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Legoland Florida set for 2011

Merlin Entertainments, the world's second largest visitor attractions

Merlin Entertainments, the world's second largest visitor attractions operator, announced a multi-million dollar investment in the biggest family tourist center in the world with the planned opening of LEGOLAND Florida. John Jakobsen, Managing Director of LEGOLAND Parks, planted the 'seeds' for the new family theme park at the former Cypress Gardens with more than 100,000 LEGO bricks. (PRNewsFoto/Merlin Entertainments, Chip Litherland) Photo Credit: PR NEWSWIRE/CHIP LITHERLAND

Lego fans, rejoice: The Associated Press reports that Legoland will open a new park in Winter Haven, Fla. in 2011 on the site of the old Cypress Gardens attraction, which closed last fall.

Merlin Entertainments, the owner and operator of Legoland, said Legoland Florida would include resort facilities with accommodations, along with more than 50 rides, shows and other attractions, including Lego models and interactive programs.

The company’s first U.S. Legoland is located in Carlsbad, Calif., and three more are located in Europe, in Denmark, Germany, and near London. Merlin said in a statement that the park in Florida would be its largest. A sixth park is being developed in Malaysia.

Legoland parks are geared to families with children ages 2 to 12.
                                                                 — The Associated Press

John Jakobsen, managing director of LEGOLAND Parks, announces Legoland Florida.

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