Celebrities including the cast of the Netflix Original Series “Fuller House” and social media superstars EvanTubeHD traveled to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort to enjoy the spectacular grand opening festivities for LEGO® NINJAGO® World, which includes a groundbreaking new attraction where you “become the ninja” — LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.
Take a look at the fun through the camera of the always entertaining Eh Bee Family:
Meanwhile, if you weren’t able to watch the grand opening ceremony live, you can see it again on our Facebook page:
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!
- Buy 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.
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!
At the theme park #BuiltForKids, the U.S. men and women who work tirelessly to keep us safe are invited to spend the day on us with complimentary, single-day admission during the entire month of September!
Get the whole family together because first responders can also purchase up to four same-day tickets at 50 percent off! If you’re looking for even more brick-tastic fun, upgrade tickets to LEGOLAND® Water Park for just $20 each.
To receive complimentary and discounted tickets, eligible personnel must present his or her employee ID or professional organization membership card at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort ticket windows on the day of their visit.
Don’t want to just spend the day? Stay the night and receive a 10 percent discount at LEGOLAND Hotel, the colorful, 152-room tower right next to the theme park! The hotel discount is available online only, so make your reservation today at www.LEGOLAND.com/hero2016. Proof of eligibility is required at check-in; otherwise, the prevailing room rate will be charged.
Eligible U.S. personnel include:
- Fire and rescue first responders
- Emergency medical services employees (EMT/EMS)
- Municipal and county police and sheriff’s officers
- Highway patrol officers
- Corrections officers
- State and federal law enforcement officers
- Fish and wildlife field officers
- U.S. Forest Service rangers
- National Park Service personnel
- Homeland Security agents
- Environmental Protection law enforcement officers
For more information, including days and hours of operation, visit www.LEGOLAND.com/Florida. Remember that the theme park and water park will be closed on select dates in September.
At LEGOLAND® Hotel, kids will have a blast discovering surprises around every corner!
What’s your favorite thing at the 5-Gazillion-Star Hotel? Leave a reply and tell us!
Meet Tommy Parker, Kid CEO, LEGOLAND Hotel:
Who is he? Oh, just the 7¾-year-old whiz behind such awesome amenities as our four LEGO® guest room themes, the breakfast buffet included with every stay, exclusive workshops led by our LEGO Master Model Builders and of course, the world-famous disco elevators.
“How’d I get so lucky?” Tommy pondered. “Hard work and juice boxes — that’s how.”
During its first year, Tommy was busy making sure the LEGOLAND Florida Resort hotel was running smoothly. Now he’s ready to share a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the inner workings of his pride and joy.
In a just-launched TV commercial, Tommy steps out of the boardroom and in front of the camera for the very first time, giving viewers a tour of the 152-room hotel while dispensing nuggets of kid wisdom that show the kind of visionary leader he is.
“Mac and cheese is for closers,” he says.
Congratulations, LEGOLAND® Hotel! It’s your birthday today and you don’t look a day over 1!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week, the Allen family from Michigan enjoyed their Grand Prize from the #BrickOrTreatContest we sponsored with HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade” cable news show several months ago. Making their second visit to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, dad Mike, mom Melissa, 12-year-old Cameron and 11-year-old Faith got to enjoy all the new fun added since their last trip, including the all-new LEGOLAND Hotel.
Here’s what Cameron had to say about it:
Our whole family had a blast at LEGOLAND Florida Resort! From the moment we stepped off the plane and saw a chauffeur with our name on an iPad, we had a lot of fun. The hotel was awesome!! The rooms were so detailed and cool! We were in a Kingdoms room, and there was a bag of LEGO® items just waiting on the bed for us! We also got to open a treasure chest in the room with more LEGO surprises!
We were able to meet with the Master Model Builders and WOW, that was so cool to see how things are put together for the park and how they store all of the LEGO pieces.
There was a LEGO building contest the first night there (which I actually ended up winning) and we met some new friends from Flushing, Mich., and hung out with them all night and then went to the water park with them the next day. The first slides Fischer, Holden, Faith and I went on were the Splash Out and they were a blast!
“The LEGO Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” was also really cool — there was a lot of water being sprayed at us! All of the coasters were awesome! My favorite ride in the park was Project X — it was so much fun! I really enjoyed going into the LEGO stores and trading minifigs with all of the Model Citizens. We had an amazing time and cannot wait until we go back again.
Calling all LEGO® fans! LEGO KidsFest is an awesome way to connect with fellow brick enthusiasts through immersive LEGO activities like experiencing the LEGO Master Builder Lab, build and rebuild race cars at the Race Ramps, walk among LEGO models of all sizes featuring characters of all kinds at the LEGO Model Museum, and so much more.
LEGO KidsFest is a travelling expo scheduled to visit seven cities across the country in 2016. Today through Sunday, the event will take place in Charlotte, N.C. Representatives from LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will be there for all the fun and happy to meet you.
Make sure you swing by to meet Emmet and Wyldstyle. We’ll have raffles to win tickets to LEGOLAND Florida Resort and you can even win a free stay in our amazing LEGOLAND Hotel, located just 130 kid steps from the theme park turnstiles.
At our booth, we’ll be sponsoring a scavenger hunt that will take you all around the expo. If you finish and return the completed card, you’ll receive an exclusive poster with characters from “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure.” The fun new attraction reunites favorite characters from “The LEGO Movie” in a brand-new adventure and can only be seen at LEGOLAND theme parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in 2016.
Tickets are sold out for LEGO KidsFest in Charlotte, but check online to see when it’s headed your way. Let us know in the comments which activities you’re looking forward to most!
One of the many VIPs who joined us for the recent red carpet, world premiere of “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” was 10-year-old Sage Stuchell of Petoskey, Mich., making his very first visit to a LEGOLAND® theme park. Sage was one of three lucky Grand Prize winners of the #BrickOrTreatContest we sponsored with HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade” cable news show last fall.
During a whirlwind visit to LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Sage and his family — dad Stephen, mom Emily and 7-year-old sister Sienna — enjoyed the theme park, a private session with our Master Model Builders, accommodations in our brand-new LEGOLAND Hotel and an invitation to be our special guests for the world premiere of the new attraction.
How was it? Here’s what Sage had to say after returning home:
I liked LEGOLAND® very, very much.
I could tell the first night we stepped out of the car at the hotel it was the best hotel I’ve ever been to. There was a huge LEGO® clock and a dragon all made out of LEGO. Behind the front desk was a whole wall full of minifigures and a big pit of LEGO to build in the middle of the lobby.
Then we went into the elevator. What? A disco party! We got one of Brickbeard’s pirate rooms and I thought the LEGO builds on the walls were very cool. There was a LEGO lizard, spider, cannonball, parrot, mouse and pirate artifacts. We decoded a lock and opened a treasure chest full of LEGO loot.
When I saw the LEGOLAND theme park I thought it was the most amazing place I’ve ever seen! All the rides were awesome! My favorites were The Dragon and Coastersaurus, because they are very high and I like to be up high. There is even an Island in the Sky.
I thought Miniland was going to be smaller but it was huge! So much to see. The Star Wars battle of Geonosis was super realistic. The Darth Vader, Darth Maul and R2-D2 were life-size and very accurately built. I was very impressed!
We watched Brickbeard’s water ski show and ate Granny’s Apple Fries in the Florida sunshine. My sister loved Heartlake City and Mia’s Riding Adventure. We even got our LEGO driver’s license.
The “LEGO Movie™ 4D” premiere was my FAVORITE! There were so many awesome treats like cookies and cupcakes! I saw many of the Nickelodeon and Disney stars I see on TV every day. It made me feel very special to be part of the red carpet event.
During the movie, I loved the all “4D” effects, especially when the lemonade stand squirted us! It felt like I could touch everything, and LEGO were right in my face. I loved meeting all the LEGO characters, even Lord Risky.
I couldn’t believe all the bricks in the LEGO Master Model Builders’ workshop. It was cool to see where and how Master Model Builders work. All the hard work the designers do makes it fun to put together these amazing LEGO sets.