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Built for all kids, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort partners with Autism Speaks

We’re excited to announce that we’re expanding efforts to accommodate guests with special needs by partnering with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, to make our kid-centric theme park a more welcoming place for guests with autism.

Light It Up Blue

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort lit its whimsical entrance arch with blue spotlights in honor of World Autism Awareness Day, part of the Autism Speaks “Light It Up Blue” campaign.

Working closely with Autism Speaks, we recently installed large panels of hands-on, sensory-stimulating activities in a quiet space inside the theme park, the first of several planned projects designed to make LEGOLAND® Florida Resort a more autism-friendly destination for children and families.

In consultation with Autism Speaks, LEGOLAND Florida Resort recently installed large panels of hands-on, sensory-stimulating activities in a quiet space inside the theme park, the first of several planned projects designed to make the multi-day vacation resort a more autism-friendly destination for children and families.

In consultation with Autism Speaks, LEGOLAND Florida Resort recently installed several hands-on, sensory-stimulating activities in a quiet space inside the theme park.

IMG_0675Under the partnership, Autism Speaks staff members and volunteers will consult on the development and installation of “quiet rooms” and other resort facilities designed to meet the needs of guests with autism. The organization also will help LEGOLAND Florida Resort create online “social stories” that will provide illustrated walkthroughs of our attractions, shows and other guest amenities, and will consult on other autism-friendly initiatives such as a park map designed for guests with special needs and possible revisions to our existing Guests with Disabilities Guide.

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, observed on April 2, we’re participating in the Autism Speaks “Light It Up Blue” campaign by shining blue spotlights on our whimsical LEGOLAND Florida entrance arch. Each year, iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the globe unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism.

On Saturday, April 23, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will sponsor the Kids Zone area during the Autism Speaks Walk at Tropicana Field in Tampa, Fla., and on Saturday, Nov. 12, during the Autism Speaks Walk at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

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Ahoy! LEGOLAND® Water Park expanding with nautical new attraction and great guest amenities

Build-A-Boat

Seen here (and below) at LEGOLAND California Resort, the new Build-A-Boat attraction coming to LEGOLAND Water Park at LEGOLAND Florida Resort is a hands-on activity center where kids can build and race LEGO watercraft in a setting inspired by the popular LEGO City Coast Guard building sets.

When it opens for the 2016 season on Saturday, March 12, LEGOLAND Water Park will debut its first expansion since opening in May 2012!

Currently under construction between LEGO® Wave Pool and Build-A-Raft River is Creative Cove, a fun new area featuring several great amenities and an all-new attraction built just for kids.

Build-A-Boat is a hands-on activity center where kids can build and race LEGO watercraft in a setting inspired by the popular LEGO City Coast Guard building sets. Nearby is the existing Imagination Station, a toddler-friendly attraction where little ones can build bridges, dams and other creations out of colorful DUPLO® bricks.

Boat But that’s not all!

We’re also adding additional dining options, increased seating capacity and to the delight of our faithful selfie snappers, Facebook status updaters and eager Instagrammers, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire water park!

LegolandSnaps_0372 LegolandSnaps_0383Next month we’ll be giving away one-day tickets to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park in a fun, Spring Break-themed contest on Instagram. Check our blog soon for full details about how you can win with #BuiltToSwim.

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