Hey Thrill Seekers,
Following on from last weeks interview with one of the original OAT legends, Nichola Parr. I thought we’d release the interview with the only other 100%’er when it comes to our interview series…
Nigel has been promoting and supporting LEGOLAND Florida via Orlando Attraction Tickets even before the park opened and has been a big factor in its international success. Here’s his interview which took place in December 2014.
Name: Nigel McShine-Jones / sale manager uk & ireland Merlin Entertainments North America.
Who do you work for?: LEGOLAND Florida Resort / Merlin Entertainments.
What’s been the highlight of the year (2014) for your company?: The announcement of the new legoland hotel in Florida and the new cluster of attractions (Orlando eye, madame tussaud’s & sealife) in the i-drive 360 complex.
What’s been the highlight of the year (2014) for you?: Oh that’s a tough one! Looking forward to 2015 is the highlight! 😉
What can we expect from your company in 2015?: With the opening of our hotel and our attractions in 2015, Merlin Entertainments. we have increased our presence in the central Florida market. So expect to hear much more from us in 2015.
Make a 2015 prediction…: The UK to USA market will be more buoyant than it has been before, with many airlines increasing capacity both from the charter and scheduled side.
Best theme park ride/attraction of 2014? Our very own driving school at LEGOLAND Florida resort. Where else can kids get their very own (unofficial) driving license?
Best theme park/attraction food of 2014?: Still our granny apple fries. Like french fries but made with apple and coated in cinnamon. Yum!
Best theme park/attraction tip?: Try to visit the parks during the week when our american cousins are at work. Avoid spring break!
Best kept secret in Florida?: Just the sheer variety of things to do in addition to the theme parks. Oh and St Augustine. The oldest city in the usa with spectacular spanish architecture and some of the best ghost tours in the us of a!
Thanks alot Nigel, really great interview, I’ve added St. Augustine to my bucket list. 2015 will definitely be a huge year for LEGOLAND Florida, the additional attractions including the Orlando Eye will be available to book on Orlando Attraction Tickets as soon possible.