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Becoming the ninja with Eh Bee Family and other celebrities

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:

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Say cheese! Pepper & Roni’s Pizza Stop opens today at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort!

Awesome things are happening every day at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, and today is especially pizza-rific since we’re introducing a brand-new quick-service restaurant, Pepper & Roni’s Pizza Stop!

Located next door to our famous Market Restaurant, Pepper & Roni’s offers a delicious menu of personal pizzas made for guests on the go, plus sides, desserts and drinks. It’s also the new home of our beloved pizza chef LEGO model, who beckons guests to come grab one of our hot and tasty pizzas.

Menu items include:

  • Cheese, pepperoni and veggie personal pizzas
  • Side salads
  • Desserts
  • Bottled soda, bottled water and bottled coffee drinks

Just one day after the grand opening of LEGO® NINJAGO® World, Pepper & Roni have opened their doors to feed all the new ninja. After all, ninja can’t defeat the bad guys on an empty stomach!

Meanwhile, over in Fun Town, our popular Pizza & Pasta Buffet remains open for guests who wish to enjoy an all-you-care-to-enjoy menu of several different pizza varieties and salads.

Stop in today!

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‘Fuller House,’ ‘Designated Survivor’ stars celebrate grand opening of LEGO® NINJAGO® World

Stars of the Netflix Original Series “Fuller House,” including Jodie Sweetin, Michael Campion, Soni Nicole Bringas, Ashley Liao and Elias Harger, and Mckenna Grace, star of ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” visited LEGOLAND® Florida Resort today to celebrate the grand opening of LEGO® NINJAGO® World.

During a lavish grand opening ceremony attended by nearly 200 journalists and VIPs, the celebrities demonstrated several ninja hand moves kids can use to fight villains on the state-of-the-art “dark ride” where guests score points while blasting animated fireballs, lightning and more at waves of 3D villains. Joining them were members of Victory Xtreme Team from Victory Martial Arts in Orlando, Fla. Take a look at what the stars had to say about the awesome new ride:

 

After the special effects-filled ceremony, the television stars joined social media celebrities stars Eh Bee Family and EvanTubeHD to greet media and excited fans along a red carpet.

Eh Bee Family members, left to right, Papa Bee, Miss Monkey, Mr. Monkey and Mama Bee.

The family behind the popular YouTube channel EvanTubeHD.

McKenna Grace, 10.

Michael Campion, 14.

Jodie Sweetin stars as the grown-up Stephanie Tanner on the Netflix Original Series “”Fuller House”,” a role she originated as a child from 1987-95 on the hit sitcom “Full House.”

Photos: / Chip Litherland, LOCK + LAND for LEGOLAND Florida Resort

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Don’t miss our LEGO® NINJAGO® World grand opening ceremony LIVE on Facebook!

Are you ready to become the ninja?! Tomorrow, LEGO® NINJAGO® World officially opens and we couldn’t be more excited!

Join us LIVE on Facebook, as we celebrate the opening of our newest land with some exciting guests and fun surprises!  The live stream will begin at 9:05 a.m. ET, Thursday, Jan. 12 and you’ll enjoy appearances from LEGO NINJAGO favorites Kai and Nya, martial arts performers, awesome special effects and some VERY special guests.

Aside from our LEGO NINJAGO friends and martial arts performers, some celebrity guests will take the stage to show us their favorite ninja moves. If you’re a fan of the hit shows “Fuller House” and “Designated Survivor” you won’t want to miss this!

Our celebrity guest list includes:

  • Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner, “Fuller House,” “Full House”)
  • Soni Bringas (Ramona Gibbler, “Fuller House”)
  • Michael Campion (Jackson Fuller, “Fuller House”)
  • Ashley Liao (Lola, “Fuller House”)
  • Elias Harger (Max Fuller, “Fuller House”)
  • Mckenna Grace (Penny Kirkman, “Designated Survivor”)
  • Eh Bee Family (Canada-based YouTube family)
  • EvanTubeHD (Brother-sister YouTube duo)

We hope you join us online for this brick-tastic occasion and come enjoy LEGO NINJAGO The Ride when it opens tomorrow, Jan. 12 at 10:30 a.m.!

Join in the conversation online using #BecomeTheNinja and #LEGOLANDLIVE

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Master LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride with these signature ninja hand moves!

In Episode 3 of our exclusive “Become the Ninja” video series, you’ll learn several ninja hand moves you can use to capture a high score on LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride, a groundbreaking new attraction opening Jan. 12, 2017 within the all-new LEGO NINJAGO World at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort:

In this episode, kid reporters Grace and Kade demonstrate the five signature moves that will help you defeat wave after wave of 3D villains as you travel toward an encounter with the fearsome Great Devourer:

You’ll also follow them as they take their first ride on this exciting new attraction, which features technology never seen outside a LEGOLAND theme park.

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Looking back at a year of awesomeness

Here’s a look back at some of the awesomeness we debuted in 2016! What was your favorite new attraction or event?

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KIDZ BOP premieres LEGO® NINJAGO® World music video to celebrate new theme park land opening soon at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

KIDZ BOP, the No. 1 music brand for kids, has joined with the place #BuiltForKids to create an exclusive music video for the high-energy LEGO® NINJAGO® theme song, “The Weekend Whip,” and it premieres TODAY!

In the video, The KIDZ BOP Kids are joined by brother-and-sister ninja Kai and Nya while demonstrating five signature ninja hand moves kids can use to defeat villains and capture a high score on LEGO NINJAGO The Ride, a groundbreaking new attraction opening Jan. 12 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.

Click the images below to see the full video on the official KIDZ BOP YouTube channel:

And that’s just the start of all the KIDZ BOP fun planned here!

KIDZ BOP recently was named the official music partner of LEGOLAND Florida Resort in a first-of-its-kind collaboration that will deliver the following awesomeness:

  • LEGOLAND Florida Resort will name our main performance venue “The KIDZ BOP Theater,” where The KIDZ BOP Kids will perform annually, along with other kid-friendly talent and events.
  • KIDZ BOP will write and produce an original theme song for us called “Built for Kids.”
  • A “Kids Go Free” coupon for a free child’s admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort will be included in all physical copies of the latest KIDZ BOP album, KIDZ BOP 34, which drops Jan. 20.
  • One lucky fan will win a trip here to see The KIDZ BOP Kids perform as part of an upcoming social media sweepstakes.

The LEGOLAND partnership follows a milestone year for KIDZ BOP that included the brand’s 15th birthday, the debut of its first-ever fashion collection with children’s clothing brand Crazy 8, and its third annual “Life of the Party” tour. The KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for the seventh consecutive year, and KIDZ BOP 31 was the best-selling children’s album of 2016.

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LEGO® Batman™ and KIDZ BOP lead awesome lineup of special events at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in 2017

Gotham City’s Caped Crusader kicks off an awesome lineup of special events at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in 2017, promising plenty of fun, fireworks and festivities at the popular vacation destination, including two all-new events.

Here’s what’s happening in 2017, our awesomest year ever:

The LEGO® Batman™ Movie Days — March 4-5 & 11-12; new this year!

Super hero. Crime-fighter. Master Builder. LEGO® Batman™ is all of those and so much more. Come meet Gotham City’s Caped Crusader during this celebration of the Warner Bros. feature film, which will include photo ops with the scene-stealing star, a themed scavenger hunt and LEGO® Batman™-inspired LEGO build activities.

KIDZ BOP Weekend — April 28-30; new this year!

The No. 1 music brand for kids will deliver three days of high-energy fun during this inaugural event exclusive to LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Come see The KIDZ Bop Kids live in concert at The KIDZ Bop Theater as part of their 2017 tour, including songs from the forthcoming “KIDZ BOP 34” album and their version of the LEGO NINJAGO® theme song, “The Weekend Whip.”

LEGO® Star Wars™ Days — May 6-7 & 13-14; two weekends this year!

Visit a galaxy far, far away during this Lucasfilm-authorized event, which features some of the most famous scenes from the Star Wars™ saga made out of 1.5 million LEGO bricks in our LEGO® Star Wars™ MINILAND Model Display. Activities will include appearances by costumed Star Wars™ fans, LEGO building activities inspired by Star Wars™ characters, settings and stories, and a Star Wars™-themed costume parade for kids. It’s the only LEGO® Star Wars™ theme park event in Florida!

LEGOLAND Knight Lights — Select dates in July, including Tuesday, July 4

When the sun goes down, the fun goes up during our signature summertime event, exclusive to LEGOLAND Florida Resort! The Good Knight offers extended park hours, uniquely LEGO light displays, opportunities to build alongside our Master Model Builders and meet-and-greet opportunities with one of the heroes of LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS™! Plus, enjoy a spectacular themed fireworks show over Lake Eloise to end the night, with a special patriotic show planned for the Fourth of July.

Firefighter Fridays — October 6, 13, 20 and 27

The National Fire Protection Association returns for our annual kickoff of NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week and a month-long celebration of real-life heroes. The event includes fun, educational activities that teach kids the importance of fire safety, plus opportunities to meet firefighters who keep our community safe.

Brick or Treat — Select dates in October

Our annual, all-day Halloween event promises lots of spooky, kooky fun throughout the theme park, including larger-than-life LEGO models, a costume parade, multiple LEGO build activities, trick-or-treating (with lots of candy!), exclusive LEGO character meet-and-greets, a Halloween-themed fireworks show, and much more!

Christmas Bricktacular — Select dates in December

Join us for lots of festive fun throughout the theme park as we celebrate the season with a giant Christmas tree made of thousands of LEGO and DUPLO® bricks, holiday-themed scavenger hunts and LEGO building activities, meet-and-greets with LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier, sparkling lights, beautiful decorations and even the occasional snow flurry! Plus, each date ends with a not-so-silent-night fireworks spectacular choreographed to classic holiday music.

Kids’ New Year’s Eve — Sunday, December 31 only

Ring in the New Year with our one-night-only party built for kids, featuring an exclusive dance party, park-wide LEGO building activities and special entertainment, and an awesome fireworks show that kicks off with the countdown to our giant LEGO “brick drop” — all before midnight!

 

All events are full-day experiences included with all forms of park admission and offer incredible entertainment and great value. No extra ticket required!

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Don’t miss all the fun of Christmas Bricktacular Dec. 24-30 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Come celebrate the season during our annual holiday party #BuiltForKids — Christmas Bricktacular — which continues daily from Saturday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Dec. 30 (yes, even on Christmas Day).

Christmas Bricktacular

Each night of Christmas Bricktacular, our 30-foot-tree made of thousands of DUPLO and LEGO bricks comes alive in a symphony of color and sound starting at 6 p.m.

It’s an all-day event offering LEGOLAND® guests lots of festive fun throughout the theme park. New this year:

  • Storytime with Mrs. Claus, which takes place daily in DUPLO® Valley at 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
  • Classic holiday songs performed by the LEGO® Brickettes at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in MINILAND USA
  • A holiday-themed stage show staring the LEGO Friends at 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3 p.m. in Heartlake City

Don’t miss when our huge LEGO Christmas tree comes to life with a beautiful blend of sparkling lights and familiar holiday music starting at 6 p.m. and every 20 minutes after until the park closes.

Christmas Bricktacular

Don’t miss the spectacular, holiday-themed fireworks show that closes every night of Christmas Bricktacular in Pirates’ Cove.

When the sun goes down, grab a seat in one of the Pirates’ Cove stadiums or on the grass lawn in between and watch the sky light up with our spectacular holiday fireworks show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25 through Friday, Dec. 30. Pick up a free pair of viewing glasses before showtime to see an extra LEGO surprise in the skies with every burst of fireworks!

Looking for a last-minute LEGO gift? All shops in Fun Town and The Beginning areas of the park stay open for an extra hour of holiday shopping after the park closes on Christmas Bricktacular dates. Whether it’s a giant, hard-to-find set or inexpensive stocking stuffers, we’ve got something for every LEGO fan and every budget.

Christmas Bricktacular

Every night of Christmas Bricktacular, stores in Fun Town and The Beginning stay open for a full hour of extra shopping time.

What’s great is that all the Christmas Bricktacular events are included with park admission! That’s right — no extra ticket is required to enjoy all the fun with us.

On behalf of the Model Citizens here at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Merry Christmas!

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Power up! Tampa Electric celebrates completion of 1.8-megawatt solar canopy at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

This morning, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort celebrated Tampa Electric’s completion of a solar canopy over portions of our parking lot that’s now producing electricity — and shade — for guests. It’s a project we first announced on Earth Day earlier this year.

6-year-old Carson from West Palm Beach, Fla., flipped a giant switch made of LEGO® bricks to officially “power up” the new solar array.

Multiple rows of solar panels can produce enough electricity to power more than 200 homes and enough shade for more than 600 cars. It’s Tampa Electric’s second large-scale photovoltaic (PV) array to be installed in the communities it serves, and its first large-scale array in Polk County.

Solar energy collected from the panels can power the entire LEGOLAND Hotel!

Tampa Electric owns the PV array, and the electricity it produces goes to the grid, benefiting the company’s 730,000 customers, including LEGOLAND Florida Resort. The panels can generate enough electricity from the sun to power the resort’s 152-room LEGOLAND Hotel!

The new solar canopy provides shade for more than 600 guest vehicles in the LEGOLAND parking lot.

The new system joins a smaller PV installation already in the theme park. In 2014, the company installed solar panels atop Imagination Zone, a large, indoor attraction filled with hands-on science and engineering-based activities for kids. So far, Tampa Electric has installed nine community-based solar PV arrays that offer the public an opportunity to see solar up close and to learn about the technology.

Fun facts

  • Rated at 1.8 megawatts
  • Consists of 5,225 345-watt solar panels supported by 211 steel columns
  • Canopy contains more than 500,000 pounds of steel
  • Covers more than 116,000 square feet

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