From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Scott
TREASURE AWAITS AS ALL-NEW PIRATE RIVER QUEST RIDE OPENS AT LEGOLAND® FLORIDA RESORT
The Theme Park’s Newest Attraction Sets Sail on Historic Cypress Gardens Canals
Anchors aweigh! Set sail aboard the all-new Pirate River Quest, NOW OPEN at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. This one-of-a-kind boat ride through the natural canals of historic Cypress Gardens whisks families away into a world of adventure in search of Captain Redbeard’s lost treasure, stolen by a troop of mischievous monkeys. Buccaneers can embark upon this quest daily – all included with general park admission or an Annual Pass.
This hilarious story unfolds brick by brick with a rowdy crew of LEGO® pirates, as adventurers encounter exciting sequences and exotic creatures on this captain-driven boat ride. From a sunken pirate ship to a fearsome kraken set amongst the lush Florida landscape, this tale captivates pirates and landlubbers of all ages. It’s all-hands-on-deck for this treasure quest, as riders count Captain Redbeard’s gems, coins and golden bricks along the way.
The grand opening of Pirate River Quest marks the return of the canal boats, a beloved feature of the historic Gardens for decades. The new ride brings a LEGO twist that will introduce new generations to this Florida treasure. The voyage also offers a new and unique view of the Gardens from the open waters of Lake Eloise, as well as a glimpse of Florida wildlife while onboard.
The swashbuckling fun continues this January with the return of PirateFest Weekends, every Saturday and Sunday beginning Jan. 21. For five consecutive weekends through Feb. 19, guests can play like a pirate with a map full of adventure, including exclusive meet-and-greets, new and returning shows, and a menu of tasty treats worthy of any pirate.
Savvy seafarers can experience the maiden voyage of Pirate River Quest and a treasure trove of seasonal events, including Brick-or-Treat and Holidays at LEGOLAND, with an all-new Annual Pass, starting at just $13 per month with a small down payment. Learn more at LEGOLAND.com/Florida.
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.
See www.LEGOLAND.com/Florida for more information and follow @LEGOLANDflorida on social media.
About Merlin Entertainments
Merlin Entertainments is a global leader in location-based, family entertainment. As Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin operates more than 140 attractions, 23 hotels and 6 holiday villages in 24 countries across 4 continents. Merlin’s purpose is to deliver memorable experiences to its millions of guests around the world, through its iconic brands and multiple attraction formats, and the commitment and passion of its employees.