LEGOLAND® California Resort Calendar Listing
July 3, 2013


World’s Largest LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter Arrives at LEGOLAND® California Resort – Jun 13 – Dec. 31
The Force is getting stronger at LEGOLAND® California as the theme park adds the world’s largest LEGO® model built to date: the LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing starfighter!  The life-size LEGO X-wing is 11-feet tall, 43 feet long with a 44 foot wingspan. The massive replica took 32 Master Model Builders, five million LEGO bricks and more than 17,000 hours to complete. Weighing more than 45,000 pounds, the X-wing is on display for guests to enjoy in Imagination Zone beginning June 13 through the end of 2013. Kids 3–12 $68; Adults $78. Parking $15. For Information: (877) LEGOLAND (534-6526) or www.LEGOLAND.com.

Red, White and BOOM! Rocks LEGOLAND® California Resort – July 4
The summer heats up at LEGOLAND® California with a star-spangled Fourth of July celebration, “Red, White and BOOM!”, presented by EasyTurf®. The awe-inspiring fireworks show begins at 8:30 p.m. and blends patriotic music with dazzling pyrotechnics. Throughout the day, kids of all ages can participate in all-American family picnic games like water-balloon tosses, burlap sack races, patriotic stroller parade and building activities. The celebration also includes live musical performances at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. by some of the hottest children’s entertainment groups in the nation.  Kids 3–12 $68; Adults $78. Parking $15. For Information: (877) LEGOLAND (534-6526) or www.LEGOLAND.com.

SEA LIFE™ Aquarium at LEGOLAND® California Resort Celebrates Shark Week- Aug.4-Aug.10
Did you know that sharks can go through as many as 30,000 teeth in their lifetime? SEA LIFE® Aquarium at LEGOLAND® California Resort celebrates the ocean’s top predator during Shark Week, August 4 – 10. Guests can learn all about sharks, research being conducted by famous oceanographers and the tagging practices being used to track these amazing creatures. Guests can enjoy include a shark scavenger hunt, themed Puppet Show, a special Daily Dive Show, and craft activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Activities are included in the price of Aquarium admission. Kids 3 to 12 $15, Adults $20. Go to www.visitSEALIFE.com or call (877) LEGOLAND (534-6526).

It’s Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND® California Resort – Weekends in October
LEGOLAND® California’s Brick-or-Treat, presented by Shutterfly®, is San Diego’s biggest kids’ Halloween party with safe trick-or-treating, a giant LEGO® jack-o-lantern, entertainment and new this year, a fun “Ghost Cruise Scavenger Hunt.” After Park guests build a 10-foot-tall Lord Vampyre LEGO® model,  the Park is attempting to break the World’s Record for the most people dressed as vampires in one place at one time on Oct. 4. Brick-or-Treat is every weekend in October with the popular Brick-or-Treat Party Nights on Saturdays 5 to 9 p.m. featuring nighttime “trick-or-treating”, Halloween themed shows and musical entertainment, a dance party, the “Boo Crew” plus bonus Brick-or-Treat station at SEA LIFE™ Aquarium. Activities are included with regular admission. Kids 3–12 $68; Adults $78. Parking $15. For Information: (877) LEGOLAND (534-6526) or www.LEGOLAND.com.

Holiday Snow Days & Winter Nights at LEGOLAND® California Resort – Nov. 29- Dec. 31
LEGOLAND® California is preparing for the coolest holiday celebration ever: Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights, presented by Western Dental. Beginning Nov. 29, the theme park transforms into a winter wonderland featuring more real snow than ever before with an additional snow-filled area, continues with the lighting of the world’s largest LEGO® Christmas tree and concludes with the annual Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party. Guests can enjoy festive entertainment plus nightly fireworks Dec. 26 through 31. New this year, LEGOLAND California is extending its hours for select rides and attractions on Saturday nights beginning Nov. 29 – check www.LEGOLAND.com to see extended hours and details for open areas. All activities are included with regular Park admission ($68 for kids 3-12; $78 for adults) For Information: (877) LEGOLAND (534-6526).

LEGOLAND® California’s Nightly Tree Lighting Ceremony! – Dec. 2 – Dec. 25
LEGOLAND® California’s Nightly Tree Lighting Ceremonies kick off Dec. 2 when a celebrity guest lights the world’s tallest LEGO® Christmas tree in the annual tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The LEGO tree stands more than 30-feet-tall and is made of more than 245,000 forest green DUPLO® bricks. The festive event features entertainment, fireworks and a visit from Santa! The fun continues each night through Dec. 25 with nightly tree lighting at 5 p.m. where a child has been selected to help flip the switch lighting up the LEGO tree. Activities are included with regular Park admission. Kids 3–12 $68; Adults $78. Parking $15. For Information: (877) LEGOLAND (534-6526) or www.LEGOLAND.com.

Kids’ New Year’s Eve Celebration at LEGOLAND® California Resort – Dec. 31
The New Year’s Eve festivities kick-off early at LEGOLAND® California with a party that lets kids celebrate the ringing in of 2014 without missing their bedtime! Like the famous ball dropping in Times Square, Kids’ New Year’s Eve features live music, entertainers and a countdown of its own with a huge LEGO® brick that drops 22-feet into 2014 followed by a spectacular fireworks display. The party begins at 2 p.m. and includes performances by some of the top children’s entertainment groups in the nation. Kids 3–12 $68; Adults $78. Parking $15. For Information: (877) LEGOLAND (534-6526) or www.LEGOLAND.com.

LEGOLAND® California Resort includes LEGOLAND® California, SEA LIFE® Aquarium, LEGOLAND® Water Park and LEGOLAND® Hotel which opened on April 5, 2013. All are geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display, Pirate Reef and LEGO Legends of Chima 4-D movie.  SEA LIFE Aquarium is home to more than 5,000 living creatures and incorporates LEGO® models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean featuring play zones, fun facts and quiz trails. LEGOLAND Water Park features more than 7 slides, sandy beaches and the unique Build-A-Raft River. The nation’s first LEGOLAND Hotel features 250 rooms, all themed either as pirate, adventure, or kingdom plus more than 3,500 LEGO models throughout the three-story hotel. For more information, visit  www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).

LEGO, its logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2013 The LEGO Group.
STAR WARS, THE CLONE WARS and related character names are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates.
©2013. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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