Unlock it by searching for clues inside the room:
A while back, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort partnered with the HLN cable network’s popular talk show, “Morning Express with Robin Meade,” to sponsor a Grand Prize vacation for the family of a child who created the most impressive LEGO monster model. The #BrickOrTreatContest drew entries from all over the country, and in the end, we decided to give the Grand Prize to all three kid finalists.
One, 10-year-old Sage Stuchell of Petoskey, Mich., arrives with his family this week. Here’s what he had to say before leaving home, where today’s high temperature is a frosty 30 degrees:
I feel very excited to be going to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. I’ve always loved building with LEGO® and wanted to go to LEGOLAND ever since I heard about it in the LEGO Club Magazine. I look forward to meeting Emmet and all the other characters that can be found in LEGOLAND. I can’t wait to meet a LEGO Master Model Builder in the hotel workshop. One question I will have to ask is, What is the best way to create a LEGO model from an idea?
The Dragon is one of the first rides I would like to ride — it sounds super fun. I think “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” is going to be awesome. LEGO is the coolest toy.
Check back on our blog for a recap of Sage’s whirlwind visit, including his trip down the red carpet for tomorrow’s invitation-only world premiere of “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” and a private tour of the model shop located inside our brand-new LEGOLAND Hotel.
The LEGOLAND® Florida Resort team tasted victory Oct. 16 by capturing the coveted People’s Choice Award during the first-ever Culinary Cook-Off as part of the 15th annual Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival.
Held at the historic Magnolia Building in downtown Lakeland, Fla., the cooking competition partnered several LEGOLAND Florida Resort chefs with three students from Lake Region High School in Eagle Lake, Fla., all to raise money for Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, Polk District.
According to James Boheim, executive chef at LEGOLAND Hotel and a JA board member, the community event was a great success.
“It was wonderful to watch these students take so much pride in their dishes,” he said. “I look forward to supporting the growth of these talented young leaders at more events in the future.”
Three Lake Region High School students from Eagle Lake, Fla., are teaming up with three LEGOLAND® Florida Resort chefs this week to prepare an appetizer, entrée and dessert that will compete in a fundraiser for Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, Polk District.
On Friday, Oct. 16, their creative cuisine will be featured at the 15th annual Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival in Lakeland, Fla., during the first Culinary Cook-Off, a competition between local chefs that JA plans to make an annual event.
The nonprofit organization relies on volunteers to share their personal experiences and bring classroom curriculum to life. James Boheim, executive chef at LEGOLAND Hotel, recently was named a JA board member and says he looks forward to sharing his knowledge with students.
“At LEGOLAND Florida Resort, we’ve created a world where imagination and creativity thrive,” he said. “Opportunities like this help us to bring those values into the community where we live.”
The Culinary Cook-Off will take place Oct. 16 from 6-9 p.m. at the historic Magnolia Building in downtown Lakeland. Advance tickets are $30 each and include tastings of all three competition categories (appetizer, entrée and dessert), plus two drink vouchers.
When guests visit our brand-new LEGOLAND Hotel, not only do they immerse themselves in the colorful world of LEGO®, they also enjoy creative food and beverages made with many fresh, organic ingredients sourced locally.
Some are really local. As in right out of the hotel’s backyard.
“You’ve heard of farm to table?” he said. “This is yard to table.”
At LEGOLAND Hotel, Chef James and his culinary team have partnered with local farmers, horticulturalists and landscapers to design a garden that not only looks good, but tastes good too.
“It’s beautiful for landscaping but you can also eat it and prepare items with it,” he said.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, Chef James will represent LEGOLAND Florida Resort during an exclusive presentation at The Landscape Show, a private event recognized as one of the country’s top nursery and landscape trade shows.
Drawing on the creativity of his team, he’ll demonstrate how “edible landscaping” grown in the hotel garden can beautify the property while diversifying its menus.
“We’re trying to say, ‘OK, you have this product in your yard — what do you do with it?’ ” he explained. “You can make vinegars, you can make sauces, you can do all kinds of things. Jams, jellies. More than just a salad.”
Just as LEGOLAND Florida theme park allows kids to unleash their creativity, Chef James makes it his mission to represent their imaginations in his kitchen.
“For us, it’s all about the kids,” he said. “That’s what we’re here for. If they like it, they’ll eat it.”
Before we begin, a joke be in order.
What’s a pirate’s favorite food? Give up?
Ahoy, me hardies! Seein’ as September 19 be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, ye be invited to partake in all the swashbucklin’ fun at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort—if’n ye can talk like a pirate!
Where ye be spendin’ the night?
Give a go’ the Pirate rooms at LEGOLAND Hotel! With a real treasure hunt in ev’ry room, pirate-themed bedding, wallpaper, carpet and décor make this the perfect vessel for li’l pirates to lay thar heads.
Th’ ruckus don’t stop thar!
Stop by Pirates’ Cove in LEGOLAND Florida theme park to spy with ye own eyes what Captain Brickbeard has up he sleeve. His famous ship, Brickbeard’s Bounty, is now safely moored in the cove. ‘Tis yer duty to keep ‘er safe! Help defeat Brickbeard and his band o’ pirates in th’ daily water ski show at Pirates Cove Stadium.
Speakin’ o’ Brickbeard and his scurvy crew o’ scalawags, they be showin’ YOU how to talk like a pirate below:
Fer more information ‘bout all the fun that awaits ye at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, visit florida.LEGOLAND.com.
Hotels around the world spend a week each September saluting the hard-working housekeepers who keep their properties neat and clean. At the brand-new LEGOLAND Hotel, we’re celebrating International Housekeeping Week by honoring the wonderful Model Citizens that make each of our 152 themed rooms look beautiful 365 days a year.
Thank you to the awesome housekeepers who work hard every day to give guests an amazing stay! Special thanks to Housekeeping Manager Maria Davila, who arranged a brick-tastic week of activities to pay tribute to our dedicated team.
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!
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
Arrrrgh you ready for the adventure? For more details or to book now visit florida.LEGOLAND.com
LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is officially opening May 15, 2015! The announcement came from General Manager of LEGOLAND Hotel, Kevin Carr, during a press event at the Hotel site, located just steps away from the theme park entrance. Guests are now able to book their stays on our website!
“LEGOLAND Hotel offers a unique experience unlike any other in Florida,” said Carr. “Imagine how excited children will be to wake up in a giant toy box full of LEGO bricks and to be the first to enter the theme park each day.” Jones also announced a Master Model Builder Workshop being offered exclusively to Hotel guests. “LEGOLAND Hotel is an extension of the theme park experience and the stars of our Park are our Master Model Builders,” said Jones. “We’re moving the Model Shop into our Hotel and guests will be able to learn and build with our Model Builders daily in the Master Model Builder Workshop.”
LEGOLAND Florida Resort General Manager Adrian Jones also announced Heartlake City, the newest land based on the popular LEGO® Friends line of toys, is opening summer of 2015.
Where LEGO Friends come to life! Heartlake City will include a new horse-themed disc coaster, Mia’s Riding Adventure, along with an interactive live show; ‘Friends to the Rescue’ and new shops in Heartlake Mall!
With constant expansion, the new LEGOLAND Hotel opening on May 15 and the Water Park re-opening on March 21, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is truly a multi-day destination.To book a room in the LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort please visit our website.
Happy New Year from the LEGOLAND Florida Resort team! This year has been an exciting one with the opening of DUPLO® Valley and the announcement of our brand new Hotel! To every guest who visited our Park and Water Park, thank you! As we look into 2015, we have even more exciting things to come! Be sure to stay up to date with all the latest news by signing up for our newsletters and engaging with us on social media!
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you in the Park throughout 2015!