Legoland wanted to preserve the idea of a water show like the famous Cypress Gardens ski shows of old and have introduced a pirate themed water stunt show to replace it.
Battle for Brickbeard’s Bounty: A Pirates’ Cove Ski Adventure
The backstory for the Pirates’ Cove Live Water Ski Show is that the pirate ship Brickbeard’s Bounty is being guarded by Miranda Valentina and her Imperial Guards in Pirates’ Cove on Lake Eloise when a gang of pirates try to regain control of the galleon.
You can expect to pirate galleons, swashbuckling pirates, water cannons and much walking of the plank. The storyline also includes pirates on water skis and personal watercraft.
Viewing is from the old ski show location and the show runs for about 20 minutes several times per day (check the Daily Entertainment schedule when you arrive at the park for more details).
History of the Water Ski Show
The Cypress Gardens water ski show was started back in the early 1940s by the Pope family who had first opened the park in 1936 as a botanical gardens. It billed itself as the “Water ski capitol of the world”.
Over the years, the show became more elaborate with more and more stunts, barefoot skiing, jumps and lifts and the famous pyramid formations.