Some assembly required: Legoland looks for place to build ... near Disney World


Disney may soon be dealing with an unwanted kind of Toy Story: Legoland, the California theme park, wants to move in next to Mickey Mouse.

Attractions Magazine, a unique publication that chronicles the amusement industry in Florida, started chatter among locals by reporting that residents have been receiving online surveys asking whether they'd be interested in attending a new Legoland theme park near Orlando, and how much they'd be willing to pay to get in.

On Monday, local NBC affiliate WESH-TV secured confirmation that Legoland is eyeing Florida as the location for its second American park, and its fifth worldwide. The Orlando Business Journal asserted that Legoland, which targets families with kids aged 2 to 12 with rides and shows, attempted to buy the land occupied by the ruins of failed amusement park, Splendid China, that's located just a few minutes' drive southwest of Disney's gates, nearly within sight of the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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