By Jaimz Dillman
Outside of the mouse house and a universe of wizards is a kingdom
built by bricks and on weekends through October you can experience
Brick or Treat. LEGOland Florida has brought out the ghosts and
goblins to give little monsters some Halloween fun. Included in your
daily admission are 2 shows, 6 candy trick or treat stations, special
LEGO builds throughout acres of rides and more.
Safety is an obvious priority as you approach the entrance marked with
LEGO painted distancing bricks along the pathway. Quick forehead temp
screenings and a pass-through security and you're on your way through
the gates. Performance Captain, Joy Belding says "People are nervous
like anywhere else but attendance has been good." Masks aren't
mandated in Polk county so guests can go without them walking around
outside. The park does require them to be worn in line, indoors, and
on rides. Hand sanitizer and washing stations are placed all through
the park and at every ride or show entrance and exit.
Belding says "We have the same shows this year but audiences are
escorted to their seats skipping every other row and alternating
sides. Then, at the end, rows are dismissed to exit." There's also
usually a candy trail to follow for goodies through the park but this
year is more neighborhood style to keep things spread out and
distanced. Sweets are delivered via minimal contact through candy
chutes with kids placing their bags under the end opening to gather
their confections from the sugar slide.
The two live show offerings are located at opposite ends of the park.
A Candy-Coated Curse is geared for little ones with interactive songs
and dancing. The Groovin' Graveyard is a great high energy drumming
and dance show aimed at the older crowd with darkness and loud sounds
that may scare younger viewers.
Costumed characters appear throughout the day to greet and talk with
families and photos are available with the masked LEGO characters at
different set times noted on the event guide.
The park has implemented a new virtual queue designed to give guests a
more fluid experience throughout their day. You can reserve your spot
in line on the mobile app then return when it's your turn. Similar to
fast pass. They're still working out the kinks of the system and
training everyone how to use it but it should alleviate those long
tired lines we all know and loathe giving you more time to fit in more
A few seasonal offerings on the menu are available for purchase at
different food locations including a spooky snack mix ($3) and apple
fries with pumpkin ice cream ($8 and YUM!!). Make sure to take in
hidden decor surprises all over... look up and down! There are also
some impressive haunted builds for the event including a 280,000 LEGO
brick hearse- complete with skeleton driver.
And of course, what's LEGOland without some building! Interactive
stations are sprinkled throughout to satisfy creatives wanting to set
their hands to work- Candy Corn Scavenger Hunt at DUPLO Valley, Mosaic
Build LEGO Kingdoms and Competition Build Pirates’ Cove.
More seasonal offerings are around the corner with holiday dates
already set on the website. You can find out ticket and hours info at
Grab your costumes, pack your sunscreen and umbrellas (it IS Florida)
and take a drive to explore the land that LEGO built.