The Force is Coming to LEGOLAND® Florida LEGO® Star WarsTM Miniland Cluster Announced as Newest Expansion
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (September 6, 2012) – The Force is coming to LEGOLAND® Florida with a new expansion to the park, LEGO® Star WarsTM Miniland Cluster. The expansion plans revealed the new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Cluster will include a scene from each of the six live-action Star Wars movies, as well as a scene from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ all created from more than 1.5 million LEGO bricks and built in 1:20 scale. Following a chronological path through the Star Wars™ timeline, guests will retrace the major events of the beloved Saga. Some of the 2,000 LEGO® models will be more than 6-feet-tall. Interactive buttons will allow children to activate animations throughout the scenes.
“Today, less than a year after our grand opening and only three months after opening the all-new water park, we are thrilled to announce yet another expansion this November. This new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Cluster will add to our 150-acre family theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and interactive attractions,” said General Manager Adrian Jones.
During the event, Jones also outlined the many successes of the park since its opening. Among the achievements include the successful grand opening of LEGOLAND Florida, surpassing attendance projections, opening the LEGOLAND Water Park, setting a World Guinness record and making a huge economic impact with creating more than 1,300 new jobs. In addition to the amazing LEGO models found in the park, Central Florida’s newest theme park provides a full two day experience for families with children ages 2 to 12. The latest expansion of the LEGO Star Wars Miniland is scheduled to open in November.
The new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Cluster experience will be included with park admission. The best way to experience LEGOLAND Florida for the best value is with the Premium Pass. Premium pass holders receive unlimited admission for 12 months to LEGOLAND Florida and seasonal admission to the all-new LEGOLAND Water Park with no black-out dates. Plus, free parking, discounts on food and merchandise and a complimentary subscription to LEGO® Club Magazine are also included. Guests can purchase the Premium Pass at the front gate or online. To purchase tickets, visit www.legoland.com.
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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, 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. 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 90 attractions, seven hotels/two holiday villages in 19 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 46million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 17,000 employees. Among Merlin’s attractions are - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The EDF Energy London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park, Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK, Siam Ocean World and Busan Aquarium. All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.
Photo Caption Here: WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (September 6, 2012) - The FORCE officially arrived today at LEGOLAND® Florida, a 150-acre Central Florida theme park that today unveiled plans for its all-new LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Cluster. Opening in November 2012 and crafted entirely from 1.5 million LEGO bricks, the interactive area will include scenes and characters from the iconic movie series. During the morning announcement event, LEGOLAND Florida General Manager Adrian Jones revealed a massive Millennium Falcon starship as well as a life-sized Darth Maul, the horned, red-faced villain introduced in Star Wars Episode I. The LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Cluster will become the eighth interactive area in the park's Miniland USA, a walk-through, interactive attraction that uses LEGO brick to recreate famous American cities such as Washington DC, New York and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.legoland.com.