Legoland Florida Makes it Rain Bricks
Historic Florida theme park Cypress Gardens, which pre-dated Disney World by 35 years, is officially no more. Merlin Entertainment dumped a bulldozer load of lego blocks on it and officially declared it the future home of Legoland Florida.
The park will be the world's largest Legoland, and aimed at families with smaller children. The famous botanical gardens and at least one of the park's wooden roller coasters will remain, and there's a chance that the legendary water ski shows will stick around, but everything else will be getting a plastic block face lift.
The park will feature more than 50 new rides and attractions and is expected to open in Winter Haven in late 2011.
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