Monthly Archives: November 2012

Legoland Florida Launches into the Holidays!

Winter Haven, FL (Nov. 30, 2012) – As guests gathered and joyful carolers sang, LEGOLAND® Florida gleefully launched into the Christmas holiday season on Nov. 29 with its 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring LEGO® Santa, LEGO Toy Soldier and special guest, singer Chris Kirkpatrick. Well known for forming and starring in *NSYNC, a hit recoding group who sold over 56 million records, won awards and broke sales records, Kirkpatrick took the honor of lighting thousands of twinkling LED lights on the 30-foot tall LEGO Christmas tree for the first time this season. Among the 50 rides, shows and attractions, the massive tree weighing more than 11 tons and made of more than 270,000 forest green LEGO and DUPLO bricks is a key feature of LEGOLAND Florida’s annual Christmas Bricktacular.

A recording artist, as well as the founder and president of the Chris Kirkpatrick Foundation, Kirkpatrick is passionate about giving back to his community and providing help and hope to children that are less fortunate. Kirkpatrick said, “As we enter this holiday season, it’s important to think about those children that may not get anything under the Christmas tree this year and how each of us might be able to help brighten their holiday season.”

“Families dealing with financial and/or health burdens rarely have an opportunity to enjoy family time away from the stress, especially during the holidays,” said Adrian Jones, LEGOLAND Florida General Manager. “Through the Chris Kirkpatrick Foundation, LEGOLAND Florida is granting 40 families the opportunity to cast their burdens aside to create a memorable family experience at LEGOLAND Florida that will have lasting memories for years to come.”

Families can enjoy Christmas Bricktacular on Saturdays and Sundays in December. With brick loads of festive family fun, guests can build LEGO ornaments to decorate holiday trees, help find LEGO Santa’s in a Miniland USA Santa Scavenger Hunt, meet and take photos with the new LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier and enjoy holiday entertainment and shopping in six specialty stores packed with unique and hard to find LEGO products.

New Year’s festivities include a Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve that features a nightly LEGO firework show Dec. 26-30 and a grand finale on Dec. 31. The Kids New Year’s Eve celebration features an amazing live-action show, an impressive LEGO fireworks display, and a chance to watch the BRICK Drop at just the right time for kids, midnight KST (Kid Standard Time) – otherwise known as 6 p.m. EST.

Holiday events are included with normal park admission but now a special holiday gift is available with Double Discount Holidays. From Dec. 1-21, guests can enjoy discounts as much as $30 off single day admission on weekdays and $15 off on weekends. The park is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the winter season (Dec. 4-5 and 11-12). Tickets may be purchased online at beginning Dec. 1 and redeemable only Dec. 1-21. The full array of Christmas Bricktacular event activities are available on weekends in December. Weekdays provide limited holiday activities.

– Press Release from Legoland Florida

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SeaWorld Launches First Mobile Game

ORLANDO, FL – November 29, 2012 – SeaWorld® announced today the company’s first mobile game, Turtle Trek™ now available from the App Store℠.

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SeaWorld Orlando Announces Acts For Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival

ORLANDO, Fla. (November 27, 2012) – SeaWorld Orlando announces an exciting concert lineup for its Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival, Saturdays and Sundays, February 9 – March 17. This year’s event will be bigger and better with two additional weekends of authentic sizzling BBQ and concerts.

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Actor Thomas Gibson Lights the World’s Largest LEGO Christmas Tree at LEGOLAND California Resort!

Treelighting Ceremony at Legoland California with Thomas Gibson

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2012) –  Guests at LEGOLAND® California Resort were surprised when more than 59,000 lights illuminated Fun Town during the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony featuring actor Thomas Gibson. The star of “Criminal Minds” along with his sons James (13) and Travis (10) and daughter Agatha (8) joined Santa in pulling the switch that lit up the 30-foot tall Christmas tree created out of more than 245,000 forest green DUPLO® bricks. More than 11,000 LED lights were added this year to illuminate LEGOLAND California’s tree which is adorned with more than 400 LEGO® ornaments and towers over Fun Town in the 128-acre family theme park in Carlsbad.

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Knott’s Toys for Tots Promotion

BUENA PARK, Calif. (December 2012) – Knott’s Berry Farm will look like Santa’s Toy Shop this year as it stocks hundreds of toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Drive.  This year guests can simplify their holiday gift buying by purchasing a $25 gift at the Knott’s California Shop located in Knott’s MarketPlace and then bringing it to Knott’s Main Gate for free admission. Those wishing to bring their own new, unwrapped gift valued at $25 or more, will be given a voucher to purchase a regular Knott’s Merry Farm admission for only $25.

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