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Raindrops? Too hot? LEGOLAND® Florida Resort offers lots of things to enjoy whatever the weather.Where to stay cool and dry: Indoor, air-conditioned experiences include LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride, Lost Kingdom Adventure, Imagination Zone, DUPLO® Farm, the “4D” movies that play in the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater and the “Friends to the Rescue” stage show in Heartlake City.Guests also can cool off at many dining locations with large, indoor seating areas, such as Market Restaurant, LEGO City Burger Kitchen, Firehouse Ice Cream, Fried Chicken Co., Panini Grill and the Fun Town Pizza & Pasta Buffet, or with one of the icy treats at Fun Town Slushies.Indoor shopping locations include The Big Shop, Minifigure Market, Heartlake Mall, Wu’s Warehouse, LEGO Studio Store and LEGO Factory Experience and Store. Rain ponchos and umbrellas are available at most retail outlets.Where to get wet: Besides all the attractions at LEGOLAND Water Park, kids can get wet at DUPLO Splash & Play and Cragger’s Swamp, and The Quest for CHI boat ride offers guests lots of watery fun. Proper attire is required at all times.Stay hydrated: Whatever the weather, remember to stay hydrated! Drinking fountains, Coca-Cola® beverages and bottled water are available throughout the resort.Wear sunscreen: Florida is known as the Sunshine State for a good reason — we have lots of it all year long! (We’ve even got solar panels in our parking lot!) A variety of sun protection products by Banana Boat are sold at locations throughout the resort.Calling all backseat drivers! Join Captain Brickbeard, Surfer Girl, the World’s Greatest Adventurer and the Good Knight for a road trip of epic proportions with Quest to LEGOLAND®, an all-new GPS adventure game built for kids.Kids can follow a LEGO® Minifigure on a route to LEGOLAND Florida Resort that’s mapped in real-time using GPS. Along the way, they’ll unlock themed missions, answer trivia and learn about the world around them as landmarks they pass pop up on-screen right before their eyes. With 40 total games and more than 1,000 pieces of contextual trivia, what you see in the app depends on the route you take, so every trip is a unique adventure for the entire family.Available now for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Download for free on Google Play and in the App Store.LEGOLAND Dollars are the exclusive currency of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and as part of an exclusive partnership with Travelex, LEGOLAND Dollars are now listed for exchange in a 1:1 ratio with U.S. Dollars in 55 participating locations. LEGOLAND Dollars are the first theme park currency to be listed on an official exchange board, and will be available for the Summer 2015 season.If having your own LEGOLAND Dollars wasn’t enough fun, guests will receive added special coupons with their exchange, valued at $39.25 for a $50 exchange. These special offers are available at the following increments:“Everything at LEGOLAND Florida Resort is created for kids, including the currency. By using LEGOLAND Dollars with a playful design, it builds on the immersive experience for young guests,” said Adrian Jones, General Manager of LEGOLAND Florida Resort.In addition to the added coupons, kids can also discover the unique stories behind each Minifigure featured on the LEGOLAND Dollars.$10 Bill—Surfer GirlOne day, the fearless Surfer Girl grabbed her best board, and paddled to the middle of the LEGO Wave Pool. She surfed the tallest wave the LEGOLAND Water Park had ever seen. Surfer Girl hung 10 on a swell that stood 10 feet high! And that’s why she’s on the 10 dollar bill. $5 Blake—The DriverOne day, Blake took his driving test at the Ford Junior Driving School. He passed, with neither a bump nor a scratch! Blake became the youngest kid ever to get his LEGOLAND driver’s license—at only 5 years old! And that’s why he’s on the 5 dollar bill!$1 Bill The ExplorerWhile exploring a frontier a frontier we now call Florida, The Explorer came upon the greatest land he had ever explored! It’s where they eventually built LEGOLAND Florida—which makes him one of the greatest explorers in the world! And that’s why he’s on the $1 Dollar Bill.Find out where you can get your LEGOLAND Dollars at https://www.travelex.com/legoland.With a new year underway, many of us aim to keep our resolutions! Whether you’re looking for inspiration or need a little motivation, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort has 3 Bricktastic Resolutions worth considering:LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is the perfect place to build memories with your kids that will last a lifetime. There’s no better time to take advantage of our Annual Pass Deal that allows you to enjoy over 50 rides, shows and attractions all year long! We also recently announced our 2015 line-up of events that are included with park admission*. With so many opportunities to spend time with your family we foresee 2015 being the year of building memories!Health and fitness resolutions tend to be quite popular and LEGOLAND Florida Resort will help you keep these promises. Making a conscious effort to walk more and get active can be so easy when you explore this 150-acre interactive theme park – with so much to do and see! The beautiful Cypress Gardens is one of LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s exclusive gems and sets the perfect backdrop for any energetic walk. Another fun event for the entire family – Brick Dash 5k Run and Fun Walk benefitting Winter Haven Hospital Foundation’s Fund for Women and Children. This unique 5K is perfect for all ages, no matter your running level and gives you a different perspective of the Park as you race through LEGOLAND. The race takes place on Saturday, April 11. For more information, be sure to check our website.LEGO® sets make education fun when incorporated in the classroom and at home. From making fractions entertaining to inspiring kids to build models and bring them to life, LEGO® Education offers a wide range of curriculum activities. Looking to take the class on an unforgettable field trip? For the last 3 years, LEGOLAND Florida Resort has been offering bricktastic learning experiences unlike any other! LEGOLAND Florida Resort offers fun programs for students K-6 with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math. These programs have expanded with the introduction of the new StoryStarter and 2 Robotics Programs featuring the cutting edge MINDSTORMS EV3. For more information on all our school group programs, click here.COMMENT with your 2015 New Year’s Resolution. (*except Brick Dash)1. It is free with purchase of general admission! There are no additional costs to your family for attending Christmas Bricktacular, as it is included with the price of admission! To makes things even better, we have a special gift for you! Guests who pay for admission between now and December 17th, 2014 will receive a complimentary ticket to return January 1- February 28, 2015. You can visit our website for more details.2. Brick the Halls Retail ShopNew to the event this year is a special retail store full of your favorite LEGO® Christmas sets. Conveniently located in Fun Town, the shop is the perfect place to check off those LEGO® Christmas gifts for the holidays. 3. Holiday DecorationsAround the park, guests will find many festive decorations. However, the best is our LEGO® Christmas Tree located in the Market Plaza. Perfect for any family photo, this massive tree is made up of about 270,000 LEGO® & DUPLO® elements! There is even a tree lighting ceremony on December 6th!4. LEGO® Santa’s Christmas Workshop VIP experienceLEGO® Santa’s Christmas workshop is the perfect festive upgrade to any LEGO® fan’s Christmas build up. Enjoy a fun interaction with LEGO® Santa and Toy Soldier characters before meeting with a Master Model Builder to create an exclusive Christmas decoration to take home with you. This experience also includes holiday treats. The cost is $40 regular admission and $32 for Annual Pass holders. For more details visit our website.5. Built for kids and by kids!LEGOLAND Florida Resort is built for kids, and during Christmas Bricktacular it is built by kids. On December 20-21, guests can help build a 19-foot LEGO Christmas tree and ornaments! On December 6-7, 13-14, 27-28, guests can help build a massive mural made up of 27,684 1×1 LEGO® bricks! No matter what weekend you come, your kids always have a chance to interact, play, and build!For more information on Christmas Bricktacular and other holiday events throughout December visit our website. Stay up to date with all the latest from LEGOLAND Florida Resort by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Build memories and have a stress-free visit to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort by following these helpful tips to make the most of your trip:1. Arrive EarlyPlease view the operating calendar before your visit so you are informed of the most current Park operating hours as our times change. We recommend arriving about 15 minutes prior to opening so you can experience the awesome opening ceremony orchestrated by Buddy!2. Plan AheadPick up a show guide upon entering the Park to stay informed on show times, character meet & greet locations and more! Use the show guide to plan out your day so you don’t miss the perfect character photo opportunity or one of our original must see shows. You can also view the Park map and show times online before your visit and access the mobile website at any time from your phone, keeping the latest information right at your fingertips.3. Designate A Meeting SpotPrior to exploring LEGOLAND Florida Resort, make sure you and your family agree on a meeting spot in case anyone gets lost or separated from the group. Grab a Park map and circle the meeting spot so everyone is clear on the location.4. StrategizeStart at the back of the Park near LEGO® City and work your way forward to avoid the crowds. If you are visiting with older kids, stay to the left side of the park towards Coastersaurus, as the rides on this side are geared towards those who enjoy our pink-knuckle attractions. If you have toddlers, DUPLO® Valley can’t be missed, with rides and attractions designed especially for our younger friends.5. Know Height RequirementsBe sure to reference the map and become familiar with the height and age requirements for each attraction prior to waiting in line. For your convenience, you can measure your children at the entrance of each attraction before you get in line or near the entrance of the park at guest services. At guest services, we will measure the child and give them a colored wrist band that will correlate with the top of the ride brick to show which rides the child can safely ride.6. Bring Dry ClothesIf your family plans on embarking on The Quest for CHI, you’ll be glad you brought dry clothes to change into after experiencing this epic adventure! Lockers are located near the Park entrance and can help keep belongings safe and dry while you enjoy this interactive water ride!7. Trade MinifiguresTrading Minifigures with Model Citizens (LEGOLAND employees) is a fun and popular activity for all ages! Be sure to bring any Minifigures from home in a plastic zipped bag. If you forget your Minifigures or don’t want to part with any from your current collection, you can always buy them when you arrive at the Park. Model citizens display their Minifigure on their nametag, so be sure to keep your eyes open throughout the park.8. Enjoy A Sweet TreatNo trip to LEGOLAND Florida Resort would be complete without trying Granny’s Apple Fries. This LEGOLAND original will leave you all smiles as you indulge in this cinnamon and sugar treat. Choose to dip them with sweet whipped cream or caramel sauce!9. Attend Special EventsVisiting LEGOLAND Florida Resort during the holidays? Be sure to check the website for special events that could align with your visit – Brick or Treat, Christmas Bricktacular, Nightly Fireworks and other events make a visit even more memorable and add a little extra to a trip since they are already included in your park admission.It’s less than one year before LEGOLAND® Florida Resort opens the doors to its new LEGOLAND® Hotel, and the window is now officially open for guests to book their rooms! Opening Summer 2015, the five story LEGO® themed hotel will feature 152 brightly colored and highly themed rooms and suites, thousands of LEGO models and interactive play areas! The addition of the Hotel gives guests the opportunity to extend their stay and explore LEGOLAND Florida Resort for more than one day giving them the ultimate family experience.Construction is going strong since the November groundbreaking and LEGOLAND Hotel recently reached its “topping off” milestone as the concrete was poured onto the roof. Emmet, from “The LEGO Movie,” dusted off his construction hat to help with the placing of the Merlin flag. Merlin Entertainments, the parent company of LEGOLAND Parks, is the number one attraction operator in Europe and the second largest in the world with more than 100 attractions in 22 countries and across four continents.Located at the main entrance of LEGOLAND Florida, the Hotel includes a pool, restaurants including a kid-size buffet, interactive play areas and is truly designed to inspire imaginations and create memories for all visitors. Hotel guests will have early access to the Park and be treated to nightly entertainment.Families can choose from one of three popular LEGO toy lines as their room theme: Pirate, Kingdom or Adventure. All rooms include two separate sleeping areas, with a king-size bed for grown-ups, and a separate sleeping area for up to three little ones, complete with a bunk bed, pull-out trundle bed and their very own TV! An exciting new room theme will be announced at a later date. To book your room and be part of this brick-tacular moment in history, visit www.LEGOLANDHotel.com!We interviewed our Water Park Operations Manager to get the inside scoop on what it takes to be a LEGOLAND® lifeguard. What does it take to be a lifeguard at LEGOLAND Water Park?As for Lifeguard Training, we utilize the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program for all of our lifeguards. The training is about a 25-30 hour course and is renewed every 2 years.What skills to you need to become a lifeguard?Our lifeguards are certified in Lifeguard skills, Water Park skills, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid. All lifeguards are required to swim 300 yards, a timed brick retrieval, and tread water for 2 minutes prior to attending the lifeguard training.What do you have to do to maintain your lifeguard certification? To maintain the Lifeguard certification throughout the year, our lifeguards are required to attend 4 hours of in-service training per month during our operating season. Before our guards can be put in position they also have to complete the LEGOLAND Florida Attractions training for all 6 Water Park attractions, Risk Assessment training, and General Operating procedures training. This is an additional 8 hours of training on top of the Lifeguard Training course.What is so special about LEGOLAND Water Park?LEGOLAND Water Park features more than four million LEGO® bricks, while offering interactive water play fun for the entire family. It is specifically designed for families with children ages two to twelve. Among other attractions you can build your own LEGO creation as you float along the Build-a-Raft River, cool off in the LEGO Wave Pool or race with your friends and family down several water slides!What is your favorite part of the Water Park?That’s a tough question. There is something for every age: Kids love the Joker Soaker Area, they can splash in a fun, interactive playground with various lengths, heights and types of slides that offer something different for everyone. Toddlers will rule at the DUPLO® Splash Safari – it is a water play area with shorter slides and interactive, larger-than-life DUPLO creatures. This area is for children age 5 and under. Thrill seekers of the family should not miss Splash Out. You can ascend the tallest point of the Water Park and choose from one of three unique slides and speed down a 60-foot drop and “splash out” into the water below. That’s a lot of fun and even the parents can have a perfect time, sliding down the Twin Chasers with their kiddos.Do you have any special tips for the LEGOLAND Water Park?On a hot day in Florida, you can’t go wrong with a LEGO themed Water Park! Reapply sunscreen often, even when it is cloudy! And make sure that you don’t forget to book your private cabana! Cool off and relax in comfy beach recliners, with a stocked mini fridge, your own cabana host, and much more!For more information, visit: Florida.LEGOLAND.com We will be relocating the LEGOLAND Florida Shuttle pickup in Orlando to the new I-Drive 360 complex beginning on June 19th.NEW Pick-up Location: I-Drive 360 8350 Universal Boulevard, Orlando Florida 32819LEGOLAND Florida Shuttle general information:Benefits of using the shuttle:If you are interested in booking a shuttle on a future visit, please visit here or call 1-877-350-5346 and press * to make a reservation!The Florida summer heat is just around the corner and the best way to enjoy time outdoors is to be prepared! We want to help you make the most out of your visit to LEGOLAND Florida with some tips on how to beat the summer heat here in the park.Various Cool Zones are located throughout the park for your cooling pleasure with overhead misting fans to give you the refresh you need on a hot day.Unleash the power and battle with water cannons to defend the mystical energy source, CHI. Meet Laval and Cragger, splash and play in Cragger’s Swamp!DUPLO Valley, our newest addition, has a few different ways to help you beat the heat. The Splash and Play area is a perfect place for kids to run through the water and have fun while cooling down. DUPLO Barn is an indoor playground, complete with air conditioning.The Imagination Zone, our 4D Theater, Pharaohs’ Revenge, Lost Kingdom Adventure, Fresh From Florida Greenhouse…just to name a few!Most of our dining spaces have shaded or indoor seating. Refuel with some tasty snacks, cold beverages and enjoy the indoors or shop for some of your favorite LEGO products.LEGOLAND Florida is proud to be part of history and preserving Cypress Gardens. Not only can you enjoy some awesome shade but you can also stroll through the beautiful gardens the area has been home to since 1936.7. Explore the LEGOLAND Water ParkOur Water Park is fun for all ages with tons of cool down options to enjoy! From racing down our water slides to floating in our Build-a-Raft River, you will have plenty to keep you busy OR relax on a lazy summer day.Now that you are prepared with all our “cool” tips…BRING ON THE SUMMER! Our consumer website is available at www.LEGOLAND.com/florida in English and Spanish. Click the globe icon to toggle between languages.For all guest service issues, live chat is available through our website’s Help Center daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern.For assistance outside business hours, please email LLF.Experience@LEGOLAND.com and a member of our Guest Services team will respond at the earliest opportunity.