LEGOLAND Florida Brings In The New Year With A Party Before Bedtime

A new round of fun activities for kids will kick-off once Santa leaves town

 

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (Dec. 21, 2012) - LEGOLAND® Florida, Central Florida’s newest theme park, brings in the New Year for six nights beginning Dec. 26 with a Coundown to New Year’s and a Kids’ New Year’s Eve party. Perfect for families with children ages 2 to 12, all festivities begin in the afternoon and wrap-up shortly after the sun goes down, allowing little ones to have all the fun of New Year’s with their family without having to stay up until midnight to do it.

 

Each day during the Countdown to New Year’s (Dec. 26-30), the celebration starts at 2pm. Special events include a New Year’s themed live-action show in Pirate’s Cove Stadium and a grand finale fireworks spectacular over Lake Eloise.With special LEGOLAND Florida viewing glasses, an ordinary fireworks show is transformed into millions of exploding LEGO® bricks.

 

In addition, the whole family can enjoy a family-friendly party with Kids’ New Year’s Eve on Dec. 31. Kids get to rock out in Miniland USA with a live DJ Dance Party that’s sure to get everyone moving. After the live-action show and fireworks, everything will be in place for the enormous BRICK Drop at just the right time for kids, midnight Kid Standard Time (KST) - otherwise known as 6 p.m. EST. It’s the perfect schedule for families who want to enjoy all the fun of New Year’s Eve, but still have the kids tucked in at a reasonable hour. Mom and dad even have time to get a sitter and attend their own celebration.

 

Operating hours Dec. 26-31 are 10am-8pm with the fireworks show at 6pm each night.

 

All New Year’s events are included with regular park admission, and guests will have complete access to a full day of theme park fun with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. The best way to experience LEGOLAND Florida for the best value is with the new LEGOLAND Florida Resident Pass. Pass members receive unlimited admission for 12 months to LEGOLAND Florida and the LEGOLAND Water Park, as well as all other Merlin US attractions (LEGOLAND California & Water Park, LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, Sea Life Centers and Madam Tussauds), free parking and 10% off food and merchandise with no black-out dates. A new monthly payment option of less than $10 per month is also available both at the front gate and online. The Monthly Payment Plan includes a down payment of $57.24 for and adult with monthly payment of $9.26 and $46.44 for child/senior with a monthly payment of only $7.51 (pre-tax). To purchase tickets, visit www.legoland.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Samantha Lane, (863) 318-5345 or Samantha.lane@LEGOLAND.com

 

LEGOLAND® Florida is a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions and the all-new water park, LEGOLAND is geared towards family fun! There are currently four other LEGOLAND Parks in the world – LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad, LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND Deutschland near Günzburg, Germany and LEGOLAND Windsor outside of London and just opened LEGOLAND Malaysia —the sixth LEGOLAND Park and first in Asia. The LEGOLAND theme parks are a part of Merlin Entertainments Group, the second largest attractions operator in the world. For the most current information, log on to www.LEGOLAND.com.

 

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 94 attractions, seven hotels/two holiday villages in 21 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 46 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 employees. Merlin currently has seventeen attractions in the USA including the stunning LEGOLAND Florida theme park with its new Water Park; LEGOLAND California theme park with its exciting Water Park, and SEA LIFE aquarium (a hotel will also open in 2013); Madame Tussauds attractions in New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas and Hollywood; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Missouri; and Atlanta, Georgia; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis, underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator.

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