New events, attractions and more coming to Legoland Florida this year

by Banks Lee

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With Legoland Florida Resort celebrating its fifth birthday this year, a big lineup of special events will deliver more fun, fireworks and time to enjoy the place built for kids, but also enjoyed by adults.

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. 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 hit movie left off when this 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-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 a new event featuring extended park hours, activities and meet-and-greet opportunities with every character from the new attraction, including some never seen before in a Legoland theme park. A fireworks 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 the 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. Visit the 2016 Operating Schedule for complete dates and hours.

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 to July 31: Celebrate summer during Legoland Night Lights, a brand-new event that lets kids party past their bedtime with extended park hours, dance parties, uniquely Lego light displays and much more. Plus, enjoy a brick-tacular fireworks show in the sky above Lake Eloise each night 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 educational activities that teach kids the importance of fire safety. Every Friday during the month, you’ll also be able to meet real-life firefighters who help keep Polk County safe.

Oct. 15: Legoland Florida’s fifth birthday arrives after a whirlwind of growth and expansion since opening in 2011. Come celebrate during a day of fun and surprises.

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, decorations, a life-size Lego Santa, reindeer and sleigh, holiday-themed scavenger hunts with prizes and opportunities to build with Lego alongside our 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 fireworks – all before midnight.

The best way to experience this lineup of events is with the Awesome Pass, which offers unlimited admission for a whole year to both Legoland Florida theme park and Legoland Water Park, along with other great benefits and the special events listed above that are included with regular park admission. It’s $99 plus tax for Florida residents.

The Awesomer Pass and Awesomest Pass add even more value, like free parking, unlimited admission to The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Aquarium, plus more. To purchase online or for more information, visit Florida.Legoland.com.


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