Legoland Florida Resort has unveiled an unprecedented slate of projects that will deliver additional on-site accommodations, an immersive new theme park land, the first-ever expansion of its waterpark and an action-packed 4D theatrical attraction.

Opening mid-2017, Legoland Beach Retreat is a whimsically-themed vacation resort that combines the fun of surf, sand and sun with the creativity of Lego bricks on a picturesque site next to Lake Dexter, adjacent to the theme park.

Distinguished by a colourful Lego lighthouse, the village-style, lakefront resort will feature 83 single-storey duplex units, offering 166 separate accommodations that sleep up to five.

Also opening next year is Lego Ninjago World. Inspired by the popular series of Lego building sets and the long-running TV show ‘Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu’, this all-new, fully immersive theme park land invites guests to step into a magical, martial arts kingdom where they will experience a first-of-its-kind attraction that blends 3D computer animation, 4D atmospheric effects and ground-breaking technology by Montreal-based Triotech.

On Lego Ninjago The Ride, up to four guests per vehicle blast animated fireballs, lightning, shockwaves and ice using nothing more than their hands as they travel through dojos mastering their skills before teaming up to defeat a powerful villain.

Elsewhere, a fun expansion area at Legoland Water Park adds a brand new attraction, Build-A-Boat, where children can create and race Lego watercraft through fast-flowing rivers alongside cheering crowds in a setting inspired by the popular Lego City Coast Guard sets.

The exciting new projects represent the largest period of growth in the nearly four-and-a-half-year history of Legoland Florida Resort – a rapid trajectory of expansions that has included Legoland Water Park (May 2012), Lego Star Wars Miniland Model Display (November 2012), Lego World of Chima (July 2013), Duplo Valley (May 2014), Legoland Hotel (May 2015), Heartlake City (June 2015) and phased restorations of the historic Cypress Gardens botanical wonderland, which recently celebrated its 80th anniversary.