Rescue Training Begins Today for 150 Newly Hired Lifeguards at LEGOLAND® Florida Water Park Attraction

-- New attraction opens Saturday, May 26 --

May 1, 2012 - Training for the “most important job in the park” began today as newly minted lifeguards took to the wave pool at LEGOLAND® Florida’s soon-to-open water park attraction. Trainees practiced deep-water rescues, swimming drills and compact jumps from atop a lifeguard stand.

All training was certified by the American Red Cross. There was also time for a little horseplay, with trainees performing a synchronized “wave” in the pool and taking a spin on a LEGO® Build-A-Raft.

LEGOLAND Florida is hiring 250 new employees for the water park attraction, including 150 lifeguards. Including these new positions, LEGOLAND Florida has created 1,250 new jobs at the Central Florida attraction.

The new water park attraction is a “park within the park” and is part of the overall LEGOLAND Florida experience. Guests may access the water park with a $12 per-person upgrade (only $3 upgrade for children under 3) to a single-day ticket. Premium Pass holders receive unlimited seasonal access to the water park along with 12 months unlimited access to LEGOLAND Florida; Premium Passes are $179 for adults and $149 for child/senior for 12. Both Premium Passes and single day tickets may be purchased at