Posted Thursday, March 24, 2011 11:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Four roller coasters, a pirate ski show, a factory that shows how Legos are made, and a school for young boating enthusiasts. From the looks of a new map released Wednesday, the 52-acre, $100 million Legoland theme park has it all. But there is still a long way to go before the park opens in October.
Read more from The Ledger.
Looks like the strategy of redeveloping an existing park is a good strategy. The park will have offerings on opening day that California took several years to achieve. I think California could use a nice observation tower too. Just beyond the ridge are the flower fields and Pacific.
Edit: It looks like they are keeping the waterski show. Nice nod to the past.Last edited by janfrederick, Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:11 PM
I hope they haven't removed any significant part of the gardens. I don't have an old park map handy (I've got some in a box somewhere, but I'm not rooting around for it), but just from memory it looks like the gardens may encompass a smaller area than they did.
I remember reading that they were going to keep the gardens the way they were initially, don't know if that changed. Or perhaps they've decided to only open a portion of the gardens or something until later?
Looks like the "zoo section" is no more (was down and to the right of the observation tower). Didn't know they were doing away with that. Sad to not see the Starliner at the top. :-/
So was Starliner "disassembled" to possibly run again at another location or has it been "torn down" and sent to the big wood pile in the sky?
Pics on RCDB are kid of inconclusive. Two of them show it down, but the wood is not splintered, looking more like it was taken apart rather than knocked down... but the way it is laying there in piles makes it looks like nothing much was done to make shipping or reassembly very easy.Last edited by SLFAKE, Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:00 PM
I thought someone purchased Starliner to return it to it's previous city for a new project?
I think Legoland Florida is going to be a big success. But, if it doesn't work then they might as well throw in the towel on an amusement park in that location.
Based on the new park map, it doesn't look like the original gardens have been reduced. What is gone seems to be the Topiary Gardens.
The article mentions Legoland keeping 2 of the coasters but in fact they are keeping 3.
1. Swamp Thing
2. Triple Hurricane
3. Okeechobee Rampage.
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