WINTER HAVEN, Fla., Oct. 13 (UPI) — Everything was not awesome at the Legoland theme park Thursday after it was shut down because of a bomb threat.
Police gave an all clear late this afternoon after evacuating and searching the Legoland Florida Resort because of a note left inside the park that included a bomb threat, according to local police.
Shortly before noon, the note was found in the park — the contents of the note have not been released by police — leading to the evacuation of the park itself and the nearby hotel.
The evacuation took about 20 minutes, with theme park guests asked to leave the resort entirely, while people at the hotel were asked to wait in the parking lot until the hotel had been searched.
The hotel was reopened just before 5:00 p.m., though the park did not reopen Thursday after being searched by multiple law enforcement agencies.
“Our theme park will remain closed [Thursday] so that Winter Haven Police Department can finish its investigation,” said Legoland general manager Adrian Jones. “We’ll work with all guests to address any requests for ticket or hotel changes and refunds.”