From the outset ECON has served as the primary Civil Engineering firm for the redevelopment of the Cypress Gardens Theme Park into the future LEGOLAND Florida
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP, the proprietors of this 100 acre amusement park were required, as conditions changed, to drastically alter the site’s layout from its original concept design. ECON’s team has been able to satisfy these changes throughout, both in a timely and efficient manner to meet different requirements of the owner, architects, landscape designer and ride designers. With over 50 family rides, “hands-on” attractions and shows, LEGOLAND Florida provides education, adventure and fun in this second park of its kind in the United States
ECON’s traffic analysis has determined the future impact of LEGOLAND on the area’s roadway network and identified improvements to the existing roadway system. ECON designed and permitted ingress/egress to the site, parking, traffic signal modification and design, as well as changes to roadway geometrics. Additionally, ECON has carried out the design and permitting for stormwater management, sewer lines and domestic water systems at the future theme park.
Lastly, ECON has coordinated communications with the project’s architects to ensure effective alignment of their designs with site factors related to parking, access ways and utilities. ECON carried construction inspections during the building process in order to assure the project is constructed within approved parameters.LEGOLAND will open to the public in October of 2011