Legoland Florida Resort Reveals ‘Year of the Pirate’

WINTER HAVEN, FL — The Great LEGO Race at LEGOLAND Florida Resort (PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland)

Legoland Florida Resort, Winter Haven, Florida, is inviting brick fans to #VacationLikeAPirate in 2020 with the announcement of the “Year of the Pirate” including the grand opening of Legoland Pirate Island Hotel, a jam-packed event season plus pirate-themed event days, more time to swashbuckle at Legoland Water Park, and a brand-new pirate water ski show.

Visitors cab enjoy the “Year of the Pirate” and more event days than ever before with an Awesome Annual Pass for less than $12 a month and no down payment. Awesome Annual Passes include unlimited access to the theme park, water park, seasonal events, free standard parking and discounts on retail, dining and hotel rates.

Located near the theme park entrance, Legoland Pirate Island Hotel opens April 17 and will feature 150 Lego-filled rooms (including four suites), a heated pool (complete with Lego soft bricks to build in the pool), hundreds of Lego models, in-room Lego treasure hunts and exclusive character experiences. Similar to the popular Legoland Hotel, each room will include two separate spaces: a kid’s sleeping area and an adult area.

The five-story hotel will house the pirate-themed Shipwreck Restaurant with family-style dining, Smuggler’s Bar for adult swashbucklers, an entertainment area with kid-friendly nightly programming and Lego play areas. Also, with every overnight stay, guests will enjoy a complimentary family-style breakfast. Directly outside the entrance to the hotel, a pirate shipwreck will greet guests and offer a unique photo opportunity.

The only Legoland Resort water ski show in the world, Battle for Brickbeard’s Bounty, will close after a successful eight-year run to make way for a brand-new pirate adventure on April 18 with skiing acrobatics, water stunts, pirate humor and more surprises.

Sailors, seadogs and pirates of all ages can learn to walk like a pirate, talk like a pirate and vacation like a pirate in this brand-new, three-weekend event April 18 through May 3. Guests can complete an exclusive “pirate passport” while exploring resort-wide activities, meet exclusive pirate characters and run a rig with a scurvy pirate bunch following the grand opening of Pirate Island Hotel.

Other openings and events in 2020 include Lego Ninjago Days on January 25-26 and February 1-2 and 8-9, Legoland Water Park Season Opening on February 15, Red, White & Boom fireworks on July 2-4, The Lego Movie Days on July 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, and August 1-2, Heroes Weekend on August 8-9, Brick or Treat Halloween event on October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, and 31, and Holidays at Legoland, celebrated November 27-29, December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, and 24-31.