CARLSBAD, CA (May 18, 2020) – New York City is known as “The City that never sleeps,” and it’s safe to say there are essential workers on the frontline doing just that to help keep everyone safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. To pay tribute and send a message of gratitude to frontline heroes, a Master Model Builder at LEGOLAND® California Resort designed a special scene in a miniature LEGO® version of the Big Apple located in the Park’s Miniland U.S.A.
Constructed by Model Builder Tim Sams, the scene is filled with LEGO versions of frontline workers, New Yorkers cheering on their hard work and a special LEGO “Thank You” banner. The family theme park built for kids continues to share messages of hope and gratitude to hopefully bring some smiles to all the families affected by COVID-19 until they can open once again. The special New York City tribute video, along with access to instructional building videos and fun activities that promote learning, creating and play, can be found on the Resort’s website. All activities on the site are free and available for everyone to enjoy. For more information: https://www.legoland.com/llcbuildingchallenge/.
LEGOLAND® California Resort includes LEGOLAND® California, SEA LIFE® aquarium, LEGOLAND® Water Park, LEGOLAND® Hotel and LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel. All are geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including the new LEGO® City: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride where guests experience more than 2,000 real sea animals including real sharks, rays and tropical fish. The Park also includes LEGO® NINJAGO: Master of the Fourth Dimension 4D film, NINJAGO™ The Ride where guests experience 3D imagery, high-tech sensors and use hand movements in a striking motion to master their skills before battling the Great Devourer, LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display and The LEGO® Movie 4D A New Adventure™. SEA LIFE aquarium is home to more than 5,000 living creatures and incorporates LEGO® models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean featuring play zones, fun facts and quiz trails. LEGOLAND Water Park features more than seven slides, sandy beaches and the unique Build-A-Raft Rive plus Pirate Reef and LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park comprising 10 acres of water fun! The nation’s first LEGOLAND Hotel features 250 rooms, all themed either as pirate, adventure, kingdom, LEGO® Friends and LEGO® NINJAGO™! New this year, LEGOLAND Castle Hotel features 250 rooms, fully themed as Knights and Dragons, Royal Princess and Magic Wizard. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).
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