LEGOLAND Florida is set on property that once housed Cypress Gardens and the the Cypress Gardens Adventure Park. But a large portion of the park was also once a beautiful estate. The Magnolia Mansion area has been restored, but otherwise left pretty much unused by the park. However, starting this week, LEGOLAND introduced a new way for guests to meet and mingle with their favorite LEGO characters — Buddy’s Character Corner!
Based in the historic Magnolia Mansion inside the Fun Town section of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, families visiting now have the opportunity to interact and take pictures with fan-favorites Buddy, Max, the LEGO Friends and even Emmet from The LEGO Movie, all inside the comfort of air conditioning.
“We are excited to finally unveil this unique experience to our fans,” said LEGOLAND Florida Product Excellence Manager Phil Royle. “This gives us another way for our guests to interact with the characters here at the Park.”
The experience starts as visitors enter the Magnolia Mansion, and are welcomed by various characters and LEGO theming. Children and parents will then have the opportunity to take their own photos or purchase an exclusive photo with their favorite character, with unique backgrounds to choose from. The backgrounds scenes include parts from The LEGO Movie, LEGOLAND Florida, LEGO Friends and various LEGO Backgrounds. Other character meet and greet opportunities still take place throughout the park.
The Magnolia Mansion, originally opened in 1941 and part of Cypress Gardens in various forms throughout the later 1900s, was restored in preparation of the new experience. Previously used for LEGOLAND meetings, the addition of Buddy’s Character Corner adds to attractions found under cover, and in air conditioning.
I loved that area of the park when it was Cypress Gardens and it’s nice to see LEGOLAND finally putting it to use. I just hope they’re making sure that the wear and tear won’t be too bad.