With LEGOLAND Florida Resort poised to celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2016, an exciting lineup of special events will deliver more fun, more fireworks and more time to enjoy all the brick-tacular entertainment at the place built for kids. Two all-new events exclusively available to Florida guests (The LEGO Movie 4D Weekends and LEGOLAND Night Lights) join returning favorites for yet another year that promises to be full of fun and entertaining special occasions.

All events are designed for kids 2 - 12 years old and offer incredible entertainment and great value, plus more than 50 rides, shows and attractions in 13 themed lands. With the single exception of the Brick Dash 5K Run and Fun Walk in April, every event is included with park admission at no additional charge.

January 29 (NEW): “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.

Every Saturday and Sunday, February 6-28 (NEW): “The LEGO Movie 4D” Weekends invite fans 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 with 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. Visit the 2016 Operating Schedule for complete dates and hours.

April 16: Brick Dash 5K Fun Run and Walk, a Polk County fundraising tradition for more than two decades, 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.

Every Saturday and Sunday, June 18–-July 31 (NEW): 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.

September 10 and 11: LEGO Club Weekends Featuring LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display 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.

October 7, 14, 21 and 28: 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 (NEW): Our fifth anniversary arrives after a whirlwind of growth and expansion since we opened, including additions like LEGOLAND Water Park, World of Chima™, DUPLO Valley, Heartlake City and the five-story LEGOLAND Hotel. Come celebrate with us during a day of fun and surprises.

The best way to experience this exciting lineup of events is with our Awesome Pass, which offers unlimited admission for a whole year to both LEGOLAND Florida theme park and LEGOLAND Water Park, along with other great benefits and all the special events listed above that are included with regular park admission. It’'s a tremendous value at just $99 plus tax for Florida residents.

After enjoying the theme park, consider a stay in the brand-new, on-site LEGOLAND Hotel, which features 152 rooms and is located just steps from the park entrance. A buffet breakfast is included each morning of your reservation and kids will love the nightly lobby entertainment and exclusive Master Model Builder workshops available only to hotel guests.

To keep up with everything happening here, including new attractions, exciting announcements, deals, discounts and more, sign up for an email newsletter at http://florida.LEGOLAND.com and check out the Official LEGOLAND Florida Resort Blog at http://www.llfblog.com.

PHOTOS: © 2016 LEGOLAND Florida Resort/Chip Litherland. All Rights Reserved.

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