Monthly Archives: September 2015

Get ‘em while they last! Granny’s Apple Fries to offer tasty twist on park favorite

Ever since it opened, Granny’s Apple Fries has been a popular destination in Fun Town. Guests tell us they love the warm Granny Smith apple fries dusted with cinnamon and sugar and served with a whipped cream dipping sauce. We do too.

Granny's Apple Fries are a guest favorite at LEGOLAND Florida theme park.

Granny’s Apple Fries are a guest favorite at LEGOLAND Florida theme park.

This year, we’re offering a first-ever seasonal twist — pumpkin spice apple fries!

Starting Friday, Oct. 2, Granny’s Apple Fries will offer the new flavor while supplies last, right alongside the familiar cinnamon-and-sugar variety. Both flavors will be available for $5.25, along with a $7.25 combo that includes a drink. A separate caramel dipping sauce is available for 50 cents. Our Annual Passholders enjoy a 10 percent discount.

Looking forward to tasting ‘em? Leave us a comment and tell us!

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Celebrating fun and family

Awesome awaits at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort this weekend for an extraordinary organization in Polk County.  Merlin’s Magic Wand, the charitable arm of our parent company, Merlin Entertainments, will host the Down Syndrome Association of Polk County at LEGOLAND Florida Resort for its second annual Down Syndrome Awareness Day.

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On Saturday, Sept. 26, 60 VIP guests of the Polk County organization will explore and enjoy LEGOLAND Florida Resort with their families, as part of Merlin’s Magic Wand Fun Festival, a charitable event taking place at Merlin sites around the world in September.

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The first 2015 Fun Festival Event at LEGOLAND Florida Resort was held earlier this month, when 300 visitors from the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida were invited to be our guests of honor. Katie DeHart, program coordinator for the Central Florida organization, said that Merlin’s Challenge, the spinning train ride in the theme park’s LEGO® Kingdoms area, was a favorite of many children. The day’s fun was captured with a group photo in the heart of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Miniland USA.

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Merlin’s Magic Wand exists to put the magic back into the childhoods of seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children. The nonprofit organization works with more than 100 different Merlin Entertainments attractions worldwide and has helped over 217,000 children and their families enjoy magical days out.

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Ready fer some pirate fun?

Before we begin, a joke be in order.

What’s a pirate’s favorite food? Give up?

Arrrrrrrrtichokes!

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Ahoy, me hardies! Seein’ as September 19 be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, ye be invited to partake in all the swashbucklin’ fun at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort—if’n ye can talk like a pirate!

Where ye be spendin’ the night?


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Give a go’ the Pirate rooms at LEGOLAND Hotel! With a real treasure hunt in ev’ry room, pirate-themed bedding, wallpaper, carpet and décor make this the perfect vessel for li’l pirates to lay thar heads.


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Th’ ruckus don’t stop thar!

Stop by Pirates’ Cove in LEGOLAND Florida theme park to spy with ye own eyes what Captain Brickbeard has up he sleeve. His famous ship, Brickbeard’s Bounty, is now safely moored in the cove. ‘Tis yer duty to keep ‘er safe! Help defeat Brickbeard and his band o’ pirates in th’ daily water ski show at Pirates Cove Stadium.

Speakin’ o’ Brickbeard and his scurvy crew o’ scalawags, they be showin’ YOU how to talk like a pirate below:

Fer more information ‘bout all the fun that awaits ye at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, visit florida.LEGOLAND.com.

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Giving thanks to our housekeepers

WINTER HAVEN, FL - May 11, 2015 -- LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort is putting its final touches in place ahead of the May 15 opening of the new 152-room hotel built for kids. (PHOTO / Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida/Merlin Entertainments Group Inc.)Hotels around the world spend a week each September saluting the hard-working housekeepers who keep their properties neat and clean. At the brand-new LEGOLAND Hotel, we’re celebrating International Housekeeping Week by honoring the wonderful Model Citizens that make each of our 152 themed rooms look beautiful 365 days a year.

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Thank you to the awesome housekeepers who work hard every day to give guests an amazing stay! Special thanks to Housekeeping Manager Maria Davila, who arranged a brick-tastic week of activities to pay tribute to our dedicated team.

 

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Brick or Treat adds even more Halloween fun for kids this year

Additional dates, nightly fireworks, new LEGO® models — and that’s just the beginning!   Each weekend in October, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort welcomes kids to enjoy spooky, kooky Halloween festivities during our annual Brick or Treat celebration. Best of all, the fun is included with park admission!  So dust off that LEGO pumpkin, hide this year’s candy stash and save these tips for a Halloween event unlike any other!

Dress to impress:

  • Head to Fun Town for the “Everything is Awesome Costume Contest” inside the Wells Fargo New Costume Characters4D Theater.
  • Make a close encounter with two all-new LEGO Halloween characters — the Mad Scientist and Frankenstein — during a special meet-and-greet experience.
  • Snap a picture with a stunning 13-foot hearse made of LEGO bricks — new this year!

More to explore:

  • Trick or treat along the Brick or Treat trail and fill your bag with a variety of delicious confections.
  • Go on a scavenger hunt in Miniland USA and collect a limited-edition LEGO brick (with a new design released each weekend).

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Kid-friendly fun after dark:

  • The skies above Lake Eloise with fill with color and sound during an exclusive pirate-themed fireworks show!

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Guests at the brand-new LEGOLAND Hotel can extend the fun with Halloween-inspired food and beverage offerings such as “mocktails” mixed just for kids. Plus, themed prizes await kids in each guestroom — locked in a LEGO treasure chest that can only be opened during an in-room scavenger hunt!

2015 Brick or Treat Dates:

  • October 3-4 (Saturday & Sunday)
  • October 10-11 (Saturday & Sunday)
  • October 17-18 (Saturday & Sunday)
  • October 23-25 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
  • October 30-31 (Friday & Saturday)
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First responders get in free during September

There are countless ways to say “thank you.” Gracias, danke, obrigado are just a few examples.

At LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, our way of giving thanks to police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel is by offering FREE ADMISSION to the theme park all September long! That’s right – if you’re an active or retired first responder in the United States with a valid employee or membership ID, we invite you to come play at LEGOLAND Florida theme park for free now through September 30, 2015! Plus, eligible first responders can purchase up to four single-day theme park tickets for their guests at only $40 each.

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Have you ever heard your kids say, “When I grow up I want to be a police officer or firefighter”? Get them started early! At the LEGO® City Rescue Academy, kids learn what it takes to be an awesome first responder. Want to put out a fire or catch some bad guys? You can do both! Get your family together and drive our LEGO police and fire vehicles to save the day!

Let us say “thank you” to real-life heroes for their dedication to keeping us safe.

For more information about all the fun that awaits at LEGOLAND Florida visit florida.LEGOLAND.com.

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Florida residents: Save yer gold coins!

Florida Residents can sail into savings and keep more bricks in the bank when they stay at LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.    Residents can save 35 percent on select mid-week dates before December 17, but shhhh….don’t tell Captain Brickbeard!

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If you are looking  for the perfect Fall staycation, this offer puts you just steps away from the only Theme Park that is built for kids! The experience begins when you choose from one of our four fantastic rooms, including Kingdom, Adventure, Pirate and LEGO®Friends. Awesomeness awaits at the Hotel.  Here are a few things your kids will have on their must do list:

  • Meet a Master Model Builder while learning tips and tricks at a special workshop
  • Build until you drop in the LEGO pit
  • Find the code and unlock the treasure chest in your room
  • Greet the LEGO Ogre as you enter the castle play area
  • Swashbuckle with Brickbeard
  • Grab a bite to eat at the “kid-sized” buffet at Bricks Family Restaurant
  • Swim amongst the giant floating LEGO bricks in the LEGOLAND Hotel pool
  • Boogie on the disco elevator
  • Snuggle-up in your own special kid’s area of your room
  • Beat the crowd for “Bonus Brick Time” and head straight to your favorite rides

Pirate_Room-039-2All this excitement before you even begin to conquer more than 50 rides, shows and attractions that are waiting for you inside the park where kids take the lead.

Arrrrgh you ready for the adventure?  For more details or to book now visit florida.LEGOLAND.com

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