Earlier this week we shared a few of the many ways we’re working to make our resort more enjoyable for guests on the autism spectrum (“Here’s how we’re making LEGOLAND® Florida Resort a better place for guests with autism spectrum disorders”).
For Autism Awareness Month, which is observed in April, we’re showing our support for the many guests with autism spectrum disorders who visit us from around the world, along with their families and caregivers.
Like we did last year, we’re once again taking part in Autism Speaks’ “Light It Up Blue” campaign in honor of April 2’s World Autism Awareness Day. Each year, iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the globe unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. This year we lit some of the miniature LEGO® landmarks in MINILAND USA in blue.
On Saturday, April 22, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will host a hands-on building opportunity for kids during the Autism Speaks Walk at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., and on Saturday, Nov. 11 during the Autism Speaks Walk at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Through a special promotion during Autism Awareness Month, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will contribute $15 of the proceeds from each ticket sold to the North and Central Florida chapter of Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks supporters can purchase print-at-home theme park tickets at a discounted rate of $45 plus tax, a $48 savings off the price of an adult ticket purchased at the resort’s ticket windows. This offer only will be available online through Autism Speaks from April 1 through May 31, 2017.
Like the “we care” value we live by, “Being a Force for Good” is another campaign our parent company conducts around the world to improve and enhance the communities we operate in and the guests we serve.
Our efforts to make LEGOLAND Florida Resort a more enjoyable experience don’t end with the activities and efforts described this week, however. We welcome your feedback on more ways we can ensure that each and every guest who visits us has a truly brick-tastic day, every day.