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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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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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Fun with EvanTube and the cast of ‘Fuller House’ at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort!

The awesome family behind the wildly popular EvanTube network of YouTube channels visited us for the recent grand opening of LEGO® NINJAGO® World. Take a look at the fun they had:

Several cast members from the Netflix Original Series “Fuller House” also joined the fun, including star Jodie Sweetin. Hear what they had to say about LEGO NINJAGO The Ride on the red carpet:

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Becoming the ninja with Eh Bee Family and other celebrities

Celebrities including the cast of the Netflix Original Series “Fuller House” and social media superstars EvanTubeHD traveled to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort to enjoy the spectacular grand opening festivities for LEGO® NINJAGO® World, which includes a groundbreaking new attraction where you “become the ninja” — LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.

Take a look at the fun through the camera of the always entertaining Eh Bee Family:

Meanwhile, if you weren’t able to watch the grand opening ceremony live, you can see it again on our Facebook page:

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‘Fuller House,’ ‘Designated Survivor’ stars celebrate grand opening of LEGO® NINJAGO® World

Stars of the Netflix Original Series “Fuller House,” including Jodie Sweetin, Michael Campion, Soni Nicole Bringas, Ashley Liao and Elias Harger, and Mckenna Grace, star of ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” visited LEGOLAND® Florida Resort today to celebrate the grand opening of LEGO® NINJAGO® World.

During a lavish grand opening ceremony attended by nearly 200 journalists and VIPs, the celebrities demonstrated several ninja hand moves kids can use to fight villains on the state-of-the-art “dark ride” where guests score points while blasting animated fireballs, lightning and more at waves of 3D villains. Joining them were members of Victory Xtreme Team from Victory Martial Arts in Orlando, Fla. Take a look at what the stars had to say about the awesome new ride:

 

After the special effects-filled ceremony, the television stars joined social media celebrities stars Eh Bee Family and EvanTubeHD to greet media and excited fans along a red carpet.

Eh Bee Family members, left to right, Papa Bee, Miss Monkey, Mr. Monkey and Mama Bee.

The family behind the popular YouTube channel EvanTubeHD.

McKenna Grace, 10.

Michael Campion, 14.

Jodie Sweetin stars as the grown-up Stephanie Tanner on the Netflix Original Series “”Fuller House”,” a role she originated as a child from 1987-95 on the hit sitcom “Full House.”

Photos: / Chip Litherland, LOCK + LAND for LEGOLAND Florida Resort

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Looking back at a year of awesomeness

Here’s a look back at some of the awesomeness we debuted in 2016! What was your favorite new attraction or event?

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KIDZ BOP premieres LEGO® NINJAGO® World music video to celebrate new theme park land opening soon at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

KIDZ BOP, the No. 1 music brand for kids, has joined with the place #BuiltForKids to create an exclusive music video for the high-energy LEGO® NINJAGO® theme song, “The Weekend Whip,” and it premieres TODAY!

In the video, The KIDZ BOP Kids are joined by brother-and-sister ninja Kai and Nya while demonstrating five signature ninja hand moves kids can use to defeat villains and capture a high score on LEGO NINJAGO The Ride, a groundbreaking new attraction opening Jan. 12 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.

Click the images below to see the full video on the official KIDZ BOP YouTube channel:

And that’s just the start of all the KIDZ BOP fun planned here!

KIDZ BOP recently was named the official music partner of LEGOLAND Florida Resort in a first-of-its-kind collaboration that will deliver the following awesomeness:

  • LEGOLAND Florida Resort will name our main performance venue “The KIDZ BOP Theater,” where The KIDZ BOP Kids will perform annually, along with other kid-friendly talent and events.
  • KIDZ BOP will write and produce an original theme song for us called “Built for Kids.”
  • A “Kids Go Free” coupon for a free child’s admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort will be included in all physical copies of the latest KIDZ BOP album, KIDZ BOP 34, which drops Jan. 20.
  • One lucky fan will win a trip here to see The KIDZ BOP Kids perform as part of an upcoming social media sweepstakes.

The LEGOLAND partnership follows a milestone year for KIDZ BOP that included the brand’s 15th birthday, the debut of its first-ever fashion collection with children’s clothing brand Crazy 8, and its third annual “Life of the Party” tour. The KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for the seventh consecutive year, and KIDZ BOP 31 was the best-selling children’s album of 2016.

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Make-A-Wish kid claims victory against NASCAR great Casey Mears in MINILAND 400

Earlier today, 10-year-old Layla Popoff of Orlando, Fla., zoomed to victory in the MINILAND 400 against veteran NASCAR driver Casey Mears, during a special event #BuiltForKids to celebrate the giant new Daytona International Speedway model at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.

MINILAND 400

NASCAR driver Casey Mears, left, races 10-year-old Layla Popoff of Orlando, Fla., in the MINILAND 400.

Driving the No. 00 car in honor of the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, which returns to the “World Center of Racing” on July 2, Layla was a tough competitor for Casey, who drove a kid-sized version of his No. 13 GEICO car for Germain Racing.

MINILAND 400After taking off from between LEGO® models of the Statue of Liberty and the U.S. Capitol in MINILAND USA, Layla and Casey quickly reached a top speed of nearly four miles per hour in the electric vehicles borrowed from our popular Driving School attraction.

MINILAND 400

Casey’s dreams of a MINILAND 400 victory came to abrupt end when he crashed into a wall of giant LEGO bricks near the finish line.

Neck-and-neck they zoomed past the New York City skyline, remaining close as they barreled down the Las Vegas Strip.  With the finish line in sight at the new Daytona display, Casey suddenly plowed into a pile of giant LEGO bricks near Kennedy Space Center while Layla raced ahead to claim victory.  Her prize? A giant LEGO trophy accepted with a triumphant smile. Take a look:

Layla was selected for the one-of-a-kind race with the assistance of Merlin’s Magic Wand, a global charity that has helped nearly 300,000 children and their families enjoy a magical day out at more than 100 attractions operated around the world by Merlin Entertainments, parent company of LEGOLAND. Earlier this year, Layla’s dream of a huge backyard playhouse was fulfilled by Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida.

MINILAND 400Afterward, the friendly competitors headed to the theme park’s new Imagination Zone.  Let me tell you, this place is what your LEGO dreams are made of.  It’s filled with hands-on LEGO building activities where kids can put their imaginations into overdrive.

Imagination Zone

After the MINILAND 400 race, Casey and Layla headed to the new Wheels Zone inside Imagination Zone, where they built and tested LEGO race cars.

Since Casey is a racing expert (even if he did get beat by a 10-year-old) he gave several young fans great tips for building creative LEGO vehicles to race down timed ramps in the new Wheels Zone. I wonder who had more fun, Casey or the kids?

MINILAND 400

Layla helped Casey and Chip Wile, president of Daytona International Speedway, place Minilander likenesses of the two men into the giant new LEGO model of the “World Center of Racing.”

2016.06.20_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_DIS_0064Casey’s fans can watch him in the Coke Zero 400 at the real Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 2. Good luck, Casey!

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Inside the mind of Risky Business

Patton Oswalt

Actor, writer and comedian Patton Oswalt voices Risky Business, brother of movie villain President Business.

Late last week, LEGOLAND® California Resort welcomed celebrities and VIP guests to its own gala premiere of “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure.” Stars including John Michael Higgins, Ali Landry, Emmy Perry and pro skateboarder Andy MacDonald strolled the red carpet before entering the LEGO Show Place Theater to celebrate the return of Emmet, Wyldstyle, MetalBeard, Benny and Unikitty.

Joining the festivities was actor, writer and comedian Patton Oswalt, who voices the scheming Risky Business, a new character created exclusively for the new attraction.

When asked how it felt to join a “family” of well-known characters from “The LEGO Movie,” he responded, “It’s beyond flattering. It’s a clever, creative way of looking at, of all things, LEGO, and I was touched to be a part of it.”

Since Risky Business is a character that fans of “The LEGO Movie” haven’t seen before, he said he approached the acting challenge of hiding Risky’s true intentions “with the wiles of a LEGO coyote.”

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