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Legoland Florida Lines Up Yearly Special Events

The 2015 special event lineup for Legoland Florida will feature a new event, a Lego Club Weekend featuring the Lego Star Wars Miniland model display. This event will take place February 21 and 22. Star Wars fans of all ages will want to participate in character meet and greet opportunities. Who wouldn’t want to see a Lego Darth Vader?! There will be other out-of-this-world fun such as building activities, costume contests, giveaways and an interactive guided Lego Star Wars Miniland Tour.

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: If you’ve got a Star Wars super fan in your family, make plans to return to Florida between May 15 and June 14, 2015. Disney’s Hollywood Studios puts on a galactic special event each weekend during Star Wars™ Weekends and the force will be with you unlike any Florida vacation you’ve ever experienced! It may seem like a galaxy far, far away, but May will be here before you know it! Plan this Orlando vacation now!

Later in the spring (March 28) Legoland will reopen its Water Park which can fill an entire day of water play. Build your own Lego inner tubes and float down a 1,000-foot lazy river! Many other fun features are included in this Central Florida Water Park. Be sure to include it in your ticket, which will cost a little more than your park-only ticket.

On April 11 Legoland will host the Brick Dash 5k Run and Walk. This special event benefits the Winter Haven Foundation’s Fund for Women and Children. All ages can participate. After the run/walk, enjoy exclusive discounts to enjoy the theme park!

It all heats up in July with the annual Red, Brick & Boom event celebrating the 4th of July from the 3rd to the 5th of July. Build a brick flag! Then watch the fireworks through special glasses that convert the explosions into flying bricks!

Legoland Fireworks Show

Brick-or-Treat returns again this year on select dates in October. This safe, family-friendly Halloween festival features trick-or-treating, build activities, a haunted scavenger hunt, the largest Lego jack-o-lantern and more! If you’re vacationing in the area during this fall holiday, be sure to enter your kids into the costume contests and win prizes!

The holiday season will feature Legoland’s Christmas Bricktacular on select dates throughout December. See a 30-foot tall Christmas tree made of 270,000 Lego bricks! Of course Santa and his reindeer are at this theme park too. The fireworks also return for this special event.

Kid Standard Time (otherwise known as 7:00 p.m.) marks the count down Kids’ New Year’s Eve event. Watch a giant Lego brick drop. It is fun for the entire family.

Legoland is a fun Florida theme park to attend any time of the year. It just gets better with a special event involved. Be sure to check their web site for special theme park ticket deals. You’ll often find Florida resident deals and other multi-day vacation packages. In fact, they are currently promoting a Pick-A-Date and Save Deal which can discount your ticket up to $15! This time of the year has fewer crowds, so you can experience more attractions within the park. Perfect for 2 to 12 year olds!

Reserve Your Florida Vacation for Next Year

If you like to plan ahead, you can reserve your Florida vacation for next year now. You can even make a reservation to stay in a hotel that isn’t completely built and will be brand new! Add in the fact that this new resort hotel is located at one of the major theme parks in Central Florida, and your vacation planning is really starting to shape up!

Legoland Florida is a very popular theme park for families with children 12 & under. The new hotel resort will give families the opportunity to extend their stay and have more fun together. Young children may not even notice the difference between the theme park and the hotel due to the Lego theme being used throughout the entire resort.

Legoland hotel being built

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Our experience at this theme park seems perfect for a two-day visit, especially in the summer months. The water park is open during the summer and can entertain children for several hours. By staying at this new resort hotel, you can visit the primary theme park for an entire day, or split up two days with some water park time. Depending upon the length of your vacation, or other vacation plans, one night at the resort may be enough, but why end the fun? Nightly entertainment will offer a great reason for at least two nights at this sure-to-be fun experience.

The groundbreaking for this new resort started nearly a year ago, however, the hotel has recently reached a milestone with the major concrete work complete. The main entrance will include a pool and beautiful landscaping. On the property will also be a restaurant catering to not only the adults, but offering a kid-size buffet as well. Children will have plenty of interactive play areas so that leaving the theme park to come back to a hotel will not put an end to their fun.

So far Legoland has provided the names of three room themes: Pirate, Kingdom and Adventure. One more theme is expected to be announced. Which will you choose for your family? All rooms are set up much like a suite with two separate sleeping areas. The grown-up area includes a king-sized bed, and the kids sleeping area (up to 3 little ones) offer a bunk bed and a pull-out trundle bed. The kids even have their own television! If 4 adults and 3 children want to plan their vacation together, reserve a suite which will accommodate all guests in your party.

Room rates start at $249 and vary per season. This rate does not include park admission. If you want to include the water park, be sure to opt in for that ticket. If you want to reserve your vacation now, the earliest date begins June 15, 2015 at which time the water park is open every day. A grand opening date has not been set at this time. To make your reservation, visit Florida.Legoland.com.

Planning now for next year’s vacation can take a lot of the stress out of the planning. It can help you budget for the trip. Most of all, it allows plenty of time to get excited about the fun you are going to have.

Legoland Special Offers for Preschoolers & First Responders

LEGOLAND ® Florida began instillation of an iconic archway to the site of the DUPLO ® Valley expansion, marking the final major construction milestone ahead of the area’s May 23 opening. COPYRIGHT: LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND ® Florida began instillation of an iconic archway to the site of the DUPLO ® Valley expansion, marking the final major construction milestone ahead of the area’s May 23 opening.
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Preschool Pass

May is a great month to visit Legoland in Winter Haven, Florida. If you have a preschool-aged child, a special Preschool Pass has recently been added to the ticket choices. This new attraction pass grants admission on weekdays for an entire year to any child under the age of 5 when attending the park with an adult. The cost is $90 and is available at the park’s entrance. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: If you plan on visiting the park several times, and perhaps other family members will be visiting on different days, the preschooler can go with any adult. Your pre-schooler can go with dad one day and grandma the next visit.

Duplo Valley Opening Soon

The new Duplo Valley expansion is scheduled to open May 23, 2014. You and your children will enjoy farm-themed attractions, an air-conditioned play area (Duplo Barn revamped) and a water feature built in mind for kids 2 – 5 years of age. This will be a great addition during the hot summer months. If your children love to play with Duplo Trains and Tractors, you’ll enjoy this new attraction.

First Responder Special Offer

Another special offer at Legoland this month includes a free day for first responders. If you are a fire fighter, police officer or an EMS employee, you can receive free admission for a day! If you qualify, you may also purchase up to four more discounted theme park tickets at only $40 per ticket. It’s a great deal! Hurry – this offer expires at the end of May.

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Please note that the theme park is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the month of May (except the last week). The water park area is only open on the weekends in May. It will open every day starting June 1st.

LEGOLAND ® Florida began instillation of an iconic archway to the site of the DUPLO ® Valley expansion, marking the final major construction milestone ahead of the area’s May 23 opening.

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New Attractions Coming to Legoland Florida

Duplo Valley Legoland Florida

Families visiting the Legoland Florida theme park next year will have even more fun things to do with their toddlers. Duplo Valley will reopen next spring with significant enhancements. This Orlando-area theme park has always been a great place for families with children, especially 12 and under, but will now be even better for families with toddlers 2 to 5 years of age.

Legoland Florida plans to add three new attractions and refurbish an existing one to form an all-new Duplo Valley.  The new attractions will include:

  • A Duplo train traveling through farm scenes which kids and parents can ride
  • A mini-tractor ride where your toddler can help farmers play and look for farm animals.
  • A splash and play water area with more farm animals.

The feature that will tie the area together will be the Duplo Train. Toddlers can board the train with or without a parent. They’ll enjoy exploring the countryside-themed scenery with fishing holes, campgrounds and farms. What child doesn’t enjoy a fun train ride?!

After the train ride, your little one will be able take another ride! Hop on a tractor made just their size and help plow the cornfields. Be sure to look for the missing farm animals! This will surely be a lot of fun for the parents to watch.

During the warmer months, a new water play attraction will be a welcomed relief. This feature will shoot intermittent water spouts and have other water elements suitable for younger kids. Large farm animals will decorate the park with a soft deck for safety.

The current Duplo Barn will be enclosed creating an air-conditioned indoor play area. Additional farm-themed play areas will be enjoyed by parents who will use the opportunity to relax a little while their toddlers can play and build with Duplo bricks. The current Baby Care Center will remain open during construction and continue to offer rocking chairs, nursing stations, bottle warmers, high chairs and changing stations. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: This area also offers Wi-Fi and cell phone charging stations for parents needing to stay in touch with the non-LegoLand.

There is plenty to do at LegoLand for the entire family already. After next spring, there will even be more for families with younger children. Be sure to watch for these new attractions opening next spring. Visit all there is to do at this theme park by visiting www.legoland.com/toddlers.

Count Down to LegoLand Opening Day

LegoLand has started their count down to opening day! Recently, they invited the media to a ‘hard hat tour’ to show their progress. Those that attended were allowed in many of the park’s construction zones, as well as areas that are ready for business. With only a couple of months until opening day, things are really shaping up!

At the entrance 4-feet tall letters spelling out “WELCOME” – made of Lego blocks of course. Here the ticket windows and information booth will welcome visitors to the biggest LegoLand Park ever. More than 50 rides, shows and attractions will be featured for families to enjoy together. Most rides are aimed at the 2-to-12-year-0lds, but there will be plenty to see and do for the entire family.

Rides are begining to take form including the Royal Joust where young riders will mount a horse on rails moving around a track, rocking and whinnying. Castle Hill, standing 47 feet 8 inches high, will feature “The Dragon” – a roller coaster that travels in and out of the castle. “Merlin’s Challenge” is also within the castle walls and will thrill the little ones taking them up and down while the “Princess Castle” will allow dress-up opportunities for all of the young princesses.

While most rides are designed for younger guests, Island in the Sky, a refurbished attraction from the Cypress Gardens days, will carry passengers up to 150 feet above the park, rotating for a spectacular view. Adults and guests of all ages are sure to enjoy the scenery. From up above, guests will be able to see Miniland USA with scenes from New York City, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Florida and more; all made out of Legos. Also in view are roller coasters. The old wooden coaster, now called “Coastersaurus,” the new “Lego Technic Test Track” and a suspended coaster towards the back of the park.

Perhaps one of the more interesting features within the park will be the various Lego citizens. The bird man and pigeon woman were visible at the hard hat tour – adorned with birds, a net and a pair of binoculars. The restroom man was holding a toilet made of Legos. Amazing!

With 2 shifts of workers on the job six days a week, LegoLand is getting ready for what is sure to be a large crowd in their opening days. New annual passes for over 60 guests are being offered, as well as a discount on their daily passes. Mark your calendars and plan to be there to enjoy this world made of Legos!