Legoland Florida 2013 – Pirates Expansion
New documents filed with the South West Florida Water Management District last month have revealed Legoland Florida’s 2013 expansion plans: a new section of the park dubbed “Pirate Shores”. The documents detail the new area, which will occupy roughly 1.6 acres of land located just behind the main entrance, and feature two new attractions, two new water playgrounds, and a smattering of games, retail and food offerings. For those familiar with Legoland California, you’ll notice that this new area borrows heavily from that park’s pirate themed land of the same name.
For starters, the existing Fire Brigade attraction will be slightly relocated to make room for a pathway leading to the main entrance of “Pirate Shores”. The area’s main attraction will be a Splash Battle boat ride, which, as we mention above, will likely be very similar to the one located at Legoland California. It’s also worth noting that the Legoland parks in both Billund and Deutschland also feature a pirate themed splash battle attraction. The other attraction looks like it will be called “Captain Cranky’s Challenge”, which is also a Legoland California attraction.
The two water playgrounds also appear to be coming from Legoland California, and will each cater to a different age demographic. The area labled “Interactive Play” on the plans below looks to be a copy of the “Soak~N~Sail” area, which is aimed at the older kids and features slides and tons of interactive water features. Swabbie’s Deck is aimed at the toddlers, and will likely have water jets and squirt cannons, much like its California counterpart.
And finally, rounding out the area is a small strip of buildings featuring food and beverages, a small games area, a retail store, changing rooms, and restrooms.
Overall, even though the area is basically a carbon copy of the “Pirate Shores” from Legoland California, it’s still a welcome addition to the new Florida park, which has yet to turn a year old. Be sure to leave any comments in the comment section below, or on our Facebook page or Forums!