LegoLand has started their count down to opening day! Recently, they invited the media to a ‘hard hat tour’ to show their progress. Those that attended were allowed in many of the park’s construction zones, as well as areas that are ready for business. With only a couple of months until opening day, things are really shaping up!
At the entrance 4-feet tall letters spelling out “WELCOME” – made of Lego blocks of course. Here the ticket windows and information booth will welcome visitors to the biggest LegoLand Park ever. More than 50 rides, shows and attractions will be featured for families to enjoy together. Most rides are aimed at the 2-to-12-year-0lds, but there will be plenty to see and do for the entire family.
Rides are begining to take form including the Royal Joust where young riders will mount a horse on rails moving around a track, rocking and whinnying. Castle Hill, standing 47 feet 8 inches high, will feature “The Dragon” – a roller coaster that travels in and out of the castle. “Merlin’s Challenge” is also within the castle walls and will thrill the little ones taking them up and down while the “Princess Castle” will allow dress-up opportunities for all of the young princesses.
While most rides are designed for younger guests, Island in the Sky, a refurbished attraction from the Cypress Gardens days, will carry passengers up to 150 feet above the park, rotating for a spectacular view. Adults and guests of all ages are sure to enjoy the scenery. From up above, guests will be able to see Miniland USA with scenes from New York City, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Florida and more; all made out of Legos. Also in view are roller coasters. The old wooden coaster, now called “Coastersaurus,” the new “Lego Technic Test Track” and a suspended coaster towards the back of the park.
Perhaps one of the more interesting features within the park will be the various Lego citizens. The bird man and pigeon woman were visible at the hard hat tour – adorned with birds, a net and a pair of binoculars. The restroom man was holding a toilet made of Legos. Amazing!
With 2 shifts of workers on the job six days a week, LegoLand is getting ready for what is sure to be a large crowd in their opening days. New annual passes for over 60 guests are being offered, as well as a discount on their daily passes. Mark your calendars and plan to be there to enjoy this world made of Legos!