Coronavirus: Legoland Florida will close for 2 weeks

The Winter Haven theme park is the fifth theme park resort in Florida to announce an extended closing to contain the spread of COVID-19,
Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven.
Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven. [ Times (2011) ]
Published March 13, 2020|Updated March 14, 2020

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Legoland clicked into place behind Florida’s other theme parks announcing it would close for two weeks starting Monday in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. The closure won’t begin until Monday, as was the case with other theme park closure announcements this week.

Similarly, Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando will close after the end of business on Sunday.

The Winter Haven theme park and water park will close temporarily from March 16-31, the company said, but Legoland Florida’s resort hotel accommodations will remain open during this time. It is the fifth theme park resort in Florida to announce an extended closing.

Related: Coronavirus: Busch Gardens, SeaWorld parks to close as of Monday

The message comes the day after Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World announced their own closures. Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and SeaWorld made their announcements Friday afternoon. The are among the 12 theme parks owned by parent company SeaWorld Entertainment.

Theme parks have closed in the past because of hurricanes or in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but this will be the longest such closure in Florida history.

Related: Coronavirus closures: Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort shutting down

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