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U.S. veterans honored with free admission and guest ticket discount Nov. 1-19

From Nov. 1-19, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will once again honor U.S. veterans with free theme park admission plus 50 percent off tickets for up to six guests. It’s our way of saying thank you to the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New AdventureTo receive free admission, U.S. veterans must present valid military ID or proof of veteran status at the theme park ticket windows on the day of their visit. This offer is not available online or by phone.

On Veterans Day (Saturday, Nov. 11) only, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will further honor veterans with these exclusive offers:

  • A 10 percent discount on retail purchases and food and beverage items
  • Photo partner Picsolve will offer its DigiPass for just $9.99 (plus tax) and single printed pictures for $5 (plus tax)
  • At the skill games managed by HB Leisure, guests who purchase four games will get a fifth game free (not including “prize every time” games)

To receive the Nov. 11 discounts, veterans with valid ID can request a wristband and flyer at the ticket windows. The discount only will be honored for those wearing the wristband.

For the purposes of this promotion, U.S. veterans are defined as retired or non-active duty members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines and U.S. Coast Guard in possession of valid military ID or other proof of veteran status. The discounts described above are exclusive and cannot be combined with any other offers, including annual pass discounts.

On Nov. 11, LEGOLAND Florida Resort reserves the right to limit or exclude certain items without prior notice.  Complete details of limits or exclusions will be available at participating locations.

Meanwhile, active duty U.S. service members receive complimentary admission to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park all year long! This offer is available only at the theme park ticket windows with valid military ID, and is not available online or by phone.

For additional details about discounts available to U.S. military personnel, please visit www.LEGOLAND.com/florida/buy-tickets/military.

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort presents 2,000 donated tickets to Boys & Girls Clubs

Earlier today, A special friend from LEGOLAND® Florida Resort surprised kids at a nearby Boys & Girls Club by presenting 2,000 theme park tickets donated through Merlin’s Magic Wand USA in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

The vacation destination #BuiltForKids donated a total of 20,000 tickets to Florida families impacted by the devastating storm, with 18,000 distributed to UNICEF’s Kid Power Schools Program, and 2,000 to Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs, which has been serving children in eastern Polk County since 1954.

The total donation is valued at more than $1.8 million and represents the largest ticket giveaway in the resort’s six-year history.

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LEGO NINJAGO Days

2018’s awesome events start with LEGO® NINJAGO® Days in January

In 2018, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will deliver 12 months of awesomeness with a blockbuster lineup of special events and grand openings throughout the year. It all kicks off in January with LEGO® NINJAGO® Days, three consecutive weekends of exclusive activities and entertainment devoted to the popular LEGO franchise, and the NINJAGO action continues with the opening of an exciting new theatrical attraction starring the cast of TV’s “LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu.”

Mark your calendars for another brick-tastic year of fun at the place #BuiltForKids:

“LEGO NINJAGO: Master of the 4th Dimension”: Opening Jan. 20 — all-new “4D” attraction!

This exciting new theatrical experience combines dazzling 3D computer animation with “4D” real-world effects as ninjas Lloyd, Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane and Nya must find their way out of a mind-bending dimension filled with eye-popping visuals. See it daily in the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater!

LEGO NINJAGO Days: Jan. 20-21, 27-28, and Feb. 3-4 all-new event!

Celebrate your favorite ninja heroes with exclusive in-park activities and meet-and-greets with Kai, Nya and for the first time ever — Master Wu!

Then become the ninja in LEGO NINJAGO World, where kids can do battle against familiar foes like Lord Garmadon and the Great Devourer aboard LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.

The Great LEGO Race: Opening Spring 2018new virtual-reality roller coaster adventure!

The wildest LEGO race ever imagined combines cutting-edge virtual reality technology with roller coaster thrills in an exhilarating new attraction that will transform the theme park’s existing Project X ride into an all-new adventure starring a wacky cast of LEGO minifigures.

Brick Dash 5K*: Saturday, April 14family event returns!

The popular, long-running 5K family event returns under the new sponsorship of Visit Central Florida, benefitting Merlin’s Magic Wand, the global children’s charity of LEGOLAND parent company Merlin Entertainments.

Additional information and registration details will be announced soon.

KIDZ BOP Weekendsecond year of exclusive concerts & meet-and-greets!

The KIDZ BOP Kids return to rock the park with three days of high-energy concerts, including the debut of their official theme song for LEGOLAND Florida Resort, “Awesome Awaits.” Plus, fans will enjoy exclusive meet-and-greets with the coolest kids around — Ahnya, Cooper, Freddy, Isaiah, Julianna and Sierra!

Stand by for an announcement about 2018 dates!

LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens MINILAND Model Display: Opening May 4giant new models!

Join us as we unveil the newest addition to our LEGO® Star Wars™ MINILAND Model Display. Created with thousands of LEGO bricks, the display features memorable moments from Episode VII of the popular Star Wars™ saga enhanced with lights, sound effects and animation.

LEGO® Star Wars™ Days: May 5-6, 12-13, 19-20bigger than ever this year!

Enjoy our huge new LEGO® Star Wars™ display in MINILAND USA as we celebrate a record three weekends of fun from “a galaxy, far, far away”! Activities include meet-and-greets with LEGO Darth Vader and — new! — a LEGO character from “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi,” hands-on LEGO® Star Wars™ building activities and much more.

Fourth of Julya red, white & blue salute to America!

Celebrate America’s independence on Wednesday, July 4 as we light the skies above Lake Eloise with one of our biggest fireworks shows of the year! Before the sun goes down, help us create a giant U.S. flag out of thousands of LEGO bricks.

Firefighter Friday: Friday, Oct. 5 — learn how to stay safe!

Held in association with the National Fire Protection Association, this entertaining and informative event teaches kids about fire safety with a variety of fun activities in the theme park, including information from NFPA’s annual Fire Prevention Week theme.

Brick or Treat: Select dates in Octoberseventh year of lightly frightful fun!

Our popular Halloween event returns full of spooky, kooky LEGO fun for kids. The friendly-not-frightening event features trick-or-treating inside the theme park, giant LEGO models and photo ops, LEGO build activities, meet-and-greets with LEGO Halloween characters and an exclusive, themed fireworks spectacular in Pirates’ Cove.

Christmas Bricktacular: Select dates in Decemberhave yourself a merry LEGOLAND Christmas!

Our annual holiday celebration returns to deck the halls with a 30-foot-tall LEGO Christmas tree lit several times each evening in a brilliant combination of twinkling lights and classic yuletide music, festive decorations and photo ops, including a giant LEGO wreath and a life-size LEGO Santa, reindeer and sleigh, plus holiday-themed scavenger hunts with cool LEGO prizes and hands-on LEGO building activities for kids. Meet LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier during daily park appearances.

Kids’ New Year’s Party: Select dates in late Decemberour popular party has grown!

Our multi-day party invites kids to move and groove at a high-energy dance party, set fun goals for the year ahead and go on a special scavenger hunt in MINILAND USA before ending the night with an amazing fireworks show over Lake Eloise.

Then on Monday, Dec. 31 only, ring in the new year with our traditional before-midnight “brick drop” and an even bigger fireworks spectacular.

Don’t miss any of the fun

*With the exception of the Brick Dash events taking place Saturday, April 14, all events listed above are included with all forms of theme park admission — and annual passes. No extra ticket required!

The best way to enjoy all the LEGOLAND awesomeness is with one of several great annual pass options. Consider:

  • Awesome Pass — a year of unlimited admission to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park.
  • Awesomer Pass — all the benefits of the Awesome Pass, plus a year of unlimited admission to The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando and Atlanta’s LEGOLAND Discovery Center, as well as theme park parking and more.
  • Awesomest Pass — a year of unlimited admission to more than 30 Merlin Entertainments attractions across North America, including LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park, and much more.

Learn more at www.LEGOLAND.com/florida/my-annual-pass/.

Play — and stay!

Extend the fun with an overnight stay at our popular on-site accommodations — the 152-room LEGOLAND Hotel and the 166-room LEGOLAND Beach Retreat. Both feature whimsical LEGO theming inside and out, a breakfast buffet included with your stay, complimentary Wi-Fi, heated swimming pools, plenty of places where kids can play and easy theme park access.

For rates, availability and room-and-ticket package offers, visit www.LEGOLAND.com/vacations.

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is the home of Halloween fun this year at Brick or Treat!

Join us this October for brick-tastic activities at Brick or Treat 2017 all included in general admission — no additional ticket required!

This year’s NEW spooky, kooky fun:

  • Mysterious gravediggers grooving to haunted drums in an all-new show at the Fun Town Theater
  • A trio of large LEGO® jack-o’-lanterns will come alive each evening for an “animated” performance of spooky tunes
  • A family-friendly photo opportunity inside a giant LEGO Halloween globe
  • Master Model Builders will treat kids to LEGO building tricks during a special spider activity, with their creepy crawly creations displayed in a tangled web alongside a fearsome LEGO spider
  • Watch a vampyre magician perform extraordinary magic in LEGO Kingdoms
  • Want to dress up? LEGOLAND® Model Citizens will roam the park looking for awesome costumes and will award the most creatively dressed

Returning by popular demand is our special nighttime spectacular, each event date (except Oct. 31), which features Halloween-themed fireworks that require special viewing glasses that cause the sky to burst with LEGO bricks! This year, the show will be all about pirates! Arrrrgh you ready!?

Also coming back, is our famous Brick or Treat trail for kids 12 and under, exclusive character meet-and-greets, the world’s largest LEGO pumpkin and 13-foot LEGO hearse, hands-on LEGO building activities. Scavenger hunt, and giant LEGO models perfect for scary selfies and spooky snapshots.

Last but not least, try our ghoulish goodies such as pumpkin spice Granny’s Apple Fries and Worms in Dirt!

I hope to see you at Brick or Treat 2017! Click here if you dare to read more!

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort donating 20,000 tickets to benefit Florida kids impacted by Hurricane Irma

To lift the spirits of Florida children in the wake of Hurricane Irma, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is donating 18,000 theme park tickets to the UNICEF Kid Power Schools program and 2,000 tickets to Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs.

Made in conjunction with Merlin’s Magic Wand, the global charity of our parent company, Merlin Entertainments, the total donation is valued at more than $1.8 million. It represents the largest ticket giveaway in our nearly six-year history and is intended to brighten the lives of the storm-battered state’s youngest residents.

“As a resort built for kids, we felt compelled to do something special for Florida’s children after Hurricane Irma, which left so many households facing months of recovery,” said Rex Jackson, general manager of LEGOLAND Florida Resort. “While we can’t turn the power back on for those families, we can put smiles on their faces.”

The resort will donate 18,000 tickets to the UNICEF Kid Power Schools Program, a teacher-led experience that incorporates lessons and activities with the world’s first Wearable-for-Good®. In the spring of 2017, more than 200 educators participated in Kid Power’s lifesaving journey. More than 80 percent of students reached with the UNICEF Kid Power program in Florida are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Participating teachers will distribute two tickets per student, which is intended to allow each child to visit the Winter Haven, Fla., theme park with a parent or guardian.

“From UNICEF’s 70 years of work in emergencies and in schools around the world, we know the importance of ‘play’ and free time in helping kids heal from stressful situations, such as a natural disaster,” said Jeanette Duffy, UNICEF Kid Power program director. “This is a fantastic chance for these Florida students to just be kids!”

In Polk County, which LEGOLAND Florida Resort has called home since opening in October 2011, Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs will receive 2,000 tickets for distribution to the children it serves through sites in Winter Haven, Haines City and Lake Wales.

Since 1954, the organization has worked to better the lives of children throughout the county’s eastern communities, with programs focused on character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports and fitness, and technology skills.

“This will be such a tremendous treat for our kids,” said Kerry Wilson, the organization’s president and board chair. “Kids who seldom have the opportunity to go to a wonderful place like LEGOLAND.”

Curtis Reddick, chief professional officer for Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs, said the donation “gives our kids and their parents time to spend a fun-filled day together.”

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Pick up a Kids Go Free coupon at participating McDonald’s restaurants now through Oct. 9!

This Friday, find the ninja within ya when “The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie” opens in theaters nationwide.

Then visit LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, where you can be the star in your very own martial arts adventure in LEGO NINJAGO World, our all-new theme park land inspired by the popular LEGO franchise, with an amazing ride where you become the ninja in a battle against familiar foes like Lord Garmadon and the Great Devourer.

But wait! It gets better!

Now through Oct. 9, a LEGOLAND Kids Go Free coupon is included inside every “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” Happy Meal at participating U.S. McDonald’s restaurants.

Did you catch that? KIDS GO FREE!

The coupon is good for one free, single-day child ticket with the purchase of a full-price, single-day adult ticket, for visits all the way through Aug. 31, 2018. Redemption instructions and terms are printed on the coupon.

The free child ticket must be of the same type as the adult ticket purchased, and can include a theme park-only ticket or a same-day theme park/water park combo ticket.

 

Here’s the fine print:

  • Only one free child ticket per coupon.
  • This offer cannot be applied to pre-purchased, discounted tickets or combined with any other offers.
  • No photocopies or facsimiles accepted.
  • Additional restrictions may apply.
  • Not for resale.
  • “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” Happy Meals are available while supplies last.

 

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COMING IN SPRING 2018: The Great LEGO® Race to transform Project X roller coaster into supercharged virtual reality adventure

The Great LEGO RacePrepare to take a ride on the wildest LEGO® race ever imagined when cutting-edge virtual reality technology combines with roller coaster thrills in an exhilarating new attraction opening in Spring 2018 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort!

Developed under the supervision of Merlin Magic Making, our parent company’s global creative and delivery division, The Great LEGO Race will transform our existing Project X roller coaster into an exciting, high-octane experience that puts kids in the driver’s seat and asks, “Are you brave enough to face, race and beat the best of the best in all of LEGO world?”

The Great LEGO RaceFeaturing a colorful lineup of racers drawn from the ranks of the popular LEGO minifigure mystery assortments, The Great LEGO Race pits riders in a rollicking race against wild, brick-built contraptions driven by Trendsetter, Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Wizard and Pirate Captain, including a rocket-powered surfboard and a stylish scooter fueled by espresso.

Wearing VR headsets, guests will experience the action from every direction — up, down, forward, backward and all points in between — in a dazzling environment where everything is made of LEGO bricks.

The adventure begins as guests approach the ride’s bold new entry portal as the sounds of roaring engines fill the air. Nearby, the coaster’s queue will resemble a pre-race space where pit crews for each of the five LEGO racers are preparing for the competition, plus interactive, hands-on elements to entertain waiting riders.

“The Great LEGO Race was inspired by the way kids play with LEGO toys at home,” said Candy Holland, senior creative director for Merlin Magic Making, which designs and develops attractions for Merlin sites around the world. “It’s a unique LEGO adventure that lets kids enter an epic imaginary world made entirely from LEGO bricks, featuring a host of different themes and fun LEGO characters, all mixed up together.”

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will resume normal operations Thursday, Sept. 14

  • LEGOLAND® Hotel is now open!
  • LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park will resume normal operations Thursday, Sept. 14, as scheduled. The Theme Park will be open Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • LEGOLAND Beach Retreat will be open to admit arriving guests beginning Thursday, Sept. 14, as scheduled.
  • LEGOLAND Water Park will resume normal operations Saturday, Sept. 16, as scheduled. The Water Park will be open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park will resume its regular operating schedule starting Thursday, Sept. 14

As of Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 12:30 p.m.:

  • LEGOLAND® Hotel is now open!
  • LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park will resume its regular operating schedule starting Thursday, Sept. 14. The park will be open Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • LEGOLAND Beach Retreat will be open to admit arriving guests beginning Thursday, Sept. 14.
  • A reopening date for LEGOLAND Water Park will be announced soon here and on our social media channels.

How to reschedule or cancel a planned visit

Guests wishing to reschedule or cancel a LEGOLAND Florida Resort visit can do so without penalties or fees by calling our Customer Service Center at +1 (877) 350-5346. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern, seven days a week. Live chat is available through our website’s Help Center during the same hours.

Our hurricane policy is posted at www.LEGOLAND.com/hurricane.

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Hurricane Irma update: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will reopen as scheduled:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 13 – LEGOLAND Hotel
  • Thursday, Sept. 14 – LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat
  • TBD – LEGOLAND Water Park

To change a planned visit, call our customer service center at +1 (877) 350-5346. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern, seven days a week. Live chat is available through our website’s Help Center during the same hours.

Information about our hurricane policy is available at www.LEGOLAND.com/hurricane.

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