In an evening of glitz and glamour befitting a classic Hollywood movie premiere, LEGOLAND Florida Resort welcomed celebrities, media, and VIP guests to a gala event January 28 for the grand opening of The LEGO Movie 4D - A New Adventure. The theatrical attraction reunites Emmet and friends in an all-new short story combining dazzling 3D computer animation accompanied by many 4D, real-world effects inside the theater, including wind, water, and fog.
The resort built for kids staged an appropriately kid-centric world premiere, punctuated by twin blasts of glittering confetti that welcomed the Master Builder heroes back to the big screen. Hundreds of fans strolled an interactive, special effects-filled red carpet before entering the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater to celebrate the return of Emmet, Wyldstyle, MetalBeard, Benny, and Unikitty.
Joining the festivities were 8-year-old actress Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, star of ABC TVs Modern Family, Joey Bragg, star of Disney Channels Liv and Maddie, Jack Griffo, star of Nickelodeons The Thundermans, singer-songwriter Megan Lee, star of Nickelodeons Make It Pop, Isabela Moner, star of Nickelodeons 100 Things to Do Before High School, Jace Norman, star of Nickelodeons Henry Danger, Madisyn Shipman, star of Nickelodeons Game Shakers, and social media sensations The Eh Bee Family and Family Fun Pack.
Set after the events of the movie, the 12 ½-minute story finds the gang entangled in an Evil Secret Plot involving a mysterious theme park inspired by their adventures in The LEGO Movie, one that requires them to call on the Master Builder skills of a surprise ally to save the day.
The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure was directed by Rob Schrab, who is making his feature film directorial debut with The LEGO Movie Sequel, set to open May 18, 2018. When it came to designing the attraction, he said a strong story was critical to its success. We only spotlight them for a fraction of the amount of time, he said, so its important to get to the fun as soon as possible. This is the first time Emmet, Wyldstyle and the gang meet since the film.
Developed in collaboration with LEGOLAND owner Merlin Entertainments Group and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, the attraction was created by Los Angeles-based Pure Imagination Studios with input from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the talented writer-directors who brought The LEGO Movie to hilarious life, along with producer Dan Lin.
The result is a delightfully clever blend of the same sly humor and breathtaking, built-with-LEGO visuals that made the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO film a global hit among kids and adults alike.
Following its debut in Florida, The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure will open Feb. 6 at LEGOLAND California Resort in Carlsbad, California, and at all other LEGOLAND theme parks and Discovery Centers worldwide in 2016. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com.
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