LEGOLAND Florida Resort celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, but how much do you know about the kid-friendly theme park? Keep reading to learn five interesting things about the 145-acre resort that you might not know!
- LEGOLAND Florida was originally an attraction called Cypress Gardens, which opened in 1936. Rather than removing the gorgeous botanical gardens when LEGOLAND opened in 2011, the historic landmark has been incorporated into the theme park. Now, the gardens provide a nice, shady getaway from the rest of the park.
- LEGOLAND’s water ski shows are also an homage to Cyrpess Gardens. As the site of more than 50 world records and landmark first-ever tricks, Cypress Gardens was considered the “Water Ski Capital of the World.”
- MINILAND USA is made up of 20 million LEGO bricks! The tiny cityscapes represent the most popular locations and landmarks in New York City, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, and Florida.
- There are many green initiatives in place at LEGOLAND Florida. More than 180 benches and 310 trash cans around the park are made from recycled milk jugs. There is also a water conservation program in action and solar panels are installed in the parking lot.
- If you bring some of your LEGO Minifigures with you to the park, you can trade with any LEGOLAND employee. Every “Model Citizen” wears a Minifigure on their name tag. If you see one you like, all you have to do is ask for it, and they will be happy to swap with you. Just make sure your LEGO character has both legs and hands, a body, a head, and hair or a hat before trading. Peg legs, hooks, and robo-arms are also acceptable.
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