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:
Photos: / Chip Litherland, LOCK + LAND for LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Here’s a look back at some of the awesomeness we debuted in 2016! What was your favorite new attraction or event?
- Stars shine during world premiere of ‘The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure’
- Fans enjoy first look at LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ 4D film and re-imagined Imagination Zone during exclusive sneak preview event
- Unleash the power of play in the new Imagination Zone
- Meet Tommy Parker, Kid CEO, LEGOLAND® Hotel
- The fun is building at LEGOLAND® Water Park
- Make-A-Wish kid claims victory against NASCAR great Casey Mears in MINILAND 400
- LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s #BrickPony parks for the last time
- Power up! Tampa Electric celebrates completion of 1.8-megawatt solar canopy 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!
- 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.
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!
Last night, we invited several hundred LEGOLAND® Florida Resort fans to enjoy an evening of fun and surprises after the theme park closed, the first of what we hope are many exclusive events promoted here on our blog.
Those who signed up for the free, sneak preview event were the first to experience the all-new LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ 4D film, which opened today, and the newly re-imagined Imagination Zone venue, which re-opens Friday, May 27, with lots of fun, hands-on LEGO building activities #BuiltForKids.
After entering the Wells Fargo® Fun Town Theater, everyone had a chance to show off their NEXO KNIGHTS knowledge during a casual game of “Know Your Knight,” and several lucky guests took home brand-new NEXO KNIGHTS building sets, each one cooler than the last.
Then the lights dimmed and it was showtime for “LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: The Book of Creativity,” an immersive, 12½-minute 4D film that follows five young knights in their quest to defeat Jestro, the Book of Monsters and their army of Lava Monsters. During the action-packed adventure, wind and fog filled the air at key moments while occasional spritzes of water helped bring the action off the screen and into the seats, to the audience’s delight and surprise. Here’s a preview:
Across the park, creativity ran wild as kids explored the whimsical Imagination Zone building, which has been totally transformed with colorful new furnishings and floor-to-ceiling graphics. Highlights include Creation Zone, Water Zone, Wheels Zone, Building Zone and Flight Zone, with each area offering endless possibilities for kids to dream it, build it, race it, fly it, swim it and more!
Both previews were a big hit with guests.
“My son and I had a BLAST!!!!” one remarked through the blog. “The movie was, according to my 6-year-old, ‘The rockin-est, awesomest NEXO KNIGHTS ever!’ You guys are AWESOME!!!”
Another had this to say: “The event tonight was great! The 4D movie was awesome and Imagination Zone is better than I ever could have asked. Worth the wait.”
Joining us for the evening as our guests of honor were students from Oasis Christian Academy in Winter Haven, Fla., an incredible group of kids from the Step Up For Students program. Supported in part by LEGOLAND Florida Resort and other businesses throughout the state, the nonprofit organization helps manage the income-based Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which provides parents tuition assistance for private schools or transportation resources for out-of-district public schools. We’re delighted to support its efforts to provide the best learning environment for children.
“The Step Up For Students Scholarship Program is helping to positively shape the future of our state’s children, but we couldn’t do this important work without donors like LEGOLAND Florida Resort,” said Doug Tuthill, the organization’s president. “We are grateful for their support and for the impact that LEGOLAND is making in our community.”
Earlier today, “LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: The Book of Creativity” officially opened to park guests, making its worldwide premiere here in Florida. A young brick fan by the name of Romeo was dubbed an honorary knight and given special knightly authority to lead a moment of celebration. With sword and shield in hand, he helped cut a ceremonial ribbon and welcomed guests to enjoy the brand-new film.