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!

ninjago_rideBut how?

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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cgiholidayelfIt’s November, and you know what that means! (Yes, Christmas decorations popping up everywhere, but that’s beside the point.)

It means it’s time to start your holiday shopping! As of today, 51 shopping days remain until Christmas, but it’s also exactly three weeks until Black Friday, a day devoted to sales, savings and shopping!

Here at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, we call it Brick Friday, and it’s when we traditionally offer awesomely exclusive deals on everything from theme park tickets to annual passes to hotel stays. This year we’re doing something even more awesome for our faithful fans.

Instead of one Brick Friday offer and another on Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving), we’re unveiling multiple offers on Friday, Nov. 25 that will last through Monday, Nov. 28.

But how do I participate, you might be wondering?

I’m glad you asked.

Sign up to save! In order to participate in our exclusive Black-Friday-through-Cyber-Monday deals, we recommend signing up in advance. That guarantees you’ll be among the first to access each offer when the sales go live Nov. 25.

Meanwhile, check back here on the blog Tuesday, Nov. 15, when we’ll preview the awesome offers and incredible deals we’ll be giving our fans.

With so much happening at the place #BuiltForKids, including Christmas Bricktacular (Dec. 17-18, 24-30), LEGO® NINJAGO® World (opening Jan. 12, 2017), and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat (reservations are available now for June 1-Nov. 30, 2017), you won’t want to miss out on the sales and savings!

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Lighthouse shines over new accommodations coming to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

The beacon of LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s second on-site accommodations has arrived. When LEGOLAND Beach Retreat opens in mid-2017, The Lighthouse will tower more than 45 feet over the first-of-its-kind vacation resort, a centrally located icon that will be home to a restaurant, pool bar and a giant sandcastle-themed LEGO® building area for kids.

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The Lighthouse is shining over LEGOLAND Beach Retreat and is where guests will find a restaurant, bar, retail shop and LEGO play area.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort recently celebrated a key construction milestone by illuminating the rotating, energy-efficient LED light inside the red-and-white striped tower for the first time on a recent evening.

Meanwhile, new details about LEGOLAND Beach Retreat have been revealed, including restaurant names and guest amenities. Sandy’s Castle Restaurant will feature a bountiful menu of creative cuisine designed to please the palates of kids and grownups alike. A delicious breakfast is included with each night’s stay at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat; lunch and dinner will be available without reservations.

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is located about a half-mile from the theme park entrance, on the shores of Lake Dexter.

At Brick’s Beach Bar, guests can choose from a menu of made-to-order food, drinks and creative cocktails served both poolside and indoors. Nearby, savvy shoppers will find the perfect souvenir at a large retail shop stocked with LEGO building sets, apparel, toys, swimwear, snacks and sundries.

Beyond The Lighthouse, construction continues on schedule for the site’s eagerly awaited debut next year. Concrete has been poured at what will be the largest themed resort pool on property, the highlight of an outdoor oasis that will include a large sandy play area. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of poolside activities that are expected to include sandcastle building, bean bag toss and much more.

shark_suit_guyUnlike the five-story LEGOLAND Hotel, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat features a village-style layout with 83 beach-themed bungalows offering 166 separate rooms, each with whimsical LEGO décor inside and out. The brightly colored bungalows are grouped into 13 sections, each named after a popular LEGO Minifigure, including Shark Suit Guy (at left), Ocean King and Sea Captain. Each centers around an outdoor play area with fun and challenging elements, all within view of the bungalows’ shaded patios, where parents can put their feet up, kick back and relax while kids play.

Conveniently located adjacent to the popular theme park, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat combines the fun of surf and sand with the creativity of LEGO building sets, and will offer picturesque views of Lake Dexter from nearly every sun-kissed corner.  All guests enjoy early access to the theme park, with exclusive use of some of the most popular attractions.

Reservations currently are available for stays from June 1 through Nov. 30, 2017. Room rates start at $135 and vary by season, date and availability.  Packages including theme park tickets are also available. Grand opening festivities and additional amenities will be announced at a later date.

To be among the first to receive the latest news about LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, sign up at www.LEGOLANDBeachRetreat.com.

 

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LAST CHANCE! LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s Halloween party concludes Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Don’t miss your chance to strut your stuff in brick-tastic style during the final days of the Halloween event #BuiltForKids! Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly offers a lineup of fun for all little ghouls and goblins looking for a less-than-frightful way to share in the Halloween spirit, and it’s only at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.

Stop by our unique pumpkin patch for a photo as you trick or treat your way along the spooky trail collecting delicious Airheads candy! The National Fire Protection Association is giving out fire safety tips, and you can even grab an Honest Kids juice box before you start.

What’s better than dressing up? Dressing up and marching down the runway in the Creepy Crawly Costume Parade. Check out the event guide for age groups and times.

Between scavenger hunts in MINILAND USA and a LEGO® character mash-up near Lakeside Sandwich Co., #AwesomeAwaits for the three remaining Brick or Treat dates.

End the day of spooky fun at Pirates’ Cove with a fireworks show you can’t see anywhere else! Our special viewing glasses add the perfect LEGO twist to the colorful display exploding over Lake Eloise.

We know that Halloween falls on a school night this year, so don’t worry, mom and dad, we won’t keep your little brick fans out past bedtime — fireworks will not be presented on Monday, Oct. 31.

Best of all, Brick or Treat takes place all day long and everything is included with park admission — no extra ticket required!

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort honors U.S. veterans with free admission and ticket discount Nov. 1-20

In appreciation of the service and sacrifice of U.S. veterans, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is offering all non-active duty military personnel free admission Nov. 1-20, 2016, plus a 50 percent discount on tickets for up to six guests during the same period.

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 (Friday, Nov. 11) only, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will further honor veterans with a 10 percent discount on retail purchases and food and beverage items. 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 in participating locations.

Meanwhile, don’t forget that 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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Search for spooky and sweet surprises at Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly

Guests can participate in two separate scavenger hunts for a chance to win a LEGO prize.

We’re on the lookout for little detectives to help us uncover secret messages during Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly, happening only at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.  Each weekend in October and on Halloween, guests can participate in two separate scavenger hunts.  To get started, head to the LEGO® Studio Store in Fun Town, pick up an entry form and let the adventure begin!

Sweet treats with letters come together to unveil a hidden message.

 

On the LEGO Sweet Treat Scavenger Hunt, near the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater, kids can decode the mystery phrase by finding the lettered candy made out of LEGO bricks.

The fun continues in MINILAND USA on the LEGO Skeleton Scavenger Hunt, which will lead visitors on a haunted search.  During this activity, we need little ghouls and goblins to help us find the skeleton’s scattered bones to reveal the secret message.

When the submission form is complete, don’t forget to turn it in at the LEGO Studio Store for a chance to win a LEGO prize.  With just two Brick or Treat weekends left, now’s the perfect time to visit.  Best of all, everything is included with park admission!

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Happy birthday… to us!

Five years ago today, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort welcomed guests to explore a 150-acre playground #BuiltForKids, a colorful wonderland of rides, shows and attractions inspired by the unlimited creative potential of LEGO® bricks.

Since then, millions of guests from around the world have enjoyed its many charms, from iconic attractions like The Dragon and Ford Driving School to dazzling shows like “Battle for Brickbeard’s Bounty” and “Friends to the Rescue” to popular events like Christmas Bricktacular and Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly, which continues this weekend.

It’s been a whirlwind five years, a busy period of growth and expansion that has included the debut of LEGOLAND Water Park (May 2012), LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display (November 2012), LEGO World of Chima™ (July 2013), DUPLO® Valley (May 2014), LEGOLAND Hotel (May 2015), Heartlake City (June 2015), and phased restorations of the historic Cypress Gardens, which celebrated its 80th anniversary earlier this year.

And even more fun is on the way!

Last March, we kicked off the largest period of expansion in the history of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, which includes LEGO NINJAGO® World, a whole new theme park land and an awesome attraction opening Jan. 12, 2017, and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, which will more than double our on-site accommodations when its whimsically themed bungalows open in mid-2017.

Thanks to you, our fans, we’ve enjoyed five years of awesomeness — and we’re just getting started!

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Become the ninja when LEGO® NINJAGO® World opens Jan. 12, 2017 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

This morning, just one day before our fifth birthday, we announced the grand opening date for the next awesome experience coming to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort — a whole new theme park land where you become the ninja in your very own LEGO® NINJAGO® adventure!

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Brother-and-sister ninjas Kai, left, and Nya, helped reveal the grand opening date for LEGO NINJAGO World with Adrian Jones, general manager of LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

Starting Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, kids can step into a magical, martial arts kingdom filled with excitement and adventure when LEGO NINJAGO World opens between the Coastersaurus roller coaster and the LEGO City area.

It’s an all-new expansion inspired by the popular LEGO building sets and the “LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu” TV show, a place where kids can sharpen their skills just like LEGO NINJAGO heroes Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane and Nya before facing the ultimate test on LEGO NINJAGO The Ride!

LEGOLAND Florida Resort TV’s Grace and Kade have exclusive details:

 

And if you thought that’s all we have in store, think again!

LEGO NINJAGO World also will feature daily meet-and-greet opportunities with sibling ninjas Kai and Nya, plus a giant new retail shop filled with LEGO NINJAGO building sets, toys, clothes, souvenirs and more.

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A giant model of LEGO NINJAGO World made out of more than 40,000 LEGO bricks will be displayed soon inside The Big Shop at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

It’s all here at the place #BuiltForKids, and it all starts Jan. 12!

Well, unless you’re a LEGOLAND Annual Passholder, that is. Passholders will have an exclusive opportunity to be the first to visit LEGO NINJAGO World on Saturday, Jan. 7. We’ll share more details about how to participate in the weeks ahead.

The countdown starts now!

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See what happens when #BrickPony growls!

#BrickPony, our life-size LEGO® replica of the “1964½” Ford Mustang V8 coupe, is now on permanent display outside the Ford Driving School attraction at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.

Before we brought her home to our theme park, we took #BrickPony to Orlando’s I-Drive 360 complex, home of The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, to have a little fun with a few hidden cameras, some concealed speakers, several temporary sound effects and lots of unsuspecting visitors.

See what happened next:

The giant model was sponsored by Southern Ford Dealers and has working headlights, taillights and a few built-in sound effects, including the rumble of a real Mustang engine starting and revving!

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Don’t miss the Vampyre Hearse and our creepy crawly fireworks during this weekend’s Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly

Brick fans had a blast helping us kick off the first weekend of Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly, the popular annual Halloween party here at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.  Here are some insider tips for first-timers and regulars alike as we head into weekend No. 2:

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The Vampyre Hearse is a must-stop selfie spot. Check out its new surprises during Brick or Treat!

Last year, we unveiled a 13-foot-long “Vampyre Hearse” created with more than 280,000 LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks.  This year, the hot-rod hearse is back with a couple of new tricks outside the Market Restaurant.  For the first time, the giant model will come alive with spooky sounds, flashing lights and bursts of fog. It’s one photo opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Cap off the night at 8 p.m. as you sit back and cast your eyes skyward for a spectacular, brick-tacular fireworks display over Lake Eloise set to a creepy crawly spider theme.  These are no ordinary fireworks — they light up the night with a special LEGO twist!  Be sure to pick up a free pair of special viewing glasses starting at 7 p.m. in Pirates’ Cove.

WINTER HAVEN, FL -- December 19, 2015 -- Fireworks display over Lake Eloise at LEGOLAND ® Florida Resort. (PHOTO / LEGOLAND Florida, Merlin Entertainments Group, Chip Litherland)

Brick or Treat ends each night with a spider-themed fireworks display over Lake Eloise.

Brick or Treat continues every Saturday and Sunday in October, plus Monday, Oct. 31, and is included with park admission. No extra ticket required!

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