Authorities search Legoland Florida after bomb scare

14 October, 2016, 01:33 | Author: Brittany Bishop
  • Authorities search Legoland Florida after bomb scare

Visitors to Legoland Florida in Winter Haven evacuated the park Thursday afternoon after an apparently threatening note was found, according to park officials. The entire park and hotel was evacuated as authorities searched the park. There were no injuries reported.

Legoland tweeted out that the park and its hotel were being evacuated after the threat was discovered on their property. Legoland has stated that the safety of guests and employees are their number one priority.

The theme park owned by Merlin Entertainments MERL.L remained closed for the day as police investigated. The specifics of the bomb threat - including how serious it is - were not disclosed.


The park is now undergoing a major expansion with the development of 24 acres into the new Legoland Beach Retreat, another hotel property expected to open in mid-2017. Legoland Hotel is located next to the park. Desktop users can watch video below.

Legoland, along with Universal Florida, Disney and SeaWorld, also shut down last week as Hurricane Matthew skirted Florida's Atlantic Coast.

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