When DUPLO® Valley opens in spring 2014, new attractions and significant renovations will make this toddler-dedicated space a favorite for our smallest guests! The area will include new farm-themed attractions, an air-conditioned indoor play area and a water play area, all geared to toddlers ages 2-5. DUPLO Valley will be the ideal place for parents to play and relax with young children.
One of the key attractions in the new area will be a DUPLO train, where toddlers can board on their own or with parents to explore countryside-themed scenery including farms, fishing holes and campgrounds. Just across the way, toddlers can jump on a mini-tractor and help the DUPLO farmers plow cornfields and find missing farm animals. To cool off after a busy day on the farm, toddlers can also splash and play in the new water play area, filled with water spouts and larger than life DUPLO farm animals on a soft play deck.
In addition to the new attractions, the existing DUPLO Barn will also be significantly renovated to include air-conditioning and additional play areas, as well as an updated toddler room where parents can relax while children build with DUPLO bricks. The Baby Care Center, presented by Winter Haven Hospital, will continue to provide all the amentieis to take care of young children. The area offers private nursing areas, rocking chairs, microwaves, bottle warmers, high chairs, changing stations and more. The Baby Care Center will remain open during construction to accommodate families.
During construction in the former DUPLO Village area, park guests with toddlers are encouraged to explore the other attractions for the entire family found throughout the park. A full list of these toddler-friendly attractions can be found at www.legoland.com/toddlers.
Looking for a place for the entire family to play together? Look no further than The LEGO® World of Chima, presented by Cartoon Network. This new area, exclusive to LEGOLAND® Florida, offers fun for the entire family with three key attractions; The Quest for CHI, Cragger’s Swamp and The Speedorz™ Arena!
This immersive, interactive area will delight guests of all ages, whether they love the LEGO Legends of Chima series, or they are just being introduced to this exciting story for the first time. When guests catch a glimpse of Mount Cavora, complete with cascading waterfalls and towering 55 feet above the majestic Lion Temple, they know the adventure is about to begin.
As families enter The World of Chima, they can embark on The Quest for CHI; an interactive family water ride, where the entire family can board their watercraft and fire water cannons along the way. Families will help Laval the Lion Prince rescue the precious CHI from Cragger the Crocodile King by firing their water cannons at targets throughout the ride, but watch out, some of Chima’s tribes shoot back! And, of course, fellow guests can fire their water cannons from the shore or other boats, so prepare to get wet! Even some of the smallest guests can join the fun, with no minimum height requirement. Guests under 48 inches just need a responsible rider over that height to accompany them and join the fun! (Learn more in this article from USA Today)
In addition to The Quest for CHI, families can also test their skills using special rip-cord powered vehicles in the Speedorz Arena just outside the Lion temple. In this interactive arena, race your Speedorz through a series of LEGO obstacles in a friendly competition.
Families can also cool off in Cragger’s Swamp water play area, where even the smallest guests can splash and play amongst water jets and fun LEGO characters. And, don’t forget to stop by Razar’s Bazaar on your way out of The World of Chima for fun merchandise and a chance to meet Laval and Cragger during special meet and greet sessions.
Where will you go first to start your Chima adventure?
Local transportation to LEGOLAND® Florida just got easier and it’s free. Guests of LEGOLAND Florida who stay at one of three local Bed & Brick Preferred Accommodations Partners will be the first to take advantage of a new shuttle service which will run daily to and from the hotel establishments and the park.
The bright yellow shuttle bus featuring LEGO® characters can already be seen traveling the local streets around Central Florida’s newest theme park.
“This new shuttle service is one more step toward becoming a multi-day destination. Our strong relationships with our Bed & Brick partners and the benefits we continue to offer guests are key to providing memorable vacations for our families,” said Todd Andrus, Sales Manager at LEGOLAND Florida.
LEGOLAND Florida Shuttle Daily Operating Hours:
Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn, Winter Haven
200 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven
•Morning Hotel Pickup Time: 8:30am and 10am
•Evening Return Park Pickup Time: 7pm and 8:30pm
Hampton Inn, Lake Wales
22900 US Hwy 27, Lake Wales
•Morning Hotel Pickup Time: 9:15am
•Evening Return Park Pickup Time: 7:45 pm
Greg Grimmer, Vice President of Operations at Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn of Winter Haven stated, “We are very excited to offer this new benefit to our guests. The LEGOLAND shuttle service will definitely help build Winter Haven as a destination for vacationing families.”
The LEGOLAND shuttle service provides more than just convenient transportation locally. While in route, guest will discover fun facts about the park they need to know before entering LEGOLAND Florida for a day full of fun. The shuttle service also provides ADA compliant travel accommodations.