Evil has a new name — and it’s Risky Business

"The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure"He’s President Business’s brother, Risky Business, and he’s got big plans for the heroes from “The LEGO® Movie™.”

In “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure,” an all-new theatrical attraction opening Friday, Jan. 29, the tiny antagonist invites Emmet and his friends to experience “a magical, fun-tagical place with”—

Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s just say his motives aren’t entirely pure.

As part of our promotion of the fun new attraction, we commissioned a series of colorful posters spotlighting all the Master Builders who reunite at Risky’s invitation. Which one is your favorite?

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Who is Risky Business?

And what does he want?

Risky Business

“The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” introduces Risky Business, a bold visionary who crosses paths with Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, Benny and MetalBeard in an entirely new story set after the events of the blockbuster movie.

Find out when “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” opens Jan. 29 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort!

The little, yet equally handsome and equally evil brother of President Business has one mission: to unleash an Evil Secret Plot involving the heroes from “The LEGO® Movie™.” And to become the most famous evil villain and movie star in the whole world. Okay, maybe he has two missions.

The brand-new attraction introduces Risky, a bold visionary who crosses paths with Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, Benny and MetalBeard in an entirely new story set after the events of the blockbuster movie.

In “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure,” Risky Business unveils an ambitious project inspired by the movie heroes’ original adventures, where all is not as it seems. Featuring the same sharp wit and LEGO® scenery that made the “The LEGO® Movie™” a worldwide smash it, the attraction combines 3D film with “4D” atmospheric effects like water, wind and fog to create an experience that will tickle the senses of every guest.

Bringing Risky Business to life is actor, writer, comedian and film fan Patton Oswalt, who joins actors Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle), Alison Brie (Unikitty), Charlie Day (Benny) and Nick Offerman (MetalBeard) from the blockbuster movie.

 

The 12 1/2-minute film will appear exclusively at LEGOLAND Parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, and will screen several times a day in the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

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A delicious fan favorite gets a cool new companion

Granny's Apple Fries a la mode

Granny’s Apple Fries, the delicious Fun Town treat, now comes in an a la mode version with creamy vanilla soft-serve yogurt.

We have BIG NEWS for Granny’s Apple Fries fans!  One of our guests’ favorite sweet treats is now available with a cool new twist.  Fans craving the classic cinnamon-and-sugar snack can now order it a la mode.

This new Fun Town menu offering pairs our signature dish, apple fries, with creamy vanilla soft-serve yogurt and a drizzle of caramel.  Don’t miss this delicious new delight.

Granny’s Apple Fries a la mode are available for $8, plus tax.  Annual Passholders enjoy a 10 percent discount.

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All-new events promise more fun and fireworks in 2016

New events offer more fireworks and fun than ever before.

New events offer more fireworks and fun than ever before.

With LEGOLAND® Florida Resort poised to celebrate its fifth birthday in 2016, an exciting lineup of special events will deliver more fun, more fireworks and more time to enjoy all the brick-tacular entertainment at the place built for kids. Two all-new events exclusively available to Florida guests — “The LEGO® Movie™” 4D Weekends and LEGOLAND® Night Lights — join returning favorites Brick or Treat and Christmas Bricktacular for a year packed full of fun.

All events are designed for kids 2-12 years old and offer incredible entertainment and great value, plus more than 50 rides, shows and attractions in 12 themed lands.

“The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure”

“The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure” opens Friday, Jan. 29, and the new “The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends event starts Saturday, Feb. 6.

With the single exception of the Brick Dash 5K Run and Fun Walk in April, every event is included with park admission at no additional charge.

  • Every Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-28: “The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends
  • April 16: Brick Dash 5K Fun Run and Walk, benefiting the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation’s Fund for Women and Children
  • Every Saturday and Sunday, June 18–July 31: LEGOLAND® Night Lights
Celebrate summer during LEGOLAND Night Lights, weekend June 18 - July 31.

Celebrate summer during LEGOLAND Night Lights, Saturdays and Sundays June 18-July 31.

  • Sept. 10 and 11: LEGO® Club Weekends Featuring LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display
  • Select dates in October: Brick or Treat
  • Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28: Firefighter Fridays 
  • Oct. 15: LEGOLAND Florida Resort turns 5
  • Select dates in December: Christmas Bricktacular
  • Dec. 31: Kids’ New Year’s Eve

For full event details, visit our Special Events page.

Kids' New Year's Eve is the perfect way to ring in the new year.

Kids’ New Year’s Eve is the perfect way to ring in the new year.

The best way to experience this exciting lineup is with our Awesome Pass, which offers unlimited admission for a whole year to both LEGOLAND Florida theme park and LEGOLAND Water Park, along with other great benefits and all the special events listed above that are included with regular park admission. It’s a tremendous value at just $99 plus tax for Florida residents.

Our Awesomer Pass and Awesomest Pass pile on even more value, like free parking, unlimited admission to The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium, plus much, much more. To purchase online or for more information, including prices, visit http://florida.LEGOLAND.com.

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Cypress Gardens celebrates 80 years of nature’s splendor

Dick Pope Sr. was a man with a vision. Where others saw swampland, he imagined a tropical wonderland unparalleled as a showcase of the world’s natural beauty.

On a marshy tract of land adjacent to Polk County’s placid Lake Eloise, he created Cypress Gardens, a color-saturated paradise of exotic flowers, plants and trees Pope imported from globe-trotting travels with his wife, Julie.

Dedicated by Florida’s governor in January 1935, the gardens formally opened Jan. 2, 1936, with visitors paying 25 cents apiece to tour its winding, cypress-block pathways. Over the years that followed, Cypress Gardens drew millions of visitors to Florida for its tranquil splendor and dazzling water ski shows, among them movie stars, TV legends, beauty queens, royalty and world-class athletes.

Today, eight decades later, kids will delight in discovering the historic botanical gardens’ many charms around every tree-shaded corner, from the famous gazebo to the mammoth banyan tree. All beautifully preserved and maintained by the talented horticulturalists of LEGOLAND® Florida Resort for the enjoyment of children for generations to come.

Here are a few scenes captured during a recent visit on a quiet afternoon:

Cypress Gardens

The famous gazebo remains the centerpiece of the sprawling gardens. During Cypress Gardens’ heyday, it was the site of hundreds of weddings each year.

Cypress Gardens

In a nod to the many costumed young women who greeted Cypress Gardens guests for decades, a Southern belle made entirely of LEGO® sits near the iconic gazebo.

Cypress Gardens

Planted by Dick Pope Sr. in the 1930s, the enormous banyan tree remains a breathtaking sight decades later.

Cypress Gardens

Millions of guests from around the world have marveled at the legendary banyan tree, imported from India and still spreading its vertical roots.

Cypress Gardens

Scenes of quiet tranquility await discovery throughout Cypress Gardens, maintained with tender care by the talented horticulturalists of LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

Cypress Gardens

Constructed in 1972, the Oriental Gardens section features a 12-foot statue of the Great Buddha of Kamakura, one of the most well-known monuments in Japan.

Cypress Gardens

Brilliant colors abound within the gardens, like the flame-hued croton plant native to Southeast Asia.

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LIVE from LEGOLAND®, it’s Kids’ New Year’s Eve!

Jan. 1, 2016, 12:01 a.m. EST

From all the Model Citizens at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, Happy New Year!

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Dec. 31, 2015, 11:20 p.m. EST

Scenes from a terrific evening:

San Francisco

San Francisco at night. In Florida. In LEGO©.

Kids' New Year's Eve

Several stilt walkers strolled the park during Kids’ New Year’s Eve, posing for photos.

Kids' New Year's Eve

Randi Pasket snaps a selfie with her family while waiting for the fireworks.

Kids' New Year's Eve

The giant LEGO© brick dropped at “midnight” Kid Standard Time (a.k.a. 8 p.m.) to welcome 2016.

LEGOLAND Hotel

Kids at LEGOLAND Hotel kept the party going after the theme park closed.

Dec. 31, 2015, 10 p.m. EST

In just four weeks, we’ll be hosting the world premiere of “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure,” a dazzling new attraction that continues the story of Emmet and his friends after the events of the hit movie.

To prepare, we’re adding some Hollywood-style glamour to the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater, where the action-packed 12 1/2-minute film will play several times a day.

Here’s a look at the theater from earlier tonight:

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A brand-new canopy recently was installed in the entrance plaza, giving the theme park venue a more regal look.

But that’s not all!

Much more is on the way ahead of the attraction’s debut, including something terrific under construction behind the fabric on the right. That’s a story for another day, however.

Tonight, we’re giving our fans an exclusive sneak peek at a towering new addition that will greet guests when they approach the theater. Two giant, golden statues of a certain… “special” hero from “The LEGO® Movie™.” Here’s a rendering of what they’ll look like once installed at more than 8 feet tall:

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Awesome, huh?

Dec. 31, 2015, 9:20 p.m. EST

The brick has dropped! Take a look at these photos snapped during tonight’s breathtaking Kids’ New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular, which closed out another incredible year at LEGOLAND Florida Resort:

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Dec. 31, 2015, 7:55 p.m. EST

Fireworks in five minutes!

Kids' New Year's Eve

Thousands of guests await the spectacular fireworks show to end the Kids’ New Year’s Eve celebration.

Dec. 31, 2015, 6:04 p.m. EST

The sun’s going down but the fun’s going strong here at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, where we’re getting ready to ring in 2016 at our high-energy, built-for-kids New Year’s Eve party!

Kids' New Year's Eve

LEGOLAND Model Citizens Seth and Sierra are ready to ring in the New Year with guests in Pirates’ Cove.

Check our blog throughout the evening for live bulletins from the fun zone, including an exclusive sneak peek of something… AWESOME… we’re adding to the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater in preparation for “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure,” which premieres here on Friday, Jan. 29.

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What happened after ‘The LEGO® Movie™’? Find out when ‘The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure’ opens Jan. 29

“The LEGO® Movie™” was a worldwide blockbuster that delighted audiences around the world with the crazy antics of Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, Benny and MetalBeard. But what happened after the movie?

On Jan. 29, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort guests will find out when an all-new attraction puts the familiar heroes in the middle of an Evil Secret Plot involving a mysterious new character.

“The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure”

“The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” is an exciting new theme park attraction that reunites Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, MetalBeard and Benny from “The LEGO® Movie™” in an all-new story that reveals what happened after the smash-hit movie.

Appearing exclusively at LEGOLAND Parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” reunites Emmet and friends in an action-packed story filled with the original movie’s same sly humor and dazzling visuals.

 

The 12 1/2-minute 3D film will play several times a day in the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, with “4D” effects such as wind, water, fog and more bringing the action off the screen in a multisensory experience that will showcase the familiar characters in a whole new way.

The attraction’s creative team received input from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the talented writer-directors who brought “The LEGO® Movie™” to life, with an assist from Rob Schrab, who is directing the movie’s 2018 sequel. Returning to voice their iconic characters are Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle), Nick Offerman (MetalBeard), Charlie Day (Benny) and Alison Brie (Unikitty).

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Say hello to 2016 with awesome fireworks and a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration

Kids' New Year's Eve

Join us for our Kids’ New Year’s Eve celebration at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

One night only! Join us at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort this Thursday, Dec. 31, as we ring in the New Year and rock out the night with spectacular fireworks and an annual brick drop on the shores of Lake Eloise. The fireworks will feature the stunning display from Christmas Bricktacular plus an extra-big grand finale just for Kids’ New Year’s Eve.

Seating can be found at the stadiums and grass area in-between at Pirates’ Cove, but get there early because we’ll be playing family-friendly pop music at an exclusive dance party before the big spectacle. Watch the brick drop at midnight Kid Standard Time (that’s 8 p.m. to all grown-ups).

What’s the best part? The entire celebration is included with park admission.

Check back here on Dec. 31 for a special live blog of the entire festivities!

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Mark your calendar to deck the halls one last time at Christmas Bricktacular Dec. 26-30

Christmas Bricktacular fireworks

Fireworks light the sky above Lake Eloise during Christmas Bricktacular. Free viewing glasses reveal a special LEGO surprise with each burst of color.

Santa may be hitching up his sleigh tonight but there’s still time to enjoy our kid-tastic holiday celebration, Christmas Bricktacular Presented by Shutterfly®. The final dates of this uniquely LEGO® party will take place Saturday, Dec. 26 through Wednesday, Dec. 30. Here’s what’s in store:

  • Enjoy a spectacular, holiday-themed fireworks show to close out the night
  • Take next year’s Christmas card photo with the enormous tree made of LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks
  • Go on Christmas-themed scavenger hunts in Miniland and DUPLO® Valley for a chance to win a LEGO prize pack
  • Meet LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier
  • Pose with a life-size LEGO model of Santa, his reindeer and sleigh
Christmas Bricktacular

See Santa, his sleigh and reindeer all made out of LEGO® during Christmas Bricktacular.

…and more! And it’s all included with park admission.

From all the Model Citizens at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, have a very Merry Christmas!

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COMING SOON: Experience ‘The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure’ starting Jan. 29

Emmet, Wyldstyle, Benny, Unikitty and MetalBeard are back! And this time, they’re headed to LEGOLAND®!

“The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure”

“The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” will premiere Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.

Well, sort of.

In “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure,” an all-new story appearing exclusively at LEGOLAND Parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in 2016, the familiar heroes come together at the invitation of a mysterious new character and soon find themselves entangled in an Evil Secret Plot inspired by their original adventures in “The LEGO® Movie™” and involving a theme park suspiciously like LEGOLAND.

 

Starting Friday, Jan. 29, the 12 1/2-minute 3D film will screen multiple times per day at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater. “4D” elements such as wind, water, fog, lighting and other special effects will bring the action bursting off the screen and into the audience.

Want to know more? Check back on our blog for exclusive details in the weeks to come, including a look at the incredible creative talent bringing this new adventure to life.

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