New 2016 Events at LEGOLAND Florida Resort

WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA -- LEGOLAND® Florida celebrates the launch of the first-ever, full length theatrical LEGO® adventure, “The LEGO® MovieTM”, with a movie-themed weekend in the park on Feb. 8 and 9, 2014. Guests can head to their local theatre to watch “The LEGO Movie,” opening nationwide on Friday, February 7, 2014, and then come to LEGOLAND Florida to see LEGO come to life amidst more than 50 rides, shows and attractions and special movie-themed fun all geared for families with children ages 2 to 12. (PHOTO / LEGOLAND Florida, Merlin Entertainments Group, Chip Litherland)

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is bigger and better than ever! What a year they had in 2015 with the opening of the Bricktacular LEGOLAND Hotel, and the new themed land Heartlake City! Now they plan on inviting you all to an amazing year long celebration in 2016 with  a 5 year anniversary line-up full of old favorites and new events that promise to entertain all ages!

Two all-new events exclusively available to Florida guests – “The LEGO® Movie™” 4D Weekends and LEGOLAND Night Lights – join returning favorites Brick or Treat and Christmas Bricktacular for a year packed full of fun.

All events are designed for kids 2 – 12 years old and offer incredible entertainment and great value, plus more than 50 rides, shows and attractions in 13 themed lands. With the single exception of the Brick Dash 5K Run and Fun Walk in April, every event is included with park admission at no additional charge.

Jan. 29: “The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure” picks up where the smash-hit movie left off when this dazzling new attraction premieres to guests. In an all-new story created exclusively for LEGOLAND® theme parks and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers, Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, MetalBeard and Benny reunite at the invitation of a shady new character, Risky Business, who plans to open a curious theme park bearing a suspicious resemblance to LEGOLAND®. The 12 ½-minute 3D film will play several times a day in the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater, with “4D” effects such as wind, water, fog and more bringing the action bursting off the screen and into the audience.

Every Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-28:The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends invite fans to celebrate the new adventure of Emmet and his friends with an awesome new event featuring extended park hours, kid-centric activities and meet-and-greet opportunities with every character from the new attraction, including some never seen before in a LEGOLAND® theme park. A fantastic firework display will close out each night.

March 12: LEGOLAND Water Park opens for the 2016 season with an all-new attraction for kids in an expanded area that puts a nautical new twist on the park. Come enjoy a full summer floating along Build-A-Raft River, splishing and splashing in DUPLO® Splash Safari and the Joker Soaker water playground, enjoying a dip in the LEGO Wave Pool, or speed down the Splash Out and Twin Chasers slides. LEGOLAND Water Park will be open on select dates March 12 through October, with daily operation in June, July and August.

April 16: Brick Dash 5K Fun Run and Walk, a Polk County fundraising tradition for more than two decades, benefits Winter Haven Hospital Foundation’s Fund for Women and Children by winding its way through the early-morning beauty of LEGOLAND Florida theme park. The community-focused wellness event welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and offers every participant an exclusive discount to enjoy the park after the event. Registration is required, along with a nominal fee to participate, and will be available online soon.

Every Saturday and Sunday, June 18–July 31: Celebrate summer during LEGOLAND® Night Lights, another brand-new event that lets kids party past their bedtime with extended park hours, high-energy dance parties, uniquely LEGO light displays and much more. Plus, enjoy a spectacular, brick-tacular fireworks show in the sky above Lake Eloise each night of the festivities with a special patriotic show on July 4th.

Sept. 10 and 11: LEGO® Club Weekends Featuring LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display brings the Force to guests in 2016. Meet LEGO® Darth Vader, learn tricks of the trade from one of our resident Master Model Builders as they show you step-by-step how to build a LEGO Star Wars set, find the hidden items in our Yoda Scavenger Hunt, help build a LEGO Star Wars mural and engage in many more out-of-this-world activities. Best of all, end the night with a custom fireworks show designed just for this event.

Select dates in October: Brick or Treat will be back with more spooky, kooky Halloween fun for kids. Expanded in 2015, the friendly-not-frightening event features trick-or-treating along the Brick or Treat Trail, larger-than-life LEGO models, LEGO build activities, the world’s largest LEGO jack-o-lantern, a scavenger hunt with prizes, and an exclusive, Halloween-themed fireworks show in Pirates’ Cove.

Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28: Firefighter Fridays return in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association. Come kick off NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week with fun, educational activities that teach kids the importance of fire safety. Every Friday during the month, you’ll also be able to meet some of the real-life firefighters who help keep Polk County safe.

Oct. 15: LEGOLAND’s fifth birthday arrives after a whirlwind of growth and expansion since they opened, including additions like LEGOLAND Water Park, World of Chima™, DUPLO® Valley, Heartlake City and the five-story LEGOLAND Hotel.

Select dates in December: Christmas Bricktacular, the  annual holiday celebration, returns to deck the halls with a 30-foot-tall Christmas tree made of thousands of LEGO and DUPLO® bricks, festive decorations, a life-size LEGO® Santa, reindeer and sleigh, holiday-themed scavenger hunts with prizes and opportunities to build with LEGO alongside the  Master Model Builders. Meet LEGO Santa and LEGO® Toy Soldier during daily park appearances and end the evening with a not-so-silent-night fireworks spectacular set to classic Christmas melodies.

Dec. 31: Kids’ New Year’s Eve is the perfect way to ring in the New Year before bedtime. Come see the giant LEGO brick drop at a very kid-friendly hour, move and groove at an exclusive dance party and wind down the year with awesome fireworks – all before midnight.

 

LEGOLAND HOTEL NEARS COMPLETITIONAfter enjoying the theme park, consider a stay in the brand-new, on-site LEGOLAND Hotel, which features 152 rooms and is located just steps from the park entrance. A buffet breakfast is included each morning of your reservation and kids will love the nightly lobby entertainment and exclusive Master Model Builder workshops available only to hotel guests.

Want the VIP treatment? Our theme park and hotel VIP Experiences offer the ultimate way to enjoy LEGOLAND Florida Resort throughout the year, from breakfast with a LEGO character to premium seating for our fireworks shows to your own VIP host to escort you and your family through the park.

To keep up with everything happening at LEGOLAND Florida Resort and all of the Orlando theme parks, be sure to follow Chip and Co.!  Contact me at kristenfuentes@worldofmagictravel.com for more information and planning help for your family vacation!


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