LEGOLAND Archives - Inside the Magic https://insidethemagic.net/category/theme-parks/legoland/ Walt Disney World, Disneyland and more! Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:41:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.1 Fire Breaks Out at Popular Resort Hotel, Guests Evacuated https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/fire-breaks-out-at-legoland-windsor-resort-ea1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/fire-breaks-out-at-legoland-windsor-resort-ea1/comments/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:41:52 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=470682 Guests had to be evacuated after a significant fire broke out at a popular Resort Hotel. The fire broke out on Sunday, July 31, at about 3:30 pm local time, causing Guests and staff to be evacuated from the LEGOLAND Resort Hotel at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort in the United Kingdom. Related: Massive Theme Park Offering […]

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Guests had to be evacuated after a significant fire broke out at a popular Resort Hotel.

The fire broke out on Sunday, July 31, at about 3:30 pm local time, causing Guests and staff to be evacuated from the LEGOLAND Resort Hotel at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort in the United Kingdom.

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Credit: LEGOLAND

Related: Massive Theme Park Offering Free Tickets For a Limited Time

LEGOLAND stated that “all Guests and staff are safe and well,” but the LEGOLAND Resort Hotel remained closed while investigations took place.

Twitter user @daddyfitnessjou shared a video of the incident as he was about to check in at the Hotel moments before the fire broke out.

So came to @LEGOLANDWindsor for 2 nights, was waiting to check in and this happened. Everyone is safe, but was a slow response, waiting in backlot office, staff have no updates

Related: Over a Dozen Families Robbed During Visit to Popular Theme Park

It was initially stated that the Hotel would reopen yesterday, August 3. However, due to strict inspections to ensure the necessary “remediation works” were undertaken, the Resort’s reopening date was pushed back to August 4.

The Resort told BerkshireLive that Guests due to stay in the affected building had been offered a full refund or complimentary alternative accommodation.

The rest of LEGOLAND Windsor Resort remains open after the incident.

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Guests visiting LEGOLAND Windsor Resort have the chance to fulfill their dreams of becoming knights, explorers, test drivers, and even pilots in this fascinating world of adventure! At the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, there are over 55 rides and attractions where children can fly through the treetops to escape fearsome dragons, ride the thrilling rapids with a Viking fleet, join LEGO divers on a magical underwater adventure, and so much more.

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Credit: LEGOLAND

Related: New Offering May Wipe Out Iconic Theme Park Tradition

The LEGOLAND Park has enough for several days of fun and action for the whole family. The LEGO experience continues even after the Park closes in the awesome LEGOLAND Resort Hotels, where Guests can spend the night in a fully themed bedroom and pick one of the five fun themes: Pirates, Adventure, Kingdom, LEGO Ninjago, and LEGO Friends.

Legoland Windsor resort hotel pirate themed room
Credit: LEGOLAND

With three locations in America, LEGOLAND California Resort, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and LEGOLAND New York, LEGOLAND has so many things that Guests can see and do when they visit. AQUAZONE® Wave Racers allow Guests to feel the wind in their hair and spray on their faces as they race the waves and steer themselves around to dodge the water blasts. Getting wet has never been so much fun! They can also ride the Battle of Bricksburg, Beetle Bounce, The Dragon, Flying School, Coastersaurus, Kid Power Towers, Ninjago The Ride, and more!

Have you ever visited a LEGOLAND Resort? Let us know in the comments below!

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Family Sues Popular Theme Park as More Allegations of Racist Interactions Surface https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/family-sues-legoland-new-york-allegations-of-racist-interactions-ea1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/family-sues-legoland-new-york-allegations-of-racist-interactions-ea1/comments/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 18:45:09 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=470653 As more allegations of racist interactions continue to surface, a family is suing a popular theme park for racial discrimination. Inside the Magic has recently reported the controversy surrounding Sesame Place in Pennsylvania, a family theme park owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc., after allegations of racist interactions came to light, causing […]

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As more allegations of racist interactions continue to surface, a family is suing a popular theme park for racial discrimination.

Inside the Magic has recently reported the controversy surrounding Sesame Place in Pennsylvania, a family theme park owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc., after allegations of racist interactions came to light, causing outrage among Guests of the Park and readers alike.

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Related: Theme Park’s “History” of Racism Exposed, Multiple Videos Spread Online

This unacceptable behavior has even been seen at Disneyland Resort, where we recently reported on a child being ignored by a princess during her visit to the Park. You can read more about this story here.

Recently a couple of women came forward to sue yet another popular theme park after an awful experience during their visit.

Breana Ramsay and Shaquana Johnson-Williams are suing LEGOLAND New York Resort, claiming that Park performers ignored their children, who are Black, during a dance party event. In a video from June 14, 2022, characters can be seen dancing with a group of children at the Goshen, New York, theme park.

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Breana Ramsay told FOX 5 NY that the characters blatantly ignored her daughter and her sister-in-law’s son. She claims not one of the characters included their children in the dance party and that one of them even walked around their kids to avoid dancing with them.

Breana and Shaquana said they expect an apology from LEGOLAND Resort New York and hope to see proper training for all Park employees. Breana and Shaquana’s attorney, Darnell Crossland, added that he wants both moms to be reimbursed for their Park experience that day, along with what he calls “other legal relief,” without disclosing the amount the two women are seeking in this racial discrimination lawsuit.

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LEGOLAND New York Resort provided the following statement addressing the situation:

Providing a safe, fun environment for children and their families is our number one priority. As soon as we were made aware of this incident, we immediately attempted to contact the guest and opened an urgent investigation.

Our company has zero tolerance for any behavior which doesn’t make our guests feel fully included. We always strive to create an environment and experience where everyone feels welcome.

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A LEGOLAND New York spokesperson said the company was not aware of the incident until six weeks after it happened and that CCTV footage from the 17-minute performance shows that the characters interacted with all the children at one point or another, including the children at the center of the lawsuit. The Park also states the women never responded to their request to contact them to discuss the incident.

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With three locations in America, LEGOLAND California Resort, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and LEGOLAND New York, LEGOLAND has so many things that Guests can see and do when they visit. AQUAZONE® Wave Racers allow Guests to feel the wind in their hair and spray on their faces as they race the waves and steer themselves around to dodge the water blasts. Getting wet has never been so much fun! They can also ride the Battle of Bricksburg, Beetle Bounce, The Dragon, Flying School, Coastersaurus, Kid Power Towers, Ninjago The Ride, and more!

What do you think of this incident? Let us know in the comments below!

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Massive Theme Park Offering Free Tickets For a Limited Time https://insidethemagic.net/2022/07/legoland-windsor-free-tickets-ea1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/07/legoland-windsor-free-tickets-ea1/comments/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 19:29:40 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=469741 This massive theme park is currently giving away free tickets for select Guests as part of an irresistible offer that is almost over. Visiting a theme park promises a fun-filled day for the whole family, packed with thrilling attractions, exciting entertainment offerings, delicious food, fun activities, and so much more. But did you know that […]

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This massive theme park is currently giving away free tickets for select Guests as part of an irresistible offer that is almost over.

Visiting a theme park promises a fun-filled day for the whole family, packed with thrilling attractions, exciting entertainment offerings, delicious food, fun activities, and so much more. But did you know that you can visit a massive theme park for free? Well, for a limited time, you can!

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Credit: LEGOLAND

Related: Over a Dozen Families Robbed During Visit to Popular Theme Park

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is offering free Park tickets for Guests who book an overnight stay at one of the Resort’s local or partner hotels will get a free second-day entry ticket to the theme park. Prices for a family holiday start from as little as £54 for dates between July 25 and September 4, 2022, making this an irresistible offer.

This deal includes:

  • An overnight stay in a nearby partner hotel
  • 1-day entry to the Theme Park
  • Your 2nd Day FREE* – only with this offer!
  • A delicious breakfast in the morning
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Credit: LEGOLAND

Related: Guests Forced to Climb Down Massive Coaster Under Scorching Sun

And Guests staying at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Hotel will also receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • 1-day entry to the Theme Park
  • Priority Ride Hour 10am – 11am
  • Themed room plus FREE LEGO® gift
  • Evening Character meet & greets
  • FREE parking and WiFi

However, Guests who want to take advantage of this great deal should hurry, as this offer will end on August 7, 2022. Stays booked before this date can be used until September 4, 2022, as stated above. You can learn more about this offer by clicking here to visit the official LEGOLAND Windsor Resort website.

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Related: LEGOLAND Adopts Dreaded Admission System For the Rest of the Year

Legoland Florida Resort is running a similar deal, offering a second-day free ticket for Guests who book a hotel vacation package starting from $174 per person. This deal includes:

  • Your choice of LEGO® theme in a standard room at one of the three (3) LEGOLAND Florida Resort hotels
  • 2nd day FREE LEGOLAND Theme Park + Water Park + Peppa Pig Theme Park Tickets
  • *FREE full hot breakfast buffet!
  • *FREE self parking!
  • *Separate sleeping area for kids in EVERY ROOM!
  • *Daily in-room treasure hunt with complimentary LEGO® souvenir!
  • *A chance to keep the fun going after dark, with play areas, nightly shows, dance parties and more!
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At LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Guests interested in redeeming this offer should book their trip before August 11, 2022, when this deal expires, and can travel between August 7 and September 29, excluding September 2 to September 4, 2022. You can learn more about this offer by clicking here to visit the official LEGOLAND Florida Resort website.

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Guests visiting LEGOLAND Windsor Resort have the chance to fulfill their dreams of becoming knights, explorers, test drivers, and even pilots in this fascinating world of adventure! At the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, there are over 55 rides and attractions where children can fly through the treetops to escape fearsome dragons, ride the thrilling rapids with a Viking fleet, join LEGO divers on a magical underwater adventure, and so much more.

Legoland resort hotel
Credit: LEGOLAND

Related: New Offering May Wipe Out Iconic Theme Park Tradition

The LEGOLAND Park has enough for several days of fun and action for the whole family. The LEGO experience continues even after the Park closes in the awesome LEGOLAND Resort Hotels, where Guests can spend the night in a fully themed bedroom and pick one of the five fun themes: Pirates, Adventure, Kingdom, LEGO Ninjago, and LEGO Friends.

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Credit: LEGOLAND

With three locations in America, LEGOLAND California Resort, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and LEGOLAND New York, LEGOLAND has so many things that Guests can see and do when they visit. AQUAZONE® Wave Racers allow Guests to feel the wind in their hair and spray on their faces as they race the waves and steer themselves around to dodge the water blasts. Getting wet has never been so much fun! They can also ride the Battle of Bricksburg, Beetle Bounce, The Dragon, Flying School, Coastersaurus, Kid Power Towers, Ninjago The Ride, and more!

Have you ever visited a LEGOLAND Resort? Let us know in the comments below!

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Over a Dozen Families Robbed During Visit to Popular Theme Park https://insidethemagic.net/2022/07/legoland-windsor-catalytic-converter-thieves-ea1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/07/legoland-windsor-catalytic-converter-thieves-ea1/comments/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 17:14:46 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=467756 A series of thefts have ruined the vacation of over a dozen families visiting a popular theme park in Windsor, United Kingdom. Local authorities have stated that 17 catalytic converters were stolen from LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s parking lots between June 23 and July 3, leaving Guests “really angry” at the Park’s level of security. Catalytic […]

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A series of thefts have ruined the vacation of over a dozen families visiting a popular theme park in Windsor, United Kingdom.

Local authorities have stated that 17 catalytic converters were stolen from LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s parking lots between June 23 and July 3, leaving Guests “really angry” at the Park’s level of security. Catalytic converters are devices fitted to vehicle exhausts to reduce the amount of dangerous gases emitted. Thieves often target them as they contain valuable metals and can be removed in less than a minute.

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Credit: LEGOLAND

Related: Authorities Stop Armed Man At Children’s Theme Park

LEGOLAND has stated that the Park has CCTV in its parking lots, and its teams have increased patrols since the thefts were reported. However, when a Guest spoke to security after his car and other six vehicles were struck by these robberies on July 1, the Park’s guards told him the CCTV wouldn’t capture anything because of the overgrown trees. “We will never return and the public should continue to be warned of this lack of care from Legoland,“ the angered Guest added in an interview.

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Credit: LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Related: LEGOLAND Adopts Dreaded Admission System For the Rest of the Year

A spokesperson for Legoland said: “We’re very sorry to hear of the family’s experience at the Resort last Friday,” referring to the above incident, “and we’re working with Thames Valley Police to support them in their investigation.”

As of the publication of this article, LEGOLAND Windsor has not released any additional statement regarding further actions to be taken by the Park in response to these shameful incidents.

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Guests visiting LEGOLAND Windsor Resort have the chance to fulfill their dreams of becoming knights, explorers, test drivers, and even pilots in this fascinating world of adventure! At the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, there are over 55 rides and attractions where children can fly through the treetops to escape fearsome dragons, ride the thrilling rapids with a Viking fleet, join LEGO divers on a magical underwater adventure, and so much more.

Fire & Ice Freefall at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
Credit: LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Related: New Offering May Wipe Out Iconic Theme Park Tradition

The LEGOLAND Park has enough for several days of fun and action for the whole family. The LEGO experience continues even after the Park closes in the awesome LEGOLAND Resort Hotels, where Guests can spend the night in a fully themed bedroom and pick one of the five fun themes: Pirates, Adventure, Kingdom, LEGO Ninjago, and LEGO Friends.

Legoland Windsor resort hotel pirate themed room
Credit: LEGOLAND

With three locations in America, LEGOLAND California Resort, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and LEGOLAND New York, LEGOLAND has so many things that Guests can see and do when they visit. AQUAZONE® Wave Racers allow Guests to feel the wind in their hair and spray on their faces as they race the waves and steer themselves around to dodge the water blasts. Getting wet has never been so much fun! They can also ride the Battle of Bricksburg, Beetle Bounce, The Dragon, Flying School, Coastersaurus, Kid Power Towers, Ninjago The Ride, and more!

What do you think about these incidents? Let us know in the comments below!

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Beloved Offering Is Returning to Massive Theme Park This Weekend https://insidethemagic.net/2022/07/fireworks-returning-to-legoland-new-york-ea1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/07/fireworks-returning-to-legoland-new-york-ea1/comments/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 23:36:05 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=466393 Are you ready for the “bricktastic” return of this nighttime spectacular? LEGOLAND New York Resort recently announced that fireworks would return to the Park this weekend! The announcement made on Twitter shows a short montage of the spectacular nighttime entertainment offering with fireworks illuminating the night sky above the Park and some of its Miniland […]

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Are you ready for the “bricktastic” return of this nighttime spectacular?

LEGOLAND New York Resort recently announced that fireworks would return to the Park this weekend!

Fireworks at Legoland New York
Credit: LEGOLAND

The announcement made on Twitter shows a short montage of the spectacular nighttime entertainment offering with fireworks illuminating the night sky above the Park and some of its Miniland landmarks.

Fireworks are BACK! The next 3 Saturdays – July 16, 23, and 30 – watch the most bricktastic fireworks spectacular at LEGOLAND New York! Book now!

 

As mentioned, this bricktastic nighttime show will have presentations on July 16, 23, and 30. The Park will also have extended hours on the dates mentioned, with all rides and attractions welcoming Guests until 9 pm. Guests will also be able to get the party started earlier, with live music and lawn games beginning at 6 pm on Pirates Field and fireworks starting at 9 pm.

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Credit: LEGOLAND

Related: LEGOLAND Florida Becomes First Theme Park Resort to Achieve Certified Autism Center Designation

The announcement invites Guests to book a reservation for their visit to ensure access to the Park and the chance to enjoy this returning offering.

We recently saw LEGOLAND New York, as well as LEGOLAND California Resort, adopting a dreaded reservation system for the rest of the year. However, availability at both Parks seems to be much higher and accessible for Guests compared to other theme parks using this unpopular system.

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Credit: LEGOLAND

Related: LEGOLAND Adopts Dreaded Admission System For the Rest of the Year

With this exciting nighttime show returning to LEGOLAND New York Resort, Guests just got another reason to visit the Park and enjoy all there is to see and do!

More on LEGOLAND

With three locations in America, LEGOLAND California Resort, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and LEGOLAND New York, LEGOLAND has so many things that Guests can see and do when they visit. AQUAZONE® Wave Racers allow Guests to feel the wind in their hair and spray on their faces as they race the waves and steer themselves around to dodge the water blasts. Getting wet has never been so much fun! They can also ride the Battle of Bricksburg, Beetle Bounce, The Dragon, Flying School, Coastersaurus, Kid Power Towers, Ninjago The Ride, and more!

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Credit: LEGOLAND

Related: New Offering May Wipe Out Iconic Theme Park Tradition

Will you visit LEGOLAND New York Resort soon? Let us know in the comments below!

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Entire Florida Theme Park Loses Power During Unexpected Incident https://insidethemagic.net/2022/06/theme-park-loses-power-incident-ld1/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 19:15:56 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=459223 An unfortunate incident caused a popular theme park in Florida to lose all power. Related: Popular Theme Park Offering Free Tickets For Select Guests With both Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, as well as SeaWorld residing in Florida, it is easy to forget about another very special theme park. LEGOLAND Florida offers Guests of all […]

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An unfortunate incident caused a popular theme park in Florida to lose all power.

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Related: Popular Theme Park Offering Free Tickets For Select Guests

With both Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, as well as SeaWorld residing in Florida, it is easy to forget about another very special theme park. LEGOLAND Florida offers Guests of all ages the ability to experience some amazing rides, attractions, and a space surrounded by everyone’s favorite brick-building system.

However, some of the fun stops when the entire Resort loses power which recently happened.

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Related: Does ‘Lilo and Stitch’ Deserve a New Disney World Attraction? Fans Debate

As shared by the official Twitter account for LEGOLAND Florida (@LEGOLANDFlorida), you can see an incident that caused the Resort to lose all power:

An incident outside of LEGOLAND Florida caused our Resort to lose power for a brief period of time this afternoon. Tampa Electric is already onsite repairing the damage, and we expect the situation to be resolved within an hour.

As of publishing this article, this was the last update from the Resort. Presumably, power is still out at the Resort but hopefully, it will be fixed soon. We are unsure what caused the outage but will update this story as more information comes out.

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Recently, LEGOLAND has been updating its protocols and features in an attempt to become more accessible and welcoming to all Guests.

The Resort also offers a “Guests with Disabilities Guide” to help families prepare before their visit and make the most out of their days at the Park. This guide can be viewed here.

With three locations in America, LEGOLAND California Resort, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and LEGOLAND New York, LEGOLAND has so many things that Guests can see and do when they visit. AQUAZONE® Wave Racers allows Guests to feel the wind in their hair and spray in your face as you race the waves steer yourself around to dodge the water blasts. Getting wet has never been so much fun! They can also ride the Battle of Bricksburg, Beetle Bounce, The Dragon, Flying School, Coastersaurus, Kid Power Towers, Ninjago The Ride, and more!

Have you been to LEGOLAND?

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LEGOLAND Adopts Dreaded Admission System For the Rest of the Year https://insidethemagic.net/2022/05/legoland-adopts-reservation-system-ea1/ Tue, 31 May 2022 16:36:55 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=457392 LEGOLAND New York Resort recently announced the park would be adopting one of the most dreaded admission measures in the last years. Related: New Offering May Wipe Out Iconic Theme Park Tradition Since theme parks reopened after closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some things have not exactly gone back to normal. With some experiences removed […]

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LEGOLAND New York Resort recently announced the park would be adopting one of the most dreaded admission measures in the last years.

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Related: New Offering May Wipe Out Iconic Theme Park Tradition

Since theme parks reopened after closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some things have not exactly gone back to normal. With some experiences removed or modified, several measures implemented and updated, and limited capacity at many parks, Guests think the experience of visiting a theme park is not quite the same as it used to be.

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Related: Disney Reservation System Continues to Cause Headaches, Guests Unable to Enter Park

Part of these changes has been the use of a reservation system to control crowds and capacity at several theme parks. Perhaps the most discussed users of this system are Disney Parks, with Guests complaining about the complexity and effectiveness of the system. LEGOLAND New York Resort recently announced the park would implement its own reservation system through the end of the year in true Disney fashion.

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Related: Frustration Grows Amongst Disney Fans As ‘No Show’ Punishment Continues

The official website for LEGOLAND Florida Resort currently shows the text “Dated Ticket or Advanced Reservations Required” on all park’s operating calendar dates. However, most, if not all, dates through December 2022 still have availability for Guests to visit LEGOLAND New York Resort.

The site states that Guests who have purchased a dated ticket do not need a reservation but advise all Annual Passholders to reserve their visit in advance. Dated tickets for LEGOLAND New York Resort are available to purchase through the Resort’s website and can only be used on the date selected at the time of purchase.

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Related: Elderly Couple Tragically Denied Entrance To Disney Park

LEGOLAND California Resort’s website shows the same system is being implemented in the West Coast Park, with all days through the end of this year marked with the announcement “Dated Legoland-Only ticket or Advanced Reservations Required.” The site also states the park is now a cashless Resort and will only accept credit or debit cards in the theme park, water park, aquarium, and hotels.

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As of the publication of this article, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is the only LEGOLAND Resort in America that is not requiring advanced reservations to visit the park, per the park’s website.

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Credit: LEGOLAND

Related: LEGOLAND Florida Becomes First Theme Park Resort to Achieve Certified Autism Center Designation

While these measures are being implemented to keep Guests’ health and safety as a top priority, we are not sure what reaction Guests will have regarding these changes.

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With three locations in America, LEGOLAND California Resort, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and LEGOLAND New York, LEGOLAND has so many things that Guests can see and do when they visit. AQUAZONE® Wave Racers allows Guests to feel the wind in their hair and spray in your face as you race the waves steer yourself around to dodge the water blasts. Getting wet has never been so much fun! They can also ride the Battle of Bricksburg, Beetle Bounce, The Dragon, Flying School, Coastersaurus, Kid Power Towers, Ninjago The Ride, and more!

What do you think of LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s new designation? Let us know in the comments below!

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Protesters Rally Outside LEGOLAND Korea Resort Prior to Opening Day https://insidethemagic.net/2022/05/protests-legoland-korea-resort-ea1/ Wed, 11 May 2022 20:43:00 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=452071 LEGOLAND Korea Resort opened its gates to welcome Guests on May 5th, as part of Children’s Day celebrations in Korea. The Resort is the 10th LEGOLAND to open globally and the third in Asia, following Japan and Malaysia Resorts. It is also the first to be built on an island in a city with a […]

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LEGOLAND Korea Resort opened its gates to welcome Guests on May 5th, as part of Children’s Day celebrations in Korea.

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The Resort is the 10th LEGOLAND to open globally and the third in Asia, following Japan and Malaysia Resorts. It is also the first to be built on an island in a city with a population of 280,000. However, the Resort faced several obstacles that delayed the opening of the Park for over ten years, including the discovery of 1,400 Bronze Age remains in 2014, which caused activists to step in and stop construction.

Protestors outside Legoland Korea Resort
Credit: The Korea Herald

In 2017, Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second-largest operator of theme parks and attractions, only behind the Walt Disney Company, achieved a new agreement that allowed the construction of the Resort to continue on the condition that a museum or historical park would be created to preserve the found historical remains. However, this compromise has not been fulfilled, as the found remains continue to be stored inside plastic greenhouses surrounded only by a 2-meter-high fence.

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Credit: The Korea Herald

The Pan-citizens’ Countermeasure Committee, which has lobbied against the opening of Legoland, and other civic groups and artists held a joint press conference on Monday, May 2nd, near the Resort, condemning the Cultural Heritage Administration for neglecting the historical artifacts.

“The Legoland operation permit is now invalid as it has completely failed to meet the terms of the conditional use permit,” the committee said. The statement also accused the head of the Cultural Heritage Administration of condoning the “illegal opening” of Legoland.

Legoland Korea Resort Aerial view
Credit: The Korea Herald

In the 2017 agreement, it was stated that the historical park and an exhibition hall would have to be ready on LEGOLAND’s opening day. However, no changes have been made to how the relics are being stored.  Oh Dong-chul, chair of Chuncheon Civil Society Network, told the following to The Korea Herald in an interview:

Our groups have participated in multiple hunger strikes, including one in 2019. Over 150 billion won ($118 million) have been poured into the theme park. There is no reason to delay the establishment of the preservation park that had been planned since the early stage of Legoland construction.

Legoland Korea Entranc
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However, the Cultural Heritage Administration is blaming local authorities for not being able to secure the budget necessary for the construction of the park and exhibition hall. An official from the CHA told The Korea Herald that the building permit was issued last year and that construction for the park and exhibition hall is expected to start in 2023 as soon as budget issues are resolved.

Despite the protests, LEGOLAND Korea Resort had a successful opening day, welcoming 12,000 Guests who could enjoy over 40 interactive rides, shows, and attractions spawning through over 70 acres.

Legoland Korea Tickets
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Related: LEGOLAND Florida Becomes First Theme Park Resort to Achieve CAC Designation

The official site for the Resort describes it as follows:

What is LEGOLAND® Korea Resort?
LEGOLAND® Korea Resort is the ultimate LEGO® theme park and hotel destination for kids ages 2-12 and their families! It will be the first global theme park in Korea and the tenth LEGOLAND® in the world following Denmark, UK, California, Germany, Florida, Malaysia, Dubai, Japan and New York.

Dragon coaster at legoland korea
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LEGOLAND® Korea Resort will be the first LEGOLAND® Resort to be built on an island and will be “The most beautiful LEGOLAND® Park in the world.”

It will be the perfect destination for your family offering ultimate LEGO® experience – a day at LEGOLAND® Korea and a night at LEGOLAND® Hotel!

Legoland Korea Pirate Shores
Credit: LEGOLAND

Related: New Offering May Wipe Out Iconic Theme Park Tradition

More on LEGOLAND

With three locations in America, LEGOLAND California Resort, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and LEGOLAND New York, LEGOLAND has so many things that Guests can see and do when they visit. AQUAZONE® Wave Racers allow Guests to feel the wind in their hair and spray on their faces as they race the waves and steer themselves around to dodge the water blasts. Getting wet has never been so much fun! They can also ride the Battle of Bricksburg, Beetle Bounce, The Dragon, Flying School, Coastersaurus, Kid Power Towers, Ninjago The Ride, and more!

What do you think about this situation? Let us know in the comments below!

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Families Flood Theme Parks on Children’s Day Celebrations https://insidethemagic.net/2022/05/families-flood-theme-parks-on-childrens-day-ea1/ Fri, 06 May 2022 15:55:56 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=451793 Amid Children’s Day celebrations on May 5th in South Korea, families flooded the country’s theme parks, motivated by relaxed Covid-19 containment measures. On this national holiday, parents are faced with the difficult decision of choosing places to celebrate and entertain their children, as theme parks and other child-oriented venues tend to gather massive crowds. 오늘자 […]

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Amid Children’s Day celebrations on May 5th in South Korea, families flooded the country’s theme parks, motivated by relaxed Covid-19 containment measures. On this national holiday, parents are faced with the difficult decision of choosing places to celebrate and entertain their children, as theme parks and other child-oriented venues tend to gather massive crowds.

And it seems this year, those who chose the Everland theme park made the wrong decision. As reported by The Korea Herald, Everland quickly became the most popular destination in real-time through the T Map app, with over 2,750 vehicles en route to the park by 10 am. Photos posted by Guests show massive crowds inside the park by that time as well, though park officials did not release an official count of visitors.

With over 40 attractions and five themed lands, including Global Fair, American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, and Zootopia,  Everland is one of the most important theme parks in South Korea, and it is easy to see why many parents chose the theme park to celebrate Children’s Day.

Lego city at legoland korea resort
Credit: LEGOLAND Korea Resort

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Another highly popular destination was LEGOLAND Korea Resort, which opened its gates for the first time on May 5th to welcome Guests after over ten years of delays.  The newest LEGOLAND Resort is the third to open in Asia, following Japan and Malaysia Resorts, and the first to be built on an island in a city with a population of 280,000.

“Legoland Korea is a place for children and their families. The opening is all the more meaningful because it’s Children’s Day. We believe this will be the theme park for anyone seeking a real Lego experience,” said Phil Royle, the director overseeing LEGOLAND Korea Resort.

Minifigure trading at LEGOLAND
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Related: New Offering May Wipe Out Iconic Theme Park Tradition

The park reached its capacity after receiving 12,000 Guests, who were able to witness the official opening ceremony of the Resort and experience 40 high-tech attractions, shops, restaurants, and even a water park spawning through over 70 acres.

The official site for the Resort describes it as follows:

What is LEGOLAND® Korea Resort?
LEGOLAND® Korea Resort is the ultimate LEGO® theme park and hotel destination for kids ages 2-12 and their families! It will be the first global theme park in Korea and the tenth LEGOLAND® in the world following Denmark, UK, California, Germany, Florida, Malaysia, Dubai, Japan and New York.

miniland at legoland korea resort
Credit: LEGOLAND Korea Resort

LEGOLAND® Korea Resort will be the first LEGOLAND® Resort to be built on an island and will be “The most beautiful LEGOLAND® Park in the world.”

It will be the perfect destination for your family offering ultimate LEGO® experience – a day at LEGOLAND® Korea and a night at LEGOLAND® Hotel!

More on LEGOLAND

With three locations in America, LEGOLAND California Resort, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and LEGOLAND New York, LEGOLAND has so many things that Guests can see and do when they visit. AQUAZONE® Wave Racers allow Guests to feel the wind in their hair and spray on their faces as they race the waves and steer themselves around to dodge the water blasts. Getting wet has never been so much fun! They can also ride the Battle of Bricksburg, Beetle Bounce, The Dragon, Flying School, Coastersaurus, Kid Power Towers, Ninjago The Ride, and more!

Fire & Ice Freefall at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
Credit: LEGOLAND

Related: Reckless Driver Found With LEGOLAND License After Wild Police Chase

Have you experienced a theme park reaching its maximum capacity on your visit? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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LEGOLAND Florida Becomes First Theme Park Resort to Achieve Certified Autism Center Designation https://insidethemagic.net/2022/04/legoland-florida-becomes-first-cac-theme-park-resort-ea1/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 18:15:34 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=449545 After years of change and effort, LEGOLAND Florida Resort became the first Theme Park Resort to achieve the designation of Certified Autism Center, a massive step for the company to become more accessible for all its Guests. Related: Reckless Driver Found With LEGOLAND License After Wild Police Chase This new certification includes the Resort’s hotels, […]

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After years of change and effort, LEGOLAND Florida Resort became the first Theme Park Resort to achieve the designation of Certified Autism Center, a massive step for the company to become more accessible for all its Guests.

Legoland Expansion
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This new certification includes the Resort’s hotels, shops, restaurants, show venues, and the attractions at LEGOLAND Theme Park, LEGOLAND Water Park, and Peppa Pig Theme Park, which opened earlier this year.

The designation of Certified Autism Center is awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) when an organization completes staff training and offers amenities and accommodations for Guests with cognitive differences.

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Related: New Offering May Wipe Out Iconic Theme Park Tradition

Kelly Hornick, head of marketing and communications for Legoland Florida Resort, stated, “We are passionate about being the resort for families to build awesome vacation memories, and we are thankful to our partners at IBCCES for helping us be more welcoming and more inclusive to more families, including those with sensory needs.”

LEGOLAND Florida Resort also has several accessibility offerings for Guests with special mobility needs and other ADA-compliant measures. The most notable one is the offering of a Hero Pass, which the official LEGOLAND Florida Resort website describes as follows:

LEGOLAND Florida Resort shops, restaurants, show venues and the majority of our rides and attractions are ADA accessible to guests who use wheelchairs or are in need of special services.

Credit: LEGOLAND

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LEGOLAND Florida Resort also offers a Hero Pass for those who may have difficulty waiting in line. This pass allows the guest assigned the pass immediate boarding through the exit along with one helper; however the rest of the group is required to receive a reservation. Once a reservation time is set for an attraction, both the guest assigned the pass and the rest of the group may return together at the reserved time. This pass is valid for up to 6 people and can be picked up at Guest Services. The Assisted Access Pass is assigned at the discretion of LEGOLAND Florida Resort staff and may be revoked at any time if terms are violated.

Minifigure trading at LEGOLAND
Credit: LEGOLAND

The Resort also offers a “Guests with Disabilities Guide” to help families prepare before their visit and make the most out of their days at the Park. This guide can be viewed here.

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