- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Less than a year after opening an onsite hotel, Legoland has filed plans for a lakeside resort with 166 single-story duplex units, a pool, two ponds and a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse.

The Lakeland Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1UTCKP8) that Merlin Entertainments Group, corporate owner of Legoland, calls it “Project Oasis” in plans submitted to the Southwest Florida Water Management District for a Statewide Environmental Resource Permit.

Merlin filed 15 pages of documents to the district’s Brooksville office Dec. 7.

The project would be built on 57.7 acres of vacant land, which is across Cypress Gardens Boulevard from the Legoland parking lot.

The resort would be Legoland’s first expansion beyond the boundaries of Cypress Gardens, the venerable theme park purchased by Merlin in 2010.

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