Legoland - Fun Town
Legoland - Fun Town
As you pass out of The Beginning, you enter Fun Town, the LEGO village where you will find shops, restaurants and a 4-D theatre. A lot of the buildings in Fun Town including the Island in the Sky are originally from the days of Cypress Gardens. From Fun Town the park opens up to most of the other "lands" in Legoland Florida.
The Factory Tour used to be the Radio Museum. Here in the LEGO Factory, you can see how LEGO bricks are actually made from the raw materials to the finished product. Real automated machinery show how the iconic bricks are mould, decorated and packaged. When the tour is finished, there is an opportunity to buy LEGO bricks in bulk.
The Studio Store sells a number of LEGO licenced toys, souvenirs and apparel including Star Wars™, Batman™, Indiana Jones™, Thomas & Friends™, SpongeBob™ Square Pants, Bob the Builder™, Prince of Persia, Ben 10 Alien Force and Clutch Powers.
You can see some of these characters at the 4D Theater.
Observation Tower (Flying Island)
The re-themed 153-foot high Observation Tower (Island in the Sky) lifts you up to provide 360 degree panoramic views across the whole park and the Chain of Lakes.
The Gazebo in Cypress Gardens days has been replaced by a Carousel.
Granny’s Apple Fries
Granny’s Apple Fries are a signature LEGO dessert. Made from slices of crisp Granny Smith apples, powdered with cinnamon and sugar, deep fried and served with a a sweet vanilla cream sauce.
LEGO Show Place / Fun Town Theater (4D Theater)
The 4D Theater (formerly the Royal Palm Theater) will cater for different age groups by showing four different movies throughout the day:
- A Clutch Powers 4D Adventure
- Bob The Builder in 4D
- Spellbreaker 4D
- LEGO Racers
Each show lasts between 10 and 15 minutes. The theatre is the largest in Legoland with seating for 700 guests.
Another building from Cypress Gardens time (Wings of Wonder) but whilst it used to house thousands of free flying butterflies, now it will house LEGO flowers. An adjoining store will sell LEGO flower models.
Garden Restaurant and Shop
Formerly Aunt Julie's Country Kitchen, the Garden Restaurant serves healthy eating choices including gourmet sandwiches, home made soups and fruit cups.
The Magnolia Mansion (also known as Snively) was formerly a hospitality centre back in the days when Anheuser Busch owned Cypress Gardens. Built in the 1940s, today it resembles the plantation house Tara in the famous southern film, Gone with the Wind and most recently was used for weddings and corporate events.
Legoland plan to keep the building and it may again be opened to the public one day, possibly as a hospitality centre again or for special events.