Merlin CEO enthusiastic about Legoland Florida

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011 12:44 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The St. Petersburg Times interviewed Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainments, who has a marketing background and a disdain for neckties, during his brief stop at Legoland last week, before he jetted off to Dallas. He talks about the trade-offs with building at the former Cypress Gardens site.

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Monday, August 15, 2011 3:05 PM

My 8 year old has been sold on this park since he first hear about it. My 5 year old daughter...well...not so much. After watching the virtual tour with the park GM that was posted on the Orlando Sentinel last week she is now as exited as he is. If they want to know how their target audience if feeling about the park...that should give them an idea that they are pushing all the right buttons.

Monday, August 15, 2011 11:07 PM
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I don't think I've ever heard a CEO being quoted "Moan and b----" before!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 8:28 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar

The title of this struck me as funny. Isn't it the CEO's job to be enthusiastic about thier product? It's not like they're going to go around saying, "Eh, it's ok. I guess."

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 1:32 PM
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I for one can NOT wait for this park to open! :)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 1:37 PM
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I'll defer future editorial decisions to you, Jason.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 2:16 PM

Mmm. Smell the sarcasm. ;)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 3:02 PM
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It wasn't my intention to criticize you Jeff. I'm sorry if it came out that way. I figured it was a quote from the article, that I must admit, I did not read.

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