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Kids go free at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort when you buy a new toy at select Walmart locations to benefit Toys for Tots!

Now through Dec. 23, kids go free at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort when guests purchase a new, unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more at participating Walmart locations in Central Florida, then donate the toy outside the theme park ticket windows.

It’s all part of a great promotion that unites LEGOLAND, Walmart Stores, Inc., Coca-Cola Beverages Florida and Toys for Tots in a unique effort to brighten the holidays of deserving children. The donated toys will benefit kids in Florida’s Polk County, home of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, through the Toys for Tots program.

walmartpromoIn order to receive the Kids Go Free discount, the donated toy must be purchased at participating Walmart stores from Tampa to Daytona Beach, and dropped off in Toys for Tots collection bins at the theme park entrance. Walmart proof of purchase must be presented along with the donated toy to receive the Kids Go Free discount.

Guests will earn one Kids Go Free discount for each qualifying toy purchased and donated. For example, if you purchase and donate three toys each worth $5 or more at participating Walmart locations, you’ll earn three Kids Go Free discounts with the purchase of three adult tickets. This Kids Go Free offer, which is valid through Dec. 31, 2016, entitles you to one free child’s admission with the purchase of one full-price adult admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

Meanwhile, on 12 dates through Dec. 21, LEGOLAND Model Citizens will greet fans at 20 different Central Florida Walmart locations, with lots of fun for kids planned at each stop:

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Make the holidays even merrier with a Premium Upgrade at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

premium_upgrade-6Sure, sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year and all that, but want to find out how you can have an even awesomer time at the place #BuiltForKids?

Make a reservation for one of our all-new, holiday-themed Premium Upgrades!

LEGO Santa’s Breakfast includes exclusive time with LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier (plus a family photo), a LEGO gift for each party and a delicious, all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast featuring waffles, French toast, biscuits and gravy, bacon, scrambled eggs, sausages, frittatas, a seasonal bread pudding and orange juice, milk, chocolate milk or coffee. All for just $35 per person plus tax.

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LEGO Santa’s Breakfast takes place at the historic Magnolia Mansion 9-10 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 26 through Dec. 18 and daily from Dec. 24-31.

premium_upgrade-18At LEGO Santa’s Christmas Workshop, guests visit LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier before creating an exclusive LEGO Christmas model under the guidance of a Master Model Builder. Guests also receive a family photo with the characters. The cost is $35 per person plus tax.

LEGO Santa’s Christmas Workshop takes place 1-2:30 p.m. at Magnolia Mansion every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 26 through Dec. 24, and daily from Dec. 26-31.

Please note that premium upgrades do not include theme park admission or parking. Both experiences can be booked online or by phone at (855) 753-7777.

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Annual Passholders can receive a 10 percent discount per person (before tax) by calling (855) 753-7777 or booking in person at Guest Services within the theme park. The annual pass discount is not available online.

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It’s the most awesome time of the year as Christmas Bricktacular spreads holiday cheer starting Dec. 17

Get ready to celebrate the season the LEGOLAND® way when Christmas Bricktacular brings lots of holly, jolly, festive fun to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort on nine dates in December. Here’s a preview of the holiday happenings taking place Dec. 17-18 and 24-30 at the place #BuiltForKids:

  • santascavengerhunt_4You’ll know Christmastime is here when we light up our giant tree made out of thousands of LEGO and DUPLO bricks. Snap a selfie or a family portrait and share it with hashtag #ChristmasBricktacular!
  • LEGO® Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier are waiting for terrific photo ops during daily meet-and-greet opportunities.
  • Stroll the streets of MINILAND USA on a holiday-themed scavenger hunt for a chance to win sweet LEGO prizes.
  • Want to communicate with Santa Claus? Send St. Nick a letter to the North Pole at our special brick-built mailbox. Who knows? He might even write back!
  • End each evening with a sparkling fireworks show over Lake Eloise set to a soundtrack of Christmas classics.

New this year:

  • Catch the LEGO Friends in an exclusive Heartlake City stage show that’ll have kids dancing along with every fa-la-la.
  • During select times in DUPLO® Valley, Mrs. Claus will share a lifetime of seasonal stories.
  • Do you hear what I hear? The LEGO Brickettes will spread joy with live performances of familiar Christmas favorites.

One-stop shopping:

  • 2011.07.06_LEGOLANDAAA_.jpgLooking for anything and everything LEGO? You’ll enjoy an extra hour of shopping in Fun Town and The Beginning each night of Christmas Bricktacular after the park closes, including The Big Shop, LEGO Studio Store and Minifigure Market.
  • We carry a huge variety of LEGO building sets in dozens of themes, like NINJAGO®, NEXO KNIGHTS™, Star Wars™, Minecraft™, DC Comics™ and Marvel Super Heroes, Elves, Friends, Technic, City, Classic and Creator (plus many hard-to-find sets!); LEGO Dimensions™ video game packs; LEGO-branded toys; LEGO and LEGOLAND children’s and adult apparel; books; and much, much more, plus great stocking stuffers like keychains, magnets, LEGO Minifigures and ornaments made with LEGO bricks.
  • Want to dash in for a quick shopping trip? Guests can get a one-hour Shopper’s Pass at the theme park ticket windows. The cost of a single-day admission ticket is required as a deposit, which is refunded if you exit within the one-hour time limit.

And as if all that wasn’t enough, everything happening during Christmas Bricktacular is included with park admission! That’s right — all the holiday fun is available to everyone and no extra ticket is required!

Christmas Bricktacular will take place at LEGOLAND Florida Resort from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec 17, 18 and 24, and from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 25-30.

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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!

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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.

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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. 7. 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:

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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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