LEGOLAND Florida gives family special surprise
U.S. ARMY SOLDIER SURPRISES FAMILY WITH EMOTIONAL REUNION AT LEGOLAND® FLORIDA RESORT
Sgt. Tom Cruz received a brick-tastic "welcome home" from a stadium full of guests at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort on 3 July.
The U.S. Army veteran slipped into the cast of the "Battle for Brickbeard's Bounty" water ski show to surprise his unsuspecting family, who were visiting the theme park at the invitation of a family friend who was in on the secret.
Cruz returned from a six-month deployment in the Middle East a few days early to reunite with his wife, Heather, daughter Jaidyn and son Holden at a place where they'd made happy memories together a few years ago.
Following their emotional reunion, the Cruz family spent Independence Day together enjoying the theme park and LEGOLAND Hotel.
Within days, Sgt. Cruz’s surprise homecoming had been seen by millions of people across the United States, from coverage on local TV stations to segments on the Facebook pages of ABC News and “Good Morning America.” Not only was it a beautiful moment for the Cruz family and the guests who saw it happen, it was also a perfect example of the Merlin value “We care”.