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Dogs will get the run of Legoland water park

 Chvrches, the Scottish trio that shot through the ranks of the indie-pop world, will perform with Mansionair in St. Petersburg on Halloween.

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Chvrches, the Scottish trio that shot through the ranks of the indie-pop world, will perform with Mansionair in St. Petersburg on Halloween.

WINTER HAVEN — A pressing question of our age has been answered: Legoland let the dogs out — at least for one day.

On Nov. 8, man's best friend will be able to cool all four heels in the pools of Legoland's water park at Everything is Paw-some, a three-hour pooch party to benefit the Humane Society of Polk County.

Guests will be allowed one dog per person and will get to enter the water park through the north parking lot entrance to avoid having to escort Fido through the theme park.

From 1 to 4:30 p.m., canines can play in the Lego Splash Pool, Duplo Splash Pool and the Joker Soaker Pool. Pet parents can also dress up their furry children for a costume contest, watch demonstrations by the Polk County sheriff's K9 unit, or buy raffle tickets for gifts and prizes.

Admission is $10 for people and $5 for dogs. VIP cabanas with champagne and refreshments can be rented for $55.

To reserve your space, call (855) 753-7777 or email



The band performs with Mansionair at 7 p.m. Saturday at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. The venue is promising prizes for the best Halloween costumes. Tickets start at $23. (727) 565-0550,

Dogs will get the run of Legoland water park 10/26/15 [Last modified: Monday, October 26, 2015 4:50pm]
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