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Orlando: Just add water
Orlando’s average high is 32.7°C in June. If this is a family trip, one of your afternoons after the 10th International Pulmonary Hypertension Conference and Scientific Sessions (tel: 301-565-3004; phassociation.org/conference) this June 21 to 24, should be spent at the new Legoland Water Park (florida.legoland.com) in Winter Haven, FL, opening on May 26, less than a year after the 50-million, Lego-brick park’s grand opening in October 2011.
The water park, designed for kids aged two to 12, will feature a wave pool, a first in any Legoland worldwide, a Build-a-Raft River, where families can design and build a Lego vessel to float along the 305-metre-long lazy river, enclosed tube slides, drop body slides and a more-than-1000-litre bucket that’ll dump water all over your little ones and all but wash away your tiniest. The park is 45 minutes from Orlando and downtown Tampa. One-day park tickets cost US$75 for ages 13 and up, US$65 for kids three to 12. A water park ticket is an additional US$12 per person.
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