There are only 98 days until the Grand Opening of LEGOLAND Florida on October 15.
Construction is on track, and hiring is in high gear, Legoland Florida spokeswoman Jackie Wallace said Thursday.
"We have construction workers hard at work six days a week," she said. "Every single day the park looks completely different. Sidewalks are being poured; pavers are being put down. It's an incredible process."
Wallace said construction is proceeding in all 10 zones of the park. She said several rides have been fully installed and are now being tested.
Among the rides now in place at the 150-acre property are The Royal Joust, the Lego Technic Test Track Coaster and the Aquazone Wave Racer. Wallace said tracks are in place for several roller coasters, though the cars have not yet been installed.
About 500 construction contractors work at the Legoland site on a typical day, Wallace said.
In addition, new elements of the park's showcase, Miniland USA, are arriving each week, Wallace said. Miniland USA will feature miniature replicas of famous buildings and monuments made from millions of Lego bricks. Wallace said much of the New York City section is now in place.
Legoland has so far hired 245 of the approximately 800 front-line workers it plans to add before the opening date. Wallace said new hires will begin training and orientation in mid-August.
Legoland Florida announced Wednesday on its Facebook page that it will offer preview dates for annual pass holders before the grand opening. Wallace said details will come later.
The Facebook announcement also said a free child ticket will be offered for the opening weekend with the purchase of an adult single-day ticket. Quantities of those tickets are limited but can be purchased here at Legoland Grand Opening Offer