A Must SEE Destination minutes from Orlando!
Like most tourists that come to Florida, we had planned to eat, breathe, and sleep everything Disney. We weren’t really sure what Legoland Florida had to offer us…I mean how much can you do with Legos? The answer: A LOT! A whole lot more than you think!
Water rides, laser beam adventures, roller coasters, tour of the safari, race tracks, two story high carousal (never send that before)…get the idea…I can keep going but there is so much more! When we planning what day to go and rides to do we figured we would spend just a few hours there and even made early dinner reservations for that evening; thinking we would be back way ahead of time. Well how about we spent the ENTIRE day there from when the park opened till closing time!
Insider guide to Legoland Florida:
- BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE!!!!! You beat the lines and will often find online only deals! Plus if you are unable to print your e-tickets (no printer access where I was) no worries because the Legoland staff were super helpful. I read them off the numbers on the barcode for each ticket. The entrance gate personal manually typed them in and we were on our way!
- 36” is the magic number! Although 40” tall will ensure you can ride every ride, there is plenty to do for a 36” child. Any child under 30” can not ride on any rides, even if they can walk, talk, and weigh as much as your 3 year old does (such as in my son does). Employees at the park measure each child with a blue yardstick before allowing them to enter the ride. For your convenience, there is often a Legoland team member walking around in front of the ride entrance to answer any questions you have about the ride or assistance measuring your child with the outside yardstick before getting on the line. However, Legoland heard the cries of bored younger children and they will be unveiling a new DUPLO valley come early spring of this year. (I hope I will get to the opportunity to check that out next year when I return to Florida again because it looks like SOOOO MUCH FUN!!)
- Pretty much every ride we had to wait for had a designated Duplo building section. It was great because I went to wait on the line while my kids got to play with the blocks. Then while my 3 year old and I were enjoying the ride, my son continued to play in that area (which is completely fenced in) with my husband, now all they need is a bench or two for waiting adults to relax on and it would be perfect! (Hint Hint Wink Wink @LegolandFlorida)
- DO NOT LEAVE the park without checking out the pictures you took while you there. One of my favorite souvenirs from this entire trip to FL is my family’s picture printed on a LEGO BRICK WALL!!!! (Pictured above.) How amazing is that? Where else can you go and have your picture printed on a Lego Brick wall made up of 60 plus thin lego logs. My daughter loves to take the wall apart and put it back together! It’s just like a picture puzzle but with legos instead!
:::::This Just In....LEGOLAND Florida News:::::
· Just opened last summer, the LEGO World of Chima at LEGOLAND® Florida features an interactive water ride, the “Quest for CHI”, a “Speedorz Arena”, “Cragger’s Swamp” water play area, a 4D movie experience as well as character meet and greet sessions.
· The centerpiece attraction, The Quest for CHI, features an interactive splash battle water ride where the whole family will join forces with the Lion Tribe on this super-wet adventure to defend the powerful energy source, CHI, from Cragger and the Crocodile Tribe. After boarding the watercraft, families will use water cannons to activate the story in each of the scenes along their journey as well as have a chance to battle other boats and guests along the shore line.
· Cragger’s Swamp is an interactive water play area that allows toddlers and guests of all ages to splash and play. Guests will enter the secret bounds of the Croc tribe’s hideout and find a lush green foggy swamp with playful bubbles, intermittent water spouts and interactive elements that trigger swamp water effects.
· At the SpeedorzTM Arena, kids will enjoy a super-charged, super-fast competition where multiple players battle against each other using rip cord-powered vehicles.
(2) DUPLO Valley:
LEGOLAND Florida’s DUPLO® Valley, a new expansion area specifically geared to toddlers ages 2 to 5, will officially open to guests on May 23, 2014, just in time for family-fun over Memorial Day weekend.
· The central feature of DUPLO Valley will be the DUPLO Train where toddlers will be able to board a train on their own or with their parents to explore countryside-themed scenery passing through farms, fishing holes and campgrounds.
· Just across the way, toddlers will be able to jump on a tractor their size and help the farmers plow the cornfields and hunt for missing farm animals.
· For those looking to cool off, the new splash and play area will be refreshingly fun with intermittent water spouts and interactive water elements set among larger than life farm animals with a soft deck for safety.
· Another key element will be the existing DUPLO Barn which will feature significant enhancements to allow kids to play indoors in the comfort of air conditioning. Existing attractions will be enhanced with additional DUPLO farm-themed play areas and a toddler room where parents can relax while kids build with DUPLO bricks.