LEGOLAND Florida Foodie Blog: April Edition

This month’s foodie blog is all about breakfast! Start your Sunday off right with Buddy, Max and one of the LEGO® Friends before park opening at our all-new Bricks ‘n’ Breakfast character breakfast.

First, you’ll enjoy exclusive access and escort by our VIP Experiences Team into the park prior to opening, and then it’s on to your destination at the Magnolia Mansion Gardens to meet Buddy for a character photo in front of beautiful Lake Eloise!

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Which table theme will you choose: LEGO City, LEGO Friends, LEGO Chima, LEGO Kingdoms, or The LEGO Movie? After being seated, it’s time to eat! Enjoy a wide selection of tasty breakfast foods, including bacon, eggs, potatoes, toast, and more. Munch on all of your favorites as the characters come right up to your table for a personal meet and greet experience – not to mention an awesome photo opportunity!

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To top it all off, each child is given a LEGO Minifigure, parents receive the opportunity to “pinch” their table’s LEGO Salt ‘n’ Pepper Shakers at the end of breakfast, and the whole family a enjoys a head start – before other guests enter – to all of the rides and attractions as the park opens!

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Price $30 per person, experience available Sundays only. *Park admission and parking are not included and must be purchased separately.

For more information, or to book your Bricks ‘n’ Breakfast VIP experience, head on over to the LLF website’s VIP Experiences Page.

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Back By Popular Demand: The LEGO Movie Weekends

Back by popular demand, The LEGO Movie Weekend festivities will return to LEGOLAND Florida! Every weekend in March starting March 8th, LEGOLAND Florida is bringing back scavenger hunts, photo opportunities as well as new family fun with a chance to help transform Miniland USA’s New York City into the famous Bricksburg!

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No instructions are needed here, The LEGO Movie Weekends in March will feature an all out takeover of Miniland USA’s New York City and model builders need the help of guests to transform this city into Bricksburg, home of the movie’s hero, Emmet. While LEGOLAND Florida model builders add iconic LEGO models from “The LEGO Movie” each weekend, guests will have the chance to build alongside them and use their imaginations to create their own model that will live on and be added to the city to be transformed into Bricksburg over the four week event.

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Check out the awesome The LEGO Movie Weekend activities below:

  • New! The LEGO Movie Take Over of Miniland’s New York City Miniland USA Guests can use their imagination to build their own unique LEGO model to help LEGOLAND Florida Master Model Builders transform Miniland USA’s New York City into Emmet’s home town, Bricksburg. Master Model Builders will add iconic LEGO Bricksburg Models each weekend such as:
    • The construction crane hoisting “The LEGO Movie” Logo over the city.
    • Lord Business’ Evil Lair
    • Batman’s Batwing Vehicle
    • Benny’s Spaceship…and more!
  • New! LEGO Batman Photo Opportunity Imagination Zone Pose with the LEGO Batman, Wyldstyle’s boyfriend in “The LEGO Movie.”
  • Meet & Greet with Emmet & Wyldstyle Imagination Zone Fans can walk the red carpet and meet the stars of “The LEGO Movie,” Emmet and Wyldstyle.
  •  “The LEGO Movie” Scavenger HuntMiniland USA Emmet, Wyldstyle and Lord Business are lost in Miniland USA. Guests can help find them to save the day! Guests can submit an entry to win a LEGO Prize Pack at www.legoland.com. See website for official rules.
  • “The LEGO Movie” Video Game ChallengeWarner Bros. Games Zone Gaming fans can test their skills and play the latest action-packed video game, “The LEGO Movie.”
  •  “The LEGO Movie” Mural Build – Imagination Zone Families can build together and help create a giant LEGO poster of “The LEGO Movie.”

With a record-breaking box office debut, an action-packed video game and a contagious song, everything is awesome with “The LEGO® Movie,” and kids and parents alike just can’t get enough. Join us weekends in March to celebrate The LEGO Movie with hands-on activities and meet & greets! See you there!

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“The LEGO Movie” Weekend is included with park admission and guests will have complete access to a full day of theme park fun with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions all geared to families with children ages 2 to 12.

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LEGOLAND Florida Foodie Blog: February Edition

For this month’s Foodie Blog we decided to switch things up a bit! We asked Buddy’s Brick Bunch to share with everyone their favorite snacks and restaurants at LEGOLAND Florida. As young advisors and kid reporters on a variety of items related to LEGOLAND Florida, they are quite the experts when it comes to the park! Check out what they recommend to other park guests.

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A favorite place to dine among the park guests is Pizza & Pasta Buffet; it is also a favorite among Buddy’s Brick Bunch! This all-you-can-eat buffet is Alexander’s favorite restaurant because “the pizza is delicious and cheesy”. Angela says she always eats pepperoni pizza when she visits the park. Buddy’s Brick Bunch also suggests trying the cinnamon bread sticks for dessert.  Another favorite choice is a restaurant located in LEGO City. “I love the Fried Chicken Co. restaurant. The chicken and fries are tasty!” says Aiden.

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Out of the many snacking options found at LEGOLAND Florida, Alek’s favorite quick snack item is popcorn, which can be found in LEGO Technic and LEGO Kingdoms. On a hot summer day, Alexander loves to indulge in a slushy from Fun Town Slushy. Sounds like a tasty way to cool off in the Florida sun! Aiden chose Ice Cream from Sunny’s Ice Cream Shop in Fun Town. Creating your own sundae makes the ice cream treat even better! For a healthy snacking option, Angela recommends the apple and grape fruit packs found around the park.

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At LEGOLAND Florida, we offer special dietary options. Alek recommends checking the LEGOLAND Florida website or the signage around the park to see which dining options have allergy-free meals. LEGOLAND offers gluten-free meals as well, and Alexander’s favorite is Granny’s Apple Fries because he can share them with his whole family!

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Rainy Day Survival Guide

If you get caught in the rain while visiting LEGOLAND Florida, have no fear! We offer many different activities that you can enjoy in wet weather. Inspired by Maria Long’s review of her recent experience at LEGOLAND Florida, we put together a little list of tips for enjoying LEGOLAND Florida in rain!

  1. Dine Inside – Rain or cold, dining inside will keep you dry and warm. LEGOLAND has many restaurants that have indoor seating, such as The Market Restaurant, Fried Chicken Co, and Lakeside Dining Co. Covered dining is also available at I-Zone Panini. When waiting out the bad weather, go ahead and refuel at one of our many dining options!milkshake2
  2. The Lost Kingdom Adventure – This indoor ride is great entertainment for the whole family. The dark ride gives you the opportunity to fire laser blasters at targets in the Egyptian landscape in all-terrain roadsters. Compete with each other to hit the most targets as you unearth the treasures of the forgotten empire.
  3. Well Fargo 4D Theatre – Sit back and enjoy as you enter the world of LEGO in one of our three 4D cinematic adventures! Arrive early to catch some LEGOLAND trivia before the interactive show.wells fargo 4d
  4. Fresh From Florida Greenhouse – Step inside to learn about farm plants and agriculture. The interactive attraction teaches guests about how food goes from farm to table. Here you can identify LEGO and fresh farm plants, explore miniature farm scenes, and “milk” a cow!Fresh from FL
  5. Imagination Zone
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS – These hands-on classes allow you to build and program cutting-edge, computerized LEGO MINDSTORMS robots!
  • Built & Test – Located inside Imagination Zone, this area let’s you build and test LEGO cars. Create your own LEGO car and race it against competitors on a digitally timed track!

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  • Warner Bros Games Zone – Step inside the WB Games Zone to experience the new LEGO video games! This indoor interactive area let’s kids play different kinds of LEGO inspired video games on the latest personal technology devices and video kiosks! 2012.05.24_LEGOLANDWATERPARK_001.jpg

6. Shopping – Bad weather? No problem! Check out our retail stores located throughout the park and add to your LEGO collections. You never know what you might find!

  • Shop at Big Shop or Studio Store for the latest and greatest LEGO sets and even some hard-to-find ones!
  • Ever lost one piece or missing a particular LEGO brick? Swing by the Pick-a-Brick in LEGO Factory! Choose from hundreds of LEGO elements, accessories and more to customize your own LEGO creations.
  • Find retiring sets and clearance items Extreme Brick Bargains Shop located by Pirate’s Cove.
  • Are you a LEGO Friends fanatic? The LEGO Friends Store is dedicated to girls. Browse through LEGO Friends plush, apparel, and building sets!

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February Retail Specials!

We’ve got some great offers at our retail locations throughout the park during the month of February! Be sure to take advantage of the following specials.

During The LEGO Movie Weekend on February 8th and 9th:

  • At the Big Shop and Studio store, spend $30  on any LEGO Movie Toy Purchase and get a Free Gift (Limited quantities available while supplies last. $30 spend is after all discounts and excludes tax)
  • Free LEGO Movie Poster with ANY LEGO Movie purchase!
  • LEGO Movie Weekend Special – All face painting will include a Free Glitter Upgrade for all guests

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During LEGO Friends Weekend February 15th and 16th

  • Spend $10.00 on any LEGO Friends Purchase (Toy, Extended Line and Apparel) and get a Free LEGO Friends Gift (Limited quantities available while supplies last. $10 spend is after all discounts and excludes tax)
  • Kids will receive a LEGO Friends Poster and LEGO Friends Activity Book (while supplies last) after completing the Miniland USA Scavenger hunt as a prize. Claim the prize at the cart located by the Wells Fargo 4D Theater
  • LEGO Friends Weekend Special – All face painting will include a Free Glitter Upgrade for all guests

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February Month-Long Specials (or while supplies last):

  • Buy 1 Get 1 Free of LEGO Friends Animal Packs
  • 50% off Friends Notebook, Friends Activity Book, and Friends Carry Case
  • 50% off LEGO Classic Name Sign and LEGO Friends Name Sign
  • LEGO Magnets $2.48 each regularly $6.99 each: Includes all single magnets with the round back

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February Specials for Annual Pass Holders (pass must be presented at time of purchase):

  •  Buy 1 Get 1 Free Play on Knights Challenge and Goblet Toss
  •  Buy 1 Get 1 Free Photo offer – Buy 1 6×8 photo and get a duplicate copy free
  • $5 off any Framing Option with any Caricature Purchase with a valid annual pass

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Terms and conditions apply; see any retail Model Citizen for details

 

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Birthday Celebrations at LEGOLAND Florida

What better way to celebrate a child’s special day than a private birthday party at LEGOLAND Florida?! We offer three spectacular birthday packages that will make the birthday celebration unforgettable!

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Junior Model Builder
$35 per person
Package Includes:

  • Private party room for 1 ½ hours
  • Party hose for duration of party
  • Meal includes pizza, salad or fruit, and soft drinks
  • Choice of a vanilla or chocolate cake
  • LEGO Build Toy
  • Celebrate in our themed LEGO Birthday Room
  • Birthday gift storage
  • Birthday button for birthday child
  • Birthday party crown for all

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Master Model Builder
$60 per person
Package Includes:

  • Private party room for 1 ½ hours
  • Party hose for duration of party
  • Meal includes pizza, salad or fruit, and soft drinks
  • Choice of a vanilla or chocolate cake
  • LEGO Build Toy
  • Celebrate in our themed LEGO Birthday Room
  • Birthday gift storage
  • Birthday button for birthday child
  • Birthday party crown for all
  • Character Appearance
  • Use of flat screen TV & DVD player

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Designer Model Builder
$100 per person
Package Includes:

  • Private party room for 1 ½ hours
  • Party hose for duration of party
  • Meal includes pizza, salad or fruit, and soft drinks
  • Choice of a vanilla or chocolate cake
  • LEGO Build Toy
  • Celebrate in our themed LEGO Birthday Room
  • Birthday gift storage
  • Birthday button for birthday child
  • Birthday party crown for all
  • Character Appearance
  • Use of flat screen TV & DVD player
  • Master Model Builder session
  • Front-of-Line Access Passes for each paid package
  • Souvenir photo for birthday child

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Call 1-877-350-5346 to make your reservation today!!

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Group Minimum: 10 guests
Price does not include park admission

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Farm Animals Arrive at DUPLO Valley!

A herd of cows, goats, chickens, and sheep have arrived at LEGOLAND Florida to graze about in their new homes in the park’s latest expansion, DUPLO Valley! The new area specifically geared to toddlers ages 2 to 5 will officially open to guests on May 23, 2014, just in time for family-fun over Memorial Day weekend! The DUPLO farm animals will be key features in two of the attractions, the mini tractor ride and the water play area.

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The central feature of DUPLO Valley will be the DUPLO Train where toddlers will be able to board a train on their own or with their parents to explore countryside-themed scenery passing through farms, fishing holes and campgrounds. Just across the way, toddlers will be able to jump on a tractor their size and help the farmers plow the cornfields and hunt for missing farm animals. For those looking to cool off, the new splash and play area will be refreshingly fun with intermittent water spouts and interactive water elements set among larger than life farm animals with a soft deck for safety.

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Another key element will be the existing DUPLO Barn which will feature significant enhancements to allow kids to play indoors in the comfort of air conditioning. Existing attractions will be enhanced with additional DUPLO farm-themed play areas and a toddler room where parents can relax while kids build with DUPLO bricks. The barn’s Baby Care Center will continue to provide all the amenities to take care of young children. It offers private nursing stations, rocking chairs, microwaves, bottle warmers, high chairs, changing stations, cell phone charging stations and more.

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The new DUPLO Valley will add more excitement to LEGOLAND Florida’s line-up of more than 50 rides, shows and attractions dedicated to children of ages 2 to 12.

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NEW February Special Event VIP Experiences

Our VIP Guest Experiences are the ultimate way to experience LEGOLAND Florida. We’ve added 2 new Special Event VIP Experiences for our first two in-park events of 2014! Plan your trip to LEGOLAND today and make it memorable with these one-of-a-kind experiences!

The LEGO Movie Weekend

Everything included in the LEGOLAND Florida VIP Experience, plus a special The LEGO Movie Weekend Experience! Celebrate the release of The LEGO Movie with red carpet treatment during The LEGO Movie Weekend and a private meet & greet experience with the stars of the movie Emmet and Wyldstyle!

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Prices start from $495 per child & $545 per adult (plus tax), available during The LEGO Movie Weekend ONLY, February 8 & 9th 2014.

Emma’s Heartlake Salon

Enjoy the full LEGOLAND Florida VIP Experience, plus a special upgrade for LEGO Friends Weekend! Get pampered with a 1 1/2 hour hair and beauty styling session by the professionals from Posh Salon and join the LEGO Friends for Stephanie’s Tea Party in the Mansion!

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Price: $595 per child (tax not included), available during LEGO Friends Weekend ONLY (February 15 & 16th 2014). All guests accompanying the child must purchase the VIP Experience.

For more information or to book your VIP Experience, visit our website or call 1-855-753-7777 today!

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LEGOLAND Florida Foodie Blog: January Edition

Happy New Year! Bringing in a new year is a great time to reflect on changes we want to make in the coming year. Resolutions range from breaking bad habits to learning something new every day. However, each year the most popular New Year’s resolution tends to be associated with fitness and wellbeing. Here at LEGOLAND Florida we have great dining options and meals to keep you true to your resolution and staying healthy! Not only will walking around the park all day keep you fit, but our delicious healthy dining options will keep your cravings in check! Who said eating healthy had to be boring in 2014? Check out our tasty health conscious food items below!

Lakeside Sandwich Co: This restaurant has a variety of healthy meals. Situated right on Lake Eloise by Pirates’ Cove, Lakeside Sandwich Co has many different options such as Southwest Chicken Wrap, Turkey BLT sub, and Garden Salad. All sandwiches, subs and salads are made fresh everyday to ensure your meal is nothing short of delicious. Pair it with a non-carbonated drink and a fruit cup for the perfect New Year’s resolution healthy meal!

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Market Restaurant: Mentioned in last month’s Foodie Blog, the Market Restaurant in Fun Town has hearty dining options as well. Stop by and pick up a fresh soup and salad. Soup changes daily and four different salads are served up inside the restaurant. If you prefer fish, give the grilled salmon a try. Couple it with either the flavorful roasted veggies or potatoes for the perfect resolution-safe meal! Market Restaurant also offers Asian fused meals! Create your own rice bowl with Teriyaki Beef, Sweet and Sour Chicken, or Stir-fry Vegetables. Add a fruit cup and a bottle of water for a complete, well-balanced meal.

I-Zone Panini: Do you prefer your sandwiches warm? Swing by I-Zone Panini to satisfy your craving! Warm and freshly pressed sandwiches are served, ranging from Chicken Florentine to Black Forest Ham & White Cheddar. If you want to skip the carbs for your New Year’s resolution, I-Zone Panini has you covered! Three different types of salads are prepared fresh each day and served here.

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Castle Burger: This restaurant may be known for its juicy burgers and fries, but don’t cross them off the list just yet. Castle Burgers also offers freshly made Grilled Chicken Salads. No need to leave yourself out when dining here – this delightful salad will keep your appetite satisfied and feeling great!

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14 Reasons to Visit LEGOLAND Florida in 2014

As if you even needed a reason…

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    1. The LEGO World of Chima – Embark on a journey through the magical waters flowing from Mount Cavora when you enter the The Quest for CHI, LEGOLAND Florida’s newest interactive water ride. The World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network, which also features Speedorz Arena and Cragger’s Swamp splash area, is sure to make you feel like you’re actually in Laval and Cragger’s adventurous world!
    2. Minifigure Trading – Bring your minifigs to LEGOLAND Florida and trade away! MC’s in the park sport minifigures on their nametags and they are ready to trade with you! If you see one you like, don’t be afraid to trade! Trade once, twice, or as many times as you like till you find the perfect minifig to add to your collection.
    3. Opening of DUPLO Valley – DUPLO Valley reopens in spring 2014 with new attractions, renovations, and enhanced theming! The toddler-dedicated area will include a train, mini tractor ride, water play area, and an air-conditioned indoor play area in the DUPLO Barn. DUPLO Valley will be the perfect place for parents to play and relax with younger children. We can’t wait for our smaller guests to enjoy the new addition to our toddler-friendly attractions throughout the park!
    4. Pink Knuckle Coasters – LEGOLAND Florida is the ultimate children’s theme park where roller coasters are built and designed just for them! If it’s their first time riding a roller coaster, LEGOLAND Florida has the perfect coasters to ease into! Coastersaurus, The Dragon and Merlin’s Challenge are wonderful for a first-time rider. If you’ve got a real thrill-seeker in the family, don’t miss out on Project X. The coaster’s drop will give them the adrenaline rush they crave!
    5. LEGOLAND Water Park – Beat the Florida heat this summer at LEGOLAND Florida’s Water Park! Spend the day in a cabana lounging by the LEGO wave pool, build your own raft with floating LEGO bricks in the lazy river, get dunked by gallons of water by the Joker Soaker, and make a splash when you slide down the tallest attraction in the park at Splash Out!
    6. Ford Driving School – License before age 16? At LEGOLAND Florida you can! Visit the Ford Driving School and get a “real-life” driving experience in LEGO City. Kids receive their official LEGOLAND driver’s license after completing this popular attraction! For our smaller guests, Ford Jr. Driving School allows kids ages 3 through 5 to get in on the driving fun too. Think you can master the seas as well? Test your skills at Boating School when you captain your own mini-vessel!
    7. Granny’s Apple Fries – Everyone who has tried Granny’s Apple Fries know that these treats are a must-have! Found only at LEGOLANDs, these cinnamon-sugar dusted apple fries are the perfect snack when you spend the weekend at the park. Pair it with whipped cream dipping sauce and you’ve got yourself a homemade apple pie on the go!
    8. Cypress Gardens – We take pride in taking care and preserving the historic gardens, making LEGOLAND Florida one of the most beautiful LEGOLAND parks in the world! The stunning botanical gardens have been restored to create a horticultural masterpiece, including the eye-catching Banyan Tree that was planted in 1939!
    9. Miniland USA – The heart of the park is Miniland USA. Recreating cities around the country with LEGO bricks, Miniland USA is sure to keep you fascinated as you discover the incredible detail of each area and the secret lives of the minilanders, its inhabitants.  As you wander through Las Vegas, California, and the Kennedy Space center (just to name 3 of the 7 themed areas), keep an eye out for the scenes and trivia we have posted on our blog series, “Miniland USA Scavenger Hunt”!
    10. LEGO MINDSTORMS Classes – Challenge yourself this year as you build and program cutting-edge, computerized LEGO MINDSTORMS™ robots. Discover motors, gears, and pulleys as you complete these one-of-a-kind STEM focused classes. Educational programs and class field trips are available as well; click here to find out more about these learning opportunities.
    11. Live Water Ski Show – Flips, jumps, and big air are all stunts you’ll witness first hand at Pirates’ Cove! The live-action, water-stunt show brings both adventure and daring spectacles as they fight the swashbuckling pirates. This interactive live ski-show brings together LEGO characters and the audience to help save the shores of Lake Eloise from Captain Brickbeard!
    12. Character Meet and Greets – Want to meet some of you favorite LEGO characters? From the Legends of Chima, Laval and Cragger are here to say hi and take pictures with you! Throughout the year we also will also have special visits from the LEGO Friends girls. This year Emmitt and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie will be making special appearances to meet their fans! And of course, Buddy and Max will be around to greet all their LEGOLAND friends every day!
    13. In-Park Events – Our bricktastic events throughout the year will keep you coming back again and again! Celebrate your girly side during LEGO Friends Weekend, watch fireworks during July 4th’s Red Brick and Boom, and dress up during Brick-Or-Treat, our spooky kid-friendly Halloween event. For a full list of our exciting 2014 events, click here.
    14. Everything LEGO! – Last but not least, LEGOLAND is full of LEGO models! The park is decked out with loads of LEGO models. Get up-close to life size LEGO elephants and giraffes in Safari Trek, joust on LEGO themed horse in LEGO Kingdoms, and take pictures with a massive big red dinosaur, Einstein’s face, or the Empire State Building in Miniland USA! Here at LEGOLAND Florida you can also build and collect LEGO sets that are hard to find in retail stores, plus pass members save 10%!

Here are the 14 best reasons to come spend your weekends at LEGOLAND Florida in 2014! Who wouldn’t want to visit LEGOLAND Florida now? With over 50 rides, shows and attractions plus events throughout the year, you are sure to have a memorable experience when you visit.

We’ll see you soon!Buddy & friends walking

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