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The Best Ways to Beat the Summer Heat at LEGOLAND Florida!

The Florida summer heat is just around the corner and the best way to enjoy time outdoors is to be prepared! We want to help you make the most out of your visit to LEGOLAND Florida with some tips on how to beat the summer heat here in the park.

  1. Stand under one of our Cool Zones!

Various Cool Zones are located throughout the park for your cooling pleasure with overhead misting fans to give you the refresh you need on a hot day.

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  1. Head over to World of Chima

Unleash the power and battle with water cannons to defend the mystical energy source, CHI. Meet Laval and Cragger, splash and play in Cragger’s Swamp!BTHBlog1

  1. Spend some time in DUPLO Valley

DUPLO Valley, our newest addition, has a few different ways to help you beat the heat. The Splash and Play area is a perfect place for kids to run through the water and have fun while cooling down. DUPLO Barn is an indoor playground, complete with air conditioning.

  1. Enjoy an indoor show or ride

The Imagination Zone, our 4D Theater, Pharaohs’ Revenge, Lost Kingdom Adventure, Fresh From Florida Greenhouse…just to name a few!

  1. Take a break and go shopping or enjoy a snack indoors

Most of our dining spaces have shaded or indoor seating. Refuel with some tasty snacks, cold beverages and enjoy the indoors or shop for some of your favorite LEGO products.

  1. Walk through Cypress Gardens

LEGOLAND Florida is proud to be part of history and preserving Cypress Gardens. Not only can you enjoy some awesome shade but you can also stroll through the beautiful gardens the area has been home to since 1936.

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7.  Explore the LEGOLAND Water Park

Our Water Park is fun for all ages with tons of cool down options to enjoy! From racing down our water slides to floating in our Build-a-Raft River, you will have plenty to keep you busy OR relax on a lazy summer day.

Now that you are prepared with all our “cool” tips…BRING ON THE SUMMER!

 

 

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LEGOLAND Florida Becomes First U.S. Theme Park to Run Completely on Renewable Energy on Earth Day!

LEGOLAND Florida is “going green!” To mark the beginning of a groundbreaking partnership with Tampa Electric, LEGOLAND Florida became the first theme park in the US to run completely on renewable solar energy in celebration of Earth Day.

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As part of the partnership, LEGOLAND Florida will also permanently power a section of the park, Imagination Zone, on renewable energy. The celebration was part of existing and new conservation initiatives, including installations that will educate park guests about solar energy. A 30-kilowatt solar panel array has been mounted atop the Imagination Zone attraction venue and is funded by Tampa Electric, The system supports Tampa Electric’s Renewable Energy program that lets the company’s customers purchase a portion of their electricity from renewable sources.

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“This is a historic day for LEGOLAND Florida,” said LEGOLAND Florida General Manager Adrian Jones. “With our new partnership with Tampa Electric, we will give guests a whole new way to learn about renewable energy while also doing something that no other theme park in the U.S. has done before.”

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A celebratory moment was held just prior to park opening Tuesday, with both Jones and Bruce Narzissenfeld, vice president of Marketing, Customer Service, Business Development and Fuel Operations for Tampa Electric, proclaiming the partnership and special green initiative. Even the confetti was eco-friendly! The initiative will result in environmental savings equal to removing three cars from the road for one year or planting six acres of trees!

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“This is a partnership built on doing the right thing for the environment,” said Narzissenfeld. “Together, we’ll teach the next generation about the benefits of investing in renewable fuels like the sun to produce electricity.

As part of the partnership, a new display will be placed inside the park starting in June, featuring an interactive 6-foot LEGO ® Earth model that educates guests on solar technologies. Located outside Imagination Zone, visitors will be able to affect the rate of LEGO Earth’s rotation with tactile solar panels. Guests will also enjoy an interactive zone that features LEGO mini model communities running on renewable energy inside the Imagination Zone.

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The new areas add to the multiple educational aspects already within LEGOLAND Florida. The park gives kids a chance to learn and play with STEM-based activities such as LEGO MINDSTORMS robots, Build & Test and Power Towers.

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LEGOLAND Florida has made a consistent effort for conservation since the park opened in 2011, including:

  • The park recycled nearly 60 tons of bottles and cans in 2013, along with 176 tons of cardboard
  • Throughout the park, guests can find over 180 recycled-made benches, with each made out of 800 recycled milk jugs
  • Each of the park’s 310 trash cans (consisting of both waste and recycle only at a 1-to-1 rate) are made out of 330 recycled milk jugs
  • LEGOLAND Florida has map recycling stations to avoid the waste of park maps that guests can acquire at the beginning sections of the park
  • The LEGOLAND Water Park holds 26 benches and 88 trashcans made entirely out of      recyclable materials

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About Tampa Electric:
Tampa Electric, one of Florida’s largest investor-owned electric utilities, is part of the TECO Energy family of companies. Tampa Electric serves almost 700,000 customers in West Central Florida.
TECO Energy Inc. (NYSE: TE) is an energy-related holding company with regulated electric and gas utility operations in Florida through Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas System. TECO Energy’s other major subsidiary, TECO Coal, owns and operates coal-production facilities in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.
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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
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  • 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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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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