Legoland Florida giveth and Legoland taketh away.
The Winter Haven unveiled a small new attraction Thursday called the Florida Prepaid Schoolhouse. The addition, named after the Florida Prepaid college tuition plans, includes an entertainment stage, school-themed play equipment and play areas with Duplo bricks, along with touchscreens where smaller kids can practice letters and numbers.
The installation is part of partnership between Florida Prepaid plans and theme parks in Central Florida.
“Florida Prepaid and Legoland Florida Resort want to encourage Florida families to support their children’s imagination, while saving for their college education,” John Rood, chairman of the Florida Prepaid College Board, said in a statement. “When children are building with DUPLO and LEGO bricks, college can seem very far away. But the earlier families start building a college savings plan, the less stress and debt they have to face later.”
Elsewhere in the park, the Star Wars display in Miniland will be leaving. These models, made up of more than 1.5 million Lego bricks, depict scenes from the “Star Wars” films. The change was first reported by Spectrum News 13.
“Guests are invited to visit the Lego Star Wars Miniland Model Display at Legoland Florida Resort before we bid it farewell at the end of 2019,” Legoland spokesperson Chloe Boehm said in an emailed statement to Orlando Rising. “Stay tuned for more news on what’s coming in 2020.”
Legoland Florida confirmed the final date to see the display will be Jan. 6, 2020.
This story has been updated with a closing date for the Lego Star Wars display.
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