Legoland Florida opened just last year at the site of the old Cypress Gardens amusement park. They announced when the park opened that Legoland Florida will also have a water park early in 2012. Today Legoland Florida opened the second Legoland water park in the world. Of course it wouldn’t be a Legoland park if they did something ordinary to open the park.
Legoland Florida invited park guests, and the first 400 people through the gate to help break the record for the most beach balls in the air at one time as part of a sneak preview of the all new waterpark that will open this Saturday. In total there were over 1,300 people on hand to break the record, which will be verified with Guiness in the next few weeks. We were on hand for the festivities and to check out the all new waterpark which is onsite at Legoland Florida.
Like Legoland itself, the waterpark is aimed at families with children ages 2-12, though some of the slides are aimed at parents and mild thrill seekers as well.
For toddlers there is the perfect Duplo Splash Safari that features tons of animals, and a zero-depth wade pool. It’s perfect for those who are a bit too small to enjoy some of the larger slides and areas.
If the slides aren’t up your alley, kids can play for hours in the “Joker Soaker” play area. It features slides, and of course a very cool bucket that dumps every few minutes to soak all those who wait below.
Probably the most exciting feature of the Legoland Waterpark is the lazy river. While it doesn’t sound like much, guests can board a raft in the lazy river. They will find tons of Duplo blocks floating as they drift along which they can use to build their own Lego raft.
Of course it wouldn’t be Legoland if there weren’t Lego figures everywhere, and of course huge Lego models. The Lego models can be found all over the park, and are usually interactive. Just like when you go out to the water park, these Lego models get a coating of sunscreen to help prevent damage and fading from the sun.
We also interviewed the General Manager, Adrian Jones, of Legoland:
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