Legoland to open beach resort in Winter Haven in 2017

Published on December 2, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro


WINTER HAVEN — There may be no actual ocean, but Polk County could soon be a destination for those looking for a beach getaway.

During a media session Wednesday, Legoland Florida announced an April 7th opening for Legoland Beach Retreat.

“This is really meant to be a fun-in-the-sun experience,” said David Brady, a spokesman for Legoland Florida. “It’s about toes in the sand and I think that’s why this theme stuck out far and beyond the other (ideas).”

The cost to stay at the resort will start at about $135 per night, depending on the season. There will be 13 individual coves and each will have a centralized children’s play area. The resort will have 83 bungalows and 166 rooms with each room sleeping five people. Each room will have a mini-fridge, a sink, an iron and ironing board, a king size bed, a set of bunk beds and a pull-out bed.

“We see this as ideal for larger families and groups traveling together,” Brady said. “You could reserve five or six bungalows right beside each other.”

Also at the resort will be a 45-foot tall Lego lighthouse with a rotating LED light. The lighthouse will essentially serve as a clubhouse for the resort’s guests with dining and shopping inside.

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by: Mike Ferguson, Ledger Staff

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