Aerial Update: LEGOLAND Florida pieces beginning to assemble as construction moves toward October 2011 opening

in Entertainment, LEGOLAND Florida, Theme Parks

Today LEGOLAND Florida offered us a tour of their construction site, with roughly seven months until the new theme park park opens in Winter Haven. The park, located roughly 45 minutes south of Walt Disney World, has completed its basic infrastructure and is now moving into building up, brick-by-brick if you will.

LEGOLAND provided a helicopter tour of the site, revealing the entire expanse that will be soon filled by thousands upon thousands of colored bricks. While many of the the massive LEGO models have already arrived on site, today’s visit was all about seeing the park itself in its early stages of building. Two roller coasters, one wooden and one steel, are being inherited from Cypress Gardens, which LEGOLAND is taking the place of. The rest of the attractions are being construction from the ground up.

In the video below, you can see these two coasters, the beginning of what will become a giant LEGO castle, and a few paved areas – but little else. Despite the mostly-dirt look of the site now, LEGOLAND Florida is expected to take shape quickly in the coming months.

During our visit, I spoke with LEGOLAND Florida’s General Manager Adrian Jones about the park’s unique attractions and who they expect will visit once it opens. Look for that interview and more information here at later today or early tomorrow. In the meantime, check out the additional slideshow of construction photos below, taken on ground and in the helicopter.

Construction and aerial photos from LEGOLAND Florida:
(Photos by Katherine McElroy)

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