Winter Haven, Florida
Merlin Entertainment / Blackstone
Park News - (11/20/14) Legoland Florida and Merlin Entertainment were kind enough to send us a look at the new model of The Orlando Eye which will soon be installed in LEGOLAND Florida. You can see a bit more about the announcement in an interview with Adrian Jones from LEGOLAND Florida who talks about the park and the new Legoland Hotel.
(11/19/14) Merlin Entertainment will be showing off brand new Lego model versions of their newest Orlando attractions at IAAPA on Wednesday. I’m told they will have models of The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando, and SEA LIFE Orlando on display at IAAPA before the models are transferred over to LEGOLAND Florida and put on display at the theme park.
(11/17/14) LEGOLAND Florida’s annual Christmas Bricktacular and Kids’ New Year’s Eve are back, with the Christmas Bricktacular starting on weekends in December. Park guests can “participate in extraordinary holiday-themed LEGO® builds, interact with LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier Characters and experience snow falling down on Fun Town. Nightly fireworks begin on Dec. 26 and will last until the end of the year.”
On December 31st the park will hold their Kids’ New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring the LEGO brick drop at 7pm to ring in the new year for the little ones at Midnight KST (Kid Standard Time).
Other fun Christmas Bricktacular features include a 30 ft tall LEGO Christmas Tree, LEGO Santa and Toy Soldier characters, LEGO Santa Scavenger Hunt and tons of special holiday decorations.
(10/15/14) Legoland Florida has announced they will offer free park admission to Military Veterans from Nov. 1 - Nov. 23 along with 50% off admission tickets for the rest of their family. “To redeem the free admission, veterans can present their military ID to LEGOLAND Florida’s ticket window the day they plan to visit.” Veterans will also recieve 20% discount on select food, beverage and retail items during their visit.
(10/9/14) Legoland Florida will participate in a special one-day experience today (Thursday, Oct. 9th) to promote National Fire Prevention week at the park through a series of special educational activities on fire safety and prevention.
Polk Country Fire Department will be on hand to put on of their fire trucks on display for the day, giving you a chance to get up close at what the inside of a fire truck is really like. Special competitions for guests to play against PCFD teams will take place throughout the day for prizes and much more.
In other news, Legoland Florida has started their annual Brick-or-Treat event at the park this week. “This spooky event takes place weekends in October, featuring trick-or-treating along the brick-or-treat trail, super brick build activities, the largest LEGO® Jack-O-Lantern in the world, Halloween entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with brick-tastic prizes!”
(9/3/14) Legoland Florida have opened a new air-conditioned character meet & greet area called Buddy’s Character Corner in the historic Magnolia Mansion inside the Fun Town section of the park. Families can meet Buddy< Max, the LEGO Friends and even Emmet from The LEGO Movie.
(7/24/14) Legoland Florida is preparing for this fall’s 3rd Annual Brick-or-Treat event, a kid-friendly spooky Halloween event that takes place in October. This year’s event will feature the building of an 8 foot tall ghost model, the LEGO Scary Scavenger Hunt in Miniland, the Brick-or-Treat Trail, Emmet’s Everything is Aeesome Costume Contest, Dancing, Character meet & greets and more.
2015 - Legoland Florida Hotel - (10/23/14) OrlandoParkNews has posted some new pictures from Legoland Florida showing off the park’s new Legoland Hotel now under construction. The project is fairly far along at this point, with the large structure already in place… though the exterior themeing has yet to be added.
(8/20/14) Legoland Florida is now taking early reservations for the new Legoland Hotel, opening Summer 2015. So far the earliest dates start in mid June, though this can shift as the grand opening get closer. For more details and preview art of the themed room styles (Kingdom, Pirate and Adventure), visit the official site at www.legolandhotel.com.
(11/21/13) Legoland Florida has announced the rumored Legoland Florida Hotel will open in 2015, featuring 152 rooms and room left for future expansion needs.
(11/19/13) The OrlandoSentinel reports that Legoland Florida will make a new announcement about a new expansion project later this week. They believe that this will be an announcement about an official Legoland Hotel.
(6/4/10) According to this report, Merlin will follow up the Fall 2011 opening of the new Legoland Florida theme park with a new resort and convention center along the shore of Lake Eloise.