Five New Reasons to Visit LEGOLAND Florida

Legoland Florida 5 new additions 2016-2017

LEGOLAND Florida has announced five new additions to the park that will be opening in the next year.

These include a new resort, a new theme park land with a cutting-edge interactive attraction, a new action-packed 4D attraction, a first-ever expansion of the water park, and a new summertime nightly event.

So here are the five new reasons you’ll want to book a vacation to LEGOLAND FLORIDA:

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LEGOLAND Beach Retreat at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat

Set to open mid-2017, the village-style lakefront resort, distinguished by a colorful LEGO lighthouse, will combine the fun of surf, sand and sun with the creativity of LEGO bricks on a picturesque site next to Lake Dexter. Located adjacent to the theme park, the resort will feature a themed pool, a sandy play area, a buffet-style restaurant and complimentary transportation to and from the theme park. When open, it will add 166 additional accommodations to LEGOLAND Florida in the form of single-level duplexes painted in bright beachy colors.

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LEGOLAND Ninjago The Ride at LEGOLAND Florida


This fully immersive themed land is inspired by the popular series of LEGO building sets and the long-running TV show “LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu.”

This magical martial arts kingdom will also be home to LEGO NINJAGO The Ride, which combines 3D computer animation with 4D atmospheric effects, and uses groundbreaking light technology by Triotech to allow riders to shoot animated fireballs, lightning, shockwaves and ice using nothing more than their hands. I had the chance to try this ride at IAAPA last year, and it’s very cool.

Both the world and the ride are set to open early 2017.

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Creative Cove and Build-A-Boat at LEGOLAND Florida

Creative Cove and Build-A-Boat

Already open, Creative Cove is the newest addition to the LEGOLAND Waterpark. It’s located between the LEGO Wave Pool and Build-A-Raft River.

The centerpiece is the brand new attraction Build-A-Boat, where kids can create and race LEGO watercraft through fast-flowing rivers alongside cheering crowds in a setting inspired by the popular LEGO City Coast Guard sets.

Other additions to the waterpark are more dining options, increased seating capactiy, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire water park.

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LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D: The Book of Creativity at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D: The Book of Creativity

Based on the new LEGO series of building sets and the just-launched TV show, the 12½-minute, immersive experience combines 3D computer animation with 4D atmospheric effects that bring the high-tech action bursting off the screen and into the audience. This will debut May 26, 2016.

Elsewhere in the LEGOLAND theme park, kids will discover six exclusive shields that unlock unique NEXO Powers within the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: Merlok 2.0 mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

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LEGOLAND Night Lights at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Night Lights

This all-new event will run every Saturday and Sunday from June 18 to July 31, 2016. It will feature extended park hours, meet-and-greet opportunities with favorite LEGO characters, exclusive opportunities to build alongside LEGO Master Model Builders and a spectacular, brick-tacular NINJAGO fireworks display that will light the night above Lake Eloise with brilliant colors and triumphant music.

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This represents the largest period of announced growth for LEGOLAND Florida since it opened nearly 4 1/2 years ago.

For more information about visiting LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including savings on advance purchase of admission tickets, multi-tier annual passes, special events, VIP experiences, educational programs, services for guests with disabilities and themed accommodations at LEGOLAND Hotel, visit

Which new LEGOLAND Florida project reveal are you most excited for? Let me know in comments.

[All photos except top image courtesy of LEGOLAND Florida]

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Comments: 10

  1. Kristine Foley via Facebook April 11, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Hope to take the kid’s one day! Fun!

  2. Jo Abad via Facebook April 7, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    I would love to visit Legoland again! Will surely get the 2-day pass! 😀

  3. Stefani Tolson via Facebook April 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I hope to see Legoland one day!

  4. Crystal McWhirter-Lopez via Facebook April 7, 2016 at 9:52 am

    My kids are crazy over Legos! This is perfect!

  5. Jeanae Osborne via Facebook April 6, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    My son LOVES that place!

  6. HilLesha O'Nan via Facebook April 6, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I’m hoping to visit someday with my son! He’d love it. 🙂

  7. Jennifer Sikora via Facebook April 6, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I have always wanted to visit LEgoland.

  8. Lisa MarcAurele via Facebook April 5, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    We skipped it last trip, but will see it next time.

  9. Catherine Sargent via Facebook April 5, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    My son has been wanting to go back.

  10. Juliana Roes Wirjaatmadja via Facebook April 5, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Looks awesome. Last year, we went to Legoland Germany