October has arrived and if your kids are anything like mine, they are counting down the days until Halloween. Costumes and candy are ‘the’ talk around our house these days.
This past weekend, we kicked off the Halloween festivities at LEGOLAND Florida with the return of Brick or Treat, held select dates in October. (Dates posted below!) Included with park admission, we enjoyed Halloween themed meet-and-greets, trick-or-treating trails, Halloween-themed activities and treats and all the fun that comes along with a day at LEGOLAND Florida.
As newbies to the event, I wanted to share a few tips we learned from our experience and show you what to expect when you visit LEGOLAND Florida for all of the Brick or Treat fun-
Search at the LEGO Candy Scavenger Hunt
We love exploring MINILAND U.S.A. each time we visit and during Brick or Treat, there’s even more reason to explore the area – a LEGO candy scavenger hunt! Pick up an entry form on your way into the park and count how many candy corns you find in MINILAND – easy!
When you are done, turn your entry form in and you’ll receive a commemorative LEGO brick with the Brick or Treat logo on it. One grand prize winner will receive a LEGO prize pack.
I don’t want to ruin it and tell you how many we found — I think we found them all, but I’m not sure. Some were easy to spot, while there were a few tricky ones hiding in the LEGO scenes. Making our way through MINILAND U.S.A., I’m always amazed at the amount of details included in each scene. So fun!
Meet Spooky Halloween Characters
The photo opportunities do not disappoint during LEGOLAND Brick or Treat – with six different LEGO Halloween characters available for meet and greets. From LEGO Witch to the LEGO Mad Scientist, LEGO Lord Vampyre, LEGO Mummy – these photos are unique and you’ll only find these characters out during Brick or Treat.
New to the fun this year was LEGO Spider Lady. Maggie commented on how she really liked her dress. You’ll notice in the pictures above that Molly was a little frightened of LEGO Lord Vampyre, but she ran right to LEGO Spider Lady. I guess she thought she looked more friendly?!
What I love about photo opportunities at LEGOLAND Florida is that you’ll never have to wait in line long for pictures. Five to ten minutes at the most and the times guides list when the photo opportunities will take place making it super quick and easy to snag a fun picture throughout the day.
While you’re in the Kingdoms area, don’t miss seeing LEGO Lord Vampyre’s LEGO Hearse too. It is massive with just over 280,000 used to make the structure.
Explore the Brick or Treat Trail
In the afternoon (after we spent time at the LEGOLAND Water Park – yep, it is open during Brick or Treat), we made our way over to the Brick or Treat Trail. I was worried because we didn’t have bags for treat-or-treating, but thankfully they were handing out LEGOLAND bags at the start of the trail. So, off we went to score some treats!
There was a variety of treats ranging from potato chips to fruit snacks to organic juices and yes, plenty of candy too. The girls were thrilled with their bag of treats and I was super impressed with how many treat stations there were along the route.
Plenty of fun things to see — from actors dressed as scarecrows talking to the kids to LEGO displays throughout the trail and more. It was a lot of fun and Molly instantly asked if we could go back through the trail again. Park rules – one trip down the trail per day. (Besides, we had plenty of treats!)
If you’re an annual passholder, you get access to the Brick or Treat Trail an hour before the general public.
And if you don’t have a costume – don’t worry! No kids are turned away from joining in on the fun. We did see quite a few families and kids dressed up as the day went on, but we opted for Halloween-themed shirts instead and felt festive!
Go Costume Shopping
And speaking of costumes — you can buy a LEGO-themed costume right in the park. Hop over to the Be-A-Minifigure Costume Shop in Fun Town. This store is filled with cool LEGO costumes — and Maggie couldn’t get over all of the fun masks available for purchase.
Pick out your favorite LEGO Minifigure and you’ll be all set for Halloween. There’s also an area in the shop where you can build your own Minifigure to take home too — and of course, there’s plenty of opportunities for trading Minifigures too!
The Tale of Pirates’ Cove – Fireworks Spectacular
Since we arrived at 10 a.m. when the park opened, I think we wore ourselves out and missed The Tale of Pirates’ Cove fireworks spectacular. I’m sad we missed it as everyone at the show received free viewing glasses that made the fireworks look like LEGO bricks. How fun is that?! Miss Molly is still pretty scared of fireworks but I’m wondering if maybe those fun glasses would have helped her overcome the fear!
The show takes place over adjacent Lake Eloise – where the water ski show takes place each day. We’re going to have to plan accordingly next time so we can see the show.
When is Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida?
- Oct. 13-14 (Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.)
- Oct. 20-21 (Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.)
- Oct. 27-28 (Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.)
- Oct. 31 (Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
When making your plans, keep in mind that there are no fireworks on Halloween night, so plan accordingly!
Things to Know About LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat
- The LEGOLAND Waterpark is open during Brick or Treat weekends, so upgrade your ticket and bring a swimsuit. We spent time in the lazy river last weekend – the perfect way to cool off in the middle of the day.
- At the Brick or Treat trails, you’ll receive a free treat bag to hold all of your loot.
- If you’re there for the fireworks, pick up a complimentary viewing glasses for a brick-tastic LEGO twist. (The fireworks look like LEGO bricks!)
- The LEGOLAND Hotel has Halloween-themed rooms available during Brick or Treat weekends! Call all 1-888-690-5346 to book your stay. (We stayed at the hotel a few years ago and had a blast. Here’s a look at our LEGOLAND Hotel stay.)
So, are you ready for Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida? My family and I had tons of fun exploring all the bits of spooky that were added to the park for this fun holiday.
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