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Park News - (8/26/15) LEGOLAND Florida has shared some fun photos with us today as the park puts an assortment of hopefuls through assessment trials to become new LEGO Model Builders for the Florida park,
and seven who will be tapped to become LEGO Model Designers. The park is planning on hiring more than 40 new men and women who will be "paid to play" all day long as full-time LEGO Model Builders for "Merlin Magic Making", a creative branch of Merlin Entertainments who design, build and deliver custom LEGO projects across the globe.
For anyone interested, look for the new job postings to go live online very soon at LEGOLAND.com/jobs or MerlinCareers.com.
(8/5/15) OrlandoParksNews drops into LEGOLAND Florida this week with an update focusing on two new restaurants that have opened in the park: the Lego City Burger Kitchen and Firehouse Ice Cream (next to Rescue Academy).
(3/9/15) A new construction update from LEGOLAND Florida has been posted today over at OrlandoParksNews.com, showing off the latest progress on the soon to open LEGOLAND Hotel, Heartlake City and more.
2015 - Legoland Florida Hotel - (3/26/15)
LEGOLAND Florida has revealed a forth possible room theme that is available to guests at the new LEGOLAND Hotel opening in May. This will be the only LEGOLAND Hotel to feature "LEGO Friends" themed rooms, modeled after the company's popular female oriented toy line. You can see a couple of pictures of a preview version of the room that was created below.
(1/16/15) LEGOLAND Florida invited Screamscape out for a hard hat construction tour of the new LEGOLAND Hotel as well as to make a special announcement regarding their new 2015 attraction (see below). For starters, the new hotel will open to guests on May 15, 2015, and mark the transformation of the site from just a theme park into the LEGOLAND Florida Resort. They had some preview artwork showing off the themes of some of the rooms, which will actually feature no less than 8 LEGO models inside each. The park's Master Builder facility will also be moved into the Hotel grounds where access to visit will be a special perk for resort hotel guests. The hotel will also feature the Bricks Family Restaurant as well.
(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.
2015 - Heartlake City - Confirmed - (6/5/15) According to what I've been told, the new LEGO Heartlake City area is apparently set to open on June 26th, as a sort of kick-off to the park's LEGO Friends Weekend special event taking place June 26-28.
(3/18/15) LEGOLAND Florida broke ground on the new Heartlake City area this week, with the aid of some local girl scouts.
(1/16/15) It is official, during a construction tour of the new Hotel the park announced that they have begun the process of adding Heartlake City, a new land themed to the LEGO Friends line of toys, to the park for Summer 2015. The area will feature themed attractions, a live show and a horse-ride themed Zamperla Disk'O ride that will be called Mia's Riding Adventure.
(1/6/15) Screamscape sources tell us that LEGOLAND Florida is planning to hold some kind of press conference on Thursday, January 15th. This could be to announce the new rumored HeartLake City area, which our sources have also backed up as hearing that it will replace the empty greenhouse area next to the mansion.
(1/2/15) OrlandoParksNews reports that LEGOLAND Florida just closed down the Fresh From Florida greenhouse attraction at the park, and is rumored to be putting the site to use for a new attraction in the near future. According to the report, they believe it could be a new LEGO Friends themed area, similar to the one under construction at LEGOLAND California right now.
2015 - The LEGO Movie 4D - (2/25/15) The hit LEGO song, Everything Is Awesome will live on at the Legoland Theme Parks and Discovery Centers worldwide in 2015 as a new 4D Film based on The LEGO Movie will arrive at all LEGOLAND locations later this year. The newly animated film will reunite Emmet and Wyldstyle once again with many of their LEGO friends.