This is the second in a series of photo articles I'm posting about LEGOLAND Florida. The first article covered the Grand Opening Ceremony that was held for the media, as well as showcasing the front entrance of the park. Today we are looking at the official opening day of LEGOLAND Florida! This doesn't include ride or show photos yet, I'll be adding photo articles over the next couple of weeks that include rides, attractions, restaurants and more.
There was a nice crowd gathering for opening day. Interactive characters that included a "plant" and talking bird were part of the entertainment as guests waited to be let in. The crowd level that day was brisk, but not overwhelming.
This switch was ready to be flipped:
Everyone wanted to take a photo with this plant, the character was very entertaining to watch:
LEGLAND mascot Buddy warms up the crowd:
General Manager Adrian Jones spoke briefly, but he was well aware that everyone was waiting to get into LEGOLAND! We have video of the full opening day event here.
There were a number of walk-around entertainers in the crowd, many of whom performed around the park on opening day:
Jones flips the switch:
Once the switch was flipped, confetti shot over the crowd and guests were able to enter the park: