LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA RESORT CREATES SPECIAL THANK YOU FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS

BY GABRIELLE


Legoland California Resort has built a special Lego feature. The structure says a special thank you to those working in the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The feature boasts a white Lego background that starkly contrasts to text made from black bricks that reads ‘Thank You’. Accompanying the text is a yellow ribbon. The feature was made from 640 Lego bricks and is over three feet in length and two feet in height. The special Lego structure was made by model builder Tim Sams.

A number of Merlin Entertainments resorts, including Legoland Discovery Centres and Legoland Resorts, are sharing similar messages to show appreciation and thanks to those risking their lives by working on the frontline during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA RESORT APPOINTS KURT STOCKS AS NEW GENERAL MANAGER

BY GABRIELLE

Legoland California Resort has named Kurt Stocks as the theme park’s new general manager. Stocks joins Legoland California form Legoland Malaysia Resort, where he also served as general manager.

Stocks succeeds Peter Ronchetti, who recently retired after 11 years at the family-friendly theme park. During his time at Legoland California Resort, Ronchetti led the openings of many innovative attractions and facilities, including Lego Chima Water Park, Legoland Castle Hotel and Legoland Hotel.

Ronchetti’s successor has more than 15 years’ experience in sales, operations and general management, including leading strategic development efforts at Legoland Malaysia such as the opening of Sea Life Malaysia in April 2019.

Kurt Stocks is a native Australian who started his career as a professional rugby player. Stocks has relocated to the San Diego region with his family, who are looking forward to experiencing the wealth of exciting outdoor activities San Diego has to offer.

Legoland California announces The Lego Movie World

BY GABRIELLE

Whilst celebrating its 20th birthday, Legoland California Resort announced its biggest addition in the park’s history – The Lego Movie World.

The Lego Movie World’s flagship ride is the Masters of Flight, where guests board Emmet’s triple decker flying couch to embark on a memorable adventure.

The Masters of Flight boasts pioneering technology, including a 180-degee turn. The suspended ride with a full-dome virtual screen, whisks guests away on, as they soar above enchanting lands, including Middle Zealand, Pirates Cove, Outer Space and Cloud Cuckoo Land.

Riders will encounter many a well-known face during their journey, such as Sweet Mayhem, one of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Park’s star characters.

Peter Ronchetti, general manager at Legoland California Resort, shared his excitement for The Lego Movie World.

“The Lego Movie World is Legoland California Resort’s largest Park addition ever and we are thrilled to create an interactive experience that fully immerses guests into a world that was so brilliantly created by LEGO and celebrated by the hugely popular Lego film franchise from our friends at Warner Bros.

“We can’t wait to see the faces on all the children as they interact within the creative world of Bricksburg and experience the incredible Masters of Flight ride which is taking the traditional soaring-type of ride to new heights,” said Ronchetti.