With a record-breaking box office debut, an action-packed video game and a contagious song, everything is awesome with “The LEGO® Movie,” and kids and parents alike just can’t get enough. Back by popular demand, The LEGO Movie Weekend festivities will return to LEGOLAND Florida every weekend in March starting Mar. 8, bringing back scavenger hunts, photo opportunities as well as new family fun with a chance to help transform Miniland USA’s New York City into the famous Bricksburg.
The LEGO Movie Weekends in March will feature an all out takeover of Miniland USA’s New York City and model builders need the help of park guests to transform this city into Bricksburg, home of the movie’s hero, Emmet. While LEGOLAND Florida model builders add iconic LEGO models from “The LEGO Movie” each weekend, park guests will have the chance to build alongside them and use their imaginations to create their own model that will live on and be added to the city to be transformed into Bricksburg over the four week event.
Currently in theaters nationwide, "The LEGO® Movie” is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and LEGO System A/S. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, it stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman,Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.
“The LEGO Movie” Weekend is included with park admission and guests will have complete access to a full day of theme park fun with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions all geared to families with children ages 2 to 12. Of course, the theme park is more than just a one trick pony, and even though the park itself is less than three years old, it was founded on the grounds of one of the first themed attractions in the state of Florida, Cypress Gardens.
On March 5, LEGOLAND® Florida will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the reopening of two of the most iconic sections of Cypress Gardens, the Florida Pool, featured in the 1953 film “Easy to Love,” starring Esther Williams and the beloved Oriental Gardens. These newly reopened sections of the old park will help bring visitors back to the days when the gardens were the primary attraction, and will also add a little more culture to the plastic centered attraction.
For the most current information on special events, daily operating hours and to purchase tickets, visit the park's website.
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