Everything is awesome at the new Lego Movie World.
The 80,000-square-foot area, which officially opened Wednesday in Winter Haven, Florida, transports guests into scenes from their favorite Lego movies. It’s hard not to sing the catchy song “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie” while exploring the land.
This is the largest expansion in Legoland Florida Resort history. It includes three rides, a quick-service restaurant, a play area, retail store, indoor character meet-and-greet, and more.
“The Lego Movie World is a game changer for Legoland Florida Resort,” said Keith Carr, project director of Merlin Magic Making, the company that created the new land. “The immersion and theming that we’ve incorporated into the area is unlike anything we’ve ever done. Our guests will have so much fun on all three rides, but the land’s marquee ride, The Lego Movie Masters of Flight, encompasses the only 180-degree turn on a flying theater in the world.”
Masters of Flight allows guests to take a four-and-a-half minute ride on Emmet’s Triple Decker Couch. Guests ride in suspended gondolas inside a dome while watching a 65-foot screen. Be prepared to store belongings, including bags, hats and loose-fitting shoes in cubbies on the ground level near your gondola before it takes flight.
The land also features Unikitty Disco Drop, where guests are raised 30 feet and dropped while Unikitty goes through an array of emotions.
There’s also the Battle of Bricksburg, which is themed around Lego Duplo aliens. Riders are tasked with stopping Duplo aliens from invading and stealing Lego bricks by spraying water at targets from their boats.
An often overlooked fun spot is a knock-knock door that tells funny jokes when guests knock on it.
“Our goal is to put a smile on every child who walks into Legoland Florida Resort,” said general manager Rex Jackson. “By the looks of excitement on the faces of our guests, I know we accomplished that today.”
The Lego Movie World
Where: Legoland Florida, 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven
More information: https://www.legoland.com/florida/
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