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Search for spooky and sweet surprises at Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly

Guests can participate in two separate scavenger hunts for a chance to win a LEGO prize.

We’re on the lookout for little detectives to help us uncover secret messages during Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly, happening only at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.  Each weekend in October and on Halloween, guests can participate in two separate scavenger hunts.  To get started, head to the LEGO® Studio Store in Fun Town, pick up an entry form and let the adventure begin!

Sweet treats with letters come together to unveil a hidden message.


On the LEGO Sweet Treat Scavenger Hunt, near the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater, kids can decode the mystery phrase by finding the lettered candy made out of LEGO bricks.

The fun continues in MINILAND USA on the LEGO Skeleton Scavenger Hunt, which will lead visitors on a haunted search.  During this activity, we need little ghouls and goblins to help us find the skeleton’s scattered bones to reveal the secret message.

When the submission form is complete, don’t forget to turn it in at the LEGO Studio Store for a chance to win a LEGO prize.  With just two Brick or Treat weekends left, now’s the perfect time to visit.  Best of all, everything is included with park admission!


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Happy birthday… to us!

Five years ago today, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort welcomed guests to explore a 150-acre playground #BuiltForKids, a colorful wonderland of rides, shows and attractions inspired by the unlimited creative potential of LEGO® bricks.

Since then, millions of guests from around the world have enjoyed its many charms, from iconic attractions like The Dragon and Ford Driving School to dazzling shows like “Battle for Brickbeard’s Bounty” and “Friends to the Rescue” to popular events like Christmas Bricktacular and Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly, which continues this weekend.

It’s been a whirlwind five years, a busy period of growth and expansion that has included the debut of LEGOLAND Water Park (May 2012), LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display (November 2012), LEGO World of Chima™ (July 2013), DUPLO® Valley (May 2014), LEGOLAND Hotel (May 2015), Heartlake City (June 2015), and phased restorations of the historic Cypress Gardens, which celebrated its 80th anniversary earlier this year.

And even more fun is on the way!

Last March, we kicked off the largest period of expansion in the history of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, which includes LEGO NINJAGO® World, a whole new theme park land and an awesome attraction opening Jan. 12, 2017, and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, which will more than double our on-site accommodations when its whimsically themed bungalows open in mid-2017.

Thanks to you, our fans, we’ve enjoyed five years of awesomeness — and we’re just getting started!

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Become the ninja when LEGO® NINJAGO® World opens Jan. 12, 2017 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

This morning, just one day before our fifth birthday, we announced the grand opening date for the next awesome experience coming to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort — a whole new theme park land where you become the ninja in your very own LEGO® NINJAGO® adventure!


Brother-and-sister ninjas Kai, left, and Nya, helped reveal the grand opening date for LEGO NINJAGO World with Adrian Jones, general manager of LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

Starting Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, kids can step into a magical, martial arts kingdom filled with excitement and adventure when LEGO NINJAGO World opens between the Coastersaurus roller coaster and the LEGO City area.

It’s an all-new expansion inspired by the popular LEGO building sets and the “LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu” TV show, a place where kids can sharpen their skills just like LEGO NINJAGO heroes Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane and Nya before facing the ultimate test on LEGO NINJAGO The Ride!

LEGOLAND Florida Resort TV’s Grace and Kade have exclusive details:


And if you thought that’s all we have in store, think again!

LEGO NINJAGO World also will feature daily meet-and-greet opportunities with sibling ninjas Kai and Nya, plus a giant new retail shop filled with LEGO NINJAGO building sets, toys, clothes, souvenirs and more.


A giant model of LEGO NINJAGO World made out of more than 40,000 LEGO bricks will be displayed soon inside The Big Shop at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

It’s all here at the place #BuiltForKids, and it all starts Jan. 12!

Well, unless you’re a LEGOLAND Annual Passholder, that is. Passholders will have an exclusive opportunity to be the first to visit LEGO NINJAGO World on Saturday, Jan. 8. We’ll share more details about how to participate in the weeks ahead.

The countdown starts now!

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See what happens when #BrickPony growls!

#BrickPony, our life-size LEGO® replica of the “1964½” Ford Mustang V8 coupe, is now on permanent display outside the Ford Driving School attraction at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.

Before we brought her home to our theme park, we took #BrickPony to Orlando’s I-Drive 360 complex, home of The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, to have a little fun with a few hidden cameras, some concealed speakers, several temporary sound effects and lots of unsuspecting visitors.

See what happened next:

The giant model was sponsored by Southern Ford Dealers and has working headlights, taillights and a few built-in sound effects, including the rumble of a real Mustang engine starting and revving!


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Don’t miss the Vampyre Hearse and our creepy crawly fireworks during this weekend’s Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly

Brick fans had a blast helping us kick off the first weekend of Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly, the popular annual Halloween party here at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.  Here are some insider tips for first-timers and regulars alike as we head into weekend No. 2:

Vampyre Hearse

The Vampyre Hearse is a must-stop selfie spot. Check out its new surprises during Brick or Treat!

Last year, we unveiled a 13-foot-long “Vampyre Hearse” created with more than 280,000 LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks.  This year, the hot-rod hearse is back with a couple of new tricks outside the Market Restaurant.  For the first time, the giant model will come alive with spooky sounds, flashing lights and bursts of fog. It’s one photo opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Cap off the night at 8 p.m. as you sit back and cast your eyes skyward for a spectacular, brick-tacular fireworks display over Lake Eloise set to a creepy crawly spider theme.  These are no ordinary fireworks — they light up the night with a special LEGO twist!  Be sure to pick up a free pair of special viewing glasses starting at 7 p.m. in Pirates’ Cove.

WINTER HAVEN, FL -- December 19, 2015 -- Fireworks display over Lake Eloise at LEGOLAND ® Florida Resort. (PHOTO / LEGOLAND Florida, Merlin Entertainments Group, Chip Litherland)

Brick or Treat ends each night with a spider-themed fireworks display over Lake Eloise.

Brick or Treat continues every Saturday and Sunday in October, plus Monday, Oct. 31, and is included with park admission. No extra ticket required!


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Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly returns this weekend with lots of spooky, kooky fun for kids

Get ready, boys and ghouls! It’s time for the awesome Halloween event #BuiltForKids!

2011.10.14_LEGOLANDWATERPARK_001.jpgKicking off this Saturday and continuing every weekend through October — plus Monday, Oct. 31 — Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly promises plenty of lightly frightful fun at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.

From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., kids will enjoy Halloween fun with a uniquely LEGO® twist, including a new-this-year costume parade for multiple age groups, LEGO monster meet-and-greets, scavenger hunts, opportunities to create giant LEGO displays, trick-or-treating for kids 12 and under, and a spectacular, brick-tacular fireworks display.*

llf-brickortreat_2Want even more awesomeness? Book our exclusive Brick or Treat VIP Experience! Here’s what’s included from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on select dates*:

  • Enjoy a delicious self-serve buffet dinner of seasonal delights, as well as a gourmet mac & cheese bar, pulled pork and a kids selection!
  • Party with your favorite Halloween characters, who will join you for the VIP-exclusive Dance Party and Games Zone
  • Face painting
  • Enjoy the fireworks show from front-row VIP seating*
  • Build with a Master Model Builder — and keep what you create!
  • End the night with a spooky flashlight tour of MINILAND USA

2011.10.14_LEGOLANDWATERPARK_001.jpgThis exclusive VIP Experience is available Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30.*

The cost is $95 per person (plus tax) and does not include park admission or parking. Book now as availability is limited!

Annual passholders will receive a 10 percent discount ($85.50 per person, plus tax) when booking by telephone at (855) 753-7777. The annual pass discount is available only by telephone.

*Please note: On Monday, Oct. 31, no fireworks are scheduled and the VIP Experience will not be offered — it’s a school night!

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s #BrickPony leaves tread marks from Connecticut to Florida

Quick: Name something that united Ford Mustang fans, LEGO® fans, football fans, Florida vacationers and bloggers over the past four weeks.

Give up? It’s #BrickPony, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s 1:1 replica of the so-called “1964½” Ford Mustang V8 coupe, which has been traveling from Connecticut to Indiana to Florida on the way to its permanent home at the theme park #BuiltForKids.brickpony_13

Sponsored by Southern Ford Dealers and created brick by brick by a team of Master Builders at LEGO Systems, Inc., in Enfield, Conn., the giant model was finished in late August and soon loaded into a colorfully decorated trailer for its debut in Indianapolis.

There, Mustang Club of America hosted its 40th anniversary event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sept. 1-4, where thousands of Mustang owners and enthusiasts from around the world celebrated their mutual love for the American classic. Original Mustang designer Gale Halderman and racing legend Richard Petty stopped by to marvel at the precise re-creation, and both added their autographs to the model.galehalderman_autograph_01richardpetty_autograph_01

Next, she headed back to Enfield to receive a special UV coating to protect her 194,900-LEGO brick body from Florida’s abundant sunshine. Then it was southbound to the Sunshine State.

Orlando, Fla., was stop No. 2 on the #BrickPony tour. On Sept. 22, this more-than-one-trick pony amused visitors at the popular I-Drive 360 entertainment complex with a few fun surprises built into its trunk. Come back to our blog soon to see what happened next!


Two days later, #BrickPony showed up in dozens of tweets and Instagram photos as bloggers snapped selfies during the fourth FLBlogCon at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla. The next day, Sept. 25, thousands of football fans arriving to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off against the Los Angeles Rams saw #BrickPony parked outside Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium.img_0122

What’s next? Come see her in her new home at LEGOLAND Florida Resort outside the Ford Driving School attraction starting Saturday, Oct. 1! We’ll have a full recap of the special “homecoming” ceremony here on the blog next week.


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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort celebrates ‘VIP kids’ during annual Merlin’s Magic Wand Fun Festival

On Saturday, Sept. 17, more than 1,500 children and families affiliated with Nathaniel’s Hope enjoyed a brick-tastic day out during the Fun Festival at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, an annual event organized by Merlin’s Magic Wand.

The charitable arm of our parent company, Merlin Entertainments, holds the Fun Festival each September at Merlin attractions around the world. For this year’s event, Merlin’s Magic Wand selected Orlando, Fla.-based Nathaniel’s Hope for the wonderful work it’s doing to support kids with special needs (VIP kids). The nonprofit organization works to educate and equip the community with training and programs to assist VIP families, and all programs are offered free of charge.


Nathaniel’s Hope takes over MINILAND USA during the Fun Festival, an annual event organized by Merlin’s Magic Wand.

On Saturday, families spent the day exploring the theme park #BuiltForKids, pausing to capture a cherished memory of the day with a group photo in the heart of every LEGOLAND park, MINILAND USA.

Merlin’s Magic Wand exists to put the magic back into the childhoods of seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children. The charity has helped more than 217,000 children and their families enjoy magical days out at Merlin attractions worldwide, and sponsors projects known as Merlin’s Magic Spaces that bring a bit of the Merlin magic into the community for children who are unable to visit one of the company’s attractions. For more information about Merlin’s Magic Wand activities in the United States, visit

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#BrickPony dazzles Ford Mustang fans in Indianapolis; here’s where to see it next


#BrickPony was visited by Ford Mustang fans from around the world during its debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Last week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, we unveiled #BrickPony to an enthusiastic audience of Ford Mustang owners and fans from around the world during the 40th anniversary celebration of Mustang Club of America. Made of 194,900 standard LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks, the life-size replica of the “1964½” V8 coupe was embraced by enthusiasts who have made the Mustang one of the most famous brands in automotive history.


A team of LEGO Master Builders spent 1,200 hours assembling #BrickPony out of 194,900 LEGO and DUPLO bricks.


Gale Halderman, center, who helped design the original Ford Mustang in the early 1960s, stopped to chat with members of the team from LEGO Systems, Inc. who designed and built #BrickPony.


Gale started with Ford in 1954, at age 21, and retired in 1994.

Among her many admirers were two legends — Gale Halderman, a member of the Ford team that designed the original Mustang more than 52 years ago, and racing’s “king,” Richard Petty, the most decorated driver in NASCAR history. Both marveled at the detail of the giant model, which took a team of LEGO Master Builders 1,200 hours to assemble at LEGO Systems, Inc., in Enfield, Conn.

What’s next for #BrickPony? If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of her rolling south in a custom-decorated trailer on the way to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. But first, our friends at Southern Ford Dealers will show it off at two upcoming events they’re sponsoring:

Saturday, Sept. 24
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Fla.

Sunday, Sept. 25
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Fla.

Follow #BrickPony on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Follow #BrickPony on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Finally, on Saturday, Oct. 1, we’ll unveil #BrickPony outside our Ford Driving School attraction during a private “homecoming” event for members of the Southern Ford Dealers family and our annual passholders. When the theme park opens later that morning, she’ll be on display for everyone to see and enjoy for years to come!


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Hit the links to support Merlin’s Magic Wand on Oct. 10 in Winter Haven, Fla.

MMW_golfFor decades, attractions operated by Merlin Entertainments have delighted millions of children all over the world. But what about kids unable to enjoy the same experiences due to illness or circumstances?

Enter Merlin’s Magic Wand, the global children’s charity whose mission is putting magic back into the lives of seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children. To date, the organization has helped more than 260,000 kids and their families enjoy a magical day out at the more than 100 Merlin attractions worldwide. For those unable to visit a Merlin attraction, Merlin’s Magic Spaces projects bring the magic directly to kids.

Merlin's Magic WandOn Monday, Oct. 10, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is proud to sponsor the first annual Merlin’s Magic Wand Children’s Charity Golf Outing in association with The Country Club of Winter Haven. The professional-yet-fun tournament aims to raise at least $30,000, with up to 30 teams of four players competing to take home a giant traveling trophy made of LEGO® bricks, as well as smaller trophies to keep.

Rounding out the day will be games, raffles and a silent auction filled with money-can’t-buy items and experiences. Here’s the schedule:

  • 11 a.m. — Player registration and silent auction opens
  • 11:30 a.m. — Putting competition
  • Noon — Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. — Shotgun start
  • 5:30 p.m. — Silent auction closes
  • 5:45 p.m. — Awards
  • 6 p.m. — Raffle

Players can register individually to be placed on a team or four players can register together as a team. The cost is $200 per person or $800 per foursome. The registration deadline is Saturday, Oct. 1.

Sponsorship opportunities are available from $50 to display your organization, name or team on a tournament golf cart, to $5,000 to be named the tournament’s title sponsor, with a generous variety of associated amenities and rewards.

The event will take place rain or shine at The Country Club of Winter Haven, 4200 Country Club Road South, Winter Haven, Fla.

For more information, visit Questions? Email or call (855) 753-7777.

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