'World of Chima coming to Legoland Florida

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Legoland Florida is expanding again.  On Tuesday, the park announced plans to open a new interactive water ride and play area this summer based on the product line "The Legends of Chima," which features tribes of highly-advanced animal warriors.

The new attraction, called the World of Chima, will be presented by the Cartoon Network, which is readying a companion animated series.

According to a release, "Families will embark on a journey in search of a mystical energy source through a highly-interactive water ride experience, the Quest for CHI. Guests can also try their hand at an action-packed SpeedorzTM Arena, meet the beloved Chima characters and be transported to the Land of Chima with a new 4D movie, which are all part of the family-friendly Chima experience."

"This is the first time a theme park has invested in a major expansion concurrently with the rollout of a new brand and product line, and it was an easy decision based on how well LEGO Legends of Chima has been received by children and those who are young at heart around the world," said LEGOLAND Florida General Manager Adrian Jones. "This is also a reflection of the overall success of the park, which has already enabled us to open a new Water Park and build multiple new attractions during the past 18 months."

Legoland Florida, located in Winter Haven and owned by Merlin Entertainment, is one of five in the world.  The Florida theme park is the largest.

The park has undergone several expansions since opening in 2011.

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