New Attractions to Look Forward to in 2018

Hey Thrill Seekers,

2017 has nearly come to an end, we’ve had loads of cool new attractions / parks arrive in Orlando this year such as Volcano Bay and Pandora – The World of Avatar and lucky for us 2018 is not going to disappoint either with loads of new rides set to open in the coming year.

I’m going to start with Hollywood Studios as we are eagerly awaiting the opening of Toy Story Land here at OAT towers. Two new rides and a food spot have been officially named for Toy Story Land which is opening in the summer of next year; Slinky Dog Dash – a family coaster where you will find  yourself zipping, dodging and dashing around a track that Andy has created to stretch Slinky to his limits. Alien Swirling Saucers where aliens will be flying around in their saucers trying to capture your rocket toy vehicle with ‘The Claw’ and Woodys Lunch Box which will be a quick service window to grab some of Andy’s fave food.

Next up is Universal Studios where Fast & Furious – Supercharged is set to open in Spring. Now this is one i’m personally super excited about as I LOVE  the Fast & Furious films. Guests will be immersed in their own Fast and Furious story, escaping the enemy with familiar faces such as Dom, Letty and Hobbs. The new ride will also feature a Virtual Line just like in Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.

SeaWorld is also opening a brand new ride in the summer called Infinity Falls. Infinity Falls is a river rapids ride with a twist. It will be a 4+ minute ride featuring a 40ft plunge down the tallest drop of its kind. Riders will get to experience the excitement and thrills of category 4 white water rapids and use a ‘unique elevator lift’ which will create the worlds tallest drop on a river raft ride.

Aquatica is also debuting a brand new ride; Ray Rush. This ride is set to open in Spring and will be the only water ride in Florida to offer a water jet propel system which will launch riders (4 at a time) at 33 feet per second. It will have a height requirement of 42”.

LEGOLAND are also in the mix of opening new rides in 2018 with The Great LEGO Race: Opening in Spring – a new virtual-reality roller coaster adventure. This new coaster will feature virtual reality technology, a cast of wacky LEGO minifigures and is replacing the current Project X coaster.

Take a look at myself and Gavins recent OAT Live where we discussed everything we are looking forward to in 2018 (as well as my rubbish attempt at playing a Kazuu) and also another cool video below to round up all the new things to look forward to next year;

Personally, the one i’m most looking forward to is Fast & Furious – Supercharged. Whats yours?

Smiles Included

Abby

 

The Great LEGO Race opening Spring 2018

Hey Thrill Seekers!

There are many things to look forward to in the coming year at the parks in Orlando, one park in particular which is sometimes overlooked has a preeeeeetty cool new coaster coming in Spring 2018.

At LEGOLAND Florida, under the supervision of their parent company – Merlin Magic Making – Project X roller coaster is being transformed in to ‘The Great LEGO Race’ which is going to be a supercharged virtual reality adventure that puts you in the drivers seat. “Prepare to take on the wildest LEGO race ever imagined when cutting-edge VR technology combines with roller coaster thrills in an exhilarating new attraction!” 

The experience is the first VR roller coaster designed for kids and will feature a line up from the popular LEGO minifigure mystery assortments and will pit riders in a ‘rollicking race’ against wild, brick built contraptions driven by Trendsetter, Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Wizard and Pirate Captain. Guests will steer LEGO-built vehicles like a rocket-powered windsurfing rig, a stylish scooter fuelled by espresso and an ornately canopied bed (called a “litter”) carried by mummy servants.

 “Are you brave enough to face, race and beat the best of the best in all of LEGO world?”

Guests will wear (optional) VR headsets to be able to fully immerse themselves in a world built entirely from LEGO bricks that has been inspired by the way kids play with LEGO toys at home.

The adventure begins as guests approach the ride’s bold new entry portal as the sounds of roaring engines fill the air. Nearby, the coaster’s queue will resemble a pre-race space where pit crews for each of the five LEGO racers are preparing for the competition, plus interactive, hands-on elements to entertain waiting riders.

Check out the first look at The Great LEGO Race:

Guests must be at least 42 inches tall (1.2m) to ride, or be accompanied by a responsible adult at least 48 inches tall. The VR headsets are designed to fit both adults and children, and can be adjusted for comfort. The VR experience is intended for children 6 and up, and guests can choose to ride without wearing the headset.

What do you think of a VR coaster combined with LEGO characters? LEGOLAND are the third park to feature a VR coaster (after Fun Spot and SeaWorld) so could it be a way forward for coasters?

Smiles Included,

Abby

LEGOLAND Florida’s 2017 Christmas Bricktacular Event

Hey Thrill Seekers,

LEOGLAND Florida’s Christmas Bricktacular Event this year is jam packed! You can meet LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldiers, pig out on ‘Granny Apple Fries and even write a letter to Santa. The Bricktacular event runs on the following days in December; 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 25th!

Fun Town will be home to the following;

  • LEGO Christmas Tree Spectacular – found near Market Restaurant from 17:15hrs – park close, every 20 minutes watch the 30ft LEGO Christmas tree come to life will lights and sounds all in celebration of the holiday season.
  • LEGO Wreath Photo OP – found near the LEGO Studio Store this wreath is made of 80,000 DUPLO bricks and is perfect for a family photo.
  • Build & Buy LEGO Christmas Ornament in Factory Store where you will be able to create your very own LEGO Christmas tree decorations. You can also meet and have a selfie with LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Solider at the Fun Town Seasonal Shop.
  • LEGO Santa will appear on the 23rd, 24th and 25th December at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 4:30pm and 5:30pm. LEGO Toy Soldier will visit every day the event is on at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm and 5:00pm.

LEGO Kingdoms, which is just across from Castle Burger will show North Pole Nonsense 3 x a day. “Roger and Marvin, two misplaces elves fromt he North Pole try to find their roles in Christmas. Join them as they venture through the departments of Santa’s Workshop with slapstick, circus skills and yuletide tomfoolery”

  • DUPLO Valley will hold Storytime with Mrs. Claus which can be found near DUPLO Splash & Play, join in at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:30pm or 3:30pm. Write your Letter to Santa from 11:00am – 4:00pm or jump in to LEGO Santa’s sleigh with reindeer for a holiday photo with Santa just across from DUPLO Tot Spot. Also just across from Tot Spot is the Holiday Themes Competition Build, from 12:00pm – 5:00pm you can build your very own holiday creation and enter it to win a LEGO prize pack.

At Miniland USA from 10:00am – park close you can take part in Santa’s Helper Scavenger Hunt at LEGO Studio Store. Also at Miniland USA you can help the team build a LEGO mosaic to celebrate holidays around the world.

In front of the LEGO Factory Store there will be a giant LEGO Holiday Globe where you and your whole family can have a photo from inside the globe.

There will also be plenty of Character Meet and Greets and Shows over the event:

Meet & Greets

  • Wells Fargo Fun Town 4D Theatre – take a photo with one of your fave THE LEGO MOVIE 4D characters or NEXO NIGHT! at 11:10am, 12:10pm or 1:10pm.
  • LEGO NINJAGO WORLD – strike a pose with the ninja characters from NINJAGO at 2:45pm, 3:45pm or 4:45pm.

Shows and Times

  • Ski Stadium Battle for Brickbeard’s Bounty – a live-action show at the Pirates Cove Stadium. Water Skis, jet skis, boats and baddies – ‘a swashbuckling adventure awaits you’ features at 12:15pm and 2:15pm.
  • Fun Town-Wells Fargo Fun Town 4d Theatre The LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure – ‘Emmet, Wyldstyle, Benny, MetalBeard and Unikitty are back in the LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure. Shown at 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
  • LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D The Book of Creativity – 5 young knights battle the evil Jestro and his sidekick. Watch at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm.

It’s not just the shows and activities that are available to get you in the festive mood, you can find loads of festive food and drink too! Granny Apple Fries, holiday rice crispy treats, kingdom cones and all different coffees can be found in Fun Town and LEGO Kingdoms. Guests will also get a bonus holiday shopping hour each night after the park closes!

There is also loads of other things to look forward to at LEGOLAND in 2018. Here are some;

  • LEGO NINJAGO DAYS – Jan 20-21, 27-28 and Feb 3-4.
  • BRICK DASH 5K – April 14th
  • LEGO STAR WARS DAYS – May 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20.

My favourite is The Great LEGO Race: Opening Spring 2018 – a new virtual-reality roller coaster adventure! –

The Wildest LEGO race ever imagines combines cutting edge virtual reality technology with roller coaster thrills in an exhilarating new attraction that will transform the theme parks existing Project X ride into an all new adventure starring a wacky cast of LEGO minifigures.

Sooo much to look forward too!

Smiles Included,

Jess

LEGOLAND Florida Run Their Imagination Zone Entirely On Renewable Energy

Hey Thrill Seekers,

LEGOLAND® Florida, near Orlando, is taking advantage of the Park’s year-round sunshine by running its popular Imagination Zone entirely on renewable energy.

To mark the initiative, a giant LEGO globe was unveiled, modelled from over a quarter of a million colourful bricks. The interactive globe rotates above mini communities illustrating the effects of solar power.
TECOGLOBEAdrian Jones, LEGOLAND Florida¹s General Manager, commented ;

We are thrilled about this initiative which we are running in partnership with Tampa Electric and have further exciting plans on renewable energy in the pipeline.

We also got our hands on this great time lapse video showing how LEGOLAND Florida went about making the globe.

You can purchase a 1 day LEGOLAND Florida ticket for as little as £36.00 at Orlando Attraction Tickets.

Smiles included…

Jamie

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VIDEO: LEGOLAND Florida Releases New Theme Park Video

Morning Thrill Seekers,

Today is the day the Mayan’s predicted would be the end of the World, assuming they’ve got their calculations a little off I thought it might be nice to share with you LEGOLAND Florida‘s latest video.

LEGOLAND Florida is Orlando’s newest Theme Park and has been very well received since its launch in 2011 set within 150-acre’s of interactive theme park, LEGOLAND is dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, LEGOLAND is geared towards family fun!

Definitely an exciting place to take the kids…You can purchase LEGOLAND Florida tickets from Orlando Attraction Tickets

regards,

Jamie

LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND Water Park Release operating schedule for 2013

Hey Everyone,

LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND Water Park Release operating schedule for 2013

For those of you that are planning a trip to Florida for 2013 and want to get a heads on LEGOLAND and LEGOLAND water park opening times you are in luck!

LEGOLAND Florida have just released their opening schedule for 2013 – Please click on the image below for a copy.

Plan your 2013 LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND Water Park visit for 2013
Plan your 2013 LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND Water Park visit for 2013 - click here for your copy of the 2013 schedule

Please note; Although the main park and the water park do run separate schedules the water park can only be accessed via the main park. Dates and times are subject to change without notice*

Don’t forget there is still plenty of time to visit LEGOLAND Florida this year. Head over to Orlando Attraction Tickets for the latest ticket prices.

LEGOLAND Florida’s Christmas Bricktacular

To celebrate LEGOLAND® Florida‘s First ChristmasLEGOAND presents Christmas Bricktacular Making the Holidays Come Alive
Winter Haven, FL (Nov. 16, 2011) —
LEGOLAND Florida is getting into the holiday spirit with the first annual Christmas Bricktacular.  Festive decorations and sounds of the season will fill The Beginning and Fun Town through the holidays, Dec. 8-31, followed by Kids’ New Year’s Eve on Dec. 31.  With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions all dedicated to families with children age 2 to 12 and one of the widest selections of LEGO® products available, LEGOLAND Florida is the best place to celebrate the season and pick up the Christmas gifts that are on every child’s wish list – LEGO!
The Beginning is home to a truly spectacular, Bricktacular sight – a more than 30-foot-tall LEGO Christmas tree made with a combination of 270,000 forest green LEGO and DUPLO® bricks.  The park’s first-ever tree lighting ceremony takes place on Dec. 5 with a special master of ceremonies.  Through Dec. 31, a special family will be chosen to help light the Bricktacular tree each night.
Santa Claus even makes special daily appearances in the historical botanical gardens making a picture perfect spot to capture family memories sure to be treasured for years to come.
Kids’ New Year’s Eve on Dec. 31 let’s kids rock out and watch the sky explode with LEGO fireworks at just the right time for them, midnight KST (Kid Standard Time) – otherwise known as 7 p.m. EST.
Holiday events are included in park admission. Tickets for LEGOLAND Florida are available at www.orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk.
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, 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. The LEGOLAND theme parks are a part of Merlin Entertainments Group, the second largest attractions operator in the world.

Merlin unveils latest plans for Legoland Florida

Merlin Entertainments Group has announced details of the attractions and prices at LEGOLAND Florida, which opens in October 2011.

The 150-acre venue is located in Winter Haven, 45 minutes southwest of Orlando, on the site of the former Cypress Gardens theme park.

It will offer ten different lands – The Beginning, Fun Town, Miniland USA, Castle Hill, Land of Adventure, XTreme, LEGO City, Imagination Zone, Pirate Cove and DUPLO Village – featuring 50 interactive rides, shows and attractions aimed at families with children aged two to 12.

Pre-opening discounted tickets are available for a limited time at $65 for adults, a saving of $10 from the standard price, and $55 for seniors and children aged three to 12, with children under three free.

Also available is a lifetime pass costing $2,500, which includes unlimited admission, discounts on preferred parking, special events and discounts on food and merchandise.

There are currently four LEGOLAND parks worldwide: Billund, Denmark, which opened in 1968; Windsor (1996); Carlsbad, California (1999); and Günzburg, Germany (2002).

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