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LEGOLAND Florida Roller Coaster Poll

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LEGOLAND Florida’s Move It Movement Tour Aug 9th – 10th

LEGOLAND Florida Move It Movement 2014

Cartoon Network’s Move It Movement Tour is a summertime traveling event targeting youth 6-14 and their parents, presented in partnership with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. Traveling from coast to coast, the tour will ultimately make its way to the gulf coast for its concluding presentation at LEGOLAND Florida on August 9th and August 10th.

LEGOLAND Florida Move It Movement

The Move It Movement Tour is part of Cartoon Network’s long-established, award-winning pro-social efforts to provide support and encouragement in the ongoing battle against childhood obesity through such varied activities as daily recess, health & wellness education and active after-school involvement.

Presented in a themed, exciting and fun outdoor environment, the Move It Movement Tour features multiple activity and learning stations for kids, incorporating such core partner organizations as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), NBA/WNBA FIT & NBA Hoop Troop, NFL PLAY 60 and The PGA of America. Parents also will find a variety of educational materials and tip sheets presented by CATCH and Upwave, organizations which serve to empower kids and adults alike with resources that enable them to take more control of their own healthy lifestyle choices.

LEGOLAND Florida Move It Movement
LEGOLAND Florida Move It Movement

Move It Movement Activities

Families planning to visit LEGOLAND Florida and participate in the Move It Movement Tour can enjoy a host of activities, including an all-new Cartoon Network show-branded obstacle course. Additional activities at the Move It Movement Tour include the following:

  • NBA/WNBA FIT & NBA Hoop Troop — kids can demonstrate their fitness level by testing their basketball skills and shoot against the clock for prizes;
  • The PGA of America Driving Range — updated to reflect the new PGA Sports Academy and its goal of developing young social and competitive golfers, kids are invited to drive the ball for accuracy and distance with The PGA driving range. Top scores are posted on the PGA Sports Academy leaderboard;
  • NFL PLAY 60 — kids can practice a variety of football-themed activities, including running patterns and passing skills;
  • Subway® Fresh Fit for Kids™ Football Sled Challenge – At the challenge, kids can learn the importance of piling the veggies on their favorite Subway sandwich, as they push a custom Subway football sled across the finish line.
  • Let’s Move!/PALA+ booth — a station set aside specifically for registration materials, nutrition tips and further information promoting participation with Let’s Move! and the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award.

Further information about the MOVE IT MOVEMENT TOUR, including specific market locations, dates and times, can be found at www.MoveItMovement.com.

Purchase tickets to LEGOLAND Florida at www.LEGOLAND.com to participate on August 9 and August 10!


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LEGOLAND Florida 4th of July Fireworks 2014

LEGOLAND Florida 4th of July

LEGOLAND® Florida will celebrate the 4th of July with a big bang for the Independence Day event – Red, Brick & Boom from July 4-6 with extended hours until 9:00 pm. 

To get in the mood you should definitely join the “Super Brick” American Flag Build, built out of hundreds of LEGO® bricks on July 4, while listening to some patriotic anthems! You don’t want to miss the Scavenger Hunt and see what’s hidden in MINILAND to win a LEGO Prize pack and much more! You can pick-up and return your entry form at the LEGO Studio Store in FUN TOWN. Be certain to watch out for a Competition Build in the IMAGINATION ZONE from 10:00am – 6:00pm, where guests can build the best patriotic-themed LEGO model on July 4. On July 5 and 6 the Building Competition will continue with a special LEGO Movie theme!

To top it off LEGOLAND Florida will have extended hours during these three nights! Don’t miss the “AWESOME” Fireworks Show inspired by The LEGO Movie in Pirates Cove at 9:00pm, including such hits as “Everything is Awesome!” Grab your special 3D glasses in Pirates Cove starting at 8:00pm and just enjoy the moment. With those special glasses you can see ordinary fireworks turning into millions of exploding LEGO bricks. This is definitely sure to dazzle and delight! Red, Brick and Boom is included with park admission.

LEGOLAND Florida opens the Famous Florida shaped pool.

Cypress Gardens LEGOLAND Florida Shaped Pool

LEGOLAND Florida announced that they will open the famous and historical Florida shaped pool located in the Botanical Gardens.  This famous pool was built for the set for the 1953 movie “Easy to Love” with .

Easy to Love Lobby Poster

Since this is located in the Botanical Gardens, I’m not sure how they are going to work out the logistics of having an open swimming pool away from the main park area and the LEGOLAND Water Park.  If you are unfamiliar with the location be sure to check out our LEGOLAND Florida Tips & Tricks & Trivia page where I have a link to Google Maps that shows the location of the pool.

LEGOLAND Florida also announced they will be open the The Oriental Gardens located in the Historical Botanical Gardens.

This will be interesting to see the developments on this, I will be sure to include new pictures of the Florida shaped pool and The Oriental Gardens the next time I visit.

Edit: Now we know that it will be on display for viewing purposes only or for special occasions and not open to the public.  In a recent picture I notice a black gate surrounding the entrance to the Florida shaped pool.

LEGOLAND Florida - Florida Shaped PoolImage Source: Virginia Johnson – BayNews9.com

LEGOLAND Florida - Florida Shaped Pool with Southern BellImage Source: Virginia Johnson – BayNews9.com

LEGOLAND Florida Hotel coming to Winter Haven in 2015

LEGOLAND Florida Hotel

Today LEGOLAND Florida officially announced they are starting construction on the new LEGOLAND Florida Hotel here in Winter Haven, FL.

During the announcement Adrian Jones, General Manager of LEGOLAND Florida, stated that construction will begin in 2014 and should be finished by early to mid 2015.  Once completed the official LEGOLAND Florida Hotel will feature 152 brightly colored and highly themed rooms and suites, LEGO décor; interactive play areas; a pool and a restaurant.  They plan to build the hotel on the old animal exhibit (just West of the main entrance) that used to be Cypress Gardens, at least guests will have a nice view of Lake Eloise.

LEGOLAND Florida Hotel Plans

The LEGOLAND Florida Hotel will be similar to the one in California that opened in April of 2013 with 250 rooms. This will be the world’s fifth Legoland Hotel; there is currently Lego-themed lodging in California, England and Denmark. Another hotel is under construction in Malaysia.  To give you an idea of how the LEGOLAND Florida Hotel will look check out some of the images on my previous post.

UPDATED: I added new official image below.

LEGOLAND Florida Hotel Design Plans

LEGOLAND Florida Hotel Front Entrance Concept

Legoland Hotel California(LEGOLAND California Hotel)

New Announcement from LEGOLAND Florida coming soon

Legoland California Hotel

Legoland Florida to announce that they are “expanding again to welcome guests for multi-day visits.” on Thursday, Nov. 21, at its Winter Haven theme park.

I’m guessing they are finally going to announce the long awaited construction of a Official LEGOLAND Florida Hotel.  They currently have one in California, Windsor, England, and Billund, Denmark so it only makes sense they add one here in Florida.  This will be highly welcomed news as there is limited lodging in the Winter Haven area for such a popular park.

Legoland California Hotel Patio(LEGOLAND California Hotel)

Legoland California Hotel Room(LEGOLAND California Hotel)

You can see additional pictures of the LEGOLAND California Hotel and discussion on our ongoing thread in the Forums: http://behindthebrick.com/forums/Thread-Official-Legoland-Hotel

Be sure to check back here on Thursday and find out!

LEGOLAND Florida Christmas Celebration 2013

LEGOLAND Florida Christmas Bricktactular 2013

During the month of December LEGOLAND Florida will be celebrating Christmas 2013 with their annual Christmas Bricktacular event.  Last year they did an excellent job of theming the park to get you into the Christmas spirit!

For the first time this year, LEGOLAND Florida will have a life sized Santa Lego model, giving your family great photo opportunities with the big guy himself.

LEGOLAND Florida Lego Santa

While most of the Holiday festivities will be held on Saturdays and Sundays in December they will still have plenty for you to see during the weekday just without some of the special characters walking around freely in the park.

Here are some of the other activities they have planned for you for the special event:

  • LEGO Christmas Tree: The more than 30-foot-tall LEGO Christmas tree made with a combination of 270,000 forest green LEGO and DUPLO bricks provides the perfect place for every holiday family photo. Through Dec. 25, a special family will be chosen to help light the Bricktacular tree each night.
  • LEGO Model Build Activity in the Wells Fargo Fun Town 4D Theater plaza:
    • Dec. 7-8 and 14-15: Help decorate the live Christmas trees with LEGO Christmas ornaments.
    • Dec. 21-24: Help LEGOLAND Florida build a LEGO Christmas tree that will stand more than 20 feet tall!
  • LEGO Santa Scavenger Hunt: Help find Santa in this fun-filled holiday scavenger hunt. The whole family can enjoy searching for Santa in the over 30 million LEGO bricks that make up Miniland USA.
  • NEW – LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier Characters: Guests will have meet and greet opportunities with LEGOLAND Florida’s special holiday friends, LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier.
  • Holiday Festivities and Entertainment: Festive decorations and sounds of the season will fill The Beginning and Fun Town area to delight guests of all ages.  Including Christmas lights throughout the Fun Town area.
  • Holiday Shopping: LEGOLAND Florida is the best place to celebrate the season and pick up the holiday gifts that are on every child’s wish list – LEGOS! With six specialty stores, the park is proud to offer a unique and often hard to find selection of LEGO products and more.

Free admission for Veterans to LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida American Flag

LEGOLAND Florida salutes the military veterans of the United States Armed Forces with appreciation days Nov. 1-17, 2013. In gratitude for their service, all military veterans are entitled to a free admission to LEGOLAND Florida everyday during the 17-day period. Veterans are also entitled to discounted tickets for up to six accompanying guests at $40 plus tax for each additional person.

LEGOLAND Florida Veterans Miniland USA

Adding to the celebration, Washington D.C. in Miniland U.S.A will be adorned in patriotic flair from Nov. 1-17, and guests may enjoy special offerings throughout the park on Veterans day.

To redeem the free admission ticket, military veterans should present their military ID to LEGOLAND Florida’s ticket window the day they plan to visit.

Activities on Veterans Day, Nov. 11:

  • Veterans will be invited to help ‘open’ the park at the beginning of the day with a small celebration.
  • Veterans and guests will help build an oversized American flag made out of LEGO bricks.
  • Veterans will receive a 20% discount on select retail and food and beverage items.

LEGOLAND Florida’s Brick-or-Treat 2013 Image Gallery

LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat 2013

Next weekend is your last chance this year to enjoy the Brick or Treat event at LEGOLAND Florida.  Soon they will be prepping the park for the LEGOLAND Christmas Bricktactuar Event which runs through the whole month of December.

LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat 2013

I created a new Image Gallery for LEGOLAND Florida’s Brick-or-Treat 2013.  In case you missed last years Brick or Treat event you can view Brick-or-Treat 2012 Image Gallery.

One thing that I did notice this year were the street performers walking around taking pictures with the kids and families.  I didn’t see them last year or maybe I just missed them but they were a addition to the experience.  As usual LEGOLAND did a very nice job of creating a fun and not so scary atmosphere for the little kids.  Once again I don’t think I have to remind you that this park is geared for kids between the ages of 3-12 years old, so if you are looking for something a little scarier then I suggest the Howl-O-Scream event at Busch Gardens in Tampa or Halloween Horror Nights Universal Studios in Orlando.

LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat 2013

Enjoy the pictures.

LEGOLAND Florida’s Brick-or-Treat 2013 Image Gallery

New DUPLO Valley Toddler Area Opening in 2014 (UPDATE 1)

LEGOLAND Florida DUPLO Expansion Update 1

Here are a few pictures that I took during the first weekend after they made the announcement of the New DUPLO Valley Toddler Area Opening in 2014.

 LEGOLAND Florida DUPLO Expansion Update 1The DUPLO Barn is now all blocked off.

LEGOLAND Florida DUPLO Expansion Update 1

LEGOLAND Florida DUPLO Expansion Update 1Coming out of the LEGOLAND Kingdom Area.  To the left is the World of Chima Area and to the right is the old closed off DUPLO Village Area.

LEGOLAND Florida DUPLO Expansion Update 1Here’s a look from the top of The Dragon rollercoaster.

LEGOLAND Florida DUPLO Expansion Update 1This picture was taken from inside the green gate separating the construction area from the guests.  The dirt on the other side of the green gates was the Big Rig Rally ride.

Be sure to check out more images in the
Image Gallery.