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Legoland Florida

Legoland Florida
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Location

Winter Haven, Florida

Opened

2011

Owner

Merlin Entertainments

Previous names

Cypress Gardens Adventure Park (2004 to 2008), Cypress Gardens (1936 to 2003)

Official website

http://florida.legoland.com/

Legoland Florida is an amusement park in Winter Haven, Florida, United States. It is currently run by Merlin Entertainments and is the largest park in the Legoland chain.

History[edit]

The park opened on January 2, 1936 and was built by Dick and Julie Pope. It was bought by Harcourt Brace and Jovanovich in 1985, however it was sold to the Busch Corporation in 1989. On January 4, 1995, it was sold to a group of the park's managers.

The park was closed on April 13, 2003 due to declining tourism following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Kent Buescher, owner of Wild Adventures, purchased the park in 2004 and reopened it as Cypress Gardens Adventure Park. In 2006, the park filed for bankruptcy largely due to damages caused by hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Jeanne. The park was purchased by Florida-based Land South Adventures, LLC, who operated the park for two seasons, closing on September 23rd, 2009.

On October 15, 2011, the park reopened under Merlin ownership. Its rides were re-branded to fit in with the Legoland theme.

Roller coasters[edit]

Present[edit]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Coastersaurus Martin & Vleminckx Wooden November 26, 2004 Operating
Dragon Vekoma Family November 26, 2004 Operating
Flying School Vekoma Inverted December 9, 2004 Operating
Project X Mack Rides Wild Mouse October 15, 2011 Operating

Past[edit]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Fiesta Express Zamperla Kiddie November 26, 2004 November 16, 2011 Gillian's FunLand
Galaxy Spin Zamperla Wild Mouse August 17, 2005 November 16, 2008 Fun Spot USA
Starliner Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. Wooden July 14, 2007 November 16, 2008 -