Written by: Brianna Price
On October 6th, LEGOLAND Florida Resort kicked off their very first weekend of Brick or Treat! I had the opportunity to take my nephews to the park to experience how LEGOLAND Florida does Halloween. The park was full of pumpkins, spooky LEGO displays, tasty Halloween treats, creepy characters and SPOOKtacular Halloween shows! With little ones who are 3 and 5 years old, LEGOLAND provided the perfect mixture of a spooky, but friendly Halloween experience for all ages to enjoy.
As we walked through the turn-styles to the tune of Thriller, the park opened up to giant scarecrow characters and pumpkin displays that make for perfect spooky photo opportunities. The scarecrow characters even danced and played with the children as they paused in awe of how tall and fun they were! Being welcomed into the park by two giant scarecrows was the perfect way to start our SPOOKtacular day at Legoland.
After meeting our first set of Halloween characters, we followed our Brick or Treat map to the next stop. Beyond Pepper & Roni's Pizza Stop is the Bigsy Bricksy LEGO Spider Build where guests can create their own creepy spider to add to the tangled web created by the giant LEGO spider, Bigsy Bricksy! This interactive "workshop" opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. and gives children of all ages a chance to be creative and leave a mark on the park. By the end of the day, the web was full of crazy, creepy creations for all of the guests to see as they walked in and out of the park.
From open to close, guests have a chance to win a LEGO prize by participating in their LEGO Candy Scavenger Hunt! All you have to do is pick up a scavenger hunt form outside of the Studio Store, find the hidden candy corns scattered throughout MINILAND and then turn it in when you're finished. For rules and more information, see the submission box at the Studio Store.
The Brick or Treat map is the perfect guide to see all of the bricktastic things that LEGOLAND has in store for all of its guests. One feature on the map shows you where you can find a "Photostop." There are two creepy photostops in the park. One is the Vampyre Hearse and the other is the LEGO Hallow-Globe. Kids who love seeing larger-than-life LEGO creations will thoroughly enjoy these photostops.
The Vampyre Hearse (pictured to the left) is made up of over 280,000 LEGO bricks and took more than 2,400 hours to build. This display was designed and created by LEGOLAND Florida Resort Master Model Builders and is a life-size version of the retired LEGO Vampyre Hearse from the Monster Fighters Series. Be sure to check out the Brick or Treat map to visit these amazing photostops throughout the park.
Speaking of photo opportunities, LEGOLAND also introduces new characters to the park during the Halloween season that make for great interactive experiences for the kids and perfect Instagram stories! The characters include, the LEGO Witch, Mad Scientist, Lord Vampyre, Spider Lady, LEGO Mummy and Frankenstein.
The Monster Rock Experience with Frankenstein is the newest addition to this group of kooky characters. This isn't just a photo op with the monster himself, the kids get their own guitar and dance with the character to rock music and colorful lights. This was another fun-filled interactive experience for the kids. This special meet and greet takes place on the weekends in October from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In addition to the character meet and greets, the LEGOLAND shows were a blast! We made it a priority to stop and see their brand new show, A Candy Coated Curse. The show is about three trick or treaters who find themselves trapped in City Hall on Halloween night with only one way to get out before the clock strikes midnight.
When they stumble upon a spooky witch who has also been stuck inside, they all dedcide to work together and involve the audience in their jouney too. Through spooky magic, interactive songs and lots of candy, the audeince helps the characters escape City Hall and enjoy the rest of their Halloween night trick or treating. After the show, kids could meet the characters and get candy! LEGOLAND did an amazing job with creating an interactive and exciting show for all ages to participate in and enjoy.
The cherry on top of the daily activities at Brick or Treat was the Brick or Treat Trail! For Annual Pass Holders, LEGOLAND allowed early enterance at 2:00 p.m. For regular guests, the trail opened at 3:00 p.m. and closed at 7:00 p.m. The trail was packed with pirates, witches, ghosts and goblins who handed candy out to the kids. The path was very festive with smoke, strobe lighting, halloween displays and creepy characters to meet along the way. How many people can say they have been trick or treating in LEGOLAND Florida Resort? Only Brick or Treaters!
After spending most of the day hopping on rides and playing in the Florida sun, LEGOLAND has created delicious Halloween themed treats for everyone to enjoy. The list of treats includes spooky trail mix, halloween rice krispy treats, pumpkin spice Granny Apple fries, pumpkin spice flavor burst ice-cream and the dirt cup. Having to choose only one of these desserts was a challenge, but my nephews picked the dirt cups. The dirt cups are filled with chocolate pudding, whipped cream, chunks of Oreo cookies and topped with tasty gummy worms. It was the perfect Halloween dessert we needed to cool down and re-energize!
All in all, LEGOLAND Florida's Brick or Treat was an amazing Halloween experience that easily brings back the childhood nostalgia of trick or treating or dressing up in an amazing spooky costume. Whether you are 5 years old or 50, Brick or Treat was created with the whole family in mind! If you want to learn more about Brick or Treat, click here.
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