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Chefs and students win People’s Choice Award during culinary competition

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.

Students from Lake Region High School in Eagle Lake, Fla., joined with chefs from LEGOLAND Florida Resort to win the People’s Choice Award at the first-ever Culinary Cook-Off during the 15th annual Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival.

Lake Region High School students Rebecca Radney, Taylor Waltz and Allison Klimaszewski joined chefs from LEGOLAND Florida Resort to win the People’s Choice Award at the first-ever Culinary Cook-Off during 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.”

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LEGOLAND Hotel chef cooks up creativity with local students

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.

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LEGOLAND Hotel restaurant menus go from garden to table

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.

LEGOLAND Hotel Executive Chef James Boheim

LEGOLAND Hotel Executive Chef James Boheim

Some are really local. As in right out of the hotel’s backyard.

As Executive Chef James Boheim explains, items grown in the hotel’s garden are incorporated into many dishes offered at Bricks Family Restaurant and Skyline Lounge.

“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.

Items grown in the LEGOLAND Hotel garden find delicious uses in the kitchens of its restaurants.

Items grown in the LEGOLAND Hotel garden find delicious uses in the kitchens of its restaurants.

Ruby Red grapefruit at LEGOLAND Hotel

Ruby Red grapefruit grows at LEGOLAND Hotel along with a thriving garden of herbs, spices and fruit.

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.”

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Ready fer some pirate fun?

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?

Pirate Room
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.

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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

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Giving thanks to our housekeepers

WINTER HAVEN, FL - May 11, 2015 -- LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort is putting its final touches in place ahead of the May 15 opening of the new 152-room hotel built for kids. (PHOTO / Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida/Merlin Entertainments Group Inc.)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.

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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.


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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

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LEGOLAND Hotel Opening Date and New Land Announced

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!

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“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.

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Happy New Year from LEGOLAND Florida Resort!

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!

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Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you in the Park throughout 2015!


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Booking for the LEGOLAND Hotel at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort is now open!

Construction August 2014

It’s less than one year before LEGOLAND® Florida Resort opens the doors to its new LEGOLAND® Hotel, and the window is now officially open for guests to book their rooms! Opening Summer 2015, the five story LEGO® themed hotel will feature 152 brightly colored and highly themed rooms and suites, thousands of LEGO models and interactive play areas! The addition of the Hotel gives guests the opportunity to extend their stay and explore LEGOLAND Florida Resort for more than one day giving them the ultimate family experience.PoolSite

Construction is going strong since the November groundbreaking and LEGOLAND Hotel recently reached its “topping off” milestone as the concrete was poured onto the roof. Emmet, from “The LEGO Movie,” dusted off his construction hat to help with the placing of the Merlin flag. Merlin Entertainments, the parent company of LEGOLAND Parks, is the number one attraction operator in Europe and the second largest in the world with more than 100 attractions in 22 countries and across four continents.

PirateSiteLocated at the main entrance of LEGOLAND Florida, the Hotel includes a pool, restaurants including a kid-size buffet, interactive play areas and is truly designed to inspire imaginations and create memories for all visitors. Hotel guests will have early access to the Park and be treated to nightly entertainment.

Families can choose from one of three popular LEGO toy lines as their room theme: Pirate, Kingdom or Adventure. All rooms include two separate sleeping areas, with a king-size bed for grown-ups, and a separate sleeping area for up to three little ones, complete with a bunk bed, pull-out trundle bed and their very own TV! An exciting new room theme will be announced at a later date. To book your room and be part of this brick-tacular moment in history, visit!

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