Families can count on LEGOLAND in Orlando to build fun times geared towards kids. This year, with the theme park celebrating its 5th birthday, the special events and attractions are bigger and better than ever. What’s happening at LEGOLAND in Orlando for 2016? Read on to find out.
January 29: The LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure
“The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure” picks up where the smash-hit movie left off when this dazzling new attraction premieres to guests. In an all-new story created exclusively for LEGOLAND® theme parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, MetalBeard and Benny reunite at the invitation of a shady new character, Risky Business, who plans to open a curious theme park bearing a suspicious resemblance to LEGOLAND. The 12 ½-minute 3D film will play several times a day in the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater, with “4D” effects such as wind, water, fog and more bringing the action bursting off the screen and into the audience.
February 6-28: “The LEGO® Movie 4D” Weekends
Every Saturday and Sunday, you’re invited to celebrate the new adventure of Emmet and his friends with an awesome new event featuring extended park hours, kid-centric activities and meet-and-greet opportunities with every character from the new attraction, including some never seen before in a LEGOLAND® theme park. A fantastic firework display will close out each night.
March 12: LEGOLAND® Water Park Opens
For the 2016 season, there’s an all-new attraction for kids in an expanded area that puts a nautical new twist on the park. Come enjoy a full summer floating along Build-A-Raft River, splishing and splashing in DUPLO® Splash Safari and the Joker Soaker water playground, enjoying a dip in the LEGO Wave Pool, or speed down the Splash Out and Twin Chasers slides. LEGOLAND Water Park will be open on select dates March 12 through October, with daily operation in June, July and August.
April 16: Brick Dash 5K Fun Run and Walk
This Polk County fundraising tradition benefits Winter Haven Hospital Foundation’s Fund for Women and Children by winding its way through the early-morning beauty of LEGOLAND® Florida theme park. The community-focused wellness event welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and offers every participant an exclusive discount to enjoy the park after the event. Registration is required, along with a nominal fee to participate, and will be available online soon.
June 18 – July 31: LEGOLAND Night Lights
Every Saturday and Sunday, celebrate summer during LEGOLAND®Night Lights, another brand-new event that lets kids party past their bedtime with extended park hours, high-energy dance parties, uniquely LEGO® light displays and much more. Plus, enjoy a spectacular, brick-tacular fireworks show in the sky above Lake Eloise each night of the festivities with a special patriotic show on July 4th.
September 10 and 11: LEGO® Club Weekends Featuring LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display
LEGOLAND brings the force to guests in 2016. Meet LEGO Darth Vader, learn tricks of the trade from one of our resident Master Model Builders as they show you step-by-step how to build a LEGO Star Wars set, find the hidden items in our Yoda Scavenger Hunt, help build a LEGO Star Wars mural and engage in many more out-of-this-world activities. Best of all, end the night with a custom fireworks show designed just for this event.
Select dates in October: Brick or Treat
Brick or Treat will be back with more spooky, kooky Halloween fun for kids. Expanded in 2015, the friendly-not-frightening event features trick-or-treating along the Brick or Treat Trail, larger-than-life LEGO models, LEGO build activities, the world’s largest LEGO® jack-o-lantern, a scavenger hunt with prizes, and an exclusive, Halloween-themed fireworks show in Pirates’ Cove.
October 7, 14, 21 and 28: Firefighter Fridays
Firefighter Fridays return in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association. Come kick off NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week with fun, educational activities that teach kids the importance of fire safety. Every Friday during the month, you’ll also be able to meet some of the real-life firefighters who help keep Polk County safe.
October 15: LEGOLAND’s 5th Birthday
The park’s fifth birthday arrives after a whirlwind of growth and expansion, including additions like LEGOLAND® Water Park, World of Chima™, DUPLO®Valley, Heartlake City and the five-story LEGOLAND Hotel. Come celebrate during a day of fun and surprises.
Select Dates in December: Christmas Bricktacular
Christmas Bricktacular returns to deck the halls with a 30-foot-tall Christmas tree made of thousands of LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks, festive decorations, a life-size LEGO Santa, reindeer and sleigh, holiday-themed scavenger hunts with prizes and opportunities to build with LEGO alongside our Master Model Builders. Meet LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier during daily park appearances and end the evening with a not-so-silent-night fireworks spectacular set to classic Christmas melodies.
December 31: Kid’s New Year’s Eve
Kids’ New Year’s Eve is the perfect way to ring in the New Year before bedtime. Come see the giant LEGO® brick drop at a very kid-friendly hour, move and groove at an exclusive dance party and wind down the year with awesome fireworks – all before midnight.
This is what’s happening at LEGOLAND in Orlando for 2016. Which event are you most excited about?
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