Disney World is about to get some serious competition as Florida’s premier theme park, as Florida may soon be home to the second Legoland theme park in the US.
Merlin Entertainment Group Inc., the company that designs Legoland, is said to be doing research on building an entire new theme park in Central Florida.
The latest round of chatter was triggered by Screamscape, which reported that one of it’s readers was asked to participate in a survey where the questions [were all about building Legoland Florida, which would be based on the basic design and layout of the Legoland California park, and feature about 50 different rides and attractions.
The location mentioned for the park was in Winter Haven near Cypress Gardens, about an hour’s drive south of Disney. Some mainstream news organizations followed up on the chatter, and a local NBC affiliate WESH TV got confirmation from a Legoland Spokesperson that Merlin Entertainment was indeed looking into a theme park in central Florida.