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Animals hit the hay at LEGOLAND® Florida

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It seems like there is an explosion of fun new stuff going on at your favorite Central Florida attractions for 2014. Everywhere you look there is new construction, new expansion, and tons of new experiences to enjoy. Though the economy has been slow for several years, it seems like people are now looking for somewhere to have a little fun, and their wallets have started to creek open once more.

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, a herd of cows, goats, chickens, and sheep arrived at LEGOLAND® Florida to graze about in their new homes in the park’s latest expansion, DUPLO®Valley, specifically geared to toddlers ages 2 to 5. The newly themed section, scheduled to officially open to guests on May 23, 2014, will be the ideal place for park guests to play and relax with their toddlers with new farm-themed attractions, an air-conditioned indoor play area, and a water play area.

The central feature of DUPLO Valley will be the DUPLO Train where toddlers will be able to board a train on their own or with their parents to explore countryside-themed scenery passing through farms, fishing holes and campgrounds. Just across the way, toddlers will be able to jump on a tractor their size and help the farmers plow the cornfields and hunt for missing farm animals. For those looking to cool off, the new splash and play area will be refreshingly fun with intermittent water spouts and interactive water elements set among larger than life farm animals with a soft deck for safety.

Another key element will be the existing DUPLO Barn which will feature significant enhancements to allow kids to play indoors in the comfort of air conditioning. Existing attractions will be enhanced with additional DUPLO farm-themed play areas and a toddler room where parents can relax while kids build with DUPLO bricks. The barn’s Baby Care Center will continue to provide all the amenities to take care of young children. It offers private nursing stations, rocking chairs, microwaves, bottle warmers, high chairs, changing stations, cell phone charging stations and more.

The new DUPLO Valley will add more excitement to LEGOLAND Florida’s sprawling 150-acre interactive theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, a Water Park and The LEGO® World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network, all geared to families with children ages 2 to 12. In 2015, The LEGOLAND Hotel will open featuring 152 highly themed rooms and suites, LEGO décor, interactive play areas, a pool and a restaurant.

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