Legoland Florida just opened Heartlake City, a new “land” based on the Lego Friends toy line with a new thrill ride called Mia’s Riding Adventure, an interactive show Friends to the Rescue, and new shops in Heartlake Mall.
The fictional Heartlake City, named for its heart-shaped lake, is the home of Andrea, Emma, Mia, Stephanie and Olivia and her parents. Their friendship is the focus of the toy line. At Legoland, Heartlake City will be located next to Magnolia Mansion in Fun Town.
Heartlake City features several signature elements, including:
Mia’s Riding Adventure is a brand new ride themed around Mia’s love of horses. This adventurous ride seats up to 40 passengers on a circular platform with outward-facing horse shaped seats. The disk spins in circles while traveling forward and backward on a wide U-shaped track.
Friends to the Rescue is a new interactive musical show starring the LEGO Friends as they work together at Heartlake Hall to ensure the concert goes off without a hitch.
Stephanie’s Newsroom is a photo opportunity that gives guests the chance to show off their camera-ready skills, as they take over for Stephanie at the Heartlake News Desk.
Heartlake Stepping Tones Fountain is a heart-shaped fountain filled with LEGO brick instruments that play real music triggered by interactive icons.
Heartlake Mall features several retail areas offering a variety of LEGO products including the LEGO Friends toy line.
“Heartlake City offers an interactive LEGO Friends experience for guests of all ages. Mia’s Riding Adventure is a daring new attraction, that we feel is the perfect addition to expand our park offering,” said Adrian Jones, General Manager, LEGOLAND Florida Resort. “Heartlake City, when combined with a stay in a LEGO Friends themed room or suite, will allow guests to further immerse themselves in the world of LEGO Friends.” LEGOLAND Florida Resort offers the only LEGO Friends themed guest rooms in the U.S., and the only LEGO Friends themed suite in the world.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort will also host “Friends Weekend” from June 26-28. This is a park-wide event where guests can walk down the purple carpet, participate in a themed build, and show off their moves at a dance party.
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The official LEGOLAND Florida Heartlake City site.