Sunday, January 9, 2011

Legoland Florida

In looking for more information on the Star Wars Miniland at Legoland California, I noticed for the first time the official website for Legoland Florida, due to open in October. I have no idea how long this has been up as it's been months since I've looked at this website). The video that is on that site is actually from Legoland California, but you can see artists conceptions of what the park will look like. The Miniland section will have New York City, Washington DC and Las Vegas, much like in the California park, but there will be a large section devoted to the sites of Florida, including a large section devoted to the Kennedy Space Center (presumably much like we've seen at other parks) and the Daytona 500. Interestingly, there will also be a section devoted to a pirate battle. As Mariann noted, Miniland displays at the parks have always focused on the real life present day world, but with Star Wars in California and pirates in Florida (not that there weren't pirates in the real world), it seems that they're expanding into more adventurous play in their displays. My own theme of choice is Castle, and I'd love to see some things at the parks developed along these lines (in addition to the real castle landmarks seen at several of the parks). I mean, Legoland Windsor is simply crying out for a whole section devoted to King Arthur.

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