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New Legoland Beach Retreat Opens

Legoland Florida has expanded their resort options with the opening of the new Legoland Beach Retreat. Located just a half mile away from the theme park, the 83 Lego themed bungalows sit on the shores of Lake Dexter.

The bright colored bungalows are designed for families traveling with children as each room features a single king size bed and as well as a pair of bunk beds with a trundle bed. Although the rooms are on the smallish side, they can sleep up to five.

The bungalows are arranged in themed “coves” named after Lego minifigures and feature their own playground as a centerpiece. Parents can relax on the porch of their bungalow while still keeping the little ones in sight.

If you’re taking a break from the theme park, the Beach Retreat offers a few amenities to keep your family entertained including a large swimming pool, Sandy’s Castle Restaurant and the Palm Tree Traders shop.

Each evening the four-story tall lighthouse sitting on top of the main building lights up in a ceremony hosted by Pirate Queen Ruby.

One of the most unique features of the Beach Resort is the check-in process, which happens right from your car. Pulling up the gate we were surprised to not be directed to a main lobby, instead we were given our room keys and sent on our way to our room.

This is Legoland Florida’s second resort following the 152-room Legoland Hotel that opened two years ago. The new 166 room Beach Retreat doubles the number of rooms available to guests visiting the theme park. Rooms at the new resort can be had for around $135 a night but will vary by season and demand.

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New Disney MagicBands Available for the Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, new MagicBands are set to make an appearance at Walt Disney World.

The new MagicBand options include Princess Tiana, Mickey Mouse Christmas Sweater pattern and Orange Bird.

To expand the collection of standard color MagicBands, a new color is being added to the lineup. Purple will join the other standard MagicBand colors green, yellow, blue, red, orange and pink in late December.

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Legoland Hotel Prepares for Grand Opening

Lego fans from around the world will have their first opportunity to stay at the brand new Legoland Hotel in Florida in just a few weeks.

Located at Legoland Florida, the new five-story hotel features 152 Lego themed hotel rooms, interactive play areas, pool and early admission to the Legoland theme park. Guests staying at the hotel have their option of four different room themes based on popular Lego brick lines including Pirate, Kingdom, Adventure or Friends.

Just like inside the theme park, the hotel features its own set of over 2000 Lego models for Lego fans to enjoy.

The Legoland Hotel opens to guests May 15.

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SeaWorld Teases New 200 Foot Coaster Coming in 2016

SeaWorld teased Friday a new coaster coming to the Orlando based theme park in 2016.

The new 200 foot-tall coaster is promised to be Orlando’s “tallest, fastest and longest coaster” when it opens next year.

While very little information is available about the new attraction at this time, SeaWorld is asking fans to follow the tag #nothingFaster on Twitter to be informed of updates.


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Clyde & Seamore Return to SeaWorld

Clyde and Seamore make their return to the stage in an all-new show at SeaWorld called ‘Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High’.

The newly revamped show stars guest favorites Clyde and Seamore continuing their adventures together, this time trying for a chance to go to Ocean University. Clyde and Seamore previously battled pirates in their last show at the park,’Clyde & Seamore Take Pirate Island’, until August of last year.

“Clyde and Seamore are nominated to win scholarships to Ocean University, they must enter crash courses in science, dance and gym in a storyline that is full of fast-paced fun”, said a SeaWorld spokesperson.

“We love creating a show like ‘Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High’,” said Kelly Flaherty Clark, curator of animal training. “Finding entertaining ways to encourage guests to care about these animals is what we do, and this show does it in a way that makes you smile and laugh.”

‘Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High’ can be seen daily at SeaWorld Orlando.

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Fast and Furious 7 Cars on Display at Universal Studios

Three of the cars from the latest in the “Fast and the Furious” movie series, “Furious 7” are on display for a limited time at Universal Studios in Orlando.

Guests to the theme park can see the black and red 1973 Plymouth Roadrunner, the Plymouth Barracuda and armored vehicle.

Guests are encourage to take pictures of the famous movie cars but “no driving” allowed.

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New MagicBands Coming to the Walt Disney World Resort

Tired of the plain color MagicBand you received when making your hotel reservations and wish you could express your inner Disney-side a little more? Later this month, five new MagicBands featuring Disney character favorites will premier.

Disney recently released themed MagicBands featuring the characters from Frozen and is now expanding the collection with characters from other Disney films.

The availability of the new MagicBands are staggered throughout the month of January and will be available at shops across the resort.
Ariel and Cinderella Castle – January 16
Belle – January 23
Tinker Bell; Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear – January 30

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Full Video : A Frozen Holiday Wish at Magic Kingdom Featuring Anna and Elsa

Anna and Elsa have taken over the duty of bringing holiday cheer to the Magic Kingdom this season. Complete with friends Kristoff and Olaf, the Frozen sisters turn Cinderella’s Castle in to a frozen ice palace.

Disney Parks Blog recorded the whole show and put it up on their Youtube channel. You can see the full video below.

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New Frozen Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card for the Holiday

Elsa becomes the latest addition to the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom with a new limited edition card released exclusively this holiday season.

Available only at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, the new Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card features Elsa’s Icy Shield spell.

The new card is the sixth in the special limited series that last year featured Chip and Dale.

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Video: Last Ride Through of Maelstrom at Epcot

The Norway pavilion at Epcot is a little quieter today as their signature ride Maelstrom closed this past weekend.

Fans gathered throughout the day on Sunday for one more ride before Maelstrom joins previous closed Disney attractions in Yesterland.

Disney recently announced the ride closure while letting fans in on what was coming next. As part of the Frozen takeover, the ride will re-open with a new theme based on the popular Anna and Elsa film in 2016.

Fans celebrating Maelstrom together on its final day.

Full ride-through of Maelstrom taken on the last evening of operation.