LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT UNVEILS NEW EDUCATIONAL ATTRACTION

BY GABRIELLE

A new attraction has opened to the public at Legoland Florida Resort, an indoor play area. Known as the Florida Prepaid Schoolhouse, the play area is designed for younger visitors to explore learning and experiment with different careers.

The attraction features a stage, Duplo brick play areas, school-themed play equipment and a touchscreen, where children can play around with letters and numbers and explore future careers.

Guest can also take part in a fun photo-op outside of the schoolhouse, which is located in Duplo Valley. Youngsters can stand between cut-out Duplo figures of nurses, doctors, teachers, biologists, and other professions.

John Rood, chairman of the Florida Prepaid College Board, commented: “Florida Prepaid and Legoland Florida Resort want to encourage Florida families to support their children’s imagination, while saving for their college education.

“When children are building with Duplo and Lego bricks, college can seem very far away. But the earlier families start building a college savings plan, the less stress and debt they have to face later,” Rood added.

The Florida Prepaid Schoolhouse was developed in an alliance between the Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans and the Central Florida Theme Park.

To mark the opening of the new attraction, Florida Prepaid is offering families the chance to win ten ‘college scholarships.’ Families have until November 24, 2019, to enter to win a package that include a two-year Florida College Plan Scholarship and two tickets to Legoland Florida Resort.

AHOY THERE CAPTAIN! ‘YEAR OF THE PIRATE’ IS COMING TO LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT IN 2020

BY GABRIELLE

Pirate fans heading to Legoland Florida Resort in 2020 are in for a treat, as the theme park is planning a jam-packed  pirate season of pirate-themed event days, an all-new pirate water ski show, pirate fun at Legoland Water Park, and, of course, the grand opening of the Pirate Island Hotel.

The pirate-themed hotel is due to open on April 17. The hotel will feature 150 Lego-filled rooms, a heated pool, hundreds of Lego models, in-room Lego treasure hunts and memorable character experiences.

The Pirate Island Hotel will also be home to the Shipwreck Restaurant, offering family dining to guests.

The park’s new Pirate Water Ski Show Adventure is opening on April 18 and will be the only Legoland Resort water ski show in the world. This pirate adventure will feature skiing acrobatics, water stunts and many more surprises.

On the weekends of April 18 to 19, 25 to 26 and May 2 to 3, action-packed PirateFest events will be held, where wannabe pirates of all ages can learn to walk like a pirate, talk like a pirate and holiday like a pirate.

Visitors at these exclusive weekends will receive a ‘pirate passport’ and have the chance to meet pirate characters, experience resort-wide activities and tuck into a scurvy pirate brunch.

PIRATE ISLAND HOTEL TO OPEN AT LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT IN APRIL 2020

BY GABRIELLE

Legoland Florida Resort has announced the grand opening of its highly awaited Pirate Island Hotel will take place on April 17, 2020.

Legoland Florida made the announcement about its new hotel on ‘International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019’ on September 19.

Pirate Island Hotel will be the first Lego pirate-themed hotel in North America. The hotel is located just yards from the Legoland theme park.

Pirate Island Hotel will be Legoland Florida’s third accommodation. The hotel will comprise of 150 Lego-inspired rooms, which include in-room Lego treasure hunts and exclusive character experiences.

Each bedroom will feature separate sleeping areas for children and adults. The kid’s area comprises of a bunk bed, Lego play areas and TV to watch Lego movies.

The hotel will also be home to a heated swimming pool with a decking area with soft Lego bricks for youngsters to have fun with.

Dining at the five-storey hotel is to take place at the pirate-themed Shipwreck Restaurant. There will also be a Smuggler’s Bar for adults and an evening entertainment programme in the Lego play areas for children.

Directly outside the hotel is the wreckage of the pirate ship, providing the perfect spot for photo opportunities.

LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT ANNOUNCES LINE-UP OF FESTIVITIES

BY GABRIELLE

Legoland Florida Resort has announced a spirited line-up of Halloween and Christmas events, kicking off with Brick or Treat.

This child-friendly Halloween event will feature brand-new themed entertainment, ghoulish treats and plenty of candy for young guests to enjoy.

Visitors to the Brick or Treat event can go trick or treating along a Lego trail, lined with playful scary character interactions.

Lego scarecrow will be present inside the Duplo Valley. Coca-Cola fans will be able to enjoy sipping on their favourite drink in style with an event-themed Coca-Cola cup, accompanied by Pumpkin flavoured ice-cream, Granny’s apples Fries and other Halloween-inspired treats.

Another key feature of Brick or Treat will be the tale of Captain Dreadbeard’s adventure to defeat the Imperial Navy during a flamboyant firework display.

To mark the opening of the Pirate Island Hotel in spring 2020, children from ages 2 – 12 who attend the first weekend of Brick or Treat dressed as pirates, will receive a complimentary ticket to visit the theme park before the end of year.

On October 12, the Brick Dash 5k will take place, with participants encouraged to dress in fancy Halloween costumes to raise money for Merlin’s Magic Wand, aimed at helping children who are facing challenges due to serious illness, disability or adversity.

From November 29 to December 31, the Holidays Presented by Hallmark Channel event will be held at the resort, featuring a combination of seasonal shows, treats and sparkling lights.

Guests can dance, sing-along and enjoy two interactive shows, visit Santa’s workshop with his elves in a family-friendly musical during Holly Jolly Jubilee.

A 30-foot-tall Lego Christmas tree, a Lego Santa and a Toy Soldier, alongside giant holiday-themed Lego builds, promise to add to the merriment.