Legoland Florida hiring spree begins now for October Opening


Legoland Florida announced a few weeks ago they would be opening on October 15th. The park has opened up the doors for job seekers today as they are now hiring 800 “Model Citizens” (Legoland’s term for employees).

“Customer service and a kid-focused approach are two key attributes we’re looking for in a LEGOLAND Florida ‘Model Citizen,’” remarked Teresa Vaughn, director of Human Resources. “We call our employees ‘Model Citizens’ because that’s what we expect.”

When Legoland was originally announced, it promised 1,000 new jobs for Polk County. Up until now, the park has only hired in very limited numbers as the park’s opening was still fairly far away. It’s now June and we’re four months from the official opening date for Legoland Florida and the park has officially opened the doors to job seekers.

The park will be hiring approximately 800 people to fill positions within operations, food service, and retail. Those interested in applying should apply online at For those who do not have access to the internet, they can visit their local public library to apply.

“With the unemployment level in Polk County at 10.8% as of April 2011, we are thrilled that LEGOLAND Florida has decided to call Winter Haven home,” Paula Bohnstedt assistant director for Polk Works. “I truly believe LEGOLAND Florida will be the catalyst we need to launch continuous growth and success in Polk County.”

Legoland Florida will open it’s doors to the public for the first time on October 15th. To view the operating scheduled for November and December 2011, click here.

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