Legoland, Florida’s latest theme park, bills itself as “geared to families with children ages 2 to 12”. The park sports attractions, including four beginner coasters, but all are specifically for kids and their parents, so what were a couple of forty-somethings doing there without kids in tow?
Lego-built truck welcomes you to Miniland at Legoland Florida. Photo by Thomas Cook
I’m glad you asked.
Legoland was developed on the grounds of Cypress Gardens, a park that opened in 1936. Often called Florida’s first theme park, Cypress Gardens was a large botanical garden to which water ski shows were added during World War II. Comprising 150 acres, it’s one of the larger botanical gardens in the United States.
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Welcome to the first weekly installment of Last Week at Disneyland, TouringPlans.com‘s regular round-up of recent events and operations in and around the Anaheim resort. This column will be your weekly refresher of what’s new at the Happiest Place on Earth.
In addition to Disneyland.com and the Official Disney Parks Blog, much of the following news and photography comes courtesy of our friends at MousePlanet and MiceAge. Visit those sites for more images and up-to-the-minute updates.
Attendance was seasonably slow at the resort this week, but look for crowds to build as Memorial Day approaches.
- Quietest Days: Resort attendance was lowest on May 3 (Predicted 1 out of 10, Actual 2).
- Busiest Days: Resort attendance was highest on April 29 (Predicted 6 out of 10, Actual 5).
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Opening, Closures, and Refurbishments
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- The large LEGO Imagination store reopened on May 1 after a major refurbishment. The temporary LEGO store in the former home of Island Charter is now transforming into the WonderGround art gallery which will open on June 9.