LEGOLAND Florida’s Heartlake City Construction Update

Alicia Stella 0 Comments

We recently got a chance to visit LEGOLAND Florida and stay at the new LEGOLAND Hotel. It was a blast! I just love everything LEGO. While there we checked out the construction for the new Heartlake City area coming to the park. It will be based on the highly successful LEGO Friends line of toys and is scheduled to open later this summer. The signs on the construction walls say it will be opening June 26th, but I find that hard to believe based on their current construction progress. Still, it looks like the new spotlight attraction for area, Mia’s Riding Adventure, a crazy looking disc coaster, is just about ready. (See this video of the ride already open in LEGOLAND Windsor.) Nothing else for the area seems ready as of yet though. Check out the construction pics below.

“When it opens in summer of 2015, Heartlake City will be a colorful and vibrant new land offering adventures for all ages,” said Jones. “The centerpieces will include a fantastic horse-themed disc coaster called Mia’s Riding Adventure and an interactive show, ‘Friends to the Rescue’ as well as new shops inside Heartlake Mall.”

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Aerial view of the new area taken from the Island in the Sky ride. It looks like they're connecting more of the original Cypress Gardens area into the new land.

Aerial view of the new area taken from the Island in the Sky ride. It looks like they’re connecting more of the existing Cypress Gardens area, on the left into the new land, on the right.

Close up view of Mia's Riding Adventure, the new disc coaster, with its horse-shaped seats

Close up view of Mia’s Riding Adventure, the new disc coaster, with its horse-shaped seats

Looks like they are keeping the existing LEGO Friends shop and the Fresh from Florida buildings after the area opens. Both buildings, on right of image, have had minor additions put on

Looks like they are keeping the existing LEGO Friends shop and the Fresh from Florida buildings after the area opens. Both buildings, on right of image, have had minor additions put on

This is what I assume will become the Heartlake Mall, although they haven't begun on the facade for the entrance yet

This is what I assume will become the Heartlake Mall, although they haven’t begun on the facade for the entrance

View of the mall building from ground level

View of the mall building from ground level

New paint being applied in the LEGO Friends color scheme

New paint being applied in the LEGO Friends color scheme

Large mall building seen from Miniland USA

Large mall building seen from Miniland USA

Still lots of work to be done

Still lots of work to be done

Not sure it can all be ready within a few weeks

Not sure it can all be ready within a few weeks

The disc coaster track seen from the ground

The disc coaster track seen from the ground

Disc coaster track seen behind the existing LEGO Friends shop

Disc coaster track seen behind the existing LEGO Friends shop

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Fresh from Florida garden shop on right, was closed while we were there, but looks like it's just being renovated, and will hopefully reopen soon

Fresh from Florida garden shop on right, was closed while we were there, but looks like it’s just being renovated, and will hopefully reopen when the area is complete

You can see the stable shaped ride entrance over the fence, with the concept art on the sign in front

You can see the horse stable shaped ride entrance over the fence, with the concept art on the sign in front

I leave you with a crazy LEGO kangaroo trying to chainsaw down the building!

I leave you with a crazy LEGO kangaroo trying to chainsaw down the building!

That’s all for this LEGOLAND Florida update! Would you like to see more updates from LEGOLAND? Will you be visiting Heartlake City when it opens, whenever that may be?

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