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Brick fans, start your engines! The Great LEGO® Race opening March 23

Put the pedal to the plastic when The Great LEGO® Race opens Friday, March 23 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort! The exciting new attraction combines roller coaster thrills with virtual reality (VR) technology for a rollicking race against LEGO minifigures.

It’s the first VR roller coaster experience designed for kids and represents the first time the LEGO brand and minifigures have been integrated with VR technology in a theme park attraction.

The Great LEGO Race

A bold new entrance portal will welcome guests to The Great LEGO Race when it opens in the theme park’s LEGO Technic area Friday, March 23.

With animated action taking place on the ground and in the air, the wild and wacky race pits guests against a pirate, wizard, surfer and pharaoh as they steer LEGO-built vehicles like a rocket-powered windsurfing rig, a stylish scooter fueled by espresso and an ornately canopied bed (called a “litter”) carried by mummy servants.

Wearing optional VR headsets, riders will experience the action from every direction while riding the roller coaster — up, down, forward, backward and all points in between — in a dazzling environment where everything is made of LEGO bricks.

The Great LEGO Race

During The Great LEGO Race, guests wearing optional virtual reality headsets will experience the animated action from every direction while riding the roller coaster.

In November, reporters received a sneak preview of the 360-degree adventure during the annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) trade show in Orlando. Here’s what one had to say:

Fans can experience a similar preview of the VR adventure with MackMedia’s Coastiality mobile app, available for iOS, Android and Oculus devices from the App Store, Google Play and the Oculus Store. It’s free to download and can be enjoyed with or without a VR headset.

Who can ride?

  • Under 42 inches (1.06m): Not tall enough to ride yet! Check out other exciting attractions like AQUAZONE® Wave Racers, Technicycle, Kid Power Towers, The Dragon and LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride.
  • 42-47 inches (1.06m-1.19m): Can ride without the VR headset when accompanied by a responsible rider 14 years or older and at least 48 inches tall (1.21m), who must ride without the VR headset to supervise his or her companion.
  • 48 inches (1.21m) and above: Can ride with or without the VR headset if he or she is alone. If he or she is supervising a companion rider 42-47 inches (1.06m-1.19m), both riders cannot wear the VR headset.
  • The VR headset is recommended for children ages 6 and up with a minimum height of 48 inches (1.21m).
  • Guests in wheelchairs must be able to transfer to the ride vehicle with assistance from a member of their party. While LEGOLAND Model Citizens are happy to assist, they are not permitted to lift guests into or out of a ride vehicle.

Can guests ride the roller coaster without wearing the VR headset?

  • Yes. A guest 48 inches (1.21m) or taller can ride with or without the VR headset if he or she is alone. If he or she is supervising a companion rider 42-47 inches (1.06m-1.19m), both riders cannot wear the VR headset.

Will the VR headsets be cleaned between each guest?

  • Model Citizens will wipe each headset clean with a sanitizing pad after each use. Headsets will be inspected regularly and replaced as necessary.

For the first time ever, LEGOLAND Florida guests will enjoy freshly made funnel cakes when Funnel Cake Factory opens this spring next to The Great LEGO Race.

Coming soon: Funnel Cake Factory

After crossing the finish line on The Great LEGO Race, guests can switch gears and enjoy an all-new treat at Funnel Cake Factory, which will open this spring just steps away from the roller coaster in the theme park’s LEGO Technic area. The highly themed pit stop will offer freshly made-to-order funnel cakes with toppings including fresh fruit, powdered sugar and soft-serve ice cream.

 

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We’re hiring! More than 100 front-line positions open

Do you want to work in a fun and energetic environment where having fun is at the core of everything you do? Then apply to work at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort!

Be part of building long-term relationships at a world-class destination. Here, you’ll work in an imagination land built for kids to take the lead and geared towards family fun! As the newest player in the theme park capital of the world, LEGOLAND would love to harness your excitement and energy to become No. 1 in the league!

Seasonal and part-time positions are available in admissions, attractions (must be 18 or older), entertainment ushers, park food and beverage, hotel bussers and retail. For more information, check out this hiring flyer.

Apply online!

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Starting today, kids stay and play FREE when you book a LEGOLAND® vacation package!

Start the year by saving up to $260 on a LEGOLAND® Florida vacation package! Available for booking now through Feb. 28, 2018, this exclusive package is valid for stays through May 24, 2018.*

LEGOLAND HotelYour package includes:LEGOLAND Beach Retreat

  • An overnight stay at any LEGOLAND Vacations accommodations, including the on-site LEGOLAND Hotel and adjacent LEGOLAND Beach Retreat.
  • Two-day tickets to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park for all adults on the reservation.
  • A FREE, two-day child’s theme park ticket for every adult on the reservation. That means a booking with two adults and two children will include two-day tickets for both adults and FREE two-day tickets for both children.
  • FREE breakfast for guests of LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat (not including the day of arrival).

BOOK NOW

lEGOLAND Hotel*Not available on the following blackout dates: Feb. 16-19 and March 24-April 7, 2018. Additional blackout dates may apply.

The $260 savings is based on a family of four (two adults, two children) for arrivals beginning March 9, 2018. The package savings is not valid on previously booked rooms and cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Additional restrictions may apply and are subject to change without notice.

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Another year of awesome news at the place #BuiltForKids!

As 2017 winds down, let’s look back at this year’s top headlines from LEGOLAND® Florida Resort:
2017 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort

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LEGOLAND® Water Park lifeguard hiring event set for Dec. 15-16

LEGOLAND Water ParkLEGOLAND® Water Park currently is hiring seasonal lifeguards to fill positions for the 2018 season. A two-day hiring event will take place Dec. 15-16 for men and women looking to join a fun and energetic environment that’s all about having fun!

No appointment is necessary for an “open swim test” at the “Rowdy” Gaines Olympic Pool operated by the City of Winter Haven Aquatics Unit at 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. Swim tests will take place Friday, Dec. 15 from 2-5 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

No certification is needed but candidates must meet these minimum requirements:

  • At least 16 years old
  • Able to swim 300 yards
  • Able to tread water for two minutes
  • Able to retrieve a 10-pound brick

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Annual Pass Members: Get this awesome LEGO® gift-with-purchase during Christmas Bricktacular

Hey, LEGOLAND® Florida Annual Pass Members! We’ve got a special offer just for you on the remaining dates of Christmas Bricktacular.

LEGO® Christmas Build Up set (40253)While supplies last, Pass Members will receive a free LEGO® Christmas Build Up set (40253), a $19.99 value, when you spend at least $75 at The Big Shop. Build a new LEGO model every day for 24 days, with each mini model featuring a winter or Christmas theme!

The fine print

  • Limit one free gift per Annual Pass Member per $75 single transaction.
  • The $75 qualifying amount is after all applicable discounts and before tax.
  • This offer is valid only for set No. 40253; we cannot substitute items.
  • A valid Annual Pass must be presented at time of purchase.
  • We reserve the right to limit quantities.
  • Valid only at The Big Shop at LEGOLAND Florida Resort during Christmas Bricktacular — Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23-25, 2017.
  • Other terms and conditions may apply.
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This holiday season, add to the fun with an exclusive LEGOLAND® VIP experience!

Want to make your LEGOLAND® Florida Resort visit even more awesome? Consider booking one of our exclusive holiday VIP experiences! Here’s what’s available this month:

Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23-25; 2-4 p.m.

During each date of Christmas Bricktacular, our Santa’s Workshop VIP experience lets guests create a unique LEGO keepsake with a Master Model Builder, meet LEGO Santa or LEGO Toy Soldier, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and receive a beautiful family photo. The cost is $45 per person, plus tax.

Kids' New Year's PartyDec. 26-30; 5-7 p.m.

On the first five dates of our Kids’ New Year’s Party, VIP guests will enjoy exclusive meet-and-greets with LEGO characters during a high-energy indoor dance party and delicious treats at our mini dessert buffet.

Then end the evening with premium, reserved seating for our fireworks spectacular over Lake Eloise! Each family will receive a group photo and every child will receive a LEGO minifigure. The cost is $65 per person, plus tax.

Sunday, Dec. 31 only; 6-8 p.m.

Finally, on New Year’s Eve, you’ll enjoy the hottest, hippest VIP party of the year as we ring in 2018! Get the party started at our indoor dessert-and-dance party, where you’ll enjoy delicious treats at our mini dessert buffet and exclusive meet-and-greets with LEGO characters.

Then you’ll move to Pirates’ Cove where you’ll receive premium, reserved seating for our biggest, boldest fireworks spectacular of the year! Each family will receive a group photo and every child will receive a LEGO minifigure. The cost is $75 per person, plus tax.

VIP ExperiencesThe fine print

  • Availability is limited. Book early!
  • VIP experiences do not include theme park admission or vehicle parking, which must be purchased separately.
  • Book online or by telephone at (855) 753-7777. Questions? Email LLF.VIPExperiences@LEGOLAND.com.
  • Annual Pass Members receive a 10 percent discount per person (plus tax). The pass member discount is available only by telephone at (855) 753-7777. Please have the passes of all members of the party when booking.
  • VIP experiences are appropriate for all ages; children 3 and up require a paid reservation.

 

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Our biggest sale of the year is happening NOW through Monday, Nov. 27!

Now through Monday, Nov. 27, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is offering big savings on annual passes and overnight stays! It’s our annual Black Brick Friday sale, and it’s full of awesome deals and discounts.

Our biggest sale of the year is on NOW!Take a look:

Save $50 on the Awesomer Annual Pass

Purchase an Awesomer Annual Pass (valued at $149 plus tax) for just $99 plus tax and receive a year of unlimited admission to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park, LEGOLAND Water Park, The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando, SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando and Atlanta’s LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

The $99 price is available online only at www.LEGOLAND.com/brickfridayweekend now through Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, while supplies last, and is valid only for new pass purchases. Please note that passes must be activated in person at the theme park within 60 days of purchase.

LEGO NINJAGO WorldAwesomer Annual Pass Members also get free parking, $15 off theme park tickets for up to six guests and a 10 percent discount on theme park dining, retail purchases, stays at LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, select VIP Experiences and Premium Play Bands.

Guests can purchase a maximum of six $99 Awesomer Annual Passes per transaction; the discounted price cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or promotions.

Room-and-ticket packages starting at $851

The best LEGOLAND Vacations rates for room-and-ticket packages in 2018 are on sale now!

Starting at just $851 per person, per day (plus tax)1, packages include a one-night stay at LEGOLAND Hotel, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat or a LEGOLAND Vacations partner hotel, plus two-day theme park tickets for each member of the party. Guests of LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat also enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet every morning except the date of check-in.

This extraordinary offer is valid for stays from Jan. 2 through May 24, 20182. Book online at www.LEGOLAND.com/brickfridayweekend or by telephone at (888) 690-5346, Option 2, now through Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, subject to availability. Telephone agents are available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern.

LEGOLAND Hotel

LEGOLAND Hotel

The package discount cannot be combined with other offers or applied to existing reservations or tickets.

  1. Pricing is per person, based on a one-night booking for two adults and two children 12 and under.
  2. Blackout dates ineligible for the discounted rate are March 23-April 8, 2018.

Awesomer & Awesomest Annual Pass Members get 30 percent off overnight stays

Current Awesomer and Awesomest Annual Pass Members can save 30 percent off a stay at LEGOLAND Hotel or LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, an additional 20 percent added to the usual 10 percent Pass Member discount.

This discount is valid for stays at either property from Jan. 2 through May 24, 20183. To qualify, Awesomer and Awesomest Pass Members must book online at www.LEGOLAND.com/brickfridayweekend or by telephone at (888) 690-5346, Option 2, now through Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, subject to availability. Telephone agents are available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern.

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat

The 30 percent discount cannot be combined with other offers or applied to existing reservations. A valid annual pass must be presented at check-in to receive the discounted rate.

  1. Blackout dates ineligible for the 30 percent Pass Member discount are March 23-April 8, 2018.

All offers are subject to limited availability and may sell out. Note that due to fraud protections, the same credit card cannot be used more than once within a 24-hour period, so shop wisely! Additional restrictions may apply.

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8-year-old LEGO® fan receives hero’s welcome after cancer battle

Recently, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort created a special ceremony to surprise a young LEGO® fan visiting for the very first time. Cameron, 8, fought a brave battle against an aggressive form of brain tumor with the help of a pioneering new clinical trial developed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and is now cancer-free.

Here’s his remarkable story as shared on NBC’s “TODAY” show:

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Get ready to save! We’re offering unbeatable deals from Black Friday through Cyber Monday

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is once again offering big savings with great offers that begin on Black Friday (Friday, Nov. 24) and continue through Cyber Monday (Monday, Nov. 27). This holiday shopping season, give the gift of awesome!

Instead of one day for deals, or even two, the place #BuiltForKids is launching four straight days to save on the occasion we call Brick Friday. Here are this year’s deals:

Save $50 on the Awesomer Annual Pass

Purchase an Awesomer Annual Pass (valued at $149 plus tax) for just $99 plus tax and receive a year of unlimited admission to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park, LEGOLAND Water Park, The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando, SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando and Atlanta’s LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

Pass Members also get free parking, $15 off theme park tickets for up to six guests and a 10 percent discount on theme park dining, retail purchases, stays at LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, select VIP Experiences and Premium Play Bands.

The $99 price will be available online only at www.LEGOLAND.com/brickfridayweekend from Nov. 24-27, 2017, while supplies last, and is valid only for new pass purchases.

Guests can purchase a maximum of six $99 Awesomer Annual Passes per transaction; the discounted price cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or promotions. Please note that passes must be activated in person at the theme park within 60 days of purchase.

Room-and-ticket packages starting at $851

Take advantage of the best LEGOLAND Vacations rates for room-and-ticket packages in 2018!

Starting at just $851 per person, per day (plus tax)1, packages include a one-night stay at LEGOLAND Hotel, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat or a LEGOLAND Vacations partner hotel, plus two-day theme park tickets for each member of the party. Guests of LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat also enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet every morning except the date of check-in.

This extraordinary offer is valid for stays from Jan. 2 through May 24, 20182. Book online at www.LEGOLAND.com/brickfridayweekend or by telephone at (888) 690-5346, Option 2, only from Friday, Nov. 24 through Monday, Nov. 27, subject to availability. Telephone agents are available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern.

The package discount cannot be combined with other offers or applied to existing reservations or tickets.

  1. Pricing is per person, based on a one-night booking for two adults and two children 12 and under.
  2. Blackout dates ineligible for the discounted rate are March 23-April 8, 2018.

Awesomer & Awesomest Annual Pass Members get 30 percent off overnight stays

Current Awesomer and Awesomest Annual Pass Members can save 30 percent off a stay at LEGOLAND Hotel or LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, an additional 20 percent added to the usual 10 percent Pass Member discount.

This discount is valid for stays at either property from Jan. 2 through May 24, 20183. To qualify, Awesomer and Awesomest Pass Members must book online at www.LEGOLAND.com/brickfridayweekend or by telephone at (888) 690-5346, Option 2, only from Friday, Nov. 24 through Monday, Nov. 27, subject to availability. Telephone agents are available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern.

The 30 percent discount cannot be combined with other offers or applied to existing reservations. A valid annual pass must be presented at check-in to receive the discounted rate.

  1. Blackout dates ineligible for the 30 percent Pass Member discount are March 23-April 8, 2018.

Sign up to be among the first in line

To be among the first to participate in these incredible deals, sign up at www.LEGOLAND.com/brickfridayweekend. Everyone registered as of Thursday, Nov. 23 will receive an email with links to the Brick Friday offers as soon as the sale begins Friday, Nov. 24.

All offers are subject to limited availability and may sell out. Note that due to fraud protections, the same credit card cannot be used more than once within a 24-hour period, so shop wisely! Additional restrictions may apply.

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