Winter Haven, Fla. (March 7, 2013) – Mermaids, sharks and divers, oh my! LEGOLAND® Florida Water Park splashes into a second year of family fun with twice as many LEGO® bricks for all to enjoy. Two million LEGO bricks have been added since its debut last year bringing the total to an astounding four million LEGO bricks found in impressive models throughout the water park. Opening for the season on March 9, the LEGOLAND Water Park is unique in that it is specifically geared toward families with children ages two to 12 offering interactive, water play fun for the most timid of tikes to the boldest of tweens.
In addition to LEGO seahorses, clams, surfers and shells now displayed throughout, the new features at the LEGOLAND Water Park include:
- Build-A-Raft River Entrance: A new brightly-colored LEGO entrance now greets guests as they enter this distinctive 1,000-foot lazy river experience where families can test their creativity by building their own LEGO rafts.
- LEGO Moby Dick: While floating along the Build-A-Raft River, families will be fascinated by Moby Dick, a ferocious whale made famous in American literature. LEGO Moby Dick is made of 200,879 LEGO DUPLO® bricks.
- LEGO Wave Pool: The 583,000-gallon, crystal-clear wave pool is now decked-out with an amazing display of bright, cascading blue waves with two new LEGO models:
- LEGO Shark, made of 248,642 bricks, is found among the waves searching for friends.
- LEGO Scuba Diver, made of 86,233 bricks, finds himself face-to-face with a fiercely friendly LEGO Shark.
- LEGO Mermaid: The entrance of the LEGOLAND Water Park now provides an impressive exhibit of intermittent water spouts and playful bubbles that burst from a LEGO Mermaid standing 15 ft tall. LEGO Mermaid is made of 176,210 bricks.
- Waveside Grill: A new dining option can be found near the LEGO Wave Pool serving up delicious hot dogs and more.
“The LEGOLAND Water Park offers a distinct experience as its various elements are specifically designed for the safety and enjoyment of families with small children,” said LEGOLAND Florida General Manager Adrian Jones. “As we open the doors for our second year, we are thrilled that we are now offering even more exciting features for guests to enjoy.”
In addition to its newest features, the LEGOLAND Water Park is home to the DUPLO® Splash Safari with toddler-sized slides and a zero-depth wading pool, the Joker Soaker water playground, with a riot of brightly colored ladders, levers, pumps and slides, imagination stations and five slippery-fast water slides that will thrill families all day long.
The best way to experience LEGOLAND Florida and the Water Park is with a Florida Resident Annual Pass for just $99, plus tax. Pass members will receive unlimited admission for 12 months to LEGOLAND Florida and the LEGOLAND Water Park along with other Merlin U.S. attractions including LEGOLAND California Resort & Water Park, LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, Sea Life Centers and Madame Tussauds with no black-out dates. The LEGOLAND Florida Resident Annual Pass also includes admission into special events throughout the year including Red, Brick & Boom, Brick-or-Treat, Christmas Bricktacular and Kid’s New Year’s Eve. Additionally, pass members will enjoy free parking and discounts on all food and merchandise throughout the year.
For the most current information on LEGOLAND Florida and to purchase tickets, visit www.LEGOLAND.com.