Venture Into the Unknown Seas
Set sail on Captain’s orders with a rowdy crew of LEGO pirates to explore the murky waters and recover the stolen treasure from a troop of mischievous monkeys.
As this all-new story unfolds brick by brick into a family-friendly treasure hunt, travel through the uncharted waters of the legendary Cypress Gardens and discover the secrets protecting its canals. Pirate River Quest is now open at LEGOLAND, where adventure awaits you.
As reported previously when Hurricane Irma delayed the construction and opening date for LEGOLAND Florida Pirates River Quest. This adventurous boat ride is now open to the public.
The swashbuckling fun continues this January with the return of PirateFest Weekends, every Saturday and Sunday beginning Jan. 21. For five consecutive weekends through Feb. 19, guests can play like a pirate with a map full of adventure, including exclusive meet-and-greets, new and returning shows, and a menu of tasty treats worthy of any pirate.
Credit: LEGOLAND Florida
PIRATE RIVER QUEST – HISTORICAL FACTS
- Considered Florida’s first tourist attraction, Cypress Gardens botanical gardens first opened to the public on January 2, 1936, and operated until 2003, reopening as Cypress Gardens Adventure Park from 2004 until 2009.
- Boats began taking guests on tours through the canals of Cypress Gardens in 1938 and would become an iconic element of the gardens until 2003. Twenty years later, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is excited to bring back the historic canal boats with a LEGO® twist!
- Pirate River Quest utilizes much of the same canal route as the original attraction, with the finale taking guests out onto Lake Eloise for a view of the gardens that are not often seen.
- A few of the boats at Pirate River Quest have been named in honor of various parts of Cypress Gardens and LEGO history. Be sure to keep an eye out for Pope’s Plunder (named after the original founders of Cypress Gardens, Dick and Julie Pope), Kristiansen’s Ketch (named after the founder of The LEGO Group, Ole Kirk Kristiansen), The Cypress Belle and The Treasure of Eloise.
- While aboard Pirate River Quest, guests will get a special view of the historic Florida Pool, initially built as a film set for the 1953 MGM film “Easy to Love” starring Esther Williams.
Visit the official site for more information.