Just in case you think I have discovered a new way of travel or have learned to teleport myself, let me explain that you can see all this and much more at Legoland, the oldest and the newest theme park in Florida
Logoland Florida is the former Cypress Gardens and is located on Lake Eloise in Winter Haven, Florida.
Cypress Gardens opened in 1936 and was Florida's first theme park. The botanical gardens and water shows made it world famous. Esther Williams, actor and competitive swimmer, starred in movies and TV specials filmed at Cypress Gardens. So many groundbreaking stunts and world records were broken there that Cypress Gardens was billed as the "Water Ski Capitol" of the world.
Competition for attendance became critical when Disney World opened in 1971. Founders Dick and Julie Pope retired in 1980 and ownership passed to their son. Cypress Gardens closed in 2009 and the park re-opened as Legoland Florida in 2011.
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