LEGOLAND® Florida’s Child Ambassadors Christen “The World of Chima” Attraction Boats; Help Gear up for Grand Opening

Christening “The World of Chima” Attraction Boats

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (June, 17, 2013) – LEGOLAND® Florida’s Buddy’s Brick Bunch child ambassadors christened Sunday, June 16, the main component of The World of Chima water ride. The celebration took place as the first watercraft vehicle was introduced into the immersive family attraction, The Quest for CHI. The Quest for CHI will be one of three new attractions at LEGOLAND Florida when The LEGO® World of Chima (pronounced Chee-mah) presented by Cartoon Network grand opens July 3.


In addition to participating in the christening, the ambassadors were also given a hands-on educational tour of the construction site; they sprayed concrete on the entrance structure helping give shape to the engineered stone gateway, then painted the stone-look surface.


B-Roll 1: The World of Chima Christening Soundbites: Ambassadors from Orlando and Lakeland
B-Roll 2: Ambassadors and Construction Site Photos: Christening and Kids from Orlando, Lakeland, Largo and Weston


About The LEGO World of Chima, presented by Cartoon Network
When it opens July 3, 2013, The World of Chima, presented by Cartoon Network, will be the only place in the world that will immerse fans in the newly launched LEGO Legends of Chima storyline. At The Quest for Chi, guests will enter a temple to board an interactive family water ride and battle with water cannons in a quest for the energy source, CHI. Outside of the main attraction guests will be able race handheld ripcord vehicles at Speedorz Arena. Families will be further immersed in the story with the chance to meet characters Laval the Lion Prince and Cragger the Crocodile King, splash and play in Cragger’s Swamp play area and experience a 4-D Chima movie.


About Buddy’s Brick Bunch
Buddy’s Brick Bunch, who’s names were announced on Saturday, June 15, is a youth panel made up of six children who serve as ambassadors and kid reporters to LEGOLAND Florida for a full year. The members participate in exclusive opportunities, including being among the first to experience the park’s newest expansion, The World of Chima. This is the first year for Buddy’s Brick Bunch, which involved a selection process from more than 400 child applicants.

Who they are:

  • Orlando, Fla.: Alexander Rodriguez (9); Angela Winiewicz (9)
  • Sanford, Fla.: Alek Schoneck (11)
  • Largo, Fla.: Julianna Willette (11)
  • Lakeland, Fla.: Jack Hammond (11)
  • Weston, Fla.: Aidan Hanley (8)


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