LEGOLAND Florida Announces Five New Additions to the LEGO Fun

Yesterday morning LEGOLAND Florida held a media event to announce five new projects will be opening within the next year.

 LEGOLAND Florida Five New Announcements

These include a new resort, a new theme park land with a cutting-edge interactive attraction, a new action-packed 4D attraction, a first-ever expansion of the water park, and a new summertime nightly event.

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LEGOLAND Beach Retreat at LEGOLAND Florida

First up was the announcement of the new LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, which is set to open mid-2017. The village-style lakefront resort, distinguished by a colorful LEGO lighthouse, will combine 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. The resort will feature a themed pool, a sandy play area, a buffet-style restaurant and complimentary transportation to and from the theme park, and will add 166 additional accommodations to LEGOLAND Florida in the form of single-level duplexes.

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LEGO NINJAGO The Ride at LEGOLAND Florida

Next was the announcement, delivered by a ninja, of a new fully immersive theme park inspired by the popular series of LEGO building sets and the long-running TV show “LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu.” Guests will step into a magical martial arts kingdom which will be home to LEGO NINJAGO The Ride, which combines 3D computer animation with 4D atmospheric effects, and uses groundbreaking technology by Triotech to allow riders to shoot animated fireballs, lightning, shockwaves and ice using nothing more than their hands. I had the chance to try this at IAAPA last year, and it’s very cool. LEGO NINJAGO World is set to open early 2017.

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Creation Cove's Build A Boat at LEGOLAND Florida

The third announcement was the new Creative Cove expansion area at LEGOLAND Water Park, which is already open. The centerpiece is the brand new attraction Build-A-Boat, where kids can create and race LEGO watercraft through fast-flowing rivers alongside cheering crowds in a setting inspired by the popular LEGO City Coast Guard sets. There is also additional dining, increased seating capactiy, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire water park.

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LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D: The Book of Creativity at LEGOLAND Florida

Soon to open is the fourth announcement, a new attraction called LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D: The Book of Creativity. Based on the new LEGO series of building sets and the just-launched TV show, the 12½-minute, immersive experience combines 3D computer animation with 4D atmospheric effects that bring the high-tech action bursting off the screen and into the audience. This is set to debut May 26, 2016.

Elsewhere in the theme park, kids will discover six exclusive shields that unlock unique NEXO Powers within the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: Merlok 2.0 mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

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LEGOLAND Night Lights at LEGOLAND Florida

Finally, the last reveal was LEGOLAND Night Lights, an all-new event that will run every Saturday and Sunday from June 18 to July 31, 2016. It will feature extended park hours, meet-and-greet opportunities with favorite LEGO characters, exclusive opportunities to build alongside LEGO Master Model Builders and a spectacular, brick-tacular NINJAGO fireworks display that will light the night above Lake Eloise with brilliant colors and triumphant music.

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That’s five new projects announced today, which represents the largest period of growth for LEGOLAND Florida since it opened nearly 4 1/2 years ago.

For more information about visiting LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including savings on advance purchase of admission tickets, multi-tier annual passes, special events, VIP experiences, educational programs, services for guests with disabilities and themed accommodations at LEGOLAND Hotel, visit LEGOLAND.com/florida.

Which new LEGOLAND Florida project reveal are you most excited for? Let us know in comments.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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