Legoland Florida Donates 20,000 Tickets to Kids After Irma

Legoland Florida is giving away 20,000 tickets to help cheer up in kids affected by Hurricane Irma.

The central Florida park announced in a news release Thursday that they’re donating 18,000 theme-park tickets to the UNICEF Kid Power Schools program and 2,000 tickets to Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs in Winter Haven. The donated tickets have a value of more than $1.8 million.

Legoland Florida general manager Rex Jackson says they felt compelled to do something special for Florida’s children after the storm left so many households facing months of recovery.

The donations were made in conjunction with Merlin’s Magic Wand, the global charity of Legoland parent company Merlin Entertainments.

Irma hit Florida on Sept. 10, causing power outages, flooding and other damage throughout the state.

Legoland Florida To Bring Renaissance Fun with ‘Knight Lights’

Legoland Florida Resort is bringing new “knightly” fun starting this July with Legoland Knight Lights, a festival of medieval fun for the whole family.

This event is exclusive to Florida’s Legoland, and invites all young knights, princesses, knaves, lords and ladies to enjoy themed activities including scavenger hunts, hands-on Lego builds, DJ dance parties, character meet-and-greets, and challenges with Lego-themed prizes.

Admission to Legoland Knight Lights requires no extra ticket, and includes the following:

  • A live stage show with DJ Mia and the Lego Friends in Heartlake City
  • A live show with Lego Kingdoms’ resider jester as he attempts to train the newest jester onstage across from Castle Burger
  • A dance party in Miniland USA with Sir Dance-A-Lot, complete with kid-friendly hits
  • Meet-and-greet opportunities with Lego characters, like Lance Richmond of Lego Next Knights, The Good Knight and Lego Jester
  • A scavenger hunt for knights’ shields through Miniland USA
  • Lego brick toss challenge in Duplo Valley
  • Unique Lego build opportunities, and a chance to help contribute to a large Lego mosaic in Pirates’ Cove

Legoland Florida will also have new dining offerings for Knight Lights, including:

  • Kingdom Cones – soft-serve ice cream in waffle cones with added “flavor bursts”
  • Pepper & Roni’s Pizza Stop – grab-and-go personal pizzas
  • Market Restaurant – brand-new menu of made-to-order sandwiches, soups and salads

Each Saturday and Sunday this July, Legoland Florida Resort will stay open until 9 p.m. for guests to enjoy Knight Lights well into the evening. On July 4, Legoland will also host a summertime event complete with patriotic fireworks above Lake Eloise.

For more information on Knight Lights and Legoland Florida Resort, visit legoland.com/florida.

LEGO Star Wars Days Return to LEGOLAND FLORIDA May 6-7 and 13-14

LEGO Star Wars Days are returning to LEGOLAND Florida this year and the event has been expanded to two weekends, May 6-7 and 13-14.

The Lucasfilm-authorized event will feature some of the most famous scenes from the Star Wars saga made out of 1.5 million LEGO bricks.

Activities will include appearances by costumed Star Wars fans, Star Wars inspired LEGO building activities, a Star Wars-themed costume parade for kids and many more exciting activities.

Legoland To Close Friday Due to Hurricane Matthew

Legoland Florida will close Friday due to the threat of Hurricane Matthew.

Legoland officials announced the closing in an email sent out Wednesday.

The theme park in Winter Haven will operate as scheduled on Thursday, but may close early because of the storm. It will remain closed Friday for the “safety of all guests and employees,” officials said.

Officials expect to reopen Saturday, but will “continue to monitor the storm’s projected path and make adjustments as necessary.”

Legoland Florida Hotel will remain open throughout the weekend.

In the event of a hurricane warning in Central Florida or a guest’s place of residence, the hotel will reschedule or cancel any bookings without any cancellation or change fees for guests. The cancellation must be within seven days of a guest’s arrival date.

Guests also may reschedule any Legoland Florida theme park or Legoland Florida water park tickets booked through Legoland with no additional fees.

If tickets were purchased through a third party, Legoland cannot reschedule or cancel them.

For more information, call 1-877-350-5346.

Legoland Now Taking Reservations For New Beach Resort

Legoland Florida is now taking reservations for its Legoland Beach Resort, a bungalow-style complex set to open next year.

The Winter Haven resort now is accepting reservations for stays between June 1, 2017 and Sept. 4, 2017.

The 83 brightly colored Lego-inspired bungalows will be duplex style, sporting two units apiece. The rooms sleep up to five people and include a nook designed for kids featuring a bunk bed and a trundle bed.

The decor will carry a seaside theme, with Lego styled objects such as a crab on the wall and a surfboard on the front porch.

The Beach Resort will have shaded patios, multiple outdoor-play areas for kids, a themed swimming pool with sandy area and a centrally located clubhouse with restaurant, pool bar and Lego-building area.

Visitors staying in the new complex will have early access to the theme park and to a breakfast buffet in the restaurant.

Last year, the resort opened the 152-room Legoland Hotel near the entrance of the theme park. The Legoland Beach Resort will be located across Cypress Gardens Boulevard.

Room rates for the Beach Resort start at $182, varying by season, date and availability. To make reservations, go to legoland.com/florida.

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LEGOLAND Florida Resort Offers Sneak Peek of Beach-Themed Vacation Bungalows

LEGOLAND Florida Resort gave us a sneak peek of the interior décor that awaits guests in each of the property’s 83 beach-themed bungalows, which offer 166 separate accommodations that sleep up to five, including a cozy area designed just for kids.

Drawn from the same inspiration as the newly opened LEGOLAND Hotel, these new bungalows offer guests the chance to relax in an oasis of endless outdoor fun. Kids can slide, swing, jump and climb at one of many outdoor play areas. Each brightly colored bungalow will include a shaded patio where parents can put their feet up, kick back and relax.

This new area will also feature the resort’s largest themed swimming pool, a buffet restaurant, pool bar and a beach-themed space where kids can build with LEGO bricks and proudly display the products of their imaginations.

There will even be an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet for guests who stay at these new bungalows.

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Additional amenities and room rates will be announced soon, along with a new check-in service.

Legoland Expanding Water Park with New Attraction

Legoland Florida will be expanding their water park for the first time since it opened back in 2012 with a new attraction called “Creative Cove.”

In this new hands-on attraction, guests will be able to build boats out of LEGO bricks and race them in an area inspired by the LEGO City Coast Guard building sets.

The new area is currently under construction between the LEGO Wave Pool and the Build-A-Raft River.

LEGOLAND Florida also announced that they are adding additional dining options, increased seating capacity and adding free WiFi throughout the entire water park.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort to Release Black Friday/Cyber Monday Offers

LEGOLAND Florida Resort will be holding sales on Black Friday (Friday, Nov. 27) and Cyber Monday (Monday, Nov. 30), two of the biggest shopping days of the year.

Savvy vacation planners and theme park fans can sign up now at http://florida.legoland.com/brick-friday-cyber-monday to get exclusive details in advance by email. They’ll also be added to our mailing list to receive a direct link to a private web page for every offer when it goes live.

Remember, each offer is limited and may sell out quickly. Shoppers must sign up at the link above to participate in all Brick Friday and Cyber Monday offers.