Little bricks of news coming in from Legoland Florida:
+ The Winter Haven park has extended its annual-pass discount for Floridians through Aug. 31. Purchase of its "premium pass" grants admission for a year with no black-out dates. Current cost is $159, a $20 discount. It's available at the front gate of Legoland or online (www.florida.legoland.com). That pass includes entry to Legoland's water park, which opened in May, free parking and other discounts.
+ Annual passes also include Legoland Florida's first
+ Legoland Florida has created a work-around for folks who'd like to shop its stores but don't want to pay full admission. Designed with back-to-school shopping in mind, customers can purchase single-day tickets at the front gate then given access to the stores for one hour. They will be reimbursed when they check out at the front gate ticket window. Retail establishments, mostly near the front of the theme park, include the Big Shop, a sort of Lego megastore; the Lego Studio Store, which carries popular licensed products tied to the "