzburg, Germany and LEGOLAND Windsor outside of London and just opened LEGOLAND Malaysia —the sixth LEGOLAND Park and first in Asia. The LEGOLAND theme parks are a part of Merlin Entertainments Group, the second largest attractions operator in the world. For the most current information, log on to www.LEGOLAND.com.
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates more than 90 attractions, seven hotels/two holiday villages in 21 countries across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 46 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 employees. Merlin currently has seventeen attractions in the USA including the stunning LEGOLAND Florida theme park with its new Water Park; LEGOLAND California theme park with its exciting Water Park, and SEA LIFE Carlsbad Aquarium (LEGOLAND California Hotel is opening in summer 2013); Madame Tussauds attractions in New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Nevada and Hollywood, California; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago, Illinois; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; and Atlanta, Georgia; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator.