This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Legoland Florida (formerly Cypress Gardens), this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see:
TPR's Park Index Cypress Gardens Page.
TPR's Park Index Legoland Florida Page
Legoland Florida’s Official Website
Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!
September 23rd, 2009 - Cypress gardens closes for good
January 15th, 2010 - Merlin Entertainment purchases Cypress Gardens
January 20th, 2010 - Legoland Florida officially announced
October 22nd, 2010 - Legoland announces ride names and themed areas
September 28th, 2011 - TPR attends Media Preview Day
November 29th, 2011 - Legoland Water Park announced! Opens in Summer 2012!
December 7th, 2011 - LEGO Christmas tree lit for first ever Christmas Bricktacular
December 28th, 2011 - Park closed to capacity on December 28th, 2011
January 19th, 2012 - Legoland Florida's General Manager responds to Obama's Executive Order on Tourism
January 19th, 2012 - Legoland Florida's releases 2012 calendar of events
March 31st, 2012 - HUGE photo report of Greenhouse media event & more!
April 3rd, 2012 - Legoland Water Park gets filled with water!
May 8th, 2012 - Legoland Water Park lifeguards undergo training
May 11th, 2012 - Legoland develops "Roller Coaster Readiness Program"
May 28th, 2012 - Legoland Water Park Media Preview & Grand Opening Report!
July 18th, 2012 - Legoland Florida is NOT raising ticket prices amidst local competition
August 18th, 2012 - Rumors of a new Pirate themed area for the 2013 season
September 4th, 2012 - Park teases Star Wars expansion to be announced soon
September 7th, 2012 - Park announces the LEGO Star Wars Miniland Expansion!
October 19th, 2012 - LEGO Star Wars Miniland to open on November 9th!
October 24th, 2012 - LEGO Star Wars Miniland models arrive at the park!
November 9th, 2012 - LEGO Star Wars Miniland now open! Media day photos!
January 10th, 2012 - Expansion in the works, though theme is under wraps
March 19th, 2013 - World of Chima Splash Battle Ride Announced
May 15th, 2013 - World of Chima opening on July 3rd, 2013!
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/l ... ses_092309
WINTER HAVEN - The future of Cypress Gardens is, once again, up in the air.
A statement on Cypress Garden's website says the park is closed, effective immediately, and 160 employees were told today was their last day on the job.
"During the last two years, Land South Adventures, LLC, has explored numerous management frameworks and exhausted every possible approach to keep the park running in its traditional form," the statement says.
The statement says the owners are in the process of negotiating with several potential purchasers for all or part of the property.