Halloween 2014 in Orlando: A list of our favorite family events in the parks and around town

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Florida.

Note from the editor: this article was originally posted on September 24, 2014, but we're re-posting it one more time this week since Halloween is on all of our minds! Just be sure to note that some of the events listed below have past (but will very likely be back next year, for those already starting their 2015 planning). Nowadays, Halloween is essentially a two-month-long affair in Orlando. We have more spooky events than you can shake a broom at! From toddlers to teens, from hayrides … [Read more...]

Duplo Valley: Making LEGOLAND Florida the very first theme park for the entire family

Duplo Valley at Legoland Florida.

With so many theme parks to choose from in Central Florida, how do you choose which one to take your family to? Well, if you’ve got older kids, you’ll probably choose a park with more thrills. With younger children, you’d probably choose a park with magical princesses and characters they know. But what if you have really little ones – toddlers or infants? Which park can you go to where the entire family will have fun? With the opening of Duplo Valley at LEGOLAND Florida, this park now fits … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Florida: DUPLO Valley toddler area to open May 23, military personnel receive free admission in 2014

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The DUPLO-sized fun starts May 23 A herd of cows, goats, chickens, and sheep arrived at LEGOLAND Florida to graze about in their new homes in the park’s latest expansion, DUPLO Valley, specifically geared to toddlers ages 2 to 5. DUPLO Valley will officially open to guests on May 23, 2014, just in time for family-fun over Memorial Day weekend. The DUPLO farm animals will be key features in two of the attractions, the mini tractor ride and the water play area. DUPLO Valley will be the ideal … [Read more...]

Reader poll: 2013’s most improved theme park & your all-time favorite

@OrlandoInformer Twitter pics - June 13, 2013

While we're plenty excited for the amazing developments that are on tap for Central Florida's theme parks in 2014, we can't already forget all the great gifts fans received during 2013. Here are just a handful of highlights: New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Test Track at Epcot Transformers at Universal Studios Florida Antarctica at SeaWorld Orlando World of Chima at LEGOLAND Florida To end the year, we're asking the biggest questions of all in this week's reader poll. First, we … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Florida announces Christmas Bricktacular holiday activities, Kids’ New Year’s Eve & a new hotel opening in 2015

Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Florida.

Celebrate the holidays and New Year's Eve at LEGOLAND Florida LEGOLAND Florida celebrates the holidays with Christmas Bricktacular, Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve and Kids’ News Year’s Eve Bash. Christmas Bricktacular festivities take place every Saturday and Sunday in December. Christmas Bricktacular activities Include: LEGO Santa Model: For the first time at LEGOLAND Florida, families will have a photo opportunity with a life-size LEGO Santa Claus. LEGO Christmas Tree: The … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Florida is getting even more kid-friendly – DUPLO Valley to open in spring 2014

DUPLO Valley - LEGOLAND Florida.

LEGOLAND Florida has announced new attractions and significant renovations to the theme park’s toddler-dedicated area, which will be called DUPLO Valley when it reopens in spring 2014. Planned enhancements will bring the LEGO DUPLO line of preschool building toys to life with new farm-themed attractions, an air-conditioned indoor play area, and a water play area all geared to toddlers ages 2 to 5. DUPLO Valley will be the ideal place for park guests to play and relax with their … [Read more...]

Experience the world’s largest LEGOLAND in style: VIP tours now available

LEGOLAND Florida VIP Experiences.

This week LEGOLAND Florida announced final plans for the LEGOLAND Florida VIP Experience, and the LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND Water Park combo VIP Experience. The private guided tour experiences include park admission, a personal guide, lunch, refreshments, an exclusive LEGO Model Shop tour and a special build experience with a Master Model Builder. A seasonal special events package add-on is also available. The announcement comes after the successful conclusion of its pilot program, which … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Florida’s World of Chima now open, offers guests a new interactive water ride, 4D movie experience & more

LEGOLAND Florida's World of Chima now open.

LEGOLAND Florida today celebrated the opening of The LEGO World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network. The World of Chima is a highly-themed area with thrilling and interactive rides and attractions for visitors of all ages, adding to the park’s already exciting line up of more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. Opening to guests on July 3, the centerpiece attraction -- The Quest for CHI -- features an interactive water ride where guests will set off on an otherworldly and super-wet … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Florida announces ‘The World of Chima’ park expansion opening July 3, 2013


A powerful new energy source is coming to Central Florida. Already the largest LEGOLAND park in the world, LEGOLAND Florida is thrilled to announce another major park expansion coming summer 2013 adding to the park’s already exciting line up of more than 50 rides, shows and attractions designed specifically for families with children ages 2 to 12. Based on the new product line, LEGO Legends of Chima, LEGOLAND Florida will bring this fantastical world to life with The World of Chima presented by … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Florida brings back police, fire & EMS appreciation days in May – show your ID for free admission


As a special thank you, LEGOLAND Florida is bringing back Police, Fire and EMS Appreciation Days to honor our everyday heroes that work tirelessly to protect and serve our cities across the country. Police officers, fire fighters and EMS employees will receive a free one-time single day admission to LEGOLAND Florida for use during the month of May 2013 with an opportunity to purchase up to four additional tickets for only $40 per adult/child/senior ticket. Our heroes can unwind with special … [Read more...]

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