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SNEAK PEEK: Train to ‘become the ninja’ when LEGO® NINJAGO® World opens Jan. 12!

When LEGO® NINJAGO® World debuts Jan. 12 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, kids can sharpen their martial arts skills in an outdoor area we call the ninja training camp, a collection of hands-on attractions that will prepare you for the ultimate adventure on LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.

Here with another exclusive sneak peek are kid reporters Grace and Kade:

Meanwhile, the sophisticated vehicles that guests will board on LEGO NINJAGO The Ride recently arrived on site and are being programmed and tested. Take a look:

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In our next episode, we’ll take you inside the ride building for a preview of the action-packed experience that awaits when YOU become the ninja!

Previously:

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Build the perfect vacation at LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat, opening April 7, 2017!

Mark your calendars, because summer vacation starts April 7, 2017, when LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat welcomes the first guests to discover endless fun in the sun at an all-new vacation resort!

Earlier today, LEGOLAND Florida Resort announced the official grand opening date for the eagerly awaited project, which will more than double on-site accommodations and give guests even more reasons to play — and stay — at the place #BuiltForKids.

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is a first-of-its-kind project unique to the LEGOLAND resorts in North America, a village-style resort with 83 beach-themed bungalows offering 166 separate rooms, each with whimsical LEGO® décor inside and out:

LEGOLAND Beach RetreatThe brightly colored bungalows are grouped into 13 “coves” named after popular LEGO Minifigures. Each includes an outdoor play area with fun and challenging elements, all within view of the bungalows’ shaded patios, where mom and dad can relax while kids play.

Located about a half-mile from the theme park entrance, the site also features a central swimming pool and sandy play area, a buffet restaurant, pool bar, a giant LEGO inspired lighthouse with a real rotating beacon and picturesque views of Lake Dexter.

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LEGOLAND Beach Retreat amenities include:

  • 166 spacious rooms that sleep up to five, including a cozy area designed just for kids with a bunk bed, trundle bed and privacy curtain.
  • Sandy’s Castle Restaurant (above right), located inside The Lighthouse and featuring a bountiful menu of entrees, sides and desserts designed to please the palates of kids and grownups alike.
    • A delicious breakfast is included with each night’s stay; lunch and dinner will be available without reservations.
  • Bricks Beach Bar, offering an eclectic menu of made-to-order food, drinks and creative cocktails served poolside and inside The Lighthouse.
  • Palm Tree Traders, a large retail shop stocked with LEGO building sets and Minifigures, apparel, toys, swimwear, snacks and sundries.
  • Complimentary parking in LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s main parking lot.
  • Early access to the theme park, with exclusive use of some of the most popular attractions, including LEGO NINJAGO® World when it opens Jan. 12.
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Reservations are available for stays from April 7 through Nov. 30, 2017. To book a stay at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, visit LEGOLAND.com/beachretreat or call (877) 350-5346 daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nightly room rates start at $135 (plus tax and resort fee) and vary by season, date and availability.

2016-11-30_legolandflorida_llbr_042Meanwhile, through the end of December guests can save 20 percent on an exclusive room-and-ticket package for LEGOLAND Beach Retreat stays from April 7 through Sept. 3, 2017. The package requires a minimum two-night stay and includes a two-day ticket to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park per person, with the second day free!

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Celebrate #GivingTuesday with Merlin’s Magic Wand

Join the five-year-old #GivingTuesday movement today with the #unSELFIE toolkit. Download the toolkit and share why you’re giving back this year!

It’s simple:

Step 1: Hold up an #unSELFIE sign and snap a selfless selfie!

Step 2: Share it on social media and encourage others to give.

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and other Merlin Entertainments attractions have made it their mission to deliver memorable experiences to children all over the world, including kids unable to travel due to circumstances or illness.

Merlin’s Magic Wand is a global children’s charity whose mission is putting magic back into the lives of seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children. To date, the organization has helped more than 260,000 kids and their families enjoy a magical day out at the more than 100 Merlin attractions worldwide. For those unable to visit a Merlin attraction, Merlin’s Magic Spaces projects bring the magic directly to kids.

Here’s a challenge for today and every day: Instead of clouding your social media with things about you, help make a difference in the life of a child!

Apply for a day out here: www.merlinsmagicwand.org/USA.

Happy #GivingTuesday!

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Kids go free at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort when you buy a new toy at select Walmart locations to benefit Toys for Tots!

Now through Dec. 23, kids go free at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort when guests purchase a new, unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more at participating Walmart locations in Central Florida, then donate the toy outside the theme park ticket windows.

It’s all part of a great promotion that unites LEGOLAND, Walmart Stores, Inc., Coca-Cola Beverages Florida and Toys for Tots in a unique effort to brighten the holidays of deserving children. The donated toys will benefit kids in Florida’s Polk County, home of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, through the Toys for Tots program.

walmartpromoIn order to receive the Kids Go Free discount, the donated toy must be purchased at participating Walmart stores from Tampa to Daytona Beach, and dropped off in Toys for Tots collection bins at the theme park entrance. Walmart proof of purchase must be presented along with the donated toy to receive the Kids Go Free discount.

Guests will earn one Kids Go Free discount for each qualifying toy purchased and donated. For example, if you purchase and donate three toys each worth $5 or more at participating Walmart locations, you’ll earn three Kids Go Free discounts. This Kids Go Free offer, which is valid through Dec. 31, 2016, entitles you to one free child’s admission with the purchase of one full-price adult admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

Meanwhile, on 12 dates through Dec. 21, LEGOLAND Model Citizens will greet fans at 20 different Central Florida Walmart locations, with lots of fun for kids planned at each stop:

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Ready, set, save!

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!
  • ap_awesomerkit_414x258Buy 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.

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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!

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Make the holidays even merrier with a Premium Upgrade at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

premium_upgrade-6Sure, sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year and all that, but want to find out how you can have an even awesomer time at the place #BuiltForKids?

Make a reservation for one of our all-new, holiday-themed Premium Upgrades!

LEGO Santa’s Breakfast includes exclusive time with LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier (plus a family photo), a LEGO gift for each party and a delicious, all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast featuring waffles, French toast, biscuits and gravy, bacon, scrambled eggs, sausages, frittatas, a seasonal bread pudding and orange juice, milk, chocolate milk or coffee. All for just $35 per person plus tax.

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LEGO Santa’s Breakfast takes place at the historic Magnolia Mansion 9-10 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 26 through Dec. 18 and daily from Dec. 24-31.

premium_upgrade-18At LEGO Santa’s Christmas Workshop, guests visit LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier before creating an exclusive LEGO Christmas model under the guidance of a Master Model Builder. Guests also receive a family photo with the characters. The cost is $35 per person plus tax.

LEGO Santa’s Christmas Workshop takes place 1-2:30 p.m. at Magnolia Mansion every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 26 through Dec. 24, and daily from Dec. 26-31.

Please note that premium upgrades do not include theme park admission or parking. Both experiences can be booked online or by phone at (855) 753-7777.

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Annual Passholders can receive a 10 percent discount per person (before tax) by calling (855) 753-7777 or booking in person at Guest Services within the theme park. The annual pass discount is not available online.

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Give the gift of fun with awesome LEGOLAND® deals from Black Friday through Cyber Monday

Brick FridayThis holiday shopping season, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is giving thanks to fans with an awesome assortment of deals and discounts starting on Black Friday (Friday, Nov. 25) and continuing through Cyber Monday (Monday, Nov. 28).

That’s right — instead of one can’t-miss deal on each of the traditional days for extraordinary savings, the place #BuiltForKids is launching multiple, simultaneous offers on the day we’ve dubbed Brick Friday. Give the gift of fun with savings on everything from multiple-use tickets to annual passes, and stays at the popular LEGOLAND Hotel and the eagerly awaited LEGOLAND Beach Retreat.

Here’s what’s in store:

Visit twice and the second day is free!

ninjago_ridePurchase a theme park ticket for the low price of $71 (plus tax) to enjoy all the festive fun of our annual holiday party, Christmas Bricktacular, then come back for free to “become the ninja” when the all-new LEGO® NINJAGO® World opens Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017!

This exclusive ticket only can be purchased online and cannot be combined with other offers or transferred to existing reservations. The first theme park visit must occur Dec. 17-18, 24-31, and the second visit must occur between Jan. 1 and April 6, 2017. Admission to LEGOLAND Water Park is not included. Maximum six tickets per purchase.

Get an Awesomer Annual Pass at the Awesome Pass price!

ap_awesomerkit_414x258Purchase an Awesomer Annual Pass (valued at $149 plus tax) for the Awesome Annual Pass price of $99 plus tax — a $50 savings! Benefits include a 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.

You also get free parking, a collector’s edition welcome kit (shown above), early access to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park, a 10 percent discount on theme park dining, retail purchases, stays at LEGOLAND Hotel and the all-new LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, VIP Experiences, Premium Upgrades and Premium Play Bands, plus $15 off theme park tickets for up to six guests.

The special $99 price is only available online and is valid only for new annual pass purchases and cannot be combined with other offers. Maximum six Awesomer Annual Passes per purchase. Please note that passes must be activated in person at the theme park within 60 days of purchase.

Annual passholders save big at LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat!

Resort PoolCurrent annual passholders can save 30 percent off a stay at the “Five-Gazillion-Star” LEGOLAND Hotel (at right), including all room types and themes, and the whimsical bungalows at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, which is 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.

These discounts cannot be combined with other offers or transferred to existing reservations. An active annual pass must be presented at check-in to receive the discounted rate.

Stay awhile and save!

2016-08-12_legolandflorida_lbr_052Meanwhile, through the end of December, non-passholders can take 20 percent off an exclusive room-and-ticket package for stays at LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat (at right).

Each package requires a minimum two-night stay and includes a two-day ticket to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park per person, with the second day free! Admission to LEGOLAND Water Park is sold separately.

Stays at both accommodations include a buffet breakfast each morning for all guests listed on the reservation (not including check-in day) 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. Be sure to check the resort’s operating calendar online before booking as the theme park is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays during select seasons.

The fine print

To be among the first to participate in these incredible deals, sign up now at www.LEGOLAND.com/brickfriday. Everyone signed up as of Thursday, Nov. 24 will receive an email with links to the eligible offers starting Friday, Nov. 25.

All offers are subject to limited availability and may sell out. Note that due to fraud protections, the same credit card cannot be used more than once within a 24-hour period, so shop wisely!

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It’s the most awesome time of the year as Christmas Bricktacular spreads holiday cheer starting Dec. 17

Get ready to celebrate the season the LEGOLAND® way when Christmas Bricktacular brings lots of holly, jolly, festive fun to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort on nine dates in December. Here’s a preview of the holiday happenings taking place Dec. 17-18 and 24-30 at the place #BuiltForKids:

  • santascavengerhunt_4You’ll know Christmastime is here when we light up our giant tree made out of thousands of LEGO and DUPLO bricks. Snap a selfie or a family portrait and share it with hashtag #ChristmasBricktacular!
  • LEGO® Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier are waiting for terrific photo ops during daily meet-and-greet opportunities.
  • Stroll the streets of MINILAND USA on a holiday-themed scavenger hunt for a chance to win sweet LEGO prizes.
  • Want to communicate with Santa Claus? Send St. Nick a letter to the North Pole at our special brick-built mailbox. Who knows? He might even write back!
  • End each evening with a sparkling fireworks show over Lake Eloise set to a soundtrack of Christmas classics.

New this year:

  • Catch the LEGO Friends in an exclusive Heartlake City stage show that’ll have kids dancing along with every fa-la-la.
  • During select times in DUPLO® Valley, Mrs. Claus will share a lifetime of seasonal stories.
  • Do you hear what I hear? The LEGO Brickettes will spread joy with live performances of familiar Christmas favorites.

One-stop shopping:

  • 2011.07.06_LEGOLANDAAA_.jpgLooking for anything and everything LEGO? You’ll enjoy an extra hour of shopping in Fun Town and The Beginning each night of Christmas Bricktacular after the park closes, including The Big Shop, LEGO Studio Store and Minifigure Market.
  • We carry a huge variety of LEGO building sets in dozens of themes, like NINJAGO®, NEXO KNIGHTS™, Star Wars™, Minecraft™, DC Comics™ and Marvel Super Heroes, Elves, Friends, Technic, City, Classic and Creator (plus many hard-to-find sets!); LEGO Dimensions™ video game packs; LEGO-branded toys; LEGO and LEGOLAND children’s and adult apparel; books; and much, much more, plus great stocking stuffers like keychains, magnets, LEGO Minifigures and ornaments made with LEGO bricks.
  • Want to dash in for a quick shopping trip? Guests can get a one-hour Shopper’s Pass at the theme park ticket windows. The cost of a single-day admission ticket is required as a deposit, which is refunded if you exit within the one-hour time limit.

And as if all that wasn’t enough, everything happening during Christmas Bricktacular is included with park admission! That’s right — all the holiday fun is available to everyone and no extra ticket is required!

Christmas Bricktacular will take place at LEGOLAND Florida Resort from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec 17, 18 and 24, and from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 25-30.

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Start practicing your ninja moves to prepare for LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride, opening Jan. 12!

When LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride opens Jan. 12, 2017, you’ll be the hero in your very own NINJAGO adventure, an experience unlike anything ever seen outside a LEGOLAND® theme park.

Wearing 3D glasses, guests will ride four-person vehicles through themed areas where they’ll come face to face with familiar NINJAGO villains including Fangpyre, Hypnobrai, Lord Garmadon’s Skeleton Army and the Great Devourer. It’s up to you to become the ninja and defeat them with your martial arts magic!

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On LEGO NINJAGO The Ride, you’ll blast fireballs, lightning, ice and more at waves of foes using nothing more than ninja hand moves, all while scoring points. See how your score measures up against other riders then ride again to get an even higher score!

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Just like Master Wu trained Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane and Nya, you can learn to become the ninja with these signature moves:

Chops of Fury
Hold both hands in front of you, with palms facing, and do quick karate chops.

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The Cobra
Put one arm in snake position; move forward and back.

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The Fireball Flinger
Clench hand into fist; act like you’re throwing a fireball over and over.

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The Lightning Strike
Hold arm at a slant and chop.

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The Shuriken Shuffle
Hold your hand in front of you, palm down, with arm bent so it touches your chest. Chop outwards.

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Start practicing now so you can reach your full potential when LEGO NINJAGO The Ride opens Jan. 12 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort!

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