Merlin Entertainment — the company that just purchased the 145-acre Cypress Gardens property for $22-million — announced today that it will be opening LEGOLAND Florida in 2011. The multi-million dollar expansion promises to “turn the shuttered site into a multiday resort, promising to add hotels and attractions from its other holdings, which include the SeaLife Aquarium, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and the London Eye Ferris wheel.” Continue reading for a tour of the California park.

The new park’s marquee Miniland, featuring cityscapes built from Lego bricks, will include a section depicting famous Florida landmarks.

[via LATimes]