The Best LEGOLAND Events to Experience This Year
By Stephen Kubiak
Here are the top LEGOLAND events in 2017.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven has an exciting lineup of special events for 2017 that will deliver more fun, more fireworks and more time to enjoy all the brick-tacular entertainment at the place built for kids. Gotham City’s Caped Crusader kicks off an awesome lineup of special events, promising plenty of fun, fireworks and festivities at the popular vacation destination, including two all-new events.
Here’s what’s happening in 2017:
The LEGO® Batman™ Movie Days
March 4-5 & 11-12
Super hero. Crime-fighter. Master Builder. LEGO® Batman™ is all of those and so much more. Come meet Gotham City’s Caped Crusader during this celebration of the Warner Bros. feature film, which will include photo ops with the scene-stealing star, a themed scavenger hunt and LEGO® Batman™-inspired LEGO build activities.
KIDZ BOP Weekend
The No. 1 music brand for kids will deliver three days of high-energy fun during this inaugural event exclusive to LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Come see The KIDZ Bop Kids live in concert at The KIDZ Bop Theater as part of their 2017 tour, including songs from the forthcoming “KIDZ BOP 34” album and their version of the LEGO NINJAGO® theme song, “The Weekend Whip.”
LEGOLAND Water Park
Opening Season, March 11
Time to get your sunglasses and flip flops out! LEGOLAND® Water Park at LEGOLAND Florida Resort opens for the 2017 season on Saturday, March 11. Visit the 2017 Operating Schedule here for complete dates and hours.
LEGO® Star Wars™ Days
May 6-7 & 13-14; two weekends this year!
Visit a galaxy far, far away during this Lucasfilm-authorized event, which features some of the most famous scenes from the Star Wars™ saga made out of 1.5 million LEGO bricks in our LEGO® Star Wars™ MINILAND Model Display. LEGOLAND event activities will include appearances by costumed Star Wars™ fans, LEGO building activities inspired by Star Wars™ characters, settings and stories, and a Star Wars™-themed costume parade for kids. It’s the only LEGO® Star Wars™ theme park event in Florida!
LEGOLAND Knight Lights
Select dates in July, including Tuesday, July 4
When the sun goes down, the fun goes up during our signature summertime event, exclusive to LEGOLAND Florida Resort! The Good Knight offers extended park hours, uniquely LEGO light displays, opportunities to build alongside our Master Model Builders and meet-and-greet opportunities with one of the heroes of LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS™! Plus, enjoy a spectacular themed fireworks show over Lake Eloise to end the night, with a special patriotic show planned for the Fourth of July.
October 6, 13, 20 and 27
The National Fire Protection Association returns for our annual kickoff of NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week and a month-long celebration of real-life heroes. Of all the LEGOLAND events, this one includes fun, educational activities that teach kids the importance of fire safety, plus opportunities to meet firefighters who keep our community safe.
Brick or Treat
Select dates in October
Our annual, all-day Halloween event promises lots of spooky, kooky fun throughout the theme park, including larger-than-life LEGO models, a costume parade, multiple LEGO build activities, trick-or-treating (with lots of candy!), exclusive LEGO character meet-and-greets, a Halloween-themed fireworks show, and much more!
Select dates in December
Join us for lots of festive fun throughout the theme park as we celebrate the season with a giant Christmas tree made of thousands of LEGO and DUPLO®bricks, holiday-themed scavenger hunts and LEGO building activities, meet-and-greets with LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier, sparkling lights, beautiful decorations and even the occasional snow flurry! Plus, each date ends with a not-so-silent-night fireworks spectacular choreographed to classic holiday music.
Kids’ New Year’s Eve
Sunday, December 31 only
Ring in the New Year with our one-night-only party built for kids, featuring an exclusive dance party, park-wide LEGO building activities and special entertainment, and an awesome fireworks show that kicks off with the countdown to our giant LEGO “brick drop” — all before midnight!
All events are full-day experiences included with all forms of park admission and offer incredible entertainment and great value. No extra ticket required!
After enjoying the theme park, consider a stay in the brand-new, on-site LEGOLAND Hotel, which features 152 rooms and is located just steps from the park entrance. A buffet breakfast is included each morning of your reservation and kids will love the nightly lobby entertainment and exclusive Master Model Builder workshops available only to hotel guests.