2018 Guide to LEGOLAND Florida

Posted By Mandy on Jan 25, 2018

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Hey there!

My family loves LEGOLAND Florida. As if we needed extra reasons to visit this theme park designed around a kid’s wants and needs – here are 7 events in 2018 that just might give you an extra incentive to go.

All event activities are included in a normal theme park admission. My kids and I have personally been to NINJAGO Days, Star Wars Days, Brick or Treat and the Christmas Bricktacular, so I can say without a doubt these special events are fun filled with extra special LEGO activities.

Image with photo and text. Photo of LEGO toy soldier and Santa Claus with LEGO Christmas tree in background.


We went to the opening day of LEGO NINJAGO Days this year. And like many of the other special events we have attended, it did not disappoint. From the cool “sushi” to the special NINJA shows having fun at LEGOLAND was taken to an extra level during the NINJAGO days.

Dates: Jan. 20-21, 27-28, and Feb. 3-4

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Brick Dash 5K presented by Publix

Registration is now open for 2018’s Brick Dash 5K Presented by Publix® – a popular Central Florida run/walk that is held inside the LEGOLAND theme park. In addition to the 5k there is also a half-mile fun run for the kiddos. Runners race their way through the different areas of LEGOLAND Florida, including the famous Cypress Gardens area, followed at 8 a.m. with a half-mile “fun run” for kids. Favorite LEGO characters like Emmet, Wyldstyle, Benny, Kai, Nya and Master Wu are stationed throughout the path to cheer on all participants.

Date: April 14

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LEGO Star Wars Days

This event returns for more far out LEGO activities in 2018 with three full weekends of fun from “a galaxy, far, far away.” THis year they will unveil the newest addition to MINILAND with the LEGO® Star Wars: The Force Awakens MINILAND Model Display! This giant new display is going to feature moments from Episode VII of the popular Star Wars saga enhanced with lights, sound effects and animation. Plus the kids (and adults) can Meet LEGO Darth Vader and a new LEGO Star Wars character. If your kids dress up as their favorite Star Wars character they will have a chance to win LEGO prizes!

Dates: May 5-6, 12-13, and 19-20

Independence Day

Celebrate America’s Independence day with LEGOLAND’s biggest 3D fireworks show of the year! And take part in creating a giant USA flag out of LEGO bricks!

Date: July 4

Brick or Treat

This will be their 7th year for this kid-friendly halloween event where everyone can trick or treat around the park in addition to special seasonal meet & greets and shows.

Select dates in October *To be announced

LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Trea | Halloween event at LEGOLAND

Photo credit: LEGOLAND Florida

Christmas Bricktacular

Have some unique Christmas fun by decking the halls with giant LEGOS! We went last year and my kids loved all the fun photo ops, including a giant LEGO wreath and a life-size LEGO Santa, reindeer and sleigh. THe 30-foot-tall LEGO Christmas tree makes for a memorable Christmas card photo too. Plus the holiday-themed scavenger hunt in Miniland was a real treat!

Select dates in December *To be announced

Kids’ New Year’s Party

LEGOLAND Florida believes that New Year’s Eve celebrations are not just for adults. Kids get to shake their bottoms at dance parties, set goals for 2019 and watch an amazing fireworks show. And if you go on December 31st then you can have some extra NYE fun with a “brick drop.” THis is the ultimate way to celebrate the New Year with your family!

Select dates in December *To be announced

Photo credit: LEGOLAND California

Plan your visit

If one of these great LEGOLAND Florida events convinced you that 2018 is the year to visit then read my tips on how to make the most of your LEGOLAND Vacation. And check out the awesome new LEGOLAND Beach Retreat Hotel for a full LEGO vacation experience!

How else can we help?

Need to fly? The nearest major airport to Winter Haven is Orlando International Airport, with Tampa International not far behind. There is a regional airport in Winter Haven.

Click the button to visit Tips for Family Trips’ Air Travel page. It’s filled with ways to save on flights, and tips for making your flight with kids better.

Want a rental car? Between shuttles and Uber/Lyft, you can visit LEGOLAND and top Orlando attractions without a car. However, many families like the convenience of a rental car. Click the button to find the best rates from dozens of agencies at RentalCars.com.

Need a place to stay? Check rates and availability for hotels at or near LEGOLAND Florida on TripAdvisor.

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Mandy blogs about her family travels at ACupful.com. She wants to inspire parents to explore with their kids! In addition to her favorite job of being the mother to two crazy little kids, she is the owner of a freelance marketing business, a family travel writer, and speaker. All images in this article are copyright by Mandy Carter.

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