Lego showcases the new "Atlantis" models at the official launch ceremony of the Atlantis Kids Adventure on January 23rd, 2010. Photo: Tim Aylen
This July, Your Child Can Experience 5 Days of LEGO Building, Waterslides & More LEGO Fun in Paradise
- Book a camp vacation now at atlantis.com or by calling 1-800-ATLANTIS -
ENFIELD, Conn - This summer,
LEGO Systems, Inc. and
Atlantis, Paradise Island resort
Bahamas - one of the top family resorts in the world, as ranked by
Nast Traveler and
Travel + Leisure Family - announce the world's first LEGO® Atlantis Fantasy Camp.
three 5-day LEGO workshops this July, children will have a chance to
work side-by-side with a LEGO Master Builder in group building events
and hands-on, minds-on building challenges. The camp sessions will
take place from
July 12-16, 2010 (Session One);
July 19-23, 2010 (Session Two); and
July 26-30, 2010 (Session Three) with a cost per session of
per child. Space is limited. Camp pricing excludes room cost and is
available only in conjunction with a 4-night minimum stay at Atlantis.
five day program allows parents to book a specialized trip to Atlantis,
Paradise Island and immerse themselves in the world of LEGO building at
the same time. Perfect for a summer treat, especially for LEGO fans,
the program is designed to maximize family time within the 171-acre
paradise while their children get the chance to participate in
activities that encourage teamwork, personal creativity and fine motor
skills within a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
will learn from a LEGO Master Builder all of the intricate and amazing
tips and tricks of LEGO building, participate in a resort-wide
scavenger hunt including parts of the hotel never-before-seen by guests
and access to the resort's marine operations and AKA.
Sol Kerzner, owner of Atlantis; Heather Kerzner and George Markantonis, President and Managing Director, Kerzner International Bahamas Limited put together their Lego tiles to be included on the large mystery Lego board at the official launch ceremony of the Atlantis Kids Adventure on January 23rd, 2010. Photo: Tim Aylen
program comes inclusive of all activities and LEGO materials (including
full-sized LEGO Atlantis product), a swim with the resort's Katrina
Dolphins in Dolphin Cay, complimentary Atlantis Speedway sessions along
with a car for each child to race, lunch each day for the campers and
an all-camper ice cream social and pizza and coketail party. As
always, Atlantis activities – the marine habitats, Aquaventure Water
Park and the many water experiences – are complimentary to all guests.
LEGO Atlantis Fantasy Camp will also include special 2 for 1 pricing on
Dolphin Cay shallow interactions limited one per family.
camp program also includes welcome, one-of-a-kind gifts from Atlantis
and LEGO Systems, a 4-day-long mega-project with the LEGO Master
Builders and daily activities, both outdoors and active as well as
indoors and intricate – all themed around the LEGO brand.
is the official airline of LEGO Fantasy Camp at Atlantis and will
provide air-inclusive room packages for consumers. Camp packages can
be purchased on atlantis.com, by calling 1-800-ATLANTIS.
Sol and Heather Kerzner attach their completed Lego tile to the mystery Lego board at the official launch ceremony of the Atlantis Kids Adventure involving Lego on January 23rd, 2010. Photo: Tim Aylen
THE LEGO CONSTRUCTION ZONE AT AKA
With its soft opening on
December 21, 2009 and grand opening on
January 23, 2010,
Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA), Atlantis' new 8,000-square-foot
state-of-the-art kid's club, was designed to whet even the most
skeptical child's imagination and take the idea of personalization to
the kid's level.
guests ages 6-12 are able to choose their own afternoon adventure at
AKA, with staff Adventurers available to help with LEGO building
challenges, culinary lessons, interactive electronic art, theater and
outdoor play – playing to each child's interests.
at Atlantis also breaks the mold with the incorporation of cutting-edge
technology – throughout the play space – for both the entertainment and
educational value it provides young guests. Interactive, touch-screen
walls, tables and floors, provide creative game play and artistic
expression. iwalls and ifloors feature schools of fish and other
creatures that follow fingers and swim away from the touch of hands;
lizards may chase their feet across the floor or beach balls may bounce
around them. But, traditional activity, like manipulatives and
reading, are brought to life in the
LEGO Construction Zone
complete with thousands of LEGO bricks of all sizes and colors and a
wall covered in LEGO base plate that children can build directly onto,
as well as in a Wizardology Room with a reading tree and other
imagination-stimulating books and activities.
and full-day participation at AKA is available, as well as special
evening programs. Prices for AKA programming range from
$40 to $65 per session and visit www.LegoAtlantisKidsAdventure.com for more information.
Ambassador for the Atlantis Kids Program, Frankie Jonas and owner of Atlantis, Sol Kerzner reveal the giant Lego man, L.A.N.S.E. in the tank at the Royal Towers Great Hall of Water on January 23rd. Photo: Tim Aylen
About Atlantis, Paradise Island resort
Paradise Island is the flagship resort of Kerzner International, a
leading international developer and operator of destination resorts,
casinos and luxury hotels. This unique, ocean-themed destination is
located on Paradise Island, The
and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 97-acre
waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater
lagoons, pools and habitats. Home to the largest open-air marine
habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine animals in lagoons
and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and
passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Atlantis is
home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water experience consisting of
thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity
rapids and wave surges, and never-before-seen special effects. Dolphin
Cay, the resort's interaction and education center, was created with
the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable
ocean inhabitants. The Cove Atlantis, a 600-room resort, features
oversized rooms with a step down living space, spectacular designs by
acclaimed interior architects
Jeffrey Beers and
unprecedented services and amenities, private all-adult and family
pools, lavish cabanas and breathtaking views of the ocean. Atlantis is
also known as THE culinary destination in The
Caribbean with a collection of restaurants from world-renowned chefs including
Jean-Georges Vongerichten and
The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and
shops, and the largest casino, conference center and meeting and
convention facilities in The
For further information about Atlantis, Paradise Island; telephone 954-809-2000, or visit Atlantis.com. For reservations, call your travel agent or 800-ATLANTIS.
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Children participating in the official launch of the Atlantis Kids Adventure on January 23rd rush to view the giant Lego diver, L.A.N.S.E. in the tanks at the Royal Towers Great Hall of Water at Atlantis on January 23rd. Photo: Tim Aylen
About LEGO Systems, Inc.
LEGO Systems, Inc. (LSI) is the Americas division of the LEGO Group, a privately-held firm based in Billund,
that is the world's leading manufacturer of construction toys. The
company is committed to the development of children's creative and
imaginative abilities through high-quality, creatively educational play
materials, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the
1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good
enough." For more information, visit www.LEGO.com.
LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of The LEGO Group. © 2010 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.
SLIDE SHOW: On the morning of January 23rd Lego Master Builder Eric completes the Lego diver, L.A.N.S.E. before Atlantis staff prepare to place it into the tanks at the Great Hall of Water. L.A.N.S.E. was flown nonstop by JetBlue Airways from its state-of-the-art new Terminal 5 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Nassau, Bahamas and transported to Atlantis, Paradise Island, where he was temporarily submerged into the Ruins Lagoon, the resort’s largest marine habitat complete with Atlantean artifacts and more than 50,000 marine animals to replicate the role play adventures of underwater explorers in the LEGO sets. Photos by Tim Aylen
SLIDE SHOW: Earlier that day on January 23rd, Atlantis divers helped position the giant Lego diver, L.A.N.S.E. into the tank at the Royal Towers Great Hall of Water for the official opening ceremony of Atlantis Kids Adventure involving Lego. Photos by Tim Aylen who also went underwater for these great photos.
The Lego Team stand with Frankie Jonas on the final night of the Atlantis Kids Adventure launch weekend in front of the almost complete mystery LEGO Board. Photo: Robbin Whachell
Frankie Jonas poses with a lucky young girl who won an entire set of the Atlantis LEGO kits in the opening weekend raffle. Photo: Robbin Whachell
Children bring the mystery LEGO board closer to completion at the end of the AKA launch weekend, as they insert their pieces. Photo: Robbin Whachell