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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLegoland Florida will open in October 2011 with 50 rides, attractions and shows at the former Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, about 40 miles from Disney World. In many ways, Legoland Florida will be similar to Legoland California in Carlsbad,...
WINTER HAVEN — Lego building blocks are bright red, yellow and green, but so far Legoland Florida is mostly a sandy brown. That's about to change, said Adrian Jones, the theme park's general manager, at the construction site Wednesday. The...
I'm not anti- Busch Gardens, honest. It's just not very convenient to my Orlando-based life. The bottom line is, I would have to pass Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, SeaWorld Orlando, Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney'...
Tags: Music, Busch Gardens Orlando, SeaWorld, Animals, Traffic
Most of the old attractions from Florida's first tourism heyday (B.D. — Before Disney) are gone forever. Still, some have survived all around the state. We visited a few on our trip from Orlando west to Weeki Wachee but couldn't get to everything on...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLegoland Florida recently received the first shipment of 32 Lego models for the kiddie theme park, which is scheduled to open in October at the former Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, about 40 miles from Disney World. Photos: Ride-by-ride...
Sentinel Staff WriterYou CAN go home again. Starliner, the wooden roller coaster transplanted to the now-defunct Cypress Gardens park in Winter Haven, will be reassembled in its birthplace, Panama City Beach, according to a report in the News Herald of Panama City. The...
Tags: Panama City (Panama), Panama
Sentinel Staff WriterTime for a roundup of news involving attractions that are slightly far-flung from Orlando. + The wooden roller coaster known as The Starliner is disassembled at the site of the future Legoland Florida/former Cypress Gardens. We knew that was going to...
Sentinel Staff WriterLegoland 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...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Transportation, Building Material, Travel
Sentinel Staff WriterNews and notes from Thursday's "open house" for Legoland Florida, which was held in Winter Haven's Orange Dome, down the street a few miles from the site of the new theme park, which will be built where the Cypress Gardens attraction was. (Full news story...
Sentinel Staff Writer[caption id="attachment_4340" align="alignnone" width="575" caption="Legoland Florida is on schedule to open in Winter Haven in October."][/caption] Construction of Legoland Florida has left the preliminary stages, and we'll soon start seeing rides and...
Sentinel Staff WriterWe have a couple of Legoland Florida renderings and more complete information about the Winter Haven theme park, which is scheduled to open in October 2011. These are renderings from the park's Castle Hill section, which will be new construction at...
Regional roundup: Starliner down at Legoland, SpongeBob at Silver Springs, water park near Miami DolphinsTheme Park Rangers - Orlando SentinelTime for a roundup of news involving attractions that are slightly far-flung from Orlando. + The wooden roller coaster known as The Starliner is disassembled at the site of the future Legoland Florida/former Cypress Gardens. We knew that was going to...
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