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FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY: See The KIDZ BOP Kids LIVE in concert and meet them at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort!

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, The KIDZ BOP Kids will take the stage at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort! KIDZ BOP, the No. 1 music brand for kids, is hitting the road again for the all-new “Best Time Ever” tour. The concert series is kicking off at KIDZ BOP Weekend, an inaugural event exclusive to the place #BuiltForKids.

The KIDZ BOP Kids will perform at the newly renamed KIDZ BOP Stadium inside the theme park on the shore of Lake Eloise. The family-friendly shows will include hit songs from their latest album, “KIDZ BOP 34,” and other pop hits that will get kids and parents dancing along!

A meet-and-greet with The KIDZ BOP Kids — Ahnya, Cooper, Freddy, Isaiah, Julianna and Sierra — will follow each concert.

  • On Friday, April 28, The KIDZ BOP Kids will perform at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with a meet-and-greet following at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • On Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, The KIDZ BOP Kids will perform at noon and 4 p.m., with a meet-and-greet following at 1 and 5 p.m.

The KIDZ BOP KidsThe concerts and meet-and-greets will be available to all guests on a first-come/first-served basis. Here’s the event guide, which lists all the fun!

Everything is included with all forms of park admission, so get ready to have the BEST TIME EVER! No extra ticket required! The theme park will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Don’t let Mother Nature spoil the fun!

Raindrops? Too hot? LEGOLAND® Florida Resort offers lots of things to enjoy whatever the weather.

Where to stay cool and dry: Indoor, air-conditioned experiences include LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride, Lost Kingdom Adventure, Imagination Zone, DUPLO® Farm, the “4D” movies that play in the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater and the “Friends to the Rescue” stage show in Heartlake City.

Guests also can cool off at many dining locations with large, indoor seating areas, such as Market Restaurant, LEGO City Burger Kitchen, Firehouse Ice Cream, Fried Chicken Co., Panini Grill and the Fun Town Pizza & Pasta Buffet, or with one of the icy treats at Fun Town Slushies.

Indoor shopping locations include The Big Shop, Minifigure Market, Heartlake Mall, Wu’s Warehouse, LEGO Studio Store and LEGO Factory Experience and Store. Rain ponchos and umbrellas are available at most retail outlets.

Where to get wet: Besides all the attractions at LEGOLAND Water Park, kids can get wet at DUPLO Splash & Play and Cragger’s Swamp, and The Quest for CHI boat ride offers guests lots of watery fun. Proper attire is required at all times.

Stay hydrated: Whatever the weather, remember to stay hydrated! Drinking fountains, Coca-Cola® beverages and bottled water are available throughout the resort.

Wear sunscreen: Florida is known as the Sunshine State for a good reason — we have lots of it all year long! (We’ve even got solar panels in our parking lot!) A variety of sun protection products by Banana Boat are sold at locations throughout the resort.

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LEGO® Star Wars™ Days takes kids to a galaxy far, far away May 6-7 & 13-14

The creativity of the LEGO® building system meets the thrilling adventures and beloved characters from “a galaxy far, far away” when LEGO® Star Wars™ Days returns to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort May 6-7 and 13-14.

Authorized by Lucasfilm, this year’s event will double the fun on two weekends — from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. Here’s the event guide, which lists all the fun.

In MINILAND USA, kids can explore some of the most famous scenes from the Star Wars™ saga made out of 1.5 million LEGO bricks, including detailed displays from the desert wastes of Tatooine to the snowy slopes of Hoth, plus giant LEGO models of Darth Vader, Darth Maul and R2-D2.

Kids also can:

  • Create a giant LEGO® Star Wars™ mural, brick by brick
  • Build their own LEGO® Star Wars™ model
  • Search for LEGO droids throughout MINILAND USA
  • Learn tips and tricks from our LEGO Master Model Builders
  • Build the world’s largest LEGO Yoda model
  • Meet LEGO Darth Vader
  • Dress up as their favorite LEGO® Star Wars™ character and participate in our intergalactic costume parade (ages 12 and under)

…and much, much more, including giveaways, fun photo ops, and opportunities to win LEGO® Star Wars™ prizes!

New this year: Are you more rookie or Wookiee? Test your family’s Star Wars™ knowledge and LEGO building skills against other families during a just-for-fun competition!

Guests who purchase at least $30 of LEGO® Star Wars™ products at The Big Shop or LEGO Studio Store will receive a free R3-M2 droid Minifigure with collectible stand, a $5.99 retail value, while supplies last. LEGOLAND annual passholders who purchase $9.99 or more of LEGO® Star Wars™ products will receive a free R2-D2 LEGO set, a $4.99 retail value, while supplies last. Restrictions apply. See a store associate for complete details.

All activities will take place both weekends and are included with all forms of park admission. No extra ticket or Jedi mind tricks required! It’s the only LEGO® Star Wars™ theme park event in Central Florida.

Join us. It is your destiny!

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Come see The KIDZ BOP Kids LIVE in concert April 28-30 during KIDZ BOP Weekend at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

KIDZ BOP, the No. 1 music brand for kids, will deliver three days of high-energy fun during KIDZ BOP Weekend April 28-30, an inaugural event exclusive to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.

The KIDZ BOP Kids will kick off their 2017 “Best Time Ever” tour with two live concerts daily at the newly renamed KIDZ BOP Stadium inside the theme park on the shore of Lake Eloise. The family-friendly shows will include the biggest pop songs of the year, awesome dance moves and lots of fun surprises.  Meet-and-greet opportunities* with The KIDZ BOP Kids — Ahnya, Cooper, Freddy, Isaiah, Julianna and Sierra — will follow each concert.

The KIDZ BOP concerts and meet-and-greets* are included with all forms of park admission and will be available to all guests on a first-come/first-served basis. No extra ticket required! Here’s the event guide, which lists all the fun.

  • On Friday, April 28, The KIDZ BOP Kids will perform at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with a meet-and-greet* following at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • On Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, The KIDZ BOP Kids will perform at noon and 4 p.m., with a meet-and-greet* following at 1 and 5 p.m.
  • The theme park will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

* Space is limited. First come, first served.

Meanwhile, check out the official KIDZ BOP YouTube channel! The kid-friendly channel includes awesome challenges, behind the scenes clips, and music videos for hits off their latest album, “KIDZ BOP 34.”

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LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat NOW OPEN at LEGOLAND Florida Resort!

Under a beautiful blue sky on a morning filled with the state’s abundant sunshine, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort officially opened LEGOLAND Beach Retreat today, giving guests great new reasons to play — and stay — at the place #BuiltForKids. Here’s the beachy grand opening ceremony as it streamed live on Facebook, direct from #BrickBeach:

Filled with creative LEGO® theming inside and out, the village-style vacation resort features brightly colored bungalows grouped into 13 horseshoe-shaped “coves” named after popular LEGO Minifigures. The fun begins almost immediately, thanks to a drive-through check-in process that takes you from your car to your cove in minutes.

Designed to look like larger-than-life LEGO sets, 83 bungalows offer 166 separate rooms that sleep up to five, including a cozy area just for kids with a bunk bed, trundle bed and privacy curtain.

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat

They’re an ideal solution for families and groups traveling together, or for those seeking a fun new way to vacation at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Each cove has its own outdoor play area within view of the bungalows’ shaded patios, where mom and dad can relax while kids romp and run.

Along with picturesque lake views and a giant LEGO lighthouse that really lights up, highlights include:

  • A giant swimming pool next to The Lighthouse, with an adjacent sandy area perfect for building sandcastles and the resort’s biggest outdoor play structure for kids.

  • Sandy’s Castle Restaurant, featuring a bountiful menu of entrees, sides and desserts designed to please the palates of kids and grownups alike. A delicious breakfast buffet is included with each night’s stay.

  • Bricks Beach Bar, offering an eclectic menu of made-to-order food, drinks and creative cocktails served both poolside and indoors.
  • Palm Tree Traders, a large retail shop stocked with LEGO building sets and Minifigures, apparel, toys, swimwear, snacks and sundries.

  • A hands-on LEGO building station where kids can contribute their original creations to a giant sandcastle made out of thousands of LEGO bricks.

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the site.
  • Complimentary transportation to the theme park entrance, as well as complimentary parking in LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s main parking lot for guests who choose to drive.
  • Early access to the LEGOLAND Florida theme park, with exclusive use of some of the most popular attractions, including the all-new LEGO NINJAGO® World and LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.

Located three-quarters of a mile from the theme park entrance on the tranquil shores of Lake Dexter, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat represents the latest milestone in the largest period of growth and expansion in the five-year history of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, with theming and architecture unique among the eight LEGOLAND resorts worldwide. The Florida site is the first LEGOLAND resort in North America to offer a second accommodation type for overnight and multi-day stays, and more than doubles accommodations at the resort.

Nightly room rates start at $135 (plus tax and resort fee) and vary by season, date and availability. Packages including theme park tickets also are available, and Awesomer and Awesomest Annual Pass Members receive a 10 percent discount year-round. To book a stay, visit www.LEGOLAND.com/florida or call (877) 350-5346 daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern.

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All aboard to LEGOLAND® Japan!

LEGOLAND® Japan will be the eighth theme park to celebrate the creativity of LEGO® building sets when it opens in Nagoya on April 1. Everything’s right on track for our sister park’s grand opening, with lots of fun activities taking place to spread the word.

Earlier today, a commuter train decorated inside and out with bold graphics inspired by four LEGOLAND Japan attractions began daily service on the Nagoya Rinkai Rapid Transit’s Aonami Line, which travels from central Nagoya to the new theme park. The attractions are Lost Kingdom Adventure, The Dragon Coaster, Rescue Academy and Submarine Adventure.

On March 26, local officials joined Buddy, LEGOLAND Japan’s mascot, and Aotetsu-kun, mascot for the Aonami Line, for a special “departure” ceremony commemorating the launch of the “LEGOLAND Train.”

“Today, I am extremely honored to be able to introduce the LEGOLAND Train, the only one of its kind in the world in Nagoya, after plans for it were put into motion nearly three years ago,” said Torben Jensen, divisional director of LEGOLAND Japan, who added that the special train was made possible by the support of the city of Nagoya and the Aonami Line.

LEGOLAND Japan will offer more than 40 rides, shows and attractions. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.jp.

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We’re hiring! Come work at the place #BuiltForKids!

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort currently is hiring Model Citizens for frontline positions, including guest experience hosts in Admissions, Attractions*, Food & Beverage and Retail.

Join us Tuesday, March 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Winter Haven’s Polk State College, WST Building 127, 999 Avenue H NE, for our next hiring event. Walk-ups are welcome and we’ll be conducting on-the-spot interviews.

Meanwhile, those interested also can apply online at jobs.LEGOLAND.com, under job description Guest Experience Host – Frontline-LEG0001ZC.

Some of the great benefits of working at the place #BuiltForKids include free admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including LEGOLAND Water Park; free admission to other, select Florida attractions; free, unlimited use of Citrus Connection, Polk County’s public transportation system; discounts at local merchants; and much more!

*Please note: Attractions roles are restricted to those 18 years old and up.

 

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From your car to your cove in minutes at LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat!

Only a few weeks remain before LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat welcomes it first guests to enjoy endless fun in the sun. Our all-new accommodations represent a whole new way to play — and stay — at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, with their own set of outdoor-themed amenities.

One of the most unique amenities is one we’re introducing today — drive-through check-in! When guests arrive, the speedy process will get you from your car to your cove in minutes. (By the way, “cove” is what we call the horseshoe-shaped groupings of colorful LEGO® bungalows on the site.)

Here’s a look at the process through the perspective of a kid:

Designed to look like larger-than-life LEGO sets, the 83 beach-themed bungalows offer 166 separate rooms that sleep up to five, including a cozy area just for kids, with a bunk bed, trundle bed and privacy curtain. They’re an ideal solution for larger families and groups traveling together, or for those seeking a whole new way to vacation at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

Each bungalow cove has its own outdoor play structure.

Along with picturesque lake views and a LEGO lighthouse featuring a real rotating beacon, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat highlights also include:

  • A giant swimming pool next to The Lighthouse, with an adjacent sandy area perfect for building sandcastles and the resort’s biggest outdoor play structure for kids.
  • Sandy’s Castle Restaurant, featuring a bountiful menu of entrees, sides and desserts designed to please the palates of kids and grownups alike.
    • A delicious breakfast buffet is included with each night’s stay; lunch and dinner are available without reservations.
  • Bricks Beach Bar, offering an eclectic menu of made-to-order food, drinks and creative cocktails served both poolside and indoors.
  • Palm Tree Traders, a large retail shop stocked with LEGO building sets and Minifigures, apparel, toys, swimwear, snacks and sundries.
  • A hands-on LEGO building activity where kids can contribute their own original creations to a giant sandcastle made out of thousands of LEGO bricks.
  • Free Wi-Fi accessible throughout the entire site, indoors and out.
  • Complimentary transportation to the theme park entrance, as well as complimentary parking in LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s main parking lot for guests who choose to drive.
  • Early access to the theme park, with exclusive use of some of the most popular attractions, including the all-new LEGO NINJAGO® World and LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat opens Friday, April 7, and offers the classic summer vacation experience all year long! Nightly room rates start at $135 (plus tax and resort fee) and vary by season, date and availability.

Each bungalow is designed to look like a larger-than-life LEGO® set!

Packages including theme park tickets also are available, and Awesomer and Awesomest Annual Pass Members receive a 10 percent discount year-round. Guests can book a stay online or by calling toll-free (877) 350-5346 daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

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A royal deal has arrived at participating Burger King locations – kids go free to LEGOLAND!

Planning a spring break vacation to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort? Now through April 24, select Burger King® locations in Florida are offering a deal fit for a king or queen!

Stop into any participating Burger King restaurant and receive a Kids Go Free coupon with the purchase of a medium or large fountain drink, while supplies last!

The coupon is good for a free, single-day child ticket with the purchase of a full-price, single-day adult ticket. Guests can receive a maximum of three free children’s tickets with the purchase of three adult tickets per coupon.  The child’s ticket must be the same type as the adult ticket purchased, and can include a theme-park-only ticket or a combo ticket that includes same-day admission to LEGOLAND Water Park.

Nearly 500 restaurants throughout Florida are taking part in the promotion, which offers savings of $86! Regions include Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Naples, West Palm Beach, Gainesville, Ocala and Jacksonville.

The coupon will be offered at participating Burger King restaurants through April 24 and is good for LEGOLAND visits through July 31, 2017.

Here’s the fine print:

  • This offer cannot be applied to pre-purchased, discounted tickets or combined with any other offers.
  • No photocopies or facsimiles accepted.
  • Not for resale.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.
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Introducing Quest to LEGOLAND, our new GPS adventure game!

Calling all backseat drivers! Join Captain Brickbeard, Surfer Girl, the World’s Greatest Adventurer and the Good Knight for a road trip of epic proportions with Quest to LEGOLAND®, an all-new GPS adventure game built for kids.

Kids can follow a LEGO® Minifigure on a route to LEGOLAND Florida Resort that’s mapped in real-time using GPS. Along the way, they’ll unlock themed missions, answer trivia and learn about the world around them as landmarks they pass pop up on-screen right before their eyes. With 40 total games and more than 1,000 pieces of contextual trivia, what you see in the app depends on the route you take, so every trip is a unique adventure for the entire family.

Available now for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Download for free on Google Play and in the App Store.

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