The coronavirus pandemic shut down theme parks around the world, but Central Florida is gearing for a comeback, and LegoLand is ready. The theme park in Winter Haven is prepared to open its gates for guests, and it has proposed a reopening date of June 1. The city has already given its approval, and LegoLand Florida is merely awaiting official confirmation from the state.
According to The Ledger, the City Commission of Winter Haven approved LegoLand's request to reopen at the beginning of June. General Manager Rex Jackson detailed all of the safety and sanitation measures that will be in place upon the park's reopening.
Mayor Brad Dantzler signed a letter addressed to Halsey Beshears, the secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. That letter gave the park consent to reopen and requested final confirmation from the state.
"On behalf of the city of Winter Haven, I ask that you help us recover through one of our most powerful economic engines, tourism. Considered one of the 'big three' for Central Florida attractions, along with Disney and Universal, an empty Legoland affects more than the city of Winter Haven."