Legoland Fairgrounds

This panorama is taken from the middle of Legoland Fairgrounds. In it, you can see the two stations, parts of Eric's Auto, all of Legoland Fairgrounds, and the Stage. Behind the stage, you can see Cardinal Condos and its Pizza Palace restaurant. To the right of the Cardinal Condos skyscraper, Town Plaza can be seen. The small amount of rolling stock that can be seen includes the LGB Long Log Car, the Aristocraft North Western Stock Car, the Blue and White Boxcar, and the LGB Norfolk and Western Hopper Car.

This area has changed extensively since this panorama was taken in 2003. Legoland Fairgrounds is gone entirely, as is the Cardinal Condos tower. The area is now the location of the Apple Store and its parking lot. Town Plaza, as seen in this panorama, is also completely gone. The buildings currently at Town Plaza are Fred's Cafe and the vacant Food Lion/Sears building. Fred's Cafe can be seen in this panorama in its former position, the yellowish building to the left of the stage.

Many of these changes were in preparation for the upcoming redesign, relocation, and reconstruction of the layout. The buildings were removed because we knew we wouldn't be using them, focusing solely on realistic structures and rejecting the marker-on-cardboard buildings of our past. Legoland Fairgrounds was removed because it had become dilapidated and would have been removed later when the layout was dismantled anyway. The Fairgrounds being gone allows us to keep the layout tidier while it is still in this location.