Details from LEGOLAND Florida Resort below on NASCAR’s Casey Mears visiting the park and racing a Make-A-Wish child later this month.
See all of the information below in this press release from the theme park, as the big event takes place on June 20, 2016:
NASCAR® Driver Casey Mears to Race Make-A-Wish® Child June 20 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
One-Day-Only ‘MINILAND 400’ Competition to Celebrate Theme Park’s Giant New Daytona International Speedway Model and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Coke Zero 400 Race
On Monday, June 20, veteran NASCAR® driver Casey Mears is set to race a 10-year-old girl representing Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in a friendly competition dubbed the MINILAND 400. The two-car race #BuiltForKids celebrates the theme park’s giant new Daytona International Speedway model in MINILAND USA, the place where guests discover towering LEGO® landmarks from across the United States.
From behind the wheel of a LEGO version of his No. 13 GEICO race car, Mears will face off against a plucky young girl from Orlando. The pair will zoom past LEGO miniatures of such American landmarks as the Statue of Liberty, the New York City skyline, the Las Vegas Strip and Kennedy Space Center before finishing in front of the giant new model replicating the iconic motorsports stadium.
Afterward, Mears will greet fans within the racing-themed Wheels Zone, one of several areas of hands-on LEGO building activities inside the Polk County theme park’s newly re-imagined Imagination Zone.
The one-day-only event marks the official debut of the new Daytona International Speedway model, which took a team of Master Model Builders months to create out of nearly 300,000 LEGO bricks, and to preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ return to DIS for the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on Saturday, July 2.
Photo credit: LEGOLAND Florida