Legoland Florida plans expansion, new rides

More details to be released in 2021

Legoland Florida Resort (Chip Litherland, Legoland Florida)

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Legoland Florida is planning an expansion next year including new rides, according to plans filed with the city nearest the attraction.

Details have not been revealed, but other news outlets report Legoland will add about 4.5 acres to its resort near Winter Haven. A rendition of the new area shows at least six rides or attractions and a large building, possibly a restaurant.

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“We’re always looking for opportunities to build new attractions and experiences for families at LEGOLAND Florida Resort as the ultimate vacation destination for kids. We’re excited for our next “big build” at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort, but you’ll have to wait until next year for more expansion news” said a Legoland spokeswoman.

The expansion plans in 2021 come on the 10th anniversary of the theme park’s opening on the former site of Cypress Gardens. To celebrate the big year, the resort announced new entertainment options such as the all-new show “Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show,” pirate fest and LEGO friends weekends, master model builders experience and a new 4-D film at the Legoland fun town theater.

Legoland Florida has expanded repeatedly since opening in October 2011. The park unveiled its first hotel in 2015, added the off-site Legoland Beach Retreat in 2017 and opened Pirate Island Hotel earlier this year.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.