Monthly Archives: October 2012

Florida Resident Annual Pass and other new options at LEGOLAND Florida!

What is the best way to enjoy a year of fun at both LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND Water Park? Well, if you are a Florida resident, the new Florida Resident Pass is your ticket! With unlimited admission to both parks with no blackout dates, as well as admission to 12 top Merlin US attractions, free parking, discounts on food and merchandise and special events, what more could you want? How about a convenient monthly payment plan? We’ve included that too!

The new Florida Resident Annual Pass is just $159 per adult or $129 per child or senior, a $20 savings compared to the Merlin Annual Pass USA, which has the same benefits for non-Florida residents. Florida residents can also purchase this new pass using a convenient monthly payment option, with payments of less than $10 per month before tax, after down payment.

The monthly payment plan for an adult Florida resident pass is $57.24 down, with payments of $9.26 per month for the remaining 11 months, and for children or seniors the down payment is $46.44 down, with payments of $7.51 per month, plus tax! That means a family of 4 can enjoy a year at both LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND Water Park for less than $40 per month for 11 months.

This great offer can be purchased online or in the park, and you can also upgrade to the Florida resident pass from your admission ticket.

For everyone else who wants to enjoy a year of LEGOLAND fun, we also have 4 more Annual Pass options for you!

· The Standard Annual Pass gets you a year of unlimited admission to LEGOLAND Florida with no blackout dates for $99 per child/senior or $129 per adult.

· The Senior Garden Pass gives guests age 60 and up admission on weekdays, with free parking for $90 per senior.

· The Merlin Annual Pass USA now includes all Merlin US Attractions, including both LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND California, both LEGOLAND Water Parks, Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE Aquariums and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, as well as free parking, discounts on food, merchandise and more, for $149 per child/senior or $179 per adult.

· And, for the LEGOLAND fanatic, we offer the Ambassador Pass, which includes lifetime membership to all LEGOLAND Parks, free preferred parking, discounts and an exclusive Model Builder session annually, for $2500 per person.

You can also check out a handy chart of LEGOLAND Annual Pass benefits on our website, to find the pass that is right for you! http://florida.legoland.com/en/buy_tickets/AnnualPasses/

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Picture Yourself at LEGOLAND Florida

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There’s a lot of firsts at LEGOLAND Florida. Many youngsters ride their first roller coaster. Families ride their first fire trucks in Rescue Academy. Kids explore their first maze at Pharoh’s Revenge.

What’s missing from this picture? A way to record and capture every first moment! Well we have great news for you! At LEGOLAND Florida there are many ways to stay connected to friends and family at home and remember all of the cherished moments lived through the park.

Smart Phone Cameras: Save some weight in the fanny pack and leave your big, bulky camera behind. Both iPhones and Android devices work throughout the park. Capture photos and upload them instantly to Facebook and Twitter. You can even tag LEGOLAND Florida on Facebook for a chance to appear on our own page! Although we encourage snapping and uploading photos, keep in mind that LEGOLAND Florida and Winter Haven only have 3G signals.

Facebook Check-ins: Show your LEGOLAND Florida excitement through social media channels. Let your Facebook friends know you’re at our park by checking in on Facebook. After they see your location show up on their newsfeed, they will want to know more about your trip.

LEGOLAND Photographers: Don’t have a camera? Not a problem! LEGOLAND Florida has professional photographers ready to capture your memorable moments in the park. Just look for a LEGOLAND Florida employee with a camera near the Walk-Around.

Attraction Photos: What do CoasterSaurus, Flight School, The Lost Kingdom Adventure and LEGO TECHNIC all have in common? LEGOLAND Florida has placed cameras on each ride to capture every scream, laugh and smile! Simply have fun and check out your photo at the ride’s exit. Photos are available to purchase in a variety of sizes.

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Have Yourself a Happy Meet and Greet

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Are you looking for a fun and interactive experience at LEGOLAND Florida?

Meet Buddy — our walk-around character mascot of the park. He’s tall, yellow, friendly, and loves taking pictures with LEGOLAND Florida guests. Buddy and his friends Max and Stormer have all agreed to welcome LEGO fans into the park throughout the day.

We are aware many of our guests may have never been to a character greet before, so here are some of our top tips!

1. First time greeters: Many of our guests will experience their first time greeting our LEGOLAND characters. This is truly a remarkable milestone in a child’s life and we understand many of our guests may be intimidated by the large figures. Show how happy you are to visit our characters by greeting them yourself. When a parent is seen hugging, shaking hands, and saying hello to our characters, children are more likely to model the behavior.

2. Autographs: Although some of our LEGOLAND characters may not be able to sign with their LEGO hands, it’s a great idea to bring an autograph book with a pen to the park.

3. Photos: We want our guests to understand photo etiquette during greeting times. We encourage taking photos of your children (or even yourselves) with our characters but please be courteous to all guests that would like to also visit.

4. Avoiding moods: Many of our guests may not want to say goodbye to our LEGOLAND characters. When we see this scenario, we recommend talking about what attraction you will visit next. It’s easier when a child knows there’s something else to explore.

5. Consider time: A satisfying lunch and an early character greeting makes a big difference. Beat the afternoon blues. Kids tend to have a more positive interaction with our characters earlier in the day.

As an added tip for out blog readers, if you see one of our fantastic shows, The Battle for Brickbeard’s Bounty or Big Test, hang around after the show to meet characters from the show!

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A Special Gift for You on Our Birthday

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Put on your party hat because LEGOLAND Florida is celebrating its first birthday on October 15. Guests will feel like it’s their birthday with 50% off single day admission to enjoy the park on Oct. 15, a prize patrol with hundreds of gifts to give away and free cupcakes for the first 5,000.

Guests can experience the more than 50 rides, shows and attractions with 50% off single day admission to come and celebrate on October 15 (only $37.50 – adults, $32.50 – children/seniors). This amazing discount is now on sale at http://florida.legoland.com/FirstBirthday. This offer is only available online and must be redeemed on Oct. 15. Only while supplies last. Offer limited to maximum of 5,000 tickets with a limit of 6 tickets per purchase.

LEGOLAND Florida will also have a Birthday Prize Patrol team armed with hundreds of gifts to sporadically surprise guests throughout the day.

Gifts include such amazing prizes as:

•Meet & Greet with a Master Model Builder
•Tours of the Model Shop
•Free Food Vouchers
•Free Hero Passes for front-of-the-line access to rides
•Free Single Day Admission Tickets to LEGOLAND Florida
•Free Standard Annual Passes which includes unlimited 12 month access to LEGOLAND Florida
•Free Merlin Annual Passes USA which includes unlimited 12 month access to LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Water Park and all Merlin US attractions throughout the USA, free parking and more

Purchase your tickets today so you don’t miss your chance to join in on the birthday celebration. Park operating hours are 10am-5pm so arrive early and stay the whole day for the most fun.

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Safari Trek Photo Safari

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The Land of Adventure at LEGOLAND Florida is host to some of the wildest attractions in the park. One of the most popular is the Safari Trek. Guests drive a jeep through the wilds of Africa populated with over 30 lifelike LEGO animals.

With a minimum height requirement of 34 inches even the littlest guest can enjoy the attraction. Guests over 48 inches tall can even pilot their own car without the aid of a responsible rider.

All of the African animal models on Safari Trek were designed and constructed to be as close to lifelike as possible.

Did you know that Zebras have black skin and white stripes and that no two Zebras have the same pattern of stripes? Just like fingerprints on humans!

Watch out for the Elephant! His nickname is squirt!

Don’t miss the Bird and Mask sculptures at the entrance to the Safari!

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