Emmet, Wyldstyle and Friends Return in
‘The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure’ Appearing Exclusively
at LEGOLAND® Theme Parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in 2016
LEGOLAND Florida Resort Hosts Celebrity-Filled World Premiere of Dazzling Theatrical Attraction Starring Blockbuster Movie Heroes
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2016) – In an evening of glitz and glamour befitting a classic Hollywood movie premiere, LEGOLAND Florida Resort welcomed celebrities, media and VIP guests to a gala event Jan. 28 for the grand opening of “The LEGO Movie™ 4D A New Adventure.” The theatrical attraction reunites Emmet and friends in an all-new short story combining dazzling 3D computer animation with “4D,” real-world effects such as wind, water and fog.
The resort built for kids staged an appropriately kid-centric world premiere, punctuated by twin blasts of glittering confetti that welcomed the Master Builder heroes back to the big screen.
Hundreds of fans strolled an “interactive,” special effects-filled red carpet before entering the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater to celebrate the return of Emmet, Wyldstyle, MetalBeard, Benny and Unikitty.
Joining the festivities were 8-year-old actress Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, star of ABC TV’s “Modern Family,” Joey Bragg, star of Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie,” Jack Griffo, star of Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans,” singer-songwriter Megan Lee, star of Nickelodeon’s “Make It Pop,” Isabela Moner, star of Nickelodeon’s “100 Things to Do Before High School,” Jace Norman, star of Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger,” Madisyn Shipman, star of Nickelodeon’s “Game Shakers,” and social media sensations The Eh Bee Family and Family Fun Pack.
In 2014, kids around the world embraced the adventures of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the key to saving the world in “The LEGO Movie™,” which went on to gross more than $400 million worldwide.
But what happened after the movie?
Fans can find out starting tomorrow, Jan. 29, now that “The LEGO Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” has officially opened at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.
Returning to voice their iconic characters are actors Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle), Nick Offerman (MetalBeard), Charlie Day (Benny) and Alison Brie (Unikitty). Actor, writer and comedian Patton Oswalt voices the scheming Risky Business, brother of movie villain President Business, a new character created exclusively for the attraction.
Set after the events of the movie, the 12 ½-minute story finds the gang entangled in an Evil Secret Plot involving a mysterious theme park inspired by their adventures in “The LEGO Movie,” one that requires them to call on the Master Builder skills of a surprise ally to save the day.
“The LEGO Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” was directed by Rob Schrab, who is making his feature film directorial debut with “The LEGO Movie Sequel,” set to open May 18, 2018. When it came to designing the attraction, he said a strong story was critical to its success.
“We only spotlight them for a fraction of the amount of time,” he said, “so it’s important to get to the fun as soon as possible. This is the first time Emmet, Wyldstyle and the gang meet since the film.”
Developed in collaboration with LEGOLAND owner Merlin Entertainments Group and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, the attraction was created by Los Angeles-based Pure Imagination Studios with input from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the talented writer-directors who brought “The LEGO Movie” to hilarious life, along with producer Dan Lin.
The result is a delightfully clever blend of the same sly humor and breathtaking, built-with-LEGO visuals that made the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO film a global hit among kids and adults alike.
For Offerman, the opportunity to slip back into MetalBeard’s shoes – er, bricks – was a welcome one.
“I have worked with Rob on ‘Childrens Hospital’ and ‘Parks and Recreation,’ so it was like a nice reunion of old pals from summer camp,” he said of making the attraction. “We just tried to make each other laugh with silly renderings of dead-serious pirate-y mayhem.”
Following its debut in Florida, “The LEGO Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” will open Feb. 6 at LEGOLAND California Resort in Carlsbad, Calif., and at all other LEGOLAND theme parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers worldwide in 2016.
For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com and www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com.
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Awesome New Event Extends the 4D Fun Exclusively at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in February
Every Saturday and Sunday in February, “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D” Weekends invite fans to celebrate the new adventure of Emmet and his friends during an all-new event held exclusively at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.
Guests will enjoy extended park hours, LEGO building opportunities, hands-on activities built just for kids, a passport adventure with stops throughout the park and meet-and-greet opportunities with the characters from “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure,” including some never seen before in a LEGOLAND theme park.
To conclude the fun, each evening will end with an amazing fireworks display over picturesque Lake Eloise. All activities and entertainment are included with park admission.
For more information, visit http://florida.legoland.com/tlm4d-weekends-pr.
About LEGOLAND® Florida Resort:
Built for kids 2-12 years old, this multi-day vacation destination includes an interactive, 150-acre theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, a world-famous botanical garden and the 5-acre LEGOLAND Water Park. New for 2016 is “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure,” a dazzling theatrical attraction that reunites the heroes of the blockbuster film in an original story appearing exclusively at LEGOLAND® theme parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers. LEGOLAND Hotel, located just steps from the theme park entrance, features 152 rooms and suites, each with its own LEGO theme and some with beautiful views of nearby Lake Eloise. LEGOLAND Florida Resort is located in Winter Haven, Fla., just 45 minutes from Orlando and Tampa. For more information, visit http://florida.LEGOLAND.com/.
There are currently five other LEGOLAND Resorts in the world – LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad, Calif., LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND Deutschland near Günzburg, Germany, LEGOLAND Windsor outside of London, and LEGOLAND Malaysia. The LEGOLAND theme parks and hotels are part of Merlin Entertainments Group, the world’s second largest attractions operator. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com.
About Merlin Entertainments:
Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. Europe’s No. 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates more than 100 attractions, 12 hotels and four holiday villages in 23 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its more than
60 million visitors worldwide through its iconic global and local brands and the commitment and passion of its approximately 27,000 employees.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.