It's a sure sign that the summertime is nearly here when local waterparks begin to emerge from their wintry slumber and the sounds of screaming patrons return to the slippery slides. On Saturday, April 12, the fun really gets going as the LEGOLAND ® Water Park at LEGOLAND Florida gears up for a third year of family fun for the 2014 season.
Specifically designed for families with children ages two to 12, LEGOLAND Water Park features more than four million LEGO brick while offering interactive water play fun for the entire family.
A park-within-a-park, the LEGOLAND Water Park features multiple attractions that the whole family can enjoy. One of the favorites being the unique Build-A-Raft river. There, families can imagine, design and build a unique LEGO ® vessel and set afloat on a maiden voyage around the 1000-foot-long lazy river, set amongst playful LEGO Friends, flowering vegetation and palm trees. Some of the slightly wilder rides include the Twin Chasers, where friends ride tubes 375 feet down an intertwining pair of enclosed water slides before plunging into a refreshing pool below. Thrill seekers can also conquer Splash Out, where you can ascend to the tallest point of the water park attraction and choose from one of three unique slides, then speed down a 60-foot drop and “splash out” into the water below.
For a much milder adventure be sure to check out Joker Soaker; a fun, interactive playground with various lengths, heights and types of slides that offer something different for every member of the family. Guests can wade in the surrounding pool and be surprised with a torrential spill from a 300-gallon bucket.
Youngsters will fall in love with DUPLO® Splash Safari, where toddlers rule at this water play area with shorter slides and interactive, larger-than-life DUPLO creatures.
Guests can also enjoy a vast assortment of yummy meals at the Beach-n-Brick or Waveside Grill, get fitted out in the latest swimwear at the Surf Shop or rent out a private space with your very own host in the Cabana Rental.
LEGOLAND Water Park admission is not available without a ticket to LEGOLAND Florida, a 150-acre interactive theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, a Water Park and The LEGO® World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network all geared to families with children ages 2 to 12.
In 2015, The LEGOLAND Hotel will open featuring 152 highly themed rooms and suites, LEGO décor, interactive play areas, a pool and a restaurant.
Of course, the excitement doesn't stop with the LEGO themed park. Located on International Drive, close to the Universal Orlando Resort, you'll find more high-speed, seriously twisted, multi-person adventures that let you feel the fun and share the rush at Wet ‘n Wild.
On May 3, contemporary Christian music band Tenth Avenue North will perform live in concert at Wet ‘n Wild Orlando’s 6th Annual Waves of Glory, where emerging artists in Christian, rock, worship, gospel and rap help celebrate a day of fun, faith and fellowship as part of a high-powered, musical face-off. The two-time DOVE award-winning artists, known for their hit song “By Your Side,” will take the stage as part of an entire day of music.
This year’s event is bigger than ever and features eleven artists competing during a Battle of the Bands followed by a show-stopping performance by Tenth Avenue North. Formed out of West Palm Beach, Florida, Tenth Avenue North will perform tracks from their DOVE nominated album The Light Meets the Dark along with other fan favorites.
During Waves of Glory’s signature Battle of the Bands competition Musicians will be competing to win two thousand dollars in cash prizes for production and charitable donations, as well as, the chance to perform this September at Universal Studios’ Rock the Universe.
Florida’s biggest Christian music festival returns September 5 and 6 with live performances by some of today’s hottest Christian artists, including Lecrae – who won Best Gospel Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards; Grammy and Billboard Music Award-winning hip hop artist tobyMac; four-time Grammy Award-winning group Third Day; and rock band Switchfoot, which has sold millions of albums worldwide.
Rock the Universe guests can also visit the Coca-Cola Fan Zone for more live music, autograph sessions with performing acts, karaoke and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to experience a Saturday night candle lighting ceremony featuring special guest speakers and access to Universal Studios Florida’s thrilling attractions – like TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit – and more.
Wet ‘n Wild, Orlando’s premier waterpark sets the standard for thrills and over-the-top excitement offering quality service, innovative ideas and world-class attractions that thrill-seekers of all ages have come to know and love. Families continue to find a wide variety of waterpark adventure they can share with over fifteen themed rides and attractions and more multi-person rides than any other waterpark in Central Florida. Together, experience a deep space adventure that’s light years from ordinary on The Black Hole™: The Next Generation, encounter a splashing dose of group therapy on the Brain Wash™ or boogie down on the retro raft adventure Disco H2O™.
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