PHOTO: Legoland Florida Entrance. (photo via Flickr/FunTravel4Families.com)
Legoland Florida officials announced Tuesday that the resort has introduced several services and initiatives meant to assist guests with autism spectrum disorders and their caregivers.
After teaming with the North and Central Florida chapter of the Autism Speaks advocacy organization, Legoland Florida has instituted new services, including the Blue Hero Pass, which allows visitors on the autism spectrum who have difficulty waiting in line to bypass the standby line at popular attractions.
Legoland Florida has also added areas designated as quiet rooms in the resort’s Annual Pass, First Aid and Baby Care facilities to give guests and their families the opportunity to take a break from the action.
Noise-cancelling headphones, weighted blankets, toys and Lego building tables are part of the rooms.
In addition, the Training & Development team at Legoland has developed illustrated, step-by-step walkthroughs for every ride and show. The team also designed specialized training to prepare employees with skills and sensitivities for guests on the autism spectrum and their families.
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With April being Autism Awareness Month, officials from Legoland Florida announced that the resort will contribute $15 of the proceeds from each ticket sold to the North and Central Florida chapter of Autism Speaks.
To honor Autism Awareness Month, Legoland Florida will also host a building opportunity for kids during the Autism Speaks Walk at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on April 22.
For more information on Legoland Florida and the services and initiatives for guests with autism spectrum disorders, check out the resort's official website.