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Halloween 2011 at LEGOLAND® California – "Brick-or-Treat" weekends in October

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CARLSBAD, Calif.  – LEGOLAND® California is polishing up “Brick-or-Treat Party Nights” – its  upcoming kids’ Halloween celebration taking place every weekend in October. Fireworks are being added. Returning fan favorites include the interactive show “Mail Order Monsters,” Brick-or-Treat Trails and the Brick-or-Treat Trail Bonus station at SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium.

Every Saturday and Sunday in October (Oct. 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 29 and 30), children 12 and under can trick-or-treat on the Brick-or-Treat Trail in the Enchanted Walk gathering goodies such as LEGO® Club Magazine, delicious treats and other surprises. This kid-sized cul-de-sacs features seven LEGO-themed treat stations and offer a safe, fun and entertaining trick-or-treating experience.  

Then every Saturday in October from 5 to 9 p.m., the family theme park transforms into a not-too-spooky Halloween haven for Brick-or-Treat Party Nights featuring costume contests, nighttime trick-or-treating on one of two Brick or Treat Trails, festive music, entertainment, interaction with the “Boo Crew”, the animated light show “Spirits of Halloween” after sundown and fireworks cap off the night at 9 p.m. 

Several “monstrously fun” areas of LEGOLAND are open late for Party Nights Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, including Land of Adventure, Castle Hill, the Imagination Zone and Park favorites Coastersaurus, Safari Trek and Fairy Tale Brook. Children can also enjoy ghoulish activities like Hubble Bubble’s Dance Party, the Haunted Hideaways and a LEGOLAND pumpkin patch building activity plus glow-in-the-dark treats for nighttime fun. Children will also love interacting with the “Boo Crew” including Silly Scarecrows, Howlin’ Howie, Jester Funny Bones and Count Brickula as they “boo-gie” down during Party Nights.

At SEA LIFE Aquarium, the Southern California Tide Pool is spooked with a bonus Brick-or-Treat station. Kids will receive candy and other surprises while learning about the “monsters” of the deep every Saturday and Sunday in October.

The popular costume contest returns to Brick-or-Treat Party Nights where children 12 and under show off their costumes in three categories including Heroes, LEGO-themed and Creative. Prize packages including LEGOLAND Resort Memberships and souvenirs, LEGO toys and gifts are awarded to the winner in each category.

In the live stage show, “Mail Order Monsters”, 10-year old Princess Playwright orders some delightfully scary monsters for the Brick-or-Treat celebration but the mischievous Jester Funny Bones conjures up a spell to make the monsters as sweet as candy. Guests have to help the Princess retrain her monsters  and break the spell − all in time for the big Halloween celebration!

Every day throughout the month of October, families can climb aboard a giant LEGO jack-o-lantern to capture a fun and memorable photo. The jack-o-lantern, which is more than 7 feet wide, is made of 22,000 DUPLO® bricks and weighs 850 pounds.

All Brick-or-Treat and Party Nights festivities are included in the price of regular one-day admission to LEGOLAND California. During Brick-or-Treat, LEGOLAND is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. SEA LIFE is staying open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays for those wanting to explore the Aquarium after dark. Guests can pre-purchase Brick-or-Treat tickets online which include SEA LIFE for $55 and receive a complimentary second-day ticket valid through December 25. Guests planning to attend Brick-or-Treat Party Nights only can purchase special tickets online or at the front gate in advance for just $25 at www.LEGOLAND.com or call 760-918-LEGO.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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