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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort donating 20,000 tickets to benefit Florida kids impacted by Hurricane Irma

To lift the spirits of Florida children in the wake of Hurricane Irma, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is donating 18,000 theme park tickets to the UNICEF Kid Power Schools program and 2,000 tickets to Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs.

Made in conjunction with Merlin’s Magic Wand, the global charity of our parent company, Merlin Entertainments, the total donation is valued at more than $1.8 million. It represents the largest ticket giveaway in our nearly six-year history and is intended to brighten the lives of the storm-battered state’s youngest residents.

“As a resort built for kids, we felt compelled to do something special for Florida’s children after Hurricane Irma, which left so many households facing months of recovery,” said Rex Jackson, general manager of LEGOLAND Florida Resort. “While we can’t turn the power back on for those families, we can put smiles on their faces.”

The resort will donate 18,000 tickets to the UNICEF Kid Power Schools Program, a teacher-led experience that incorporates lessons and activities with the world’s first Wearable-for-Good®. In the spring of 2017, more than 200 educators participated in Kid Power’s lifesaving journey. More than 80 percent of students reached with the UNICEF Kid Power program in Florida are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Participating teachers will distribute two tickets per student, which is intended to allow each child to visit the Winter Haven, Fla., theme park with a parent or guardian.

“From UNICEF’s 70 years of work in emergencies and in schools around the world, we know the importance of ‘play’ and free time in helping kids heal from stressful situations, such as a natural disaster,” said Jeanette Duffy, UNICEF Kid Power program director. “This is a fantastic chance for these Florida students to just be kids!”

In Polk County, which LEGOLAND Florida Resort has called home since opening in October 2011, Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs will receive 2,000 tickets for distribution to the children it serves through sites in Winter Haven, Haines City and Lake Wales.

Since 1954, the organization has worked to better the lives of children throughout the county’s eastern communities, with programs focused on character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports and fitness, and technology skills.

“This will be such a tremendous treat for our kids,” said Kerry Wilson, the organization’s president and board chair. “Kids who seldom have the opportunity to go to a wonderful place like LEGOLAND.”

Curtis Reddick, chief professional officer for Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs, said the donation “gives our kids and their parents time to spend a fun-filled day together.”

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Did you know? Certified educators can receive a free Florida Teacher Pass!

School’s out, so if you’re a certified teacher in Florida, why not enjoy all the fun of our free Florida Teacher Pass, which offers a year of unlimited admission to…

  1. LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park, including the all-new LEGO® NINJAGO® World!
  2. LEGOLAND Water Park
  3. The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
  4. Madame Tussauds Orlando
  5. SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando

The Florida Teacher Pass is available to educators currently certified by the Florida Department of Education who teach grades pre-K through 12. Eligibility requires presenting photo ID, your most recent paystub (no more than 30 days old) and valid FDOE professional or temporary certificate at the LEGOLAND ticket windows.

Visit our website for complete eligibility details, and answers to frequently asked questions.

 

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A royal deal has arrived at participating Burger King locations – kids go free to LEGOLAND!

Planning a spring break vacation to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort? Now through April 24, select Burger King® locations in Florida are offering a deal fit for a king or queen!

Stop into any participating Burger King restaurant and receive a Kids Go Free coupon with the purchase of a medium or large fountain drink, while supplies last!

The coupon is good for a free, single-day child ticket with the purchase of a full-price, single-day adult ticket. Guests can receive a maximum of three free children’s tickets with the purchase of three adult tickets per coupon.  The child’s ticket must be the same type as the adult ticket purchased, and can include a theme-park-only ticket or a combo ticket that includes same-day admission to LEGOLAND Water Park.

Nearly 500 restaurants throughout Florida are taking part in the promotion, which offers savings of $86! Regions include Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Naples, West Palm Beach, Gainesville, Ocala and Jacksonville.

The coupon will be offered at participating Burger King restaurants through April 24 and is good for LEGOLAND visits through July 31, 2017.

Here’s the fine print:

  • This offer cannot be applied to pre-purchased, discounted tickets or combined with any other offers.
  • No photocopies or facsimiles accepted.
  • Not for resale.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.
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Florida kids go FREE this summer with exclusive LEGOLAND® Florida offer

2012.02.07_LEGOLAND_ADSHOOT_130This summer, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is inviting kids throughout the state to visit for FREE! That’s right — the awesome vacation destination #BuiltForKids has rolled out an exclusive, limited-time offer just for kids. Florida residents who buy a full-price, single-day adult ticket to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park get a kid’s ticket absolutely free.

Offer details:

  • This offer is available online only at https://www.legoland.com/kidsgofreefl now through Sunday, July 31, 2016.
  • Tickets are valid for visits through Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.
  • A maximum of three (3) free kids’ tickets can be redeemed per transaction.
  • Florida residency is required and will be verified with the credit card billing ZIP code.

2016.03.11_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_BUILDABOAT_001Come see all the brick-tacular fun at the place where #AwesomeAwaits! We’ve debuted two brand-new 4D movies, a fun new water park attraction, new models in MINILAND USA and lots of hands-on LEGO building activities inside the newly re-imagined Imagination Zone. Plus, our exclusive LEGOLAND Night Lights event continues every weekend through July — no extra ticket required!

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Florida residents: Save yer gold coins!

Florida Residents can sail into savings and keep more bricks in the bank when they stay at LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.    Residents can save 35 percent on select mid-week dates before December 17, but shhhh….don’t tell Captain Brickbeard!

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If you are looking  for the perfect Fall staycation, this offer puts you just steps away from the only Theme Park that is built for kids! The experience begins when you choose from one of our four fantastic rooms, including Kingdom, Adventure, Pirate and LEGO®Friends. Awesomeness awaits at the Hotel.  Here are a few things your kids will have on their must do list:

  • Meet a Master Model Builder while learning tips and tricks at a special workshop
  • Build until you drop in the LEGO pit
  • Find the code and unlock the treasure chest in your room
  • Greet the LEGO Ogre as you enter the castle play area
  • Swashbuckle with Brickbeard
  • Grab a bite to eat at the “kid-sized” buffet at Bricks Family Restaurant
  • Swim amongst the giant floating LEGO bricks in the LEGOLAND Hotel pool
  • Boogie on the disco elevator
  • Snuggle-up in your own special kid’s area of your room
  • Beat the crowd for “Bonus Brick Time” and head straight to your favorite rides

Pirate_Room-039-2All this excitement before you even begin to conquer more than 50 rides, shows and attractions that are waiting for you inside the park where kids take the lead.

Arrrrgh you ready for the adventure?  For more details or to book now visit florida.LEGOLAND.com

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How to create your very own LEGOLAND-themed bedroom!

Does your brick fan want to take their LEGOLAND adventures home with them? We have compiled some great ideas and tips for creating a land of LEGO bedroom!

LEGOLAND’s favorite colors:

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Red

LEGOLAND has 11 different retail shops where brick fans can buy countless products. We sell many LEGO products at LEGOLAND such as clocks, night lights, toy storage bins and more!

See what our LEGOLAND experts did for the wish granting organization, the Sunshine Foundation.

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LEGOLAND-themed bedroom at the Sunshine Foundation’s Dream Village Cottage

LEGOLAND-themed bedroom at the Sunshine Foundation’s Dream Village Cottage

What makes these rooms unique are the LEGO bricks on the wall. We asked our LEGOLAND experts how they made the knob configurations for the Sunshine Foundation and the secret is, that it was easy! First they cut same-sized round circles out of plywood. Then they painted them the same color as the wall. Lastly, they attached the knobs evenly spaced on the wall with glue– that’s all there is to it!

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Want your child to contribute to the brick-tastic room? Create a wall mural with a building plate and have your child create a mural out of LEGO bricks to put on the wall once finished. Build your favorite LEGOLAND ride or character; the best part is, you can always change the brick art!

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LEGOLAND Florida Wall Murals

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For more information about the Sunshine Foundation, please visit http://www.sunshinefoundation.org/about.html.

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July 4 – 6, 2014 – Come and join us for Red, Brick & Boom at LEGOLAND® Florida!

LEGOLAND® Florida will celebrate the 4th of July with a big bang for the Independence Day event – Red, Brick & Boom from July 4-6. 2012.02.07_LEGOLAND_ADSHOOT_246_small

To get in the mood you should definitely join the “Super Brick” American Flag Build, built out of hundreds of LEGO® bricks on July 4, while listening to some patriotic anthems! You don’t want to miss the Scavenger Hunt and see what’s hidden in MINILAND to win a LEGO Prize pack and much more! You can pick-up and return your entry form at the LEGO Studio Store in FUN TOWN. Be certain to watch out for a Competition Build in the IMAGINATION ZONE from 10:00am – 6:00pm, where guests can build the best patriotic-themed LEGO model on July 4. On July 5 and 6 the Building Competition will continue with a special LEGO Movie theme!

To top it off LEGOLAND Florida will have extended hours during these three nights! Don’t miss the “AWESOME” Fireworks Show inspired by The LEGO Movie in Pirates Cove at 9:00pm, including such hits as “Everything is Awesome!” Grab your special 3D glasses in Pirates Cove starting at 8:00pm and just enjoy the moment. With those special glasses you can see ordinary fireworks turning into millions of exploding LEGO bricks. This is definitely sure to dazzle and delight! Red, Brick and Boom is included with park admission.

Are you looking for something even more special? Then join the VIP Experience on the Pirates Cove Lawn, which includes an exclusive Meet&Greet with Emmet. VIP Experience also includes front row seating for the fireworks!

Check out LEGOLAND.com for more information.

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The Best Ways to Beat the Summer Heat at LEGOLAND Florida!

The Florida summer heat is just around the corner and the best way to enjoy time outdoors is to be prepared! We want to help you make the most out of your visit to LEGOLAND Florida with some tips on how to beat the summer heat here in the park.

  1. Stand under one of our Cool Zones!

Various Cool Zones are located throughout the park for your cooling pleasure with overhead misting fans to give you the refresh you need on a hot day.

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  1. Head over to World of Chima

Unleash the power and battle with water cannons to defend the mystical energy source, CHI. Meet Laval and Cragger, splash and play in Cragger’s Swamp!BTHBlog1

  1. Spend some time in DUPLO Valley

DUPLO Valley, our newest addition, has a few different ways to help you beat the heat. The Splash and Play area is a perfect place for kids to run through the water and have fun while cooling down. DUPLO Barn is an indoor playground, complete with air conditioning.

  1. Enjoy an indoor show or ride

The Imagination Zone, our 4D Theater, Pharaohs’ Revenge, Lost Kingdom Adventure, Fresh From Florida Greenhouse…just to name a few!

  1. Take a break and go shopping or enjoy a snack indoors

Most of our dining spaces have shaded or indoor seating. Refuel with some tasty snacks, cold beverages and enjoy the indoors or shop for some of your favorite LEGO products.

  1. Walk through Cypress Gardens

LEGOLAND Florida is proud to be part of history and preserving Cypress Gardens. Not only can you enjoy some awesome shade but you can also stroll through the beautiful gardens the area has been home to since 1936.

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7.  Explore the LEGOLAND Water Park

Our Water Park is fun for all ages with tons of cool down options to enjoy! From racing down our water slides to floating in our Build-a-Raft River, you will have plenty to keep you busy OR relax on a lazy summer day.

Now that you are prepared with all our “cool” tips…BRING ON THE SUMMER!

 

 

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LEGOLAND Florida opens DUPLO Valley!

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It’s a very exciting time for us here at LEGOLAND Florida! We have expanded the park with a new addition, DUPLO Valley.  Now our 2-5 year old guests will have even more to do on their visit with us.

New attractions at DUPLO Valley include a train, a mini tractor ride, and a water play area. The central feature is the DUPLO Train where toddlers can board a train on their own or with their parents to explore countryside-themed scenery passing through farms, fishing holes and campgrounds. Just across the way, toddlers can jump on a tractor just their size and help the farmers plow the cornfields and hunt for missing farm animals.photo

For those looking to cool off, the new splash and play area will be refreshingly fun with intermittent water spouts and interactive water elements set among larger than life farm animals with a soft deck for safety.  The DUPLO Snack Bar will have caramel popcorn, regular popcorn, water and soda available for purchase.

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The Baby Care Center, presented by Winter Haven Hospital, provides a nursing and changing area, a cell phone charging station, bottle warming and more! Located inside the Duplo Farm.

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Guests can also purchase the new ‘Preschool Pass’, including weekday (Monday-Friday) admission to LEGOLAND Florida and standard parking for both one child under five and one adult for a full year at $90, plus tax. Assigned to the child, the pass allows an adult parent or guardian to attend the park with the toddler. The pass is transferrable to multiple adults in the family, allowing, for example, a mother to visit one day, and a grandparent the next, making it ideal for families to bring their little ones to LEGOLAND Florida during the week.

Below are the height restrictions for each ride in DUPLO Valley:

  • DUPLO Splash & Play: No height requirement
  • DUPLO Farm: No height requirement
  • DUPLO Train: Guests under 34” must ride with a responsible person 48” or taller, guests 34” and above may ride the DUPLO Train unaccompanied
  • DUPLO Tractor: Guests 36”-48” can ride with a responsible person 48” or taller, guests 48” and above can ride the DUPLO Tractor unaccompanied

 

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