Despite having opened a mere six weeks ago, the new Legoland park in Florida has announced its plans to extend the current site and add a water park in 2012.
The new facility is set to be finished in time for the influx of UK visitors to the park during the half-term break in May 2012, and will feature a range of watery attractions. The water park will offer visitors a number of different pools and slides, as well as a ‘Lazy River’ area, according to the park’s owners. Highlights will include the ‘Twin Chasers’ water ride, created from two intertwining, 114 metre water flumes, as well as the Duplo Splash Safari area for younger children.
Parents can join in the fun at the park by helping their children to design and build a unique Lego raft to use to sail down the Lazy River – a 300 metre stretch of water lined with models and Lego Characters. The new water park will be located on land opposite the current Legoland park, which already boasts over 50 rides, attractions and shows for visitors to enjoy. The Miniland area of the Legoland park displays Lego versions of some of the most recognisable landmarks in the US, such as the Statue of Liberty in New York and Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Legoland Florida also offers visitors other themed areas such as the Pirates’ Cove and Land of Adventure. The Imagination Zone gives children an area in which they can explore their creative sides, and also features seven of the world’s most unusual Lego models, including one of Albert Einstein’s head!