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Legoland slated to open in less than 100 days

Central Florida’s newest theme park – Legoland – is on track to open on Oct. 15 – in less than 100 days, theme park officials said.

Merlin Entertainment is building the theme park on a 150 acre tract of land formerly occupied by Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven. The park will feature more than 50 attractions.

“We have construction workers hard at work six days a week,” a spokeswoman told The Ledger newspaper of Lakeland, Fla. “Every single day the park looks completely different. Sidewalks are being poured; pavers are being put down. It’s an incredible process.”

The Florida location will be the second Legoland in North America – a California location opened in 1999. There are also Legoland parks in Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The park’s Miniland USA will feature scaled down version of various cities, including Las Vegas, Washington and New York.

Adult tickets for the new Legoland will start at $65 while children’s and senior’s tickets will cost $55; children under 3 years old can enter the park free of charge.

Cypress Gardens opened in 1936 and closed in 2009.

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