First Look at LEGOLAND Florida’s new water park

Splash Island – once one of Florida’s hidden gems is now just a disused dried up water park. But not for long! LEGOLAND Florida is now in the process of turning this shell of a park into a happy place again. In order to transform this once popular water park its wave pool, lazy river and assorted slides had to be drained in order to check their condition.

The good news is General Manager Adrian Jones said “The condition of the infrastructure has actually surprised us how good it is considering its been idle for the last 2 years” This has given LEGOLAND a jump start on creating the new water park which should be up and running in time for peak season this summer. An exact opening date is expected within the next few weeks – we’ll keep you posted when we know more! However, until then check out a few images of its current state along with an artists impression of what’s to come 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can be one of the first to splash around in Florida’s newest water park this summer, simply visit our friends at Orlando Attraction Tickets for the latest rates for LEGOLAND Florida tickets.

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Its good to see that LEGOLAND are making the most of  Winter Haven. The water park will add another exciting dimension to Florida’s newest theme park.

Dont forget to post a comment once you have had a chance to sample the park for yourself – we’d love to hear what you thought!

Cheers

Simon

 

Legoland Florida recycles old sidewalks into new foundations

Legoland Florida is putting its teeth into a recycling effort. The theme park, under construction in Winter Haven, is grinding up sidewalks and foundations from its Cypress Gardens predecessor. An outside company will use a 15-ton machine to chew up the concrete into different size bits to be used as a base layer for new sidewalks in the park, set to open in October 2011.

“By recycling and reusing the concrete already on the property, we’re not only saving 18,000 tons of slab from area landfills, but doing what’s right for our business,” general manager John Ussher said.

Legoland has also transplanted 660 oaks and palm trees from the property during the construction. They will return to the park once work is complete.

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