From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele
LEGOLAND and Florida Prepaid to Make College Dreams Come True with $28K Prize to Celebrate the Park’s 10th Birthday
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (April 12, 2021) — LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will reward one Florida family with the gift of a lifetime: a four-year University Plan scholarship from their partners at Florida Prepaid, worth approximately $28,000 in celebration of the Theme Park’s 10th birthday.
Imaginations are built brick by brick every day at LEGOLAND, and the Resort is thrilled to offer the ultimate prize for a local family to build towards a bright future. Starting today, through April 22, families with children born on or after the Theme Park’s original open date, October 15, 2011, can enter this dream drawing for a chance to win. The winning family will also receive a special invitation to participate in the Theme Park’s brick-tastic birthday event later this fall. Families can read the full program details on LEGOLAND.com/scholarship.
Future scholars can also join in the birthday fun by building their own LEGO® birthday cake. Parents are encouraged to submit an image, drawing or short video of their kid’s LEGO birthday cake design on the scholarship submission page online for a chance to be a “spotlight builder” on the social media channels for LEGOLAND Florida Resort and be featured at LEGOLAND’s birthday celebration later this year. This submission is purely for fun and will not affect the scholarship selection.
Open Enrollment for Florida Prepaid Plans is currently open through April 30. This is the only time each year that families can lock in the price of a prepaid tuition plan and optional prepaid dormitory plans. Prepaid Plans are designed to help families maximize their college savings by picking a plan to fit their savings goals and locking in the future cost of college for less.
The scholarship-winning family will be selected at random after the contest closes at 5 p.m. on April 22. Parents, grandparents, or guardians must be 18 years of age or older and legal Florida residents to enter the contest. Child must have been born on or after October 15, 2011 to be eligible. Families can review the full rules and details at LEGOLAND.com/scholarship. The winning family will be notified on Friday, April 23.
About the Florida Prepaid College Board
The Florida Prepaid College Board manages the Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Program and the Florida 529 Savings Plan. Both are tax-favored 529 college savings plans authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. In 1987 the Florida Prepaid College Program was created by the Florida Legislature and the commitment and dedication of Mr. Stanley G. Tate to provide Florida families with an affordable means to save for their children’s future college education. The first Florida Prepaid College Plans were sold in 1988 and were augmented with the addition of the Florida 529 Savings Plan in 2002. The Board also oversees two direct-support organizations – The Florida Prepaid College Foundation and Florida ABLE, Inc., d/b/a ABLE United. Florida Prepaid is the largest, longest running and most successful prepaid plan in the nation with more than 2 million Florida Prepaid College Plans purchased and more than $15 billion in assets. The 529 Savings Plan has more than 99,000 active accounts with a market value of more than $890 million.
About LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is the ultimate vacation destination for families with kids. Located 45 minutes from Orlando and Tampa, the Resort features an interactive, 150-acre Theme Park with more than 50 rides, live shows and themed attractions inspired by popular LEGO® brands and characters, a seasonably heated Water Park, that is open year round, with more than a dozen family water slides, and three uniquely themed on-site accommodations. Located 130 kid-steps away from the Theme Park’s front gate, LEGOLAND® Hotel and the new LEGOLAND® Pirate Island Hotel bring the Theme Park fun into the hotel with nightly entertainment, resort pools, and guest rooms with separate adult and child sleeping areas, and in-room treasure hunts. Just across the street, LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat features beach-themed bungalows in village-style layout centered around outdoor play areas and unforgettable Florida lake views.
2021 marks the Theme Park’s 10th birthday and a year of celebrations for LEGOLAND including a full lineup of events, new openings and an all-new show, Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show, that features gravity-defying stunts including wakeboarding, barefoot skiing, and an all-new flyboard act above the legendary Lake Eloise. More information is available at LEGOLAND.com/Florida