Families from Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida selected to experience a day of fun in celebration of Merlin Entertainments’ 100th Attraction
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (March 21, 2014)– On Tuesday, March 25, LEGOLAND® Florida will host 100 children from the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida (DSACF) and their families for an all-expenses-paid experience, courtesy of Merlin’s Magic Wand, Merlin Entertainment Group’s charity. Merlin’s Magic Wand gives ill, disabled or disadvantaged children the opportunity to visit Merlin Entertainments attractions around the world and works with local organizations to create memorable experiences, such as special play areas, for children who are unable to visit.
The upcoming event is part of a special global initiative to celebrate the opening of Merlin’s 100th attraction this year, with DSACF members joined by thousands of others across the 22 countries in which Merlin operates.
“We are looking forward to the upcoming visit of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida,” said LEGOLAND Florida General Manager Adrian Jones. “It is a huge privilege for us to have the children here for a day away from their regular lives. This is what LEGOLAND Florida is all about – children and families playing and laughing together and going away with memories that will stay with them forever.”
Based locally in Winter Park, Fla., DSCAF serves families in a 11+ county area and serves as a leading voice for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. The Association consists of over 1,200 individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.
“The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida is honored to partner with LEGOLAND,” said Edward DeAguilera, Director of Development & Community Partnerships at DSACF. “With World Down Syndrome Day being on March 21st it is great way to celebrate our loved ones with Down syndrome, create awareness, and just have a good time! DSACF truly thanks LEGOLAND and Merlin’s Magic Wand, Merlin Entertainment Group’s Charity, for being true partners in our community.”
LEGOLAND Florida shops, restaurants, show venues and the majority of the rides and attractions are ADA accessible to guests who use wheelchairs or are in need of special services. A special guide for guests with disabilities is available by visiting florida.legoland.com.