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Legoland Florida unveils solar-themed globe
2 Jul 2014

Florida is famous for is great weather - something theme park Legoland Florida is harnessing.

It's announced that it's taking advantage of the fact that the sun shines all year round at the park by using nothing but renewable energy to run the Imagination Zone, a popular part of the attraction. 

And it's not the end of the renewable energy story for the park, according to general manager Adrian Jones.

"We are thrilled about this initiative which we are running in partnership with Tampa Electric and have further exciting plans on renewable energy in the pipeline," he said.

Celebrating the scheme, the park recently unveiled a huge globe made out of the famous bricks.

Indeed, the globe was large enough that it took more than 250,000 Lego blocks to build it.

This is an interactive feature which aims to show people about the impacts of solar power.

The park - aimed at kids aged two to 12 and their families - is 150 acres large and boasts over 50 rides, attractions and shows. Features include the Lego World of Chima and a water park.

It's one of six Legolands worldwide including Legoland Billund, Legoland California, Legoland Deutschland and the UK's Legoland Windsor. The most recently opened is Asia's first Legoland, Legoland Malaysia.

The rides at Legoland Florida include the Lego Technic land roller coaster ride Project X and many others.

Florida is a great place to head to if you like your theme parks. Examples of parks in the state include Universal Orlando, as well as Walt Disney World.

The state also boasts museums such as The Museum of Florida History, which is based in the capital, Tallahassee.

There are plenty of other great things to do in the state, too.

Why not visit this popular tourist destination and discover some of its attractions?ADNFCR-408-ID-801732746-ADNFCR

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