While planning our trip to Orlando my son had 1 attraction on his mind: LEGOLAND! My son loves all things LEGO. From animated cartoons on tv to bricks and figurines. My almost 9 year old could not stop thinking about our upcoming summer trip. LEGOLAND Florida is a fairly new theme park. Having opened their doors in 2011, it has quickly becomes a must see theme park & attraction in the Orlando area.
Forty-five minutes away from Orlando, LEGOLAND Florida is located in Winter Haven, Florida. When planning our trip I didn’t realize it was outside of Orlando but found that the Winter Haven area is a nice change in atmosphere. You won’t find a traffic getting to LEGOLAND from Orlando, in fact it was a nice quite drive for our family. We arrived on 4th of July (What was I thinking, right?) excited to start our holiday festivities at LEGOLAND expecting a large holiday crowd. but what we realized was that LEGOLAND Florida was a relaxing experience. Although it was a holiday, we did not find a large crowd in the park at all. It might be that the theme park rests on 50 acres 50-acres specifically designed for families with children ages 2 to 12. LEGOLAND Florida is the largest LEGOLAND Park in the world & features more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions, restaurants and shopping. It also features a all-new LEGOLAND Water Park (more on that another day).
Lines at LEGOLAND Florida were minimal. We did not purchase any sort of fast pass and found that the wait time averaged 10 minute wait time (or less). Only 2 rides we did have to wait about 15-20 minutes but waiting was not the norm, even though it was a high season holiday for the theme park. Both my children (8 years & almost 13 years old) enjoyed themselves equally. My oldest loved the LEGO Sculptures and rollercoaster rides, while my son enjoyed the games, shows and “less thrilling” rides.
Theme Park guests can enjoy 10 easy-to-navigate and highly-themed zones that include pink-knuckle roller coasters, Miniland USA, the Imagination Zone and LEGO City where youngsters can learn how to drive by freely navigating their own boats and LEGO cars. We also enjoyed several shows including newly opened “The World of Chima” rides and attractions. We arrived in the morning at park opening & noticed that by 5p.m, we were able to ride several rides back to back with no wait time!!Who wouldn’t love that?!?!
Food at LEGOLAND Florida was reasonably prices for theme park standards. We ate lunch at Fried Chicken Co. and had a family bucket of tenders for under $40. Considering I have a family of 4 with a 4th & 7th graders, I thought the price was fair. You can also bring your own lunch and eat in your car outside of the park, just make sure you get your hand stamped for reentry to LEGOLAND. My family had a great experience at LEGOLAND Florida. Short lines (even on a holiday) affordable ticket prices and discount savings found throughout the year resulted in a memorable summer vacation.
1 Day Tickets are: 13+ yrs & up= $66 3-12 years or Seniors 60+ years:$59
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