LEGOLAND Florida is already a top Florida vacation destination for families with young children. Once October hits, though, they give you even more reason to bring the family. Their Brick or Treat celebration invites families to come and celebrate the spooky Halloween season with activities that induce more laughs than screams. If you’re looking for laid-back and non-frightening Halloween fun (and candy, of course) for the whole family, LEGOLAND® Florida Brick or Treat has you covered.
I have three Lego loving boys and a stop at LEGOLAND Florida is a favorite for us. It’s located in Winter Haven, Florida, which is amazingly convenient if your mom just happens to live 10 minutes from there. For those of you without a super sweet hook up like mine, consider staying on property at the LEGOLAND Florida Hotel. It’s got all kinds of kid-friendly features including a built-in whoopie cushion in the floor and disco dancing in the elevators.
What About LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat?
Okay, okay. I hear you. The LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat event occurs every Friday and Saturday in October as well as on Halloween night. The best part? There’s no extra fee charged for joining in on the fun. All the activities are covered in your park admission fee.
Brick or Treat encourages two Halloween staples: costumes and asking for candy! Get your group costume on because there is a costume parade through MINILAND USA. Halloween wouldn’t be the same without treats. Walk the Brick or Treat Trail for tasty goodies!
Of course, there will be activities at LEGOLAND Florida that you won’t do anywhere else. Your kids can participate in a LEGO Vampire Build! There will also be a 13 foot LEGO “Vampyre Hearse” model that was introduced last year. This year, though, it’s getting an upgrade with working lights and sound effects with plenty of photo ops. Get your picture taken with the world’s largest LEGO Pumpkin! You can also meet and take a picture with LEGO Halloween characters.
My favorite part of the whole celebration is the Skeleton Scavenger Hunt. You’ll be on a quest to spot as many skeleton bones as you can; they’re hidden all through MINILAND. When you’ve completed the scavenger hunt, you’ll receive a limited edition skeleton themed Brick or Treat brick, while supplies last.
End your Brick or Treat evening with a Halloween-themed fireworks show. The fireworks will be shown every event date except for Halloween night.
Come For Brick or Treat, Enjoy All The Classic Fun
Hit up all the Brick or Treat events, for sure. But take time to really explore the rest of LEGOLAND Florida. Many of the rides are geared for very young children, but some roller coaster experiences older kids would enjoy as well. In addition to rides, free-build stations and play areas allow the imagination and body to run free!
Be sure to check out the amazing MINILAND, USA! Elaborately built models of famous world landmarks will fascinate adults and kids alike. There’s a special Star Wars themed area that’s a guaranteed hit for any fan of the movies.
Old Gardens, Second Chance
Aside from entertaining my entire family, the thing I am most grateful to LEGOLAND Florida for is preserving the beauty of the area that was once Cypress Gardens.
Originally established on the grounds over 75 years ago, Cypress Gardens was once a Florida tourist staple. I had spent many happy hours there with my kids while we were visiting Grandma. Once the doors closed and the property purchased to build LEGOLAND Florida, I feared that we would never see those gardens again. Thankfully, this historic Florida spot was preserved and is now a tranquil and beautiful place for families to take a break if the fun is getting a little overwhelming.
LEGOLAND Florida offers so much for families to do that while you want to make a weekend out of it. Come for Brick or Treat but stay to explore all the other amazing things the park has to offer! Our TravelingMom of Many has plenty of tips on how to save money on your LEGOLAND Florida vacation. Maybe we’ll see you there!