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!
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.
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 Hunt – Miniland 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 Challenge – Warner 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!
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
Terms and conditions apply; see any retail Model Citizen for details
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
The holiday fun doesn’t stop when Christmas is over! LEGOLAND Florida gets the New Year’s party started early with a Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve that features nightly fireworks over Lake Eloise December 26-31, 2013. Watch a spectacular fireworks display with special viewing glasses that turn ordinary fireworks into millions of exploding LEGO bricks! During Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve all guests will receive a 25% discount off dining after 4:00 PM throughout the park!
LEGOLAND Florida has some great activities to help celebrate the New Year with Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve. During the days leading up to 2014 (December 26 – 30), the park will host event activities such as the “Reindeer Pause” stage show in Miniland USA, roaming entertainment throughout the park, and a nightly firework show at 7:00 PM! Be sure to grab the special 3D glasses and miniature glow sticks before the fireworks show!
Then on December 31st the whole family can enjoy a family-friendly party with Kids’ New Year’s Eve! Kids get to rock out in Miniland USA with a live DJ Dance Party from 3:00 – 7:00 PM that’s sure to get the whole family moving. LEGO Friends will also be dressed up in holiday attire for meet and greets with all our guests!
To ring in the New Year, LEGOLAND Florida’s grand finale features an impressive LEGO fireworks display, and a chance to watch the BRICK Drop at just the right time for kids, midnight KST (Kid Standard Time) – otherwise known as 7 p.m. EST on December 31st.
So bring your family and friends to LEGOLAND Florida to celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014!
Welcome to the December edition of the official LEGOLAND Florida Foodie blog! This month’s post will be dedicated to the family style meals, just in time for the holidays. At these featured restaurants, you and your family can sit down and enjoy a great meal together while visiting LEGOLAND Florida!
Pizza & Pasta Buffet: After a busy morning walking around the park and enjoying LEGOLAND’s 50 rides, shows and attractions, enjoy a family meal at the all-you-can-eat Pizza & Pasta Buffet! It is the perfect place to sit down and refuel yourself and your family for the second half of the day. The buffet style restaurant serves different variety of freshly-made pizzas, from the vegetarian friendly Garden pizza to the meat lover’s favorite choice Meat Feast pizza! The sit-down restaurant also features 2 different types of pasta. The buffet is completed with a salad bar, bread sticks, and a cinnamon dessert pizza! Indoor and outdoor seating are available. We recommend sitting outside for a gorgeous view of Miniland USA. Located in Fun Town, lunch break at Pizza & Pasta Buffet will leave you feeling happy and satisfied!
Fried Chicken Co. Restaurant: Did someone say chicken? Stop by the Fried Chicken Company located in LEGO City to chow down on some delicious chicken inspired meals! The restaurant serves chicken in all its different varieties – Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Wrap, and even Tenders! Pair your meal with fries, baked beans, or coleslaw. Our chicken is fresh, battered in our own special recipe and fried golden brown for the perfect taste! Make your way to the best chicken restaurant in the area and enjoy a great meal!
Market Restaurant: Having a hard time deciding on what to eat? Look no further, the Market Restaurant is your one stop shop – for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! A variety of meals are offered in this market style food court. Choose from specialty coffees, fresh salads, hot soups, rotisserie chicken and grilled salmon, Asian fusion, and much more! Kid’s choices and desserts are served here as well. Keep the family happy while they eat and when they are finished! Placed inside the Market Restaurant are kid’s LEGO play tables to keep the little ones busy once they’ve finished their meals.
The holiday season is back, and so is LEGOLAND Florida’s Christmas Bricktacular event!
LEGOLAND Florida celebrates the holidays every Saturday and Sunday during the month of December. With exciting holiday activities and spectacular decorations throughout the park, spending the weekend at Christmas Bricktacular will bring holiday cheer and fun for the whole family!
Check out the Christmas Bricktacular activities below:
LEGO Santa Model: For the first time at LEGOLAND Florida, families will have a photo opportunity with a life-sized LEGO Santa Claus.
LEGO® Christmas Tree: The more than 30-foot-tall LEGO Christmas tree made with a combination of 270,000 forest green LEGO and DUPLO® bricks provides the perfect place for every holiday family photo. Through Dec. 25, a special family will be chosen to help light the Bricktacular tree each night.
LEGO Model BuildActivity in the Wells Fargo Fun Town 4D Theatre Plaza: –Dec. 7-8 and 14-15: Help decorate the live Christmas trees with LEGO Christmas ornaments. –Dec. 21-24: Help LEGOLAND Florida build a LEGO Christmas Tree in time for Christmas day that will stand over 20 foot tall when completed.
LEGO Santa Scavenger Hunt: It’s Christmas Eve in Miniland USA and Santa is busy delivering gifts to all the good girl and boy minilanders. Help find Santa in this fun-filled holiday scavenger hunt. The whole family can enjoy searching for Santa in the over 30 million LEGO bricks that make up Miniland USA.
LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier Characters: Guests will have meet and greet opportunities with LEGOLAND Florida’s special holiday friends, LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier.
Holiday Decorations: Guests will get into the holiday spirit with sounds of the season and holiday decorations that fill The Beginning and Fun Town areas of the park along with a winter wonderland feel as snow falls all around them.
Holiday Shopping: LEGOLAND Florida is the best place to celebrate the season and pick up the holiday gifts that are on every child’s wish list – LEGO! With six specialty stores, the park is proud to offer a unique and often hard to find selection of LEGO products and more.
And the best part of all is that Christmas Bricktacular is included with park admission!
Did you know LEGOLAND Florida has over 14 different places to eat and dine, each with a unique menu? Locations around the park cater to different types of cravings – ranging from rotisserie chicken to waffles dipped in chocolate! LEGOLAND Florida not only has you covered on all types of food, but also for special dietary needs. There is something for everyone to enjoy while visiting the park! Each month we’ll be posting a LEGOLAND Florida Foodie blog focusing on a specific type of food or dietary option that the park has to offer. To kick off the first Foodie blog post, we’ll channel our holiday sweet tooth and focus on treats and sweets offered around the park!
Granny’s Apple Fries: A visit to LEGOLAND Florida is not complete without stopping by Granny’s Apples Fries! Created and found exclusively at LEGOLAND Parks, this original recipe is perfect for any weather. Using only the freshest applies from our local community, the apple fries are dusted with cinnamon and sugar and served with whipped cream dipping sauce. They taste just like a homemade apple pie!
Sunny’s Ice Cream Shop: If you’re a sucker for ice cream, look no further. At Sunny’s Ice Cream shop you can choose from different flavors and toppings to create the perfect sundae or ice cream cone! Choose between one, two, or three scoops and add toppings such as cookie crumbles and sprinkles to make it your own signature creation.
Waffle Spears: What do you get when you mix waffles, chocolate, and sprinkles? The ultimate treat for kids and adults! Served on spear-shaped waffles and dipped in warm chocolate, the waffles are topped off with sprinkles. Mouth watering yet? Travel into the forgotten worlds and try the Adventure spear waffle delights in Land of Adventure.
Create A Shake: Craving a milkshake? Treat yourself at the Create A Shake station located inside the Market Restaurant. Ranging from fruit to candy to cookies, create your own shake by choosing from variety of flavors and toppings!
Which of these tasty treats do you want to try? Be sure to check them out on your next trip to LEGOLAND Florida!