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From your car to your cove in minutes at LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat!

Only a few weeks remain before LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat welcomes it first guests to enjoy endless fun in the sun. Our all-new accommodations represent a whole new way to play — and stay — at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, with their own set of outdoor-themed amenities.

One of the most unique amenities is one we’re introducing today — drive-through check-in! When guests arrive, the speedy process will get you from your car to your cove in minutes. (By the way, “cove” is what we call the horseshoe-shaped groupings of colorful LEGO® bungalows on the site.)

Here’s a look at the process through the perspective of a kid:

Designed to look like larger-than-life LEGO sets, the 83 beach-themed bungalows offer 166 separate rooms that sleep up to five, including a cozy area just for kids, with a bunk bed, trundle bed and privacy curtain. They’re an ideal solution for larger families and groups traveling together, or for those seeking a whole new way to vacation at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

Each bungalow cove has its own outdoor play structure.

Along with picturesque lake views and a LEGO lighthouse featuring a real rotating beacon, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat highlights also include:

  • A giant swimming pool next to The Lighthouse, with an adjacent sandy area perfect for building sandcastles and the resort’s biggest outdoor play structure for kids.
  • Sandy’s Castle Restaurant, featuring a bountiful menu of entrees, sides and desserts designed to please the palates of kids and grownups alike.
    • A delicious breakfast buffet is included with each night’s stay; lunch and dinner are available without reservations.
  • Bricks Beach Bar, offering an eclectic menu of made-to-order food, drinks and creative cocktails served both poolside and indoors.
  • Palm Tree Traders, a large retail shop stocked with LEGO building sets and Minifigures, apparel, toys, swimwear, snacks and sundries.
  • A hands-on LEGO building activity where kids can contribute their own original creations to a giant sandcastle made out of thousands of LEGO bricks.
  • Free Wi-Fi accessible throughout the entire site, indoors and out.
  • Complimentary transportation to the theme park entrance, as well as complimentary parking in LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s main parking lot for guests who choose to drive.
  • Early access to the theme park, with exclusive use of some of the most popular attractions, including the all-new LEGO NINJAGO® World and LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat opens Friday, April 7, and offers the classic summer vacation experience all year long! Nightly room rates start at $135 (plus tax and resort fee) and vary by season, date and availability.

Each bungalow is designed to look like a larger-than-life LEGO® set!

Packages including theme park tickets also are available, and Awesomer and Awesomest Annual Pass Members receive a 10 percent discount year-round. Guests can book a stay online or by calling toll-free (877) 350-5346 daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Build the perfect vacation at LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat, opening April 7, 2017!

Mark your calendars, because summer vacation starts April 7, 2017, when LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat welcomes the first guests to discover endless fun in the sun at an all-new vacation resort!

Earlier today, LEGOLAND Florida Resort announced the official grand opening date for the eagerly awaited project, which will more than double on-site accommodations and give guests even more reasons to play — and stay — at the place #BuiltForKids.

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is a first-of-its-kind project unique to the LEGOLAND resorts in North America, a village-style resort with 83 beach-themed bungalows offering 166 separate rooms, each with whimsical LEGO® décor inside and out:

LEGOLAND Beach RetreatThe brightly colored bungalows are grouped into 13 “coves” named after popular LEGO Minifigures. Each includes an outdoor play area with fun and challenging elements, all within view of the bungalows’ shaded patios, where mom and dad can relax while kids play.

Located about a half-mile from the theme park entrance, the site also features a central swimming pool and sandy play area, a buffet restaurant, pool bar, a giant LEGO inspired lighthouse with a real rotating beacon and picturesque views of Lake Dexter.

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LEGOLAND Beach Retreat amenities include:

  • 166 spacious rooms that sleep up to five, including a cozy area designed just for kids with a bunk bed, trundle bed and privacy curtain.
  • Sandy’s Castle Restaurant (above right), located inside The Lighthouse and featuring a bountiful menu of entrees, sides and desserts designed to please the palates of kids and grownups alike.
    • A delicious breakfast is included with each night’s stay; lunch and dinner will be available without reservations.
  • Bricks Beach Bar, offering an eclectic menu of made-to-order food, drinks and creative cocktails served poolside and inside The Lighthouse.
  • Palm Tree Traders, a large retail shop stocked with LEGO building sets and Minifigures, apparel, toys, swimwear, snacks and sundries.
  • Complimentary parking in LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s main parking lot.
  • Early access to the theme park, with exclusive use of some of the most popular attractions, including LEGO NINJAGO® World when it opens Jan. 12.
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Reservations are available for stays from April 7 through Nov. 30, 2017. To book a stay at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, visit LEGOLAND.com/beachretreat or call (877) 350-5346 daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nightly room rates start at $135 (plus tax and resort fee) and vary by season, date and availability.

2016-11-30_legolandflorida_llbr_042Meanwhile, through the end of December guests can save 20 percent on an exclusive room-and-ticket package for LEGOLAND Beach Retreat stays from April 7 through Sept. 3, 2017. The package requires a minimum two-night stay and includes a two-day ticket to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park per person, with the second day free!

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Ready, set, save!

Today is Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year!

And instead of one awesome offer, this year LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is launching six separate deals simultaneously. And it’s happening NOW!

Visit www.LEGOLAND.com/florida/black-friday-2016 to save big through Monday, Nov. 28:

  • Buy a theme park ticket online for the low price of $71 (plus tax) to enjoy all the fun of our annual holiday party, Christmas Bricktacular, then come back for free to “become the ninja” when LEGO® NINJAGO® World opens Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017!
  • ap_awesomerkit_414x258Buy an Awesomer Annual Pass online (valued at $149 plus tax) for the Awesome Annual Pass price of $99 plus tax — a $50 savings! You get a full year of unlimited admission to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park, LEGOLAND Water Park, The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando, SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando, and Atlanta’s LEGOLAND Discovery Center — with no blockout dates — plus much more!
  • Current annual passholders can save 30 percent off a stay at LEGOLAND Hotel and/or LEGOLAND Beach Retreat (set to open in mid-2017). This unbeatable deal is valid for LEGOLAND Hotel stays from Jan. 1 through April 6, 2017, and for LEGOLAND Beach Retreat stays from June 1 through Sept. 3, 2017.

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And as if that wasn’t enough, through the whole month of December we’re offering non-passholders 20 percent off an exclusive room-and-ticket package for stays at LEGOLAND Hotel and/or LEGOLAND Beach Retreat:

  • Each package requires a minimum two-night stay and includes a two-day ticket to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park, with the second day free! (Admission to LEGOLAND Water Park is sold separately.) Both properties include a buffet breakfast each morning for all guests and exclusive early access to the theme park. The 20 percent discount is available for LEGOLAND Hotel packages from Jan. 2 through May 26, 2017, and for LEGOLAND Beach Retreat packages from June 1 through Sept. 3, 2017.

Full terms and conditions, including restrictions, are available online.

This Christmas, give the gift of fun at the place #BuiltForKids! You’ll be more popular than Santa!

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Lighthouse shines over new accommodations coming to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

The beacon of LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s second on-site accommodations has arrived. When LEGOLAND Beach Retreat opens in mid-2017, The Lighthouse will tower more than 45 feet over the first-of-its-kind vacation resort, a centrally located icon that will be home to a restaurant, pool bar and a giant sandcastle-themed LEGO® building area for kids.

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The Lighthouse is shining over LEGOLAND Beach Retreat and is where guests will find a restaurant, bar, retail shop and LEGO play area.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort recently celebrated a key construction milestone by illuminating the rotating, energy-efficient LED light inside the red-and-white striped tower for the first time on a recent evening.

Meanwhile, new details about LEGOLAND Beach Retreat have been revealed, including restaurant names and guest amenities. Sandy’s Castle Restaurant will feature a bountiful menu of creative cuisine designed to please the palates of kids and grownups alike. A delicious breakfast is included with each night’s stay at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat; lunch and dinner will be available without reservations.

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is located about a half-mile from the theme park entrance, on the shores of Lake Dexter.

At Brick’s Beach Bar, guests can choose from a menu of made-to-order food, drinks and creative cocktails served both poolside and indoors. Nearby, savvy shoppers will find the perfect souvenir at a large retail shop stocked with LEGO building sets, apparel, toys, swimwear, snacks and sundries.

Beyond The Lighthouse, construction continues on schedule for the site’s eagerly awaited debut next year. Concrete has been poured at what will be the largest themed resort pool on property, the highlight of an outdoor oasis that will include a large sandy play area. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of poolside activities that are expected to include sandcastle building, bean bag toss and much more.

shark_suit_guyUnlike the five-story LEGOLAND Hotel, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat features a village-style layout with 83 beach-themed bungalows offering 166 separate rooms, each with whimsical LEGO décor inside and out. The brightly colored bungalows are grouped into 13 sections, each named after a popular LEGO Minifigure, including Shark Suit Guy (at left), Ocean King and Sea Captain. Each centers around an outdoor play area with fun and challenging elements, all within view of the bungalows’ shaded patios, where parents can put their feet up, kick back and relax while kids play.

Conveniently located adjacent to the popular theme park, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat combines the fun of surf and sand with the creativity of LEGO building sets, and will offer picturesque views of Lake Dexter from nearly every sun-kissed corner.  All guests enjoy early access to the theme park, with exclusive use of some of the most popular attractions.

Reservations currently are available for stays from June 1 through Nov. 30, 2017. Room rates start at $135 and vary by season, date and availability.  Packages including theme park tickets are also available. Grand opening festivities and additional amenities will be announced at a later date.

To be among the first to receive the latest news about LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, sign up at www.LEGOLANDBeachRetreat.com.

 

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Bookings now open at LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat

Mark your calendars and get ready for some brick-tastic, beachy fun!  Bookings are now open for our second on-site accommodations, LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat. Reservations are available for stays beginning June 1, 2017 through Sept. 4, 2017.

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This first-of-its-kind property features 83 beach-themed bungalows designed to look like they were built with LEGO bricks.

Check out these new images, revealing even more of the awesome details that guests will discover as they experience this all-new way to stay and play at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.  LEGOLAND Beach Retreat combines the fun of surf and sand with the creativity of LEGO® building sets, and will offer picturesque lake views from nearly every sun-kissed corner.

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The LEGOLAND Beach Retreat clubhouse will be home to a giant LEGO sandcastle where kids can play, and a bar where parents are invited to relax.

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Guests will also find a colorful buffet area. Breakfast is included each morning of your stay!

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The clubhouse dining area will offer an inviting atmosphere where the whole family can enjoy a meal together.

At this outdoor wonderland, it’s summer all year long.  Here are just a few of the “totally tubular” amenities:

  • 83 beach-themed bungalows offering 166 separate rooms
  • Whimsical LEGO décor inside and out
  • Spacious rooms that sleep up to five, including a cozy area #BuiltForKids with a bunk bed and trundle bed
  • Shaded patios where parents can put their feet up, kick back and relax
  • Multiple outdoor play areas where kids can slide, jump and climb in view of bungalow patios
  • Large themed swimming pool with an expansive sandy play area
  • Centrally located clubhouse featuring a restaurant, bar and LEGO building area for kids
  • A bountiful breakfast buffet included with each night’s stay
  • Early access to the nearby theme park
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Beach-themed rooms offer two special resting places.  One designed just for kids and a fun area for parents too.

Reserve your slice of paradise now by visiting www.LEGOLAND.com/florida. Room rates start at $182 per night.  Packages including theme park tickets are also available.

Grand opening festivities and additional amenities will be announced at a later date. To be among the first to receive the latest news about LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, sign up at www.LEGOLANDBeachRetreat.com.

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COWABUNGALOW! Enjoy a sneak peek inside LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat, opening in mid-2017

LEGOLAND Beach RetreatWhen it opens next year, LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat will offer a great new way for families and friends to stay and play at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. The all-new accommodations combine the fun of surf and sand with the creativity of LEGO® building sets while offering beautiful views of Lake Dexter from nearly every sun-kissed corner.

Today, with construction moving right along, we’re giving a sneak peek at the awesome LEGO décor that awaits guests in each of the 83 beach-themed bungalows, which offer 166 separate accommodations that sleep up to five. There’s even a cozy area designed just for kids. Check it out in the latest episode of LEGOLAND Florida Resort TV:

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The village-style resort was announced in March, less than a year after the May 2015 debut of the popular LEGOLAND Hotel, a five-story tower with 152 LEGO themed rooms and suites. With the opening of LEGOLAND Beach Retreat next year, we’ll be the first LEGOLAND resort in North America to offer two highly immersive resorts with LEGO theming inside and out.

2016.08.12_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_LBR_034Designed with the same mix of imagination and kid-centric detail that made the LEGOLAND Hotel an immediate hit, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat invites guests to relax in an oasis of endless outdoor fun. Kids can slide, swing, jump and climb at one of many outdoor play areas, and each candy-colored bungalow will include a shaded patio where parents can put their feet up, kick back and relax.

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LEGOLAND Beach RetreatA short stroll away, a themed swimming pool will offer hours of fun in the sun alongside a giant sandy play area. A central clubhouse topped by a LEGO lighthouse will feature a buffet restaurant, pool bar and a beach-themed space where kids can build with LEGO bricks and proudly display their creations.

Plus, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat guests will enjoy a breakfast buffet every morning of their stay and early access to the theme park. More amenities and room rates will be announced soon, along with a new check-in service that will make vacationing at LEGOLAND Florida Resort as carefree as a day at the beach.

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Happy birthday, LEGOLAND® Hotel! You’re a Family Vacation Critic Favorite!

Congratulations, LEGOLAND® Hotel! It’s your birthday today and you don’t look a day over 1!

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LEGOLAND Hotel opened to guests May 15, 2015.

Can you believe our awesome, kid-tastic hotel opened one year ago? Thousands and thousands of happy guests later, our Model Citizens will be celebrating the major milestone with a lobby party today.

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Each of the hotel’s 152 rooms features one of four elaborate LEGO® themes.

And guess what? We’re a winner!

In its first year of operation, LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort was named one of the country’s top family hotels by Family Vacation Critic — a distinction given to only the top 11 percent of the thousands of hotels profiled on the website during its third annual awards cycle. Plus, it received a whopping 100 percent “families recommend” rating from its sister site, TripAdvisor!

In Florida, ours was named a Top 5 family hotel, with FVC editors citing the kid-friendly distance to the theme park entrance, “elaborate play spaces” and the exclusive opportunity to attend free workshops led by our LEGO® Master Model Builders.

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LEGOLAND Hotel guests can sign up for free, hands-on workshops led by LEGO Master Model Builders that take place in a special space right off the lobby.

In order to be named a FVC Favorite, each hotel “must have been personally vetted and visited by a member of Family Vacation Critic’s team of hotel experts, and receive either a four- or five-star editorial rating.” Plus, the hotel “must have been recommended by 75 percent or more families who have reviewed the property, with a four- or five-star review rating.”

So thank you, Family Vacation Critic, and thank you, each and every one of the thousands of guests who’ve stayed with us in the past year and rated us so highly.

Meanwhile, just a short distance away, construction crews are working under the direction of our parent company’s creative division, Merlin Magic Making, to build LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, an all-new, village-style resort great for larger families and groups who want to vacation together.

LEGOLANDBeachRetreat_postcardLEGOLAND Beach RetreatThe surf-and-sand themed site will open in mid-2017, but here’s an exclusive peek at the prep work taking place adjacent to beautiful Lake Dexter:

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Construction is under way on LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, which will more than double the amount of on-site accommodations when it opens in mid-2017.

When complete, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat will feature 83 individual duplex units offering 166 separate accommodations in horseshoe-shaped groupings. Guests will discover awesome LEGO theming, a cool pool, a sandy beach area and a LEGO lighthouse-topped clubhouse featuring a buffet restaurant. And there’s much more to be revealed in the months ahead, so check back on our blog for more details.

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LEGOLAND Beach Retreat will feature a colorful pool area and a sandy beach.

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Building the future, brick by brick

Building the future, brick by brickEarlier this week, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort unveiled plans for the largest expansion period in its history, an exciting lineup of projects that will offer great new reasons to visit over the next several years. Here’s a look at what’s new — and what’s next:

Want to see how the news was announced? Watch the creative ceremony held at the theme park’s entrance arch for media and VIPs, which streamed live to thousands of fans on our Facebook page:

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Multiple projects launch largest expansion in LEGOLAND® Florida Resort history

Earlier today, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort revealed exclusive details about an unprecedented slate of projects that will deliver additional on-site accommodations, an immersive new theme park land with a cutting-edge, interactive attraction, the first-ever expansion of our water park, a new, action-packed “4D” theatrical attraction and an all-new summertime event filled with fireworks and special entertainment, giving guests even more reasons to play — and stay — at the place #BuiltForKids:

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat – opening mid-2017

LEGOLANDBeachRetreat_postcardThis whimsically themed vacation resort combines the fun of surf, sand and sun with the creativity of LEGO® on a picturesque site next to Lake Dexter, adjacent to the theme park. Distinguished by a colorful LEGO lighthouse, the village-style, lakefront resort will feature 83 single-story duplex units, offering 166 separate accommodations that sleep up to five.

Designed with the same combination of imagination and kid-centric detail that made the 10-month-old LEGOLAND Hotel an immediate hit, the all-new LEGOLAND Beach Retreat offers a great way for larger families and friends to vacation together. Amenities will include a themed pool, a sandy play area, a buffet-style restaurant and more.

LEGO NINJAGO® World – opening early 2017

NINJAGOTheRide_postcardInspired by the popular series of LEGO building sets and the long-running TV show “LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu,” this all-new, fully immersive theme park land invites guests to step into a magical, martial arts kingdom where they’ll experience a first-of-its-kind attraction that blends eye-popping, 3D computer animation, “4D” atmospheric effects and groundbreaking technology by Montreal-based Triotech.

On LEGO NINJAGO The Ride, up to four guests per vehicle blast animated fireballs, lightning, shockwaves and ice using nothing more than their hands as they travel through dojos mastering their skills before teaming up to defeat a powerful villain. Riders collect points and scores are displayed when each quest is complete. The thrilling attraction is the epicenter of a new area featuring multiple hands-on, interactive experiences that will hone kids’ physical skills like NINJAGO heroes Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane and Nya, before their ultimate test on LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.

Creative Cove featuring Build-A-Boat – now open

A fun expansion area at LEGOLAND Water Park adds a brand-new attraction, Build-A-Boat, where kids can create and race LEGO watercraft through fast-flowing rivers alongside cheering crowds in a setting inspired by the popular LEGO City Coast Guard sets.  Nearby, the existing Imagination Station lets little ones build and play with colorful DUPLO® bricks in a water-filled activity center. Additional dining offerings, increased seating capacity and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire water park round out the all-new offerings for 2016.

“LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS™ 4D: The Book of Creativity” – opening May 26, 2016

NEXO_KNIGHTS_logoSet in the futuristic Kingdom of Knighton, this all-new theatrical attraction pits five young knights against the evil Jestro and his sidekick, the Book of Monsters, in a battle for control of a rare book of magic that gives its owner tremendous power. Based on the new LEGO series of building sets and the just-launched TV show, the 12½-minute, immersive experience combines 3D computer animation with “4D,” real-world effects that bring the high-tech action bursting off the screen and into the audience.

Elsewhere in the theme park, kids will discover six exclusive shields that unlock unique NEXO Powers within the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: Merlok 2.0 mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

LEGOLAND Night Lights – Summer 2016

The resort will debut its latest all-new event in June, a celebration of summertime fun featuring extended park hours, meet-and-greet opportunities with favorite LEGO characters, exclusive opportunities to build alongside LEGO Master Model Builders and a spectacular, brick-tacular NINJAGO fireworks display that will light the night above Lake Eloise with brilliant colors and triumphant music. Held exclusively at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, the party is included with park admission and will take place every Saturday and Sunday from June 18 to July 31.

The exciting new projects represent the largest period of growth in the nearly 4½-year history of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, a rapid trajectory of expansions that has included 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 botanical wonderland, which recently celebrated its 80th anniversary.

To keep up with all the brick-tastic news happening here, sign up for our free email newsletter and check our blog for regular updates!

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