| Dec 3, 2013
When parents tell me they're going to Europe and ask me where to take their kids, I'm sometimes tempted to answer, "To Grandma and Grandpa's on your way to the airport."
It's easy to make the case against taking the kids along. A European vacation with...
| Apr 28, 2013
CARLSBAD, Calif. — The Legoland Hotel, which opened April 5, got plenty of little things wrong in its first weeks. But its designers got one thing enormously right, and that will make this place a screaming success: kid-centricity.
| May 14, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Legoland Florida has announced that its World of Chima expansion will have its grand opening on July 3.
The Winter Haven theme park's expansion will include an interactive water ride called the Quest for Chi, which will have onboard water cannons. The...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Legoland Florida has introduced ticket discounts for guests who buy in advance and for a specific date.
"Simply put, families who plan ahead now get additional savings," said Adrian Jones, general manager of Legoland Florida.
The Winter Haven theme...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:31 AM
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First, grab a 50 percent off Furby Boom! with a Target Cartwheel coupon good through Wednesday. Next, text KIDSGIFTS to 827438 to get $5...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Toys "R" Us isn't playing around.
The toy retailer is opening most of its stores, including those in South Florida, at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Retailers have began announcing earlier than ever openings this holiday season hoping to attract the most...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Legoland Florida will expand again this summer, introducing an area called the World of Chima, based on a Lego product line with tribes of mystical animal warriors, theme park officials announced Tuesday morning.
The new land will feature an interactive...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:59 AM
We’re just three months into 2013, and we are bursting with theme-park developments. And this is supposed to be the slow season. Instead of waiting nine months to compile a year-in-review post, I’ve decided to make quarterly reports that...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:25 PM
When the Norton Museum of Art tasked Lego man Dan Parker with re-creating the world's best skyscrapers for its new exhibit, the artist made 1 World Trade Center the tallest of them all.
Standing 9 feet 2 inches tall from base to antenna, Parker's Lego-...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:13 PM
I have talked a lot about our Costa Mesa libraries and their history and tried to get more people involved in the quest for larger facilities that allow for expanded services for our residents. So now, I am trying another tack. As you read this,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Perhaps it was only a matter of time before NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover got its own official Lego avatar. The Mars Science Laboratory robot was picked by thousands of fans to be designed in toy brick form, and it joins a pantheon of other Red Planet...