LEGOLANDÂ® Florida kicks off the year with a full line-up of action-packed fun for 2013 with special events specifically geared towards families with children age 2 to 12. From LEGOÂ® Friends Weekend to Kidsâ€™ New Yearâ€™s Eve, guests will want to return again and again to enjoy a full year of LEGOLANDÂ® Floridaâ€™s special events and more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. All events are included with regular park admission. Families will also enjoy more hours of interactive family-fun with extended daily operating hours for 2013, 9:30am â€” 6:00pm. Operating hours are extended even further for certain special events. Operating hours are available at www.legoland.com. Junior Master Model Builder This is a fun and interactive LEGOÂ® building competition that takes place quarterly. Guests are invited to participate and build a model that follows the designated LEGO theme for each competition. Quarterly winners receive special prizes and will be invited to participate in the Ultimate Build Off at the end of the year. LEGO City Theme 26th and 27th January 2013 Yoda Chronicles Theme 4th and 5th May 2013 Independence Day Theme 4th and 5th July 4 2013 LEGO Chima Theme 9th and 10th November 2013 LEGOÂ® Friends Weekend - 9th and 10th February 2013 This a daytime party for girls that includes a LEGO Friends building event, entertainment, games, activities, a chance to meet your favorite character and much more. This second annual event celebrates girls and their personal individuality, just like the LEGO Friends product line for girls. LEGOLAND Water Park - 9th March 2013 A park within a park, re-opens with a splash and just in time for spring break and summer-time fun. Guests of all ages can spend a full day of play in the water park with the Build-A-Raft River, where guests can build their own LEGO inner tubes and float down a 1,000-foot lazy river, the DUPLOÂ® Splash Safari, the Joker Soaker water playground, a 583,000-gallon wave pool and five slippery-fast water slides. Opens March 9 and runs through the end of October. Daily operational hours vary and can be found at www.legoland.com. Winter Haven Hospital Foundationâ€™s Citrus Classic 5K Run and Fun Walk - 6th April 2013 The Run and Fun Walk allows runners and walkers to â€œplay their partâ€ during this community-wide health event designed for participants of all ages. Participants receive exclusive discounts for post-event park admission. Visit www.legoland.com for event registration fees and processes. LEGOÂ® Star WarsTM Days - 4th and 5th May 2013 Guests will feel the power of the force by elebrating all-things Star WarsTM and will enjoy reliving the Star WarsTM saga in the parkâ€™s newest expansion of Miniland USA where the six live-action Star WarsTM movies, as well as a scene from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Warsâ„¢ are created of more than 1.5 million LEGO bricks. Guests will enjoy a Yoda Scavenger Hunt and a special LEGO Yoda build activity. Red, Brick & Boom - 4th, 5th and 6th July 2013 Guests will be able to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang at this second annual Independence Day event. With special viewing glasses that turn ordinary fireworks into millions of exploding bricks, this July 4th celebration is sure to dazzle and delight with three nights of family fun and fireworks. Brick-or-Treat - Weekends in October 2013 Offers safe and family-friendly Halloween festivities every Saturday and Sunday in October. This spooky, kooky event features a Haunted Scavenger Hunt in Miniland USA, trick-or-treating along the brick-or-treat trail, LEGO build activities, the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world, Halloween entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with brick-tastic prizes! Christmas Bricktacular - weekends in December 2013 Brings in the holiday season with a 30-foot tall LEGO Christmas tree made of 270,000 LEGO bricks, festive decorations, LEGO build activity stations, a LEGO Santa Scavenger Hunt and holiday entertainment. LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier make daily appearances in the park providing a perfect family photo opportunity. Countdown to Kidsâ€™ New Yearâ€™s Eve Party - 26th to 30th December 2013 Features nightly fireworks over Lake Eloise. Watch the spectacular fireworks explode into millions of tiny LEGO bricks with special viewing glasses. Kidsâ€™ New Yearâ€™s Eve - 31st December 2013 Is the perfect way to bring in the new year with the family where the giant LEGO brick drops at a very kid-friendly midnight KST (Kid Standard Time) â€“ otherwise known as 6 p.m. EST. Other event elements include a spectacular fireworks show and a DJ dance party in Miniland USA. All events (*except Citrus Classic 5K) are included with regular park admission. The best way to experience LEGOLAND Florida is with the new LEGOLAND Florida Resident Pass starting at just $10 per month after a down payment (only $159 for adults, only $129 for children/seniors). Pass members receive unlimited admission for 12 months to LEGOLAND Florida and the LEGOLAND Water Park, as well as all other Merlin US attractions (LEGOLAND California & Water Park, LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, Sea Life Centers and Madam Tussauds), free parking and 10% off food and merchandise with no black-out dates. The Monthly Payment Plan includes a down payment of $57.24 with a monthly payment of $9.26 for an adult and a $46.44 down payment with a monthly payment of only $7.51 (pre-tax) for a child/senior. For the most current information on special events, daily operating hours and to purchase tickets, visit www.LEGOLAND.com.