Monthly Archives: December 2013

Miniland Santa Scavenger Hunt

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For the second installment of our Miniland USA Scavenger Hunt, we have a seasonal favorite for you! Our Master Model Builders have created and placed 30 versions of jolly St. Nick and his reindeer throughout Miniland USA! Can you find all 30 Miniland Santa models?

Here are some hints to help you along (and photos too)!

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1) Someone forgot to tell the Secret Service about Santa’s arrival.

2) While in Florida, Santa may have stopped to check out a NASCAR race.

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3) You might get wet looking for Santa in New York City.

4) Santa and his reindeer have no trouble navigating the most winding street in San Francisco.

5) Santa may have wanted a little poolside time in Las Vegas.

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Good luck! And let us know which Miniland Santa models are your favorites!

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Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve

The holiday fun doesn’t stop when Christmas is over! LEGOLAND Florida gets the New Year’s party started early with a Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve that features nightly fireworks over Lake Eloise December 26-31, 2013. Watch a spectacular fireworks display with special viewing glasses that turn ordinary fireworks into millions of exploding LEGO bricks! During Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve all guests will receive a 25% discount off dining after 4:00 PM throughout the park!

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LEGOLAND Florida has some great activities to help celebrate the New Year with Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve. During the days leading up to 2014 (December 26 – 30), the park will host event activities such as the “Reindeer Pause” stage show in Miniland USA, roaming entertainment throughout the park, and a nightly firework show at 7:00 PM! Be sure to grab the special 3D glasses and miniature glow sticks before the fireworks show!

Then on December 31st the whole family can enjoy a family-friendly party with Kids’ New Year’s Eve!  Kids get to rock out in Miniland USA with a live DJ Dance Party from 3:00 – 7:00 PM that’s sure to get the whole family moving. LEGO Friends will also be dressed up in holiday attire for meet and greets with all our guests! CTKNYE

To ring in the New Year, LEGOLAND Florida’s grand finale features an impressive LEGO fireworks display, and a chance to watch the BRICK Drop at just the right time for kids, midnight KST (Kid Standard Time) – otherwise known as 7 p.m. EST on December 31st.

So bring your family and friends to LEGOLAND Florida to celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014!

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LEGOLAND Florida Foodie Blog: December Edition

Welcome to the December edition of the official LEGOLAND Florida Foodie blog! This month’s post will be dedicated to the family style meals, just in time for the holidays.  At these featured restaurants, you and your family can sit down and enjoy a great meal together while visiting LEGOLAND Florida!

Pizza & Pasta Buffet:  After a busy morning walking around the park and enjoying LEGOLAND’s 50 rides, shows and attractions, enjoy a family meal at the all-you-can-eat Pizza & Pasta Buffet! It is the perfect place to sit down and refuel yourself and your family for the second half of the day. The buffet style restaurant serves different variety of freshly-made pizzas, from the vegetarian friendly Garden pizza to the meat lover’s favorite choice Meat Feast pizza! The sit-down restaurant also features 2 different types of pasta. The buffet is completed with a salad bar, bread sticks, and a cinnamon dessert pizza! Indoor and outdoor seating are available. We recommend sitting outside for a gorgeous view of Miniland USA. Located in Fun Town, lunch break at Pizza & Pasta Buffet will leave you feeling happy and satisfied!

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Fried Chicken Co. Restaurant: Did someone say chicken? Stop by the Fried Chicken Company located in LEGO City to chow down on some delicious chicken inspired meals! The restaurant serves chicken in all its different varieties – Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Wrap, and even Tenders! Pair your meal with fries, baked beans, or coleslaw. Our chicken is fresh, battered in our own special recipe and fried golden brown for the perfect taste! Make your way to the best chicken restaurant in the area and enjoy a great meal!

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Market Restaurant: Having a hard time deciding on what to eat? Look no further, the Market Restaurant is your one stop shop – for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! A variety of meals are offered in this market style food court. Choose from specialty coffees, fresh salads, hot soups, rotisserie chicken and grilled salmon, Asian fusion, and much more! Kid’s choices and desserts are served here as well. Keep the family happy while they eat and when they are finished! Placed inside the Market Restaurant are kid’s LEGO play tables to keep the little ones busy once they’ve finished their meals.

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LEGO Club Weekend JMMB Winners

In November during LEGO Club Weekend, we held the LEGO Legends of Chima themed Junior Model Master Builder competition at LEGOLAND Florida and the results are in! The entries were all so good and the judges definitely had a hard time deciding the winners from each age division. A special thanks to all those who competed and a big congratulations to those who won!

Here are the winners and their winning LEGO Legends of Chima model build.

9 & Under Age Division:
Gustavo A. from Key Biscayne, FL (Left) and Hayden W. from Frostproof, FL (Right)

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10 – 15 Age Division:
Billy L. from Bartow, FL (Left) and Jacqueline F. from Brandon, FL (Right)

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16 & Up Age Division:
Amy B. from Orlando, FL (Left) and Eugene W.  from Casselberry, FL (Right)

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Good Luck to all the 2013 JMMB winners as you compete in the Ultimate Build Off Competition in 2014!

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Countdown to Christmas Contest

The holidays are here, and what better way to celebrate the season than with some ticket giveaways?! We’re excited to launch the LEGOLAND Florida Countdown to Christmas Facebook Contest!

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This December we are having 4 weekly contests on our Facebook page for a chance to win a 4-pack of 1-day tickets to LEGOLAND Florida for Christmas Bricktacular! Each week, we will be posting a holiday related question/activity on our Facebook page for all our LEGOLAND Florida fans to complete.

The dates for each weekly contest are as follows:
Week 1: Dec 2 – Dec 5, 2013. Winner notified Dec 6, 2013
Week 2: Dec 9 – Dec 12, 2013. Winner notified Dec 13, 2013
Week 3: Dec 16 – Dec 19, 2013. Winner notified Dec 20, 2013
Week 4: Dec 23 – Dec 26, 2013. Winner notified Dec 27, 2013

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To enter, simply follow these steps:
Step 1:  “Like” LEGOLAND Florida on Facebook
Step 2:  Submit your answer for the weekly Countdown to Christmas question posted on the LEGOLAND Florida Facebook page for your chance to win the weekly prize.

Each weekly contest will begin at 9:00 am EST on Monday and end on the Thursday in the same week. Each week all entries must be received by 5pm EST on Thursday in order to be entered for judging. Winners will be decided and notified on Friday of the same week. The contest will run from December 2, 2013 to December 26, 2013.

Each week, a winner will be randomly selected from all contestants with correct answers. For those questions that involve individual answers, entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, and composition. To see the official contest rules, visit our website.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!

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