Legoland Florida Opens to Contractors, Employees

With two weeks until its Oct. 15 opening, Legoland Florida is ramping up the excitement by inviting those who made the park happen – its contractors and employees – to a sneak preview.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the rides are ready to go, landscaping is nearly complete, and hundreds of Lego sculptures are scattered around the property awaiting young guests. Training is underway, with merchandise being stocked and food preparation being practiced. Technical rehearsals took place for the water-ski show, “The Battle for Brickbeard’s Bounty.”

Members of the media got a sneak preview of Lego City, with its Boating School, Ford Driving School and Lego City Rescue Academy. The Lego Technic Test Track was also ready; it’s a steel roller coaster that offers a high-rise view of the park before plunging riders down 45 feet.

Legoland Florida’s rides will be more interactive, hands on, says a spokesperson.

Earlier this week, officials announced that Legoland’s rides will be exempt from state safety inspections. That’s because by opening day, the theme park will have hired 1,000 workers, and that will include full-time, in-house safety inspectors.

Discount tickets will be available through local Publix Super Markets at a cost of $60 for adults and $50 for children. That’s $15 less than at the gate and $5 less than pre-opening online purchase. Officials say that annual pass sales are exceeding expectations.

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