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DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW: Coca-Cola Freestyle® now available

You asked, and we made it happen — refillable souvenir cups are now available! Visit one of our four Coca-Cola Freestyle® stations and stay hydrated all day long!

There are more than 100 beverage choices inside each station, including vitaminwater and Powerade, so choose freely!

Refresh and Refill stations are located in The Beginning across from Market Restaurant, outside LEGO® NINJAGO® World, inside Land of Adventure and at Beach-n-Brick Grill inside the water park.



Souvenir cups are $13.99 plus tax and include unlimited refills that day! Bring your cup back on another day and enjoy all-day beverages for just $5.99 plus tax. The more cups you buy, the more you save — two cups are $12.99 each plus tax and three or more are $10.99 plus tax!

Qualifying Annual Pass Members receive a 10 percent discount — get yours today!

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School group programs educate and entertain at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Sure, everyone knows LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is a wonderland of fun #BuiltForKids. But did you know that we also offer an outstanding lineup of programs for school groups that are both educational and entertaining?

If you’re seeking an experience for students that combines the creativity of the LEGO® brand with standards-based curriculum in a fun and stimulating environment, we’ve got awesome field trip adventures you won’t find anywhere else!

Available for grades K-6, LEGOLAND Florida field trips can be scheduled Monday through Friday now through June 1, 2018, excluding school holidays. They include 45-minute, hands-on educational experiences tailored to each grade level, with comprehensive teacher guides for use before and after your visit.

In addition, each field trip includes a full day’s admission to our theme park, which offers more than 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by popular LEGO brands and characters.

In the Explosive Energy experience, Professor Black Brick unveils his dastardly master plan to replace all the renewable energy sources on Earth with geothermal energy from lava extracted from the planet’s core!

Choose from one of eight programs that offer creatively entertaining lessons in key STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts led by one of our engaging “edu-tainers” in character, or opt for a self-guided adventure.

Exciting, story-driven adventures feature everything from earthquakes to extraterrestrial life, race cars to robots to renewable energy, all with unique LEGO themes, resources and building activities.

Click the image for a printable flier listing all our awesome educational experiences.

After a disastrous meteor shower, LEGO Base’s newest cadets must learn to pilot their very own LEGO robot and save the nearby space station in the Astro Bot experience.

For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com/education. To book a field trip, call (877) 863-5346. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and a minimum of 15 students are required for each program. One free chaperone is available for every five paid students.

Please note that our theme park hours and days of operation vary. Check our operating calendar before planning a visit.

Book now and save! Book by Sept. 30 for field trips through February 2018 and you’ll receive a special discount.

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EXTENDED CALENDAR: LEGOLAND® Water Park to be open weekends in October

Here’s some wonderful, water-ful news for fans of LEGOLAND® Water Park:

By popular demand, LEGOLAND Water Park has extended its 2017 season to be open every weekend through October!

Every Saturday and Sunday in October, the park will welcome guests to enjoy plenty of spectacular, brick-tacular fun in the sun, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

So mark your calendar and make a date to see what Travel Channel and the USA TODAY 10Best poll have ranked one of the best water parks in the U.S.

Admission is just a $20 upgrade from a theme park ticket, and all three tiers of our annual passes include water park admission with no block-out dates!

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Picky eater? Food allergies? Dietary restrictions? We’ll take care of you!

At LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, we offer a tasty variety of food and beverages for everyone, with all-you-care-to-enjoy buffets, quick-service dining and outdoor carts serving treats like popcorn, ice cream, sodas and bottled water.

If you’re in search of specific kinds of food or gluten-free and vegetarian offerings, look no further than the free park maps available throughout the resort. Under “Time to Eat” on the back is a comprehensive guide to what’s served where. Maps are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

All our food and beverage locations now have binders with ingredients of every menu item, to help guests manage any food allergies or dietary restrictions. This includes restaurants and outdoor carts.

Meanwhile, our chefs are always happy to discuss any dietary needs with guests during their visit, and we have an online guide that can answer many questions before you arrive.

Need more information or can’t find an answer to your questions? Email us at LLF-Food@LEGOLAND.com.

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Don’t let Mother Nature spoil the fun!

Raindrops? Too hot? LEGOLAND® Florida Resort offers lots of things to enjoy whatever the weather.

Where to stay cool and dry: Indoor, air-conditioned experiences include LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride, Lost Kingdom Adventure, Imagination Zone, DUPLO® Farm, the “4D” movies that play in the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater and the “Friends to the Rescue” stage show in Heartlake City.

Guests also can cool off at many dining locations with large, indoor seating areas, such as Market Restaurant, LEGO City Burger Kitchen, Firehouse Ice Cream, Fried Chicken Co., Panini Grill and the Fun Town Pizza & Pasta Buffet, or with one of the icy treats at Fun Town Slushies.

Indoor shopping locations include The Big Shop, Minifigure Market, Heartlake Mall, Wu’s Warehouse, LEGO Studio Store and LEGO Factory Experience and Store. Rain ponchos and umbrellas are available at most retail outlets.

Where to get wet: Besides all the attractions at LEGOLAND Water Park, kids can get wet at DUPLO Splash & Play and Cragger’s Swamp, and The Quest for CHI boat ride offers guests lots of watery fun. Proper attire is required at all times.

Stay hydrated: Whatever the weather, remember to stay hydrated! Drinking fountains, Coca-Cola® beverages and bottled water are available throughout the resort.

Wear sunscreen: Florida is known as the Sunshine State for a good reason — we have lots of it all year long! (We’ve even got solar panels in our parking lot!) A variety of sun protection products by Banana Boat are sold at locations throughout the resort.

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Meet the team working to improve LEGOLAND® Florida Resort for guests on the autism spectrum

Making LEGOLAND® Florida Resort more welcoming to guests with autism spectrum disorders has required the teamwork of multiple departments over the past year, which is why our “Hero Action Team” is comprised of Model Citizens from many different areas.

Over the past year, a team made up of representatives from many different LEGOLAND Florida Resort departments has been working together to make the resort more enjoyable for guests on the autism spectrum.

During Autism Awareness Month in April, we’ll offer a glimpse at the personal commitments made by many of our leaders to create a more inclusive environment for everyone.

“No child or person should feel as if they cannot do something due to any disability they may have,” said Nick Parham, a member of the resort’s Education team. “I’m extremely passionate about creating an environment that reaches out to all people, no matter the circumstances.”

Amanda Becerra, a manager within Food & Beverage Operations, agrees.

“I really love the opportunity for families to be able to enjoy their vacation knowing that their child is going to feel safe, and most importantly, have fun,” she said.

Creating an environment that’s both safe and fun starts with the orientation program every new Model Citizen attends, explained Adriana Eraso, who leads the resort’s Admissions team.

“We have department-specific training that provides information about how to interact with guests on the autism spectrum,” she said, adding that the resort’s HR department also devotes a portion of training for all new hires that helps them better recognize and understand the unique needs of those guests and their families.

Within the Public Safety department, Security supervisor Benjamin Peacock has implemented bi-weekly meetings and monthly updates so that his team will better understand guests on the autism spectrum and the challenges theme parks often present for their enjoyment.

Addressing those challenges led to the creation of “social stories,” illustrated, step-by-guides to attractions and shows that prepare LEGOLAND guests for what to expect, whether it be periods of darkness, loud noises or other elements that can be frightening or overwhelming.

“As a department, my team has worked very hard to meticulously create every social story for the park,” said Haley Travis, a coordinator within Training and Development, “as well as a quick reference guide that explains what each ride and show has to offer.” The goal, she explained, was to help families more efficiently plan their day.

“We continuously teach our team to, above all, be patient with each guest and treat everyone with the respect they deserve,” she said.

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Here’s how we’re making LEGOLAND® Florida Resort a better place for guests with autism spectrum disorders

Over the past year, we’ve made a lot of progress in our ongoing efforts to make LEGOLAND® Florida Resort a more welcoming place for guests with autism spectrum disorders. With April designated as Autism Awareness Month, here’s a look at some of the new services and initiatives we’ve launched:

Hero Pass

The special “Blue Hero Pass,” available at Guest Services, allows guests with autism spectrum disorders and their party to bypass the standby line at popular attractions.

To assist guests who have difficulty waiting in line, we’ve created a pass specifically for guests on the autism spectrum. Available inside the theme park at Guest Services near Market Restaurant, the no-cost “Blue Hero Pass” allows the guest and his or her family or group to bypass the standby line at popular attractions.

Quiet room

Multiple “quiet rooms” located throughout the resort offer a private space where guests on the autism spectrum can relax with noise-cancelling headphones, weighted blankets and a variety of soothing toys.

We’ve also modified several guest areas working in partnership with the North and Central Florida chapter of Autism Speaks. Specially equipped spaces in our Annual Pass, First Aid and Baby Care facilities now serve as designated “quiet rooms” where quests who are on the autism spectrum and their families can take a break. Noise-cancelling headphones, weighted blankets, squishy toys and LEGO® building tables are some of the complimentary resources available. A similar space also is available within Guest Services at LEGOLAND Water Park.

Working in consultation with Autism Speaks, our Training & Development team has created “social stories” that offer an illustrated, step-by-step walkthrough of every ride and show, so guests won’t be surprised by periods of darkness, loud noises, bright lights or other elements that sometimes can be frightening or overwhelming. They’re available for review at Guest Services in the theme park.

Multiple teams throughout LEGOLAND Florida Resort have been working together over the past year to make the vacation destination a more enjoyable place for guests with autism spectrum disorders, as well as their families and caregivers.

A great pre-arrival resource is our extensive Guide for Guests with Disabilities, a printable PDF file that addresses common questions about medical and mobility restrictions, plus accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Dr. Craig Glaser

Dr. Craig Glaser

The resort’s newly hired Model Citizens now receive specialized training to prepare them with skills and sensitivities needed to more effectively interact with guests on the autism spectrum and their families or caregivers. Consultations include Dr. Craig Glaser, the resort’s medical director, who also serves as medical director of Winter Haven’s Urgent Care Cypress facility.

Here’s a segment from FOX 13 WTVT in Tampa on the changes we’ve made:

Our parent company, Merlin Entertainments, operates under a set of values that includes “we care,” and by working together and in partnership with organizations like Autism Speaks, we’re committed to ensure that the place #BuiltForKids is truly built for all kids.

On Friday we’ll spotlight two more great ways we’re celebrating Autism Awareness Month!

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LEGOLAND® Water Park kicks off 2017 season Saturday, March 11

Time to get your sunglasses and flip flops out! LEGOLAND® Water Park at LEGOLAND Florida Resort opens for the 2017 season on Saturday, March 11.

Bring your creations to life at Build-a-Raft River with soft, floating LEGO® bricks, hang out on the island at the LEGO Wave Pool, and get splashed BIG time by our huge, 300-gallon bucket at Joker Soaker. And the fun doesn’t stop building there! Visit Build-A-Boat to customize a LEGO boat hull and race it down the fast-flowing river in the new Creative Cove area.

LEGOLAND Water Park has lots of amenities to make your day easier. Stop by the Surf Shop on your way in to pick up any last-minute necessities such as:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Flip flops
  • Stylish swimsuits
  • Awesome LEGOLAND Florida towels, and much more!

While you’re there, you can reserve a locker for the day or even rent your very own cabana with personalized food and beverage service.

Ice Cream Hut

Creative Cove features expanded dining options, including ice cream and mini burritos.

Hungry? There are two restaurants to choose from when you need yummy food to fuel more fun. Beach N’ Brick is located at the front of LEGOLAND Water Park, underneath the giant pavilion, so you can enjoy multiple food and beverage options under the shade. You can also grab tasty burritos next to the LEGO Wave Pool at Waveside Burrito. If you’re looking for a way to beat the heat, visit our novelty Ice Cream Hut directly across from Build-A-Boat.

 

Buy your tickets online and save! One- and two-day combo tickets are available that include admission to our theme park and LEGOLAND Water Park. Otherwise, LEGOLAND Water Park admission is a $20 per-ticket, per-day upgrade from a theme-park-only ticket, and $3 per toddler (ages 1-2). Or get an annual pass and come back again and again! Please note that admission to LEGOLAND Water Park is not sold separately; all water park tickets include theme park admission.

Enjoy an extra day of fun at LEGOLAND Water Park on Sunday, Nov. 1.

LEGOLAND Water Park will be open most days from March 11 through Oct. 1 — but not every day — so be sure to check our operating calendar before planning a visit.

Surf’s up!

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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.

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 — Weekends 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, LEGO building activities and meet-and-greet opportunities with one of the heroes of LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS™! Plus, enjoy a spectacular, patriotic fireworks show over Lake Eloise on July 4.

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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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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