LEGOLAND® Florida Celebrates Opening of The LEGO® World of Chima Presented by Cartoon Network
Expansion Features Thrilling, Interactive Water Ride and Play Areas
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- July 02, 2013 -- 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 adventure. After boarding watercraft, families can use water cannons to activate the story in each of the scenes along their journey as well as have a chance to battle other boats and guests along the shore line.
Those interested in even more splash and water fun can experience Cragger's Swamp play area that features playful bubbles, intermittent water spouts and interactive elements that trigger swamp water effects.
THE LEGO GROUP UNVEILS WORLD'S LARGEST LEGO® MODEL TO DELIGHT LEGO STAR WARS™ FANS ACROSS THE GALAXY
- More than five million LEGO bricks used to create life-sized X-Wing starfighter in celebration of new LEGO Star Wars animated TV special "The Yoda™ Chronicles" premiering on Cartoon Network -
NEW YORK, May 23, 2013 -- The LEGO Group today unveiled the world's largest LEGO model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO® Star Wars™ X-Wing starfighter, in New York's Times Square. To celebrate the upcoming premiere of The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network on Wednesday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m. (ET, PT), the massive replica took 32 master builders, five million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete. The model weighs nearly 46,000 pounds, stands 11 feet tall and 43 feet long, with a wingspan of 44 feet. The Model will "take off" for a summer landing at LEGOLAND® California Resort where it will be installed through the remainder of the year.
LEGOLAND® California Resort Builds Largest Expansion In Resort's History!
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 17, 2013 -- LEGOLAND® California Resort's General Manager Peter Ronchetti announced new additions, a national Junior Concierge search and employment growth with new jobs to come when North America's first LEGOLAND® Hotel opens April 5. "With annual additions, LEGOLAND California Resort is a multi-day destination proving the need for this multi-million dollar hotel," said Ronchetti. "With the Hotel comes new jobs and our HR team is filling 250 positions. Not only has the Resort grown tremendously since opening in 1999, but we have truly heightened the economy in the area providing up to 1,610 Model Citizens (employees) averaging 5% growth annually since 2004. Our employment numbers have increased 62% in the last eight years!"
Calling All Mini Model Builders!! LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Wants You!!
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester Launches Online Search For Imaginative And Enthusiastic Children To Serve As Attraction Ambassadors On Its Junior Construction Panel
YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2013 -- With LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester set to open on March 27, 2013 at Ridge Hill in Yonkers, the attraction is looking to build the final piece of its creative team — the Junior Construction Panel — and today launched an online search to find the tri-state area's most creative and brightest youngsters to join the panel.
Help Wanted: Dream Job Requires Long Hours Of Fun, Play
WINTER HAVEN, Fla., Oct. 31, 2012 -- LEGOLAND® Florida announced it is seeking qualified applicants for a new, in-house Master Model Builder to join its team. Essential job responsibilities include envisioning, designing and building unique LEGO® creations.
"Master Model Builders are royalty here at the park," said General Manager Adrian Jones. "They enjoy celebrity status and when they're not being interviewed by reporters and paparazzi, they spend eight hours a day playing in the model shop. Who in their right mind wouldn't want this job?"
Would-be builders must first submit a short video clip of themselves and a home-made LEGO® creation. Candidates will be culled through Facebook voting, then invited to the park December 1 and 2 to participate in a series of skills tests. Details on the video submission and the search are available at http://Florida.LEGOLAND.com/MMB.
Legoland Discovery Center Hosts Brick Factor Competition To Find Their Next Master Model Builder
GRAPEVINE, Texas, Sept. 20, 2012 -- LEGOLAND Discovery Center Grapevine is hosting open auditions to find the attraction's next Master Model Builder during a public build-off competition held on Saturday, October 6 starting at 1 p.m. and Sunday, October 7 starting at noon at Grapevine Mills Mall. There are only three other people in the U.S. that carry the official designation of LEGO Master Model Builder at a LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Applicants from all over North Texas and the surrounding region will gather at the Grapevine Mills Mall Food Court for two days of intense competition, where a fourth person will get the chance to win the dream job and full-time salaried position of Master Model Builder.