Published: Aug 06, 2010 7:46 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 06, 2010 4:46 PM EDT

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Legoland Florida has chosen the builders for the new theme park.

Merlin Entertainments Group announced Thursday that PCL Construction Services, Inc. will oversee construction on the new park. The group says the 104-year-old firm has 27 office locations in North America and an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion.

PCL has its headquarters in Denver. The Legoland contract was awarded to PCL's Orlando office. PCL's design-build partner for the park is Morris Architects.

Legoland Florida is scheduled to open in the fall of 2011. The park will be the world's fifth Legoland and the second in North America. Company officials say they expect 2 million people will visit in its first year.