UK singing sensation Sam Bailey visits LEGOLAND® Florida Resort during birthday celebration

UK pop star Sam Bailey, who recently wrapped her “Sing My Heart Out” tour in support of her second album, visited LEGOLAND® Florida Resort recently with husband Craig, their three children, Tommy, Brooke and Miley, mom Jackie and several close friends during a weeks-long Florida vacation celebrating her 40th birthday.

Sam, who rocketed to fame after winning Britain’s “The X Factor” TV talent competition in 2013, enjoyed a stay in the LEGO® Friends suite at our LEGOLAND Hotel, plus a private tour of the resort’s Model Shop, where Master Model Builders create and repair the many elaborate LEGO models on display throughout the theme park.

She autographed a star made of LEGO bricks for the hotel’s wall of fame, which includes autographs from celebrities such as singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, actress-singer Jennifer Hudson and broadcaster Megyn Kelly. In appreciation of her visit, we presented Sam with a mosaic of her debut single, “Skyscraper,” made out of more than 600 LEGO pieces.

Sam and friends ended the evening as special guests of LEGOLAND Knight Lights, our exclusive summertime event.

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Don’t miss out on four more weekends of renaissance fun during LEGOLAND® Knight Lights!

A tournament of bricks has fallen upon LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, and YOU, noble knights and fair ladies, are invited to contend!

Here’s what to do to be entered for a chance to win a LEGO® prize pack:

Pick up a decree inside DUPLO® Valley and head to DUPLO Tot Spot to test your skill and accuracy on KING LEO’S GAME OF THROWS. Complete the challenge to receive your first royal stamp and submit your “enter to win” form.

   

Make your way to DUPLO Splash Pad to build a LEGO castle during QUEEN MARY’S CASTLE QUEST! Complete the challenge to receive your second royal stamp and submit your next “enter to win” form.

MINILAND USA is where you’ll find your next quest. Search the tiny cities and count the knights’ shields during LADY TRISTAN’S SHIELD SEARCH! Complete the challenge to receive your third and final royal stamp and submit your third “enter to win” form.

*See official rules at submission box.

Brand-new characters and entertainment add to the fun of the day — and night — at LEGOLAND Knight Lights! Check out our wacky LEGO Jester in Pirates’ Cove at 3, 4, 5,
6 and 7:30 p.m.

Prepare to laugh, be entertained and then laugh some more during the first-ever comedy show at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, JESTER UNIVERSITY!

There’s so much happening during the event of the summer and it’s all included with your theme park admission!

LEGOLAND Knight Lights continues every Saturday and Sunday through July. Check out the full event guide and plan your day!

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Ski show surprise celebrates soldier’s homecoming in time for July 4th

Sgt. Tom Cruz received a brick-tastic LEGOLAND® “welcome home” from a stadium full of guests in Pirates’ Cove on July 3.

The U.S. Army veteran slipped into the cast of our “Battle for Brickbeard’s Bounty” water ski show to surprise his unsuspecting family, who were visiting the theme park at the invitation of a family friend who was in on the secret.

Cruz returned from a six-month deployment in the Middle East a few days early to reunite with his wife, Heather, daughter Jaidyn and son Holden at a place where they’d made happy memories together a few years ago.

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Following their emotional reunion, the Cruz family planned to spend Independence Day together enjoying the theme park and LEGOLAND Hotel.

Here’s how the big surprise was covered by Orlando’s Fox 35 TV station (WOFL):

…and on ABC Action News (WFTS) in Tampa:

Meanwhile, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is proud to honor active-duty U.S. service members all year long with free theme park admission and discounted tickets for their guests.

Happy 4th of July from the place #BuiltForKids!

Sgt. Tom Cruz, center, poses with his family and the cast of “Battle for Brickbeard’s Bounty” after he surprised his loved ones by appearing in the water ski show as a special guest.

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Don’t miss our July 4th fireworks spectacular at 9 p.m. Tuesday

Come celebrate America’s independence at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort on Tuesday, July 4, as we light up the sky above Lake Eloise. Our spectacular fireworks display starts at 9 p.m. in Pirates’ Cove.

LEGOLAND Night LightsThe dazzling show is taking place as part of a special day of LEGOLAND Knight Lights, our signature summertime event included with all forms of park admission.

Guests can grab a seat in the Pirates’ Cove stadium starting at 8 p.m. Complimentary viewing glasses will be available that reveal a special surprise in the skies with each burst of fireworks.

LEGOLAND Night Lights

LEGOLAND Knight LightsOther fun activities taking place July 4 include:

  • An opportunity for guests to help us build a giant flag out of LEGO® bricks starting at 11 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater.
  • Exclusive meet-and-greets throughout the day with The Good Knight, LEGO Jester and handsome Lance Richmond of LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS™.
  • The creation of a large mosaic from thousands of LEGO bricks from 2-8 p.m. in Pirates’ Cove.

Pick up a free event guide so you don’t miss a minute of the fun.

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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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Free-to-play LEGOLAND® Florida app wins multiple awards at International Festival of Creativity

Quest to LEGOLAND®, a fun, free-to-play app that turns the family road trip into an exciting adventure for kids, recently received multiple awards at the 64th International Festival of Creativity.

The annual event draws thousands of advertising and marketing professionals from around the world to Cannes, France for a celebration of creative excellence in communications, including the announcement of the prestigious Cannes Lions awards.

During this year’s festival, the Quest to LEGOLAND app received multiple Cannes Lions for its innovative use of real-time GPS mapping data that transforms a family’s car ride to LEGOLAND Florida Resort into a themed quest filled with games, puzzles and location-based trivia.

Cannes Lion Category Sub-Category
Silver Mobile App Games
Silver Entertainment Brand Experience/Mobile
Silver Entertainment Innovation in Brand Experience
Bronze Mobile Activation by Location
Bronze Digital Craft Native & Built-In Feature Integration

Available as a free download for Android and iOS mobile devices from Google Play or the App Store, Quest to LEGOLAND lets kids 6-12 choose a LEGO® Minifigure pirate, adventurer, knight or surfer for a fully themed adventure as the family travels to the resort, powered by GPS data in real time.

Instead of providing traditional turn-by-turn navigation, the app lets kids unlock themed missions, play car games, answer trivia questions and learn about passing landmarks as location information pops up while they play.

Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store

With 40 total games, thousands of landmarks and contextual trivia, what kids experience depends on the route families take to the resort, so each quest is unique.

Plus, with no hidden fees or opportunities for in-app purchases, Quest to LEGOLAND is a truly free experience that lets kids immerse themselves in the fun and creativity of LEGOLAND Florida Resort before they even arrive.

Instead of “Are we there yet?” they’ll be asking, “When can we go again?”

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Top 5 reasons to make LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat your next vacation destination

LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat is the awesome new way to play and stay at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, a cool collection of LEGO beach bungalows with a giant swimming pool and a real LEGO lighthouse.

Here are the Top 5 reasons to plan your next vacation at #BrickBeach, with “kid vacation expert” Emma Grace:

No. 1 — Drive-through Check-in:

No. 2 — Sandy’s Castle Restaurant:

No. 3 — Poolside:

No. 4 — The Lighthouse:

No. 5 — Life-size LEGO® Bungalows:

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Get ready! LEGOLAND® Knight Lights kicks off this weekend!

Are you ready to kick your LEGOLAND® Florida Resort experience up a notch? We’re celebrating summer with 11 nights of extended hours, a dazzling light show, fun LEGO® building activities and much more!

LEGOLAND Knight Lights adds a whole lot of royal fun to your day — and night — at the place #BuiltForKids, so get your checklist ready!

We’re counting down the days to high-energy DJ dance parties, exclusive LEGO character meet-and-greets and a comedy show that’s sure to keep you laughing!

Check out the event guide for all the details. The festival of fun starts Saturday, July 1 and takes place every Saturday and Sunday through July, plus Tuesday, July 4 — and it’s all included with theme park admission!

LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every date of LEGOLAND Knight Lights.

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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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