Summer is almost upon us. Is already upon us? Who can keep track. It’s hot. To keep the heat at bay, the Central Florida area has no shortage of theme park options to splish and splash away the summer doldrums. Before you finalize which water park is best for you and your family, I’d like to make the case for LEGOLAND Florida Water Park in fabulous Winter Park…I mean Garden…I mean Haven? Winter Haven. The LEGOLAND Florida Resort bills itself as a two-day experience and their water park certainly makes a good case for that. It’s a decent-size park. It’s maybe not a full 8-hour experience but you can definitely enjoy the majority of a day there. If you are a first time visitor to the LEGOLAND Florida Resort, I would definitely advise against trying to squeeze both parks into the same day. Shall we dive, pun intended–but seriously–don’t dive, into some useful, and I hope, hugely entertaining information about LEGOLAND Florida Water Park? All right. You’ve made the 40-minute (let’s be honest, 1 hour) drive from Tampa or Orlando. You’re all parked in the general lot. You’ve double checked your supplies: towels, sunscreen, small cooler (very small), change of clothes, snacks, dirigibles, air hockey table; wait, that’s an old moving list. The point is, you are now ready...
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LEGOLAND Florida celebrated Earth Day on Friday with a new solar energy project. The park in Winter Haven announced it was partnering with Tampa Electric to add a canopy of solar energy panels over the park’s preferred parking lot, next to the theme park entrance. Starting this spring, the panels would shade more than 600 vehicles while also producing enough electricity to power up to 250 homes each year. Tampa Electric will own and maintain the solar array. The power generated from these panels is enough power for 725,000 customers and still enough for LEGOLAND Florida. LEGOLAND Florida says the new solar energy project is part of several ongoing environmental initiatives at the park. A solar panel array is already installed at the park’s Imagination Zone venue. The vehicles in the Ford Junior Driving School attraction are also charged with solar power. Here are some more fun facts on how LEGOLAND Florida stays “green” throughout the year: Nearly 1 ton of LEGO brick has been collected for recycling. It’s then redistributed to manufacture new products. All 12 electric vehicles at the Ford Junior Driving School attraction are charged entirely with solar power. A 30-kilowatt solar panel array is mounted atop Imagination Zone, supporting Tampa Electric’s Renewable Energy program. Under the Citrus Connection Universal Access program, all Model Citizens who... WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (March 15, 2016) – LEGOLAND Florida Resort announced an unprecedented slate of projects that will deliver additional on-site accommodations, an immersive new theme park land with a cutting-edge, interactive attraction, the first-ever expansion of its water park, a new, action-packed “4D” theatrical attraction and an all-new summertime event filled with fireworks and special entertainment, giving guests even more reasons to play – and stay – at the place #BuiltForKids: NEW! LEGOLAND Beach Retreat – opening mid-2017 This whimsically themed vacation resort combines the fun of surf, sand and sun with the creativity of LEGO bricks on a picturesque site next to Lake Dexter, adjacent to the theme park. Distinguished by a colorful LEGO lighthouse, the village-style, lakefront resort will feature 83 single-story duplex units, offering 166 separate accommodations that sleep up to five. Designed with the same combination of imagination and kid-centric detail that made the 10-month-old LEGOLAND Hotel an immediate hit, the all-new LEGOLAND Beach Retreat offers a great way for larger families and friends to vacation together. Amenities will include a themed pool, a sandy play area, a buffet-style restaurant and complimentary transportation to and from the theme park. NEW! LEGO NINJAGO World – opening early 2017 Inspired by the popular series of LEGO building sets and the long-running TV show “LEGO NINJAGO: Masters... For the first time since opening in May 2012, LEGOLAND Water Park at LEGOLAND Florida Resort will drop its first major expansion. Right between LEGO Wave Pool and Build-A-Raft River will be Creative Cove, an all new area featuring a handful of new, great amenities and an attraction built just for the little ones. Adding to the fun, Build-A-Boat is a hands-on activity center where kids can build and race LEGO watercraft in a surrounding directly inspired by the LEGO City Coast Guard building sets. Where else can your kids get drenched and exercise their creativity? Nearby is the existing Imagination Station, a toddler-friendly attraction where little ones can build bridges, dams and other creations out of colorful DUPLO bricks. If that’s not enough, they’re also adding additional dining options, increased seating capacity and (finally) complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire water park! Now all they need to do is add a separate dedicated side entrance for the water park without having to walk from the front of the park. Edit: The new Build-A-Boat expansion opened yesterday here it the official video of the opening ceremonies: Look out for the new awesomeness when LEGOLAND Water Park opens for the 2016 season on Saturday, March 12. Are you and your kids excited for the new expansion? Make sure to let us know in the comments down below! Source: http://www.insidethemagic.net/2016/02/legoland-florida-resort-water-park-expanding-with-new-attractions-in-march/ Go here for... WINTER HAVEN — Legoland Florida Resort is poised to leap across Cypress Gardens Boulevard. Less than a year after opening an onsite hotel, Legoland has filed plans for a lakeside resort with 166 single-story duplex units, a pool, two ponds and a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse. Merlin Entertainments Group, corporate owner of Legoland, calls it “Project Oasis” in plans submitted to the Southwest Florida Water Management District for a Statewide Environmental Resource Permit. Merlin filed 15 pages of final construction documents to the district’s Brooksville office Dec. 7. District staff is still reviewing details of the project, a spokeswoman said. The project would be built on 57.7 acres of vacant land adjacent to Lake Dexter behind the Winter Haven Square shopping center, which is across Cypress Gardens Boulevard from the Legoland parking lot. The resort would be Legoland’s first expansion beyond the boundaries of Cypress Gardens, the venerable theme park purchased by Merlin in 2010. The current resort occupies 150 acres entirely on the west side of Cypress Gardens Boulevard. A spokesman for Legoland Florida declined specific comment on the project. “We are not prepared to make an official announcement today,” public relations manager David Brady said, “but in the very near future we will be making multiple announcements about the future of Legoland Florida Resort. So stay tuned.” Merlin Entertainments... The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure opens Jan. 29 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater. The little, yet equally handsome and equally evil brother of President Business has one mission: to unleash an Evil Secret Plot involving the heroes from “The LEGO Movie.” And to become the most famous evil villain and movie star in the whole world. Okay, maybe he has two missions. The brand-new attraction introduces Risky, a bold visionary who crosses paths with Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, Benny and MetalBeard in an entirely new story set after the events of the blockbuster movie. In “The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure,” Risky Business unveils an ambitious project inspired by the movie heroes’ original adventures, where all is not as it seems. Featuring the same sharp wit and LEGO scenery that made the “The LEGO Movie” a worldwide smash it, the attraction combines 3D film with “4D” atmospheric effects like water, wind and fog to create an experience that will tickle the senses of every guest. Bringing Risky Business to life is actor, writer, comedian and film fan Patton Oswalt, who joins actors Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle), Alison Brie (Unikitty), Charlie Day (Benny) and Nick Offerman (MetalBeard) from the blockbuster movie. The 12 1/2-minute film will appear exclusively at LEGOLAND Parks and LEGOLAND Discovery... This December, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will celebrate the holidays in a uniquely LEGO way with the return of Christmas Bricktacular Presented by Shutterfly, the theme park’s annual seasonal celebration for kids. This year, the festivities expand with an exclusive yuletide fireworks spectacular presented each night, plus a more than 30-foot-tall Christmas tree made entirely of LEGO and DUPLO bricks, a life-size LEGO model of Santa, his reindeer and sleigh, a themed scavenger hunt, and more. Included with park admission, Christmas Bricktacular takes place on select dates through December and provides a fun and interactive place for kids to enjoy holiday festivities in a playful way only LEGOLAND Florida Resort could imagine. In addition to creative holiday photo opportunities and festive décor throughout the park, activities will include: Meet-and-greets with LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier A LEGO Christmas mosaic guests can assemble with our Master Model Builders A Santa-themed scavenger hunt in Miniland USA with a chance to win a LEGO prize pack A station where kids can write a LEGO letter to Santa and send it to the North Pole The wintertime fun concludes each night with a holiday-themed fireworks show presented only during Christmas Bricktacular. For the best viewing location, guests should head for the spacious Ski Stadiums in Pirates’ Cove or the grass lawn in between....
Did you know:
Merlin Entertainment now operates 104 attractions, 10 hotels/3 holiday villages in 22 countries and across 4 continents.
LEGOLAND Florida is a 150-acre interactive theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, and a Water Park.
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Merlin Entertainments Group is the second largest attractions operator in the world.
LEGOLAND Florida has taken great care to preserve the soul of the park – the historic gardens established on the grounds of its Cypress Gardens predecessor more than 75 years ago. The setting has been restored to its pristine condition, and the collection of native plants, including the vast Banyan tree that was planted as a seedling in a five-gallon bucket in 1939.
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Merlin Entertainments brings together LEGOLAND, Madame Tussauds, London Eye, SEA LIFE, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Dungeons, as well as brands such as Alton Towers, Gardaland, Thorpe Park, Warwick Castle and Heide Park.
LEGOLAND Florida is the largest LEGOLAND Park in the world, it features more than 50 family rides, shows, and attractions, water park, restaurants, shopping, and beautiful botanical gardens.
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