LEGOLAND Florida Resort invited the media and annual passholders to an exclusive after-hours event. The free event provided a sneak preview of the new LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D film and the re-themed Imagination Zone. The event also offered give-aways, ample time to explore Imagination Zone, and complimentary snacks and beverages.
I was thrilled to be in attendance at this fun and interactive sneak preview event. The attendees were divided into two teams: Team Macy and Team Clay. I was part of Team Macy. The first adventure for Team Macy was to visit and explore the re-themed Imagination Zone, set to open May 27, 2016. Upon arrival, we were offered cookies and bottled water. We then had time to explore the newly themed areas of Imagination Zone. The four new areas are Water Zone, Creation Zone, Bulding Zone and Flight Zone.
Water Zone encourages guests to imagine and design awesome sea creatures with virtual Lego bricks through the use of touch-screen technology. When your sea creature is complete you send it to swim in the immersive floor-to-ceiling underwater coral reef. Guests will find strategically placed bins of Lego bricks throughout the space. Youngsters can create sea life models to display on the baseplates mounted to the wall. These wall-mounted baseplates are a concept that sets Legoland a step above the rest with regards to understanding the needs of children. Children do not have to take apart their creation before they leave. They can proudly display their model on a base plate for other visitors to see.
The Creation Zone area is located at the entrance of the Imagination Zone. This space is designed along a curved corridor with padded Lego pits filled with thousands of Lego bricks. The Lego display baseplates are scattered along the the walls in Creation Zone too. While children are imagining and building their creations, family members can choose a Lego-shaped ottoman to sit and relax on as they wait.
The new Building Zone area provides guests the inspiration to dream, invent, and experiment with Lego bricks. This space is designed to inspire future engineers and designers to test their skills. On display you will find a lighthouse, a design school and an earthquake-proof tower.
Flight Zone is showcased as the centerpiece of the re-themed Imagination Zone. Visitors to this area are encouraged to use their imagination and creativity to build flying machines. Once their contraption is complete, they compete against others in a race along curved suspended ziplines.
The next excursion for Team Macy was to the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater to view the 4D film LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: The Book of Creativity, opening at Legoland Florida Resort on May 26, 2016. Upon arrival we were offered popcorn and bottled water. We were then handed 4D glasses and ushered along the red carpet and into the theater. Once seated we played a rousing game of “Know Your Knight.” Team Macy had to guess the Knight based upon certain characteristics. The five knights are Clay, Macy, Aaron, Lance and Axl. After this there were giveaways of LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS building sets.
Prior to viewing the film we were introduced to the LEGO Kid CEO Tommy Parker via an exclusive preview of his upcoming television commercial. The lights went down in the theater and the 12 1/2 minute movie preview began. The storyline is primarily about teamwork and immerses guests into the film. We join five young knights on their quest to keep the Book of Creativity out of the hands of Jestro, the Book of Monsters, and their Lava Monsters. I enjoyed the special effects presented throughout the film. There were moments of fog, wind, and lights. I also found the sound quality to be excellent. I have seen many of the LEGO films and movies and I believe this is the best one yet.
If you are looking for a fun, immersive and interactive family adventure then a visit to Legoland Florida Resort may be exactly what you are looking for. You can easily spend the better part of a day exploring the newly themed Imagination Zone and viewing the film LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: The Book of Creativity. These new offerings will inspire your imagination while encouraging you to explore and invent together as a family. Awesome awaits at Legoland Florida Resort!
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