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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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Brick-or-Treat Tips to Make Your Visit a Treat!

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Get ready for spooky family fun as Brick-or-Treat, presented by Wells Fargo, returns to LEGOLAND Florida for the second year on weekends this October! Even the smallest ghosts and goblins can enjoy safe, child-friendly Halloween festivities every Saturday and Sunday.

Best of all, Brick-or-Treat is included with park admission, so no need to worry about buying a separate ticket. The fun festivities include a ghostly scavenger hunt throughout Miniland USA, LEGO Ghost build, costume contest, character meet & greets and of course trick-or-treating on the Brick or Treat trail! (Full Event Details Here)

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Here are some tips to make the most of your Brick-or-Treat visit;

1) Have your smart phone or pen and paper handy to jot down the locations of LEGO Minifigures hidden throughout Miniland USA. Each Minifigure will be accompanied by a LEGO Ghost featuring a letter. Write down all 5 letters, unscramble the secret word and enter online for a chance to win a LEGOLAND prize pack!

2) Children should wear or bring a costume that is comfortable to walk in for both the costume contest and Brick-or-Treat trail! Some costumes may not be worn on rides for safety reasons, so a change of clothes is a good idea!

3) This year’s Brick-or-Treat trail features 6 trick-or-treat stations, with entry at the Special Event Venue (#37 on your park map) at 1 pm on event days. Pass Members! You get early access to the Brick-or-Treat trail at Noon, so be ready to show your Pass ID to enter!

4) Children are welcome to bring their own trick-or-treat bags, especially if they are the perfect accessory for their costume!

5) Costume contest categories are by age group this year. Register early to avoid missing your group in this popular event! Contest groups start at 3 pm for 0-3 year olds, followed by 4-8 year olds at 4 pm and 9-12 year olds at 5 pm.

6) Be sure to stop for a photo with the World’s Largest LEGO ® Jack-o-Lantern while your tiny ghosts and goblins are all dressed up!

7) If you are joining us on Saturdays, be sure to stay for the spooky, kooky dance party in Miniland USA!

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And of course, be sure to post your photos from Brick-or-Treat on our Facebook page, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram with #LEGOLANDFlorida! We will highlight some of our favorites from the event!

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‘Tis the Season for Christmas Bricktacular

Holiday festivities on Saturdays and Sundays in December during Christmas Bricktacular will feature tons of family fun:

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. The season’s first official tree lighting ceremony will be held Nov. 29 at 5pm with a special master of ceremonies.

LEGO Model Build Activity: What LEGO lover doesn’t want a chance to build while at Central Florida’s newest theme park featuring massive creations of the world’s most beloved toy? Help LEGOLAND Florida build a LEGO Christmas Tree in the Wells Fargo Fun Town 4D Theatre Plaza that will stand over 20 foot tall when completed.

LEGO Santa Scavenger Hunt: 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. *See below for answer

LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier: Guests will have meet and greet opportunities with LEGOLAND Florida’s special holiday friends, LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier.

Holiday Festivities and Entertainment: Festive decorations and sounds of the season will fill the entrance of the park and a variety of holiday entertainment will take place throughout the weekend to delight guests of all ages.

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.

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A Special Gift for You on Our Birthday

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Put on your party hat because LEGOLAND Florida is celebrating its first birthday on October 15. Guests will feel like it’s their birthday with 50% off single day admission to enjoy the park on Oct. 15, a prize patrol with hundreds of gifts to give away and free cupcakes for the first 5,000.

Guests can experience the more than 50 rides, shows and attractions with 50% off single day admission to come and celebrate on October 15 (only $37.50 – adults, $32.50 – children/seniors). This amazing discount is now on sale at http://florida.legoland.com/FirstBirthday. This offer is only available online and must be redeemed on Oct. 15. Only while supplies last. Offer limited to maximum of 5,000 tickets with a limit of 6 tickets per purchase.

LEGOLAND Florida will also have a Birthday Prize Patrol team armed with hundreds of gifts to sporadically surprise guests throughout the day.

Gifts include such amazing prizes as:

•Meet & Greet with a Master Model Builder
•Tours of the Model Shop
•Free Food Vouchers
•Free Hero Passes for front-of-the-line access to rides
•Free Single Day Admission Tickets to LEGOLAND Florida
•Free Standard Annual Passes which includes unlimited 12 month access to LEGOLAND Florida
•Free Merlin Annual Passes USA which includes unlimited 12 month access to LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Water Park and all Merlin US attractions throughout the USA, free parking and more

Purchase your tickets today so you don’t miss your chance to join in on the birthday celebration. Park operating hours are 10am-5pm so arrive early and stay the whole day for the most fun.

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