As Hurricane Irma tore through Florida, our favorite theme parks prepared for the worst. As much as you can secure your rides, structures, tables, and ensure safety of a park’s staff, things sometimes just happen beyond a park’s control. In the past 24 hours or so, photos of uprooted trees, knocked over trash cans, flooding, and fallen exit signs have been shared across social media and traditional news outlets. We got word from Legoland Florida that the park is still without power. This includes the LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park, LEGOLAND Water Park, LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat – all currently closed and without power.
A representative from Legoland Florida noted “Areas like MINILAND USA, we’ve removed some elements that can be vulnerable to high winds. Fortunately, the larger LEGO models, like the New York City skyscrapers and those of similar scale, typically have steel support structures inside that help protect them. We can’t wait to have you here for a brick-tastic time in the future.” Their team has been on property to assess the storm’s impact and does plan to reopen when power is restored and it is safe for park guests. As of this writing, there has not been a date as to when this may happen. For guests who have reservations booked for the evenings at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, they are encouraged to seek shelter elsewhere. Legoland Florida is working with all guests that have been impacted by this event. For up-to-the-minute information about the reopening of LEGOLAND, please refer to the destination’s website.
[Feature image courtesy of LEGOLAND Florida.]