THE FORCE IS COMING TO LEGOLAND® FLORIDA
Sep 07, 2012 11:27 am
by Joe Meno
LEGO® Star WarsTM Miniland Cluster Announced as Newest Expansion
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (September 6, 2012) – The Force is coming to LEGOLAND® Florida with a new expansion to the park, LEGO® Star WarsTM Miniland Cluster. The expansion plans revealed the new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Cluster will include a scene from each of the six live-action Star Wars movies, as well as a scene from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ all created from more than 1.5 million LEGO bricks and built in 1:20 scale. Following a chronological path through the Star Wars™ timeline, guests will retrace the major events of the beloved Saga. Some of the 2,000 LEGO® models will be more than 6-feet-tall. Interactive buttons will allow children to activate animations throughout the scenes.
“Today, less than a year after our grand opening and only three months after opening the all-new water park, we are thrilled to announce yet another expansion this November. This new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Cluster will add to our 150-acre family theme park, which already features more than 50 rides, shows and interactive attractions,” said General Manager Adrian Jones.
During the event, Jones also outlined the many successes of the park since its opening. Among the achievements include the successful grand opening of LEGOLAND Florida, surpassing attendance projections, opening the LEGOLAND Water Park, setting a World Guinness record and making a huge economic impact with creating more than 1,300 new jobs. In addition to the amazing LEGO models found in the park, Central Florida’s newest theme park provides a full two-day experience for families with children ages 2 to 12. The latest expansion of the LEGO Star Wars Miniland is scheduled to open in November.
Also present as a guest was LEGO Darth Vader.
The centerpiece of the event was the Miniland scale Millennium Falcon, which will be in the Episode IV scene escaping from Mos Eisley. Visitors will be able to 'launch' the Falcon by pushing a button. There will be other interactive features throughout the cluster.
Inside the cockpit are Miniland versions of Chewbacca and Han Solo.
The new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Cluster experience will be included with park admission. The best way to experience LEGOLAND Florida for the best value is with the Premium Pass. Premium pass holders receive unlimited admission for 12 months to LEGOLAND Florida and seasonal admission to the all-new LEGOLAND Water Park with no black-out dates. Plus, free parking, discounts on food and merchandise and a complimentary subscription to LEGO® Club Magazine are also included. Guests can purchase the Premium Pass at the front gate or online. To purchase tickets, visit www.legoland.com.