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LEGOLAND® Dubai Launches Search for Junior Reporters
- Tuesday February 6th 2018
They say there’s no substitute for experience, so what better way for a budding young journalist to prepare themselves for a successful future than with the job of a lifetime as a LEGOLAND® Dubai Junior Reporter?
LEGOLAND Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, has launched an exciting opportunity for English and Arabic speaking children to become one of four official Junior Reporters! The role will allow children to report first-hand from all events at LEGOLAND Dubai – all while enjoying the 60 rides, attractions and building experiences spread across LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park.
From 6 February – 28 February children aged 6-12 will be able to enter by uploading a video in English or Arabic to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ImAJuniorReporter, explaining why they should be one of the LEGOLAND Junior Reporters. Lucky hopefuls must also follow the LEGOLAND Dubai social media accounts, and tag them in the post. The winners will be announced on 14 March based on the most creative and engaging entries.
Successful candidates will win the chance to be invited to all events at LEGOLAND Dubai, where they’ll be able to report on the latest and greatest news from their favourite theme park. They’ll also win four annual passes for their family, which means everyone can join in the fun. Each member of the Junior Reporter team will also receive a special certificate at the end.
Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of LEGOLAND Dubai said: “We’re so excited to launch the LEGOLAND Dubai Junior Reporter programme in the UAE for the first time. It’s an amazing opportunity for children to get a taste of what it’s like to be a reporter, and share our exciting news first hand, whilst having fun in the region’s first theme park specially designed for families with children aged 2-12.”
“We’re looking forward to welcoming the winners to LEGOLAND Dubai, having them meet the other junior reporters, and of course, also welcoming them to 60 rides, attractions and building experiences with their families when they use their annual passes.”
LEGOLAND Dubai, together with LEGOLAND® Water Park, is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts which also features Bollywood Parks™ Dubai a first-of-its-kind theme park that showcases rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters and MOTIONGATE™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Colombia Pictures and Lionsgate. The entire destination is connected by Riverland™ Dubai, the free to enter themed recreational hub with a multitude of dining, shopping and unique entertainment options, that connects the theme parks, perfect for friends and families of all ages, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph® Collection. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be the destination’s fifth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.
Notes to Editors
Junior Reporter Terms and Conditions:
- All entries must have the #ImaJuniorReporter Hashtag included
- Entries are accepted from 6 February- 28 February with winners being selected by 14 March
- Prizes must be accepted within 5 days or will be forfeited
- Up to 4 Junior Reporters will be selected
- Entries can be submitted in English or Arabic
- The selected Junior Reporters must be UAE Residents between the ages 6-12.
- *Proof of age may be required
- The selected Junior Reporters must commit to attending at least 4 of the LEGOLAND® Dubai events in 2018
- Junior Reporters consent to being filmed and photographed, with their likeness being used for public relations and marketing collateral
- This prize is strictly non-transferable to another person and cannot be redeemed for monetary value.
- Annual Passes are valid for LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park only and does not include admission to any other Dubai Parks and Resorts Park.
- Other terms and conditions will apply upon receipt of official prize vouchers.
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About Dubai Parks and Resorts
Dubai Parks and Resorts owned by DXB Entertainments PJSC, is the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination comprising four separate theme parks: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park, featuring immersive rides and attractions based on Hollywood hits; LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique, interactive theme park for families which brings the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful learning environment; and BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that showcases rides and attractions based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. It also hosts the LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destinations fifth theme park and the regions first Six Flags themed park.
The entire destination is connected by Riverland™ Dubai, the free to enter themed recreational hub with a multitude of dining, shopping and unique entertainment options, that connects the theme parks, perfect for friends and families of all ages. Guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.
Located on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai equidistant to Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports, the destination offers over 100 rides and attractions
For more information, go to: www.dubaiparksandresorts.com
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About Merlin Entertainments plc
Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 13 hotels and 5 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its more than 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its c.27,000 employees (peak season).
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LEGOLAND® Parks are unique theme park resorts specifically designed for families with children between the ages of 2 to 12 years. Based on the world’s most popular toy - the LEGO® brick – LEGOLAND Parks offer families the opportunity to play together and to let their imaginations run free through an exciting range of unique LEGO experiences from kid-powered rides, building challenges, spectacular LEGO Models, interactive attractions, family-friendly coasters and shows, that pull the audience into the action.
There are currently six LEGOLAND® Resorts in five countries – Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, USA – Florida and California, and Malaysia. All these Resorts also include fantastic LEGO® themed hotels and a mix of other attractions like water parks and SEA LIFE aquariums making them the perfect destinations for a family short break. In addition to the newly opened LEGOLAND® Duba and LEGOLAND® Japan theme park, Merlin also has new LEGOLAND® Park developments underway in S. Korea.
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