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Event Review: Brick or Treat @ LEGOland Florida

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.


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