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LEGO Friends Heartlake City Opens at LEGOLAND Florida (Photos, Video)

Hi everyone!

LEGOLAND Florida has opened a new land, LEGO Friends Heartlake City. We were there yesterday for a media preview before the ribbon cutting today, and we have photos and video to share of the event and new attractions.

The LEGO Friends characters are a relatively new (2012) addition to the LEGO brand, and are extremely popular with young girls. Heartlake City is geared mostly toward that market, though Mia's Riding Adventure is fun for anyone - kids, teens, adults, boys, girls - anyone and everyone that likes mild thrills.

The Heartlake Stepping Tones Fountain features LEGO instruments that play music triggered by interactive icons.

LEGO characters including Brickbeard and Laval helped celebrate the new land.

LEGOLAND Representative Brittany Williams joined Brickbeard on stage.

The LEGO Friends were on hand to help celebrate. Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea are in a new show called "Friends to the Rescue" at Heartlake City.


The full celebration is here in our video!

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I wasn't sure what to expect with Mia's Riding Adventure. It is actually a lot of fun. There are 40 small horses on a disk, which spins in circles while moving forward and backward along the track. It isn't tame, but not too wild either.

We have a video of Mia's Riding Adventure which shows both a view of it from where we were standing, along with a POV from on the attraction.

Seven times per day, "Friends to the Rescue" is shown at Heartlake Hall. This is a live 20 minute show, and I always appreciate live music in the park. It is also interactive toward the end.

The official LEGOLAND description of "Friends to the Rescue" is, "Heartlake Hall is gearing up for Andrea’s big performance, but when all doesn’t go as planned, its up to the other LEGO Friends to come to her rescue to ensure the biggest concert Heartlake City has ever seen goes off without a hitch". Here is our full video of the show!

Andrea sings a song.

Little girls will love this show! I enjoyed some of the music myself.

Confetti falls on guests.

LEGO Friends to the Rescue.

I've never seen so much heart-shaped confetti as I did yesterday.

Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea pose for photos. Guests can also pose with the LEGO version of the Friends here!

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Watch the LEGO Friends as they take a tour of Heartlake City in this video.

Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea head toward the LEGO cupcake.

The LEGO Friends pose once more before we ended our day at Heartlake City.

There is a photo opportunity for guests called Stephanie's Newsroom, and the Heartlake Mall shopping experience. We haven't seen either of these yet, but will the next time we visit (we are passholders to the area Merlin attractions).

LEGOLAND Florida will be hosting a "Friends Weekend" from June 26-28, 2015, where guests will walk down a purple carpet, enjoy a dance party and participate in a themed build. Even if guests cannot make that event, Heartlake City is officially open as of today - and ready for guests!

 

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  • Guest (Kitty)

    Serious Question: Whats the deal with LEGOland entertainment budget?

    I'm not trying to be mean but I'm honestly curious how a show like this happened. A "Friends-worthy" show should be easy since they have the animated series showcasing these great songs and fleshed out characters. But instead of a bunch of perky 15yr olds we seem to have gotten a high school act performed by the school faculty.

    Again, I'm not intending to be negative but I just don't understand how they could have something so unfaithful to the original material for a press event. Is LEGOland hurting for money? My girls love Friends and something like this would have actually put LEGOland on our Vacation Itinerary but if this is the best they can do then they definitely haven't sold us any tickets. And thats a real shame.


    (P.S. The LEGO character Emma is supposed to be asian. So as an asian female myself I have to ask... Whats the deal with the squinting girl?!? I don't get worked up over this stuff so it doesn't bother me but I can see how some people may find it offensive to have the asian girl depicted by a white woman squinting the whole time. Maybe thats simply the performers expressions but, intentional or not, it just seemed like an odd casting choice.)

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