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Legoland Florida considers adding third hotel

Permit filed for 5-story, 150-room hotel

The Great LEGO Race at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. (PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida Resort)
The Great LEGO Race at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. (PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida Resort)

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Legoland might be getting a third hotel in Florida, nearly doubling the current number of rooms available at the park.

News outlets report that Orlando-based Harris Civil Engineers filed a permit last week for a five-story, 150-room hotel on behalf of Legoland's parent company, Merlin Entertainment. The permit was filed with the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

The new hotel would be built over an existing parking area south of the resort's first hotel. The Legoland Hotel, a five-story building with 152 rooms, opened in 2015, nearly four years after the theme park opened.

The theme park also has the Legoland Beach Retreat, about a half a mile across the street from the park.

Legoland Florida Resort is located in Winter Haven.