Eye spy a new addition to Miniland U.S.A.

The Orlando Eye replica has landed at LEGOLAND© Florida Resort,  in the heart of the Florida section of Miniland U.S.A. We’re excited to welcome the crown jewel of the new Orlando I-Drive 360 entertainment and dining complex.

The LEGO© replica of the Orlando I-Drive 360 attractions is the newest model in Miniland U.S.A.

The LEGO© replica of the Orlando I-Drive 360 attractions is the newest model in Miniland U.S.A.

At the center of this awesome model is a 9-foot-tall LEGO© replica of The Orlando Eye, surrounded by Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando. All three are part of the ever-growing portfolio of attractions created by Merlin Entertainments, parent company of LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

The display is part of a remodel taking place throughout the entire Florida section of Miniland U.S.A., which recently included making improvements to all the underwater models and pools of water.

The new model was designed and assembled by our Master Model Builders here at the resort. It spans more than 10 feet wide, contains over 60,000 LEGO bricks and took more than 160 hours to build. And like the actual observation wheel, ours spins too!

See how close the model comes to the real thing, which rises 400 feet above Orlando’s world-famous International Drive:

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Now the only thing left to do is to see them both in person!

You can visit all three Orlando attractions and LEGOLAND Florida Resort for one low price, or you can enjoy them all year long with the Awesomer Annual Pass. Not only does the Awesomer Pass get you into all of those great attractions, plus Atlanta’s LEGOLAND Discovery Center and LEGOLAND Water Park, it also includes free parking at LEGOLAND Florida Resort and lots of great discounts.

To learn more about our exciting attractions and for the best deals on tickets, visit http://florida.legoland.com/. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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The race is on to register for the Brick Dash 5K Run and Fun Walk

The Brick Dash is back at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort on Saturday, April 16.

brick-dash-logo-2016-revision6 (2)The event benefiting the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Fund for Women and Children has been a Polk County tradition for more than two decades.  The early morning event formerly known as the Citrus Classic invites runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the splendor of LEGOLAND Florida Resort beginning at 7 a.m.

New this year, participants 5 and under can compete in the 100 yard dash, while the Kids Half Mile is specially designed for participants 12 and under.

Kids and kids at heart will run, jog or walk past icons like The Orlando Eye, the newest LEGO® model in Miniland, and participants are sure to find encouragement from Emmet and Wyldstyle, stars of “The LEGO® Movie 4D™ A New Adventure,” the resort’s dazzling new theatrical attraction in Fun Town.

BrickDash01Registration is available at active.com or by calling the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation at (863) 292-4138. The fee for participants 13 and older is $35; the fee for children 12 and under is $25. A family of up to five participants is $99. Special corporate rates are offered; call the Foundation for more information.

All Central Florida elementary schools will have the opportunity to participate in “Max’s School Challenge” by including a school name when registering. The elementary school with the most participants will receive a special visit from a LEGOLAND Florida Resort character, a special LEGO trophy and more.

Discounted, one-day admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort is offered to every Brick Dash participant for $30 plus tax. Admission to LEGOLAND Water Park also is available for an additional $15 per person. The special Brick Dash ticket prices are available only on Saturday, April 16.

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Inside the mind of Risky Business

Patton Oswalt

Actor, writer and comedian Patton Oswalt voices Risky Business, brother of movie villain President Business.

Late last week, LEGOLAND® California Resort welcomed celebrities and VIP guests to its own gala premiere of “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure.” Stars including John Michael Higgins, Ali Landry, Emmy Perry and pro skateboarder Andy MacDonald strolled the red carpet before entering the LEGO Show Place Theater to celebrate the return of Emmet, Wyldstyle, MetalBeard, Benny and Unikitty.

Joining the festivities was actor, writer and comedian Patton Oswalt, who voices the scheming Risky Business, a new character created exclusively for the new attraction.

When asked how it felt to join a “family” of well-known characters from “The LEGO Movie,” he responded, “It’s beyond flattering. It’s a clever, creative way of looking at, of all things, LEGO, and I was touched to be a part of it.”

Since Risky Business is a character that fans of “The LEGO Movie” haven’t seen before, he said he approached the acting challenge of hiding Risky’s true intentions “with the wiles of a LEGO coyote.”

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‘The LEGO® Movie™ 4D’ Weekends will give kids lots of hands-on opportunities to dream and design with LEGO

“The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends

“The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends offer exclusive new built-for-kids events and hands-on activities available only at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

At long last, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort guests can enjoy another exciting adventure with Emmet and friends every day at the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater now that “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” has opened. And if that’s not enough awesomeness, come out every Saturday and Sunday in February for lots of free activities inspired by the 4D fun.

Taking place at stops throughout the theme park, “The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends offer exclusive new built-for-kids events and hands-on activities available only at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

“The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends

During “The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends, kids can help our Master Model Builders create a LEGO mosaic brick by brick.

Do you want to build with LEGO? In Miniland, come help our Master Model Builders create a LEGO mosaic or design a brick-built contraption to foil the Evil Secret Plot of Risky Business, the new villain in “The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure.” Or build your own unique member of MetalBeard’s LEGO crew in Pirates’ Cove.

"The LEGO Movie 4D" Weekends

Kids can design a LEGO contraption to foil the Evil Secret Plot of Risky Business, the new villain in “The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure.”

End the night in Pirates’ Cove enjoying an amazing fireworks show over Lake Eloise, with a one-of-a-kind LEGO surprise that can only been seen with our free viewing glasses.

From now through Sunday, Feb. 28, all the extra fun is included with park admission.

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Fireworks to fill the sky during ‘The LEGO® Movie™ 4D’ Weekends

Now that “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” has opened to guests, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is taking the fun from the movie screen to the theme park with an exclusive new event taking place every Saturday and Sunday in February.

Kicking off Feb. 6, “The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends will fill the theme park with fun events and activities built just for kids that celebrate the new adventure of Emmet and his friends.

"The LEGO Movie 4D" Weekends

Every Saturday and Sunday in February, fireworks will light up Pirates’ Cove during “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D” Weekends

Free viewing glasses add colorful LEGO bricks to each burst of fireworks during the spectacular show.

Free viewing glasses add colorful LEGO bricks to each burst of fireworks during the spectacular show.

Each event night concludes with an amazing fireworks display in Pirates’ Cove, a show made even more amazing by the free viewing glasses that add a special LEGO surprise in each exploding burst of color. Pick up a pair starting at 6 p.m. and grab a seat in either stadium or on the spacious lawn in between.

Plus, all entertainment and activities taking place as part of “The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends are included with park admission.

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Exclusive new event extends the fun of ‘The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure’ every weekend in February

“The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” is now open to guests, showing what happened to Emmet, Wyldstyle and friends after the blockbuster movie, when they cross paths with Risky Business, the ambitious brother of the movie’s President Business.

Awesome, right? It gets better!

The LEGO Movie 4D Weekends

“The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends will take place every Saturday and Sunday in February. Guests can enjoy extended park hours, meet-and-greet opportunities with characters from “The LEGO Movie” and “The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure,” as well as an amazing fireworks display.

Every Saturday and Sunday in February, “The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends invite fans to celebrate the new adventure of Emmet and his Master Builder friends during an all-new event held exclusively at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. It’s a fun-filled salute to the action-packed attraction and its cast of iconic characters.

Here’s a sample of what’s happening throughout the theme park:

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Build a mystery mural out of LEGO during “The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends in February.

  • Brick by brick, help our Master Model Builders create a LEGO mystery mural in Miniland.
  • Crisscross the park to meet the stars of “The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure,” including some never seen before in a LEGOLAND theme park, like Benny, MetalBeard and Risky Business.

Along the way, collect passport stamps and answer trivia questions for an opportunity to earn an exclusive, limited-edition poster and a chance to win a LEGO prize pack, while supplies last. Pick up a free passport in front of the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater and drop it off there when you’re done. Official rules will be available at the submission box.

  • Throughout the day, Risky Business’s henchmen will patrol the park in search of kids dressed as Emmet, Wyldstyle and other characters from “The LEGO Movie.” Select guests will receive an exclusive prize and a chance to win a LEGO prize pack, while supplies last.
  • Inside the Pirates’ Cove Imagination Pavilion, kids can take control of Emmet or Wyldstyle in “The LEGO Movie Video Game” to defeat President Business with help from Unikitty, Benny and MetalBeard.
  • In Miniland, use your imagination to build a unique LEGO model to stop Risky Business and his Evil Secret Plot. Select models will be displayed in Miniland through February.
  • In Pirates’ Cove, design and build your own unique LEGO pirate to join MetalBeard’s crew and be entered for a chance to win a LEGO prize pack, while supplies last.
"The LEGO Movie 4D" Weekends

An amazing fireworks show ends each night of “The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends in February.

It all comes to a close with an amazing fireworks display over Lake Eloise, visible from Pirates’ Cove. Pick up a pair of free viewing glasses starting at 6 p.m. to see a special LEGO surprise in the sky during the show. Terrific views are available from both water ski stadiums and the grass lawn in between.

All the entertainment and activities listed above are included with regular park admission.

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Kid stars chat during red carpet world premiere of ‘The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure’

Here are video highlights from last week’s star-studded world premiere of  “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure,” including comments from…

  • Singer-songwriter Megan Lee, star of Nickelodeon’s “Make It Pop”
  • Madisyn Shipman, star of Nickelodeon’s “Game Shakers”
  • Isabela Moner, star of Nickelodeon’s “100 Things to Do Before High School”
  • Joey Bragg, star of Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie”

Other special guests on hand for the new attraction’s Hollywood-style debut were actress Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, star of ABC TV’s “Modern Family,”  Jack Griffo, star of Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans,”  Jace Norman, star of Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger,” plus social media sensations The Eh Bee Family and Family Fun Pack.

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Stars shine during world premiere of ‘The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure’

During a Hollywood-style ceremony filled with glitz, glamour and kid-friendly fun, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort celebrated the world premiere of its new attraction, “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure,” on Jan. 28 at the theme park built for kids.

The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure

Celebrities, media and VIPs gathered Jan. 28 for the world premiere of “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure.” A Hollywood-style gala built for kids celebrated the eagerly awaited debut of the brand-new attraction.

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Actor Joey Bragg, center, with glasses, star of Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie,” poses with Wyldstyle and Unikitty in front of dozens of journalists and fans.

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Eight-year-old actress Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, star of ABC TV’s “Modern Family,” and her mother, comedian, actor and writer Amy Anderson, pose with Emmet.

The appropriately kid-centric festivities kicked off with stars and hundreds of fans strolling down an “interactive,” special effects-filled red carpet before entering the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater to celebrate the return of Emmet, Wyldstyle, MetalBeard, Benny and Unikitty.

Celebrity guests included 8-year-old actress Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, star of ABC TV’s “Modern Family,” Joey Bragg, star of Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie,” Jack Griffo, star of Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans,” singer-songwriter Megan Lee, star of Nickelodeon’s “Make It Pop,” Isabela Moner, star of Nickelodeon’s “100 Things to Do Before High School,” Jace Norman, star of Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger,” Madisyn Shipman, star of Nickelodeon’s “Game Shakers,” and social media sensations The Eh Bee Family and Family Fun Pack.

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Emmet and Wyldstyle stroll down the theater’s “interactive” red carpet, which includes fog effects, while arriving for the grand opening ceremony.

The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure

Actor Jack Griffo, star of Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans,” poses with Wyldstyle on the red carpet.

The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure

Social media celebrities The Eh Bee Family pose for photographers.

The LEGO® Movie™ 4D™ A New Adventure

Benny, Emmet, Wyldstyle, Risky Business and Unikitty get ready to greet guests.

Now open to guests, the 12 ½-minute attraction combines 3D computer animation, “4D” effects such as wind, water and fog, and the same sly humor that made the movie a worldwide blockbuster.

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Actor Jace Norman, center/left, star of Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger,” poses with his siblings and Emmet.

The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure

Singer-songwriter Megan Lee, star of Nickelodeon’s “Make It Pop,” poses with Unikitty on the red carpet.

The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure

Actress Madisyn Shipman, star of Nickelodeon’s “Game Shakers,” poses with Emmet during the world premiere event.

Now that the attraction is officially open, even more fun is on the horizon!

Every Saturday and Sunday in February, “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D” Weekends invite fans to celebrate the new adventure of Emmet and his Master Builder friends during an all-new event held exclusively at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.

All activities are included with park admission and will include several LEGO model builds, a passport adventure to meet the attraction’s stars, prizes for select guests dressed as characters from “The LEGO Movie” and “The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure,” and an amazing fireworks spectacular to end the evening.

The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure

YouTube stars Family Fun Pack gathered at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort for the world premiere of “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure.”

The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure

Actress Isabela Moner, star of Nickelodeon’s “100 Things to Do Before High School,” smiles for photographers on the red carpet.

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Lights, camera… awesome!

This week, celebrities, media and VIPs are gathering at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort for the world premiere of “The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure,” a brand-new theatrical attraction that combines 3D computer animation, “4D” effects such as wind, water and fog, and the same sly humor that made the movie a worldwide blockbuster.

Emmet, center, star of " “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure," places his handprints in cement while Wyldstyle and Benny look on.

Emmet, center, star of ” “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure,” places his handprints in cement while Wyldstyle and Benny look on.

The theme park is rolling out the red carpet for the dazzling new attraction and has unveiled many Hollywood-style enhancements at the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater, where the 12 ½-minute film will play several times a day starting Friday, Jan. 29.

Earlier this week, star Emmet Brickowski added an appropriately glamorous finishing touch by placing his distinctive hands and signature in cement, a time-honored show business tradition that will continue when his handprints go on permanent display outside the theater, along with those of his co-stars Wyldstyle, Benny, Unikitty, MetalBeard and shady newcomer Risky Business.

Join us Friday here on the Official LEGOLAND Florida Resort Blog for a photo-filled recap of the star-studded ceremony celebrating the fun new attraction’s debut.

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