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Legoland Florida – Well Worth the Day Trip

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If you have done the Walt Disney World thing too many times and your kids are a little too small for Universal Orlando Resort, then a full day at the Legoland Florida theme park might be the option for you. While the park is not in Orlando, it is in central Florida and is only 45 minutes away. Since everything in Orlando is at least a 20-minute drive, it is not that far. A few songs and a couple of are-we-there-yets and you will be at the park.

Legoland Florida Resort is a 150-acre theme park located in Winter Haven Florida. Legoland Florida is made up of three parks: the regular Legoland park, the Peppa Pig Park and the Legoland Florida Water Park. Visit one or all on your day (or multiple days) out with the kids.

What there is to do at Legoland Florida

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Legoland Florida has a good number of rides, including several roller coasters. While there are height requirements for most of the rides, many of them are designed to be accessible to younger children, and many of the height requirements allow younger children to ride. The entire park is Lego-themed, and most of the rides look like they are built out of Lego blocks. The park is broken up into “worlds” based on Lego products: Pirates’ Cove, World of Ninjago, Heartlake City, LEGO City, DUPLO Valley, and Imagination Zone are just a few of them.

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Legoland Florida Attractions

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Legoland Florida has some great rides, including a kid’s driving course (called Driving Academy) that lets them drive cars around a small neighborhood and receive a driver’s license afterward, a boat ride that gives the riders complete control – while you follow a course, you steer however you want (and if you want to go in circles for an hour, you probably could). There is a horse-riding ride and interactive rides. There are also a few play areas with slides and other assorted playground-like activities.

One of the neater things about the park is the kid waiting areas that are attached to the lines. In these waiting areas, there are LEGO bricks and DUPLO blocks to play with – this keeps your kids entertained while they wait in line for the rides and it keeps them off of electronics.

I also really liked that there were a few building activities. Together, we built monsters and racecars. Because there are so many pieces available, we could try a few different configurations (all of which seemed to break). The cars in particular encouraged kids to try different ways to build up speed and get distance on the jumps. What worked and what didn’t would make for interesting conversations on the ride home.

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We also loved the Miniland USA displays. From Vegas to New York City, to Tatooine, there were amazing builds of different cities with moving parts and great details (such as the concert playing in the mini Hollywood Bowl). There are also larger structures, including characters from the LEGO movie.

If your kids love Ninjago, then you’ll want to check out LEGO Ninjago World and go for a ride on LEGO Ninjago The Ride. It’s a bit of a walk to get there, but it is our favorite thing to do in the park.

Some of our other favorites include Safari Trek, where kids get to “drive a car” through a faux safari; Lost Kingdom Adventure, where you get to take down mummies and skeletons that are overriding a town; and Unikitty’s Disco Drop which is a drop ride with a great beat.

If you have younger kids, then you will want to take them over to Duplo Valley which has rides just for them. They can go on a train, ride a tractor, play in the Duplo valley schoolhouse (a nice way to get out of the heat), go in the splash and play area and more.

If shows are more your speed, then you will want to make sure to take in one of these fun shows playing at Legoland Florida. For us, a must-see is Brickbeard’s Watersport stunt show. You get to see so many tricks out on the water. Even the adults will be amazed at the talent of the cast.

The 4D theater is also worth a visit. In the 4D theater, you can see a few different movies, including LEGO City 4D – Officer in Pursuit and LEGO Ninjago Master of the 4th Dimension. In all of the movies in the theater, you become part of the action and get to feel, wind, water, and other special effects. After the movie, you will be able to meet some of your favorite characters outside of the theater.

Legoland Water Park

After a fun-filled morning in Legoland Florida Water Park, how about a more relaxed and cooling afternoon at the Legoland Waterpark?  Relax on the lazy river, ride the waves in the wave pool, or twist and turn down the tube slides and body slides. Tickets can be bought in conjunction with regular Legoland Park tickets.

Peppa Pig Theme Park

Immerse yourself and your little ones in the new playful world of Peppa Pig.  Join Peppa Pig in her own theme park only steps away from the front entrance of Legoland. This park is perfect for the younger set and has rides and games just for them. Need to cool off? Let the kids run around in the splash park or grab some eats in Miss Rabbit’s Diner and cool down in the AC. There are also fun games that kids can play at no extra cost inside the park.

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If your kids love Peppa and George, then you’ll want to make sure not to miss their show at Mr. Potato’s showtime arena or take a picture with them at one of their character meet and greets.

Peppa Pig Park is a much smaller park so it is great for those little legs to be able to walk around.

Legoland Florida Hotels

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There are also hotels by the park, Legoland Hotel and Legoland Pirate Island Hotel are located within walking distance of the park entrance, and the Legoland Beach Retreat, which is a short shuttle ride away. All of the hotels have themed hotel rooms, pools, and lots of fun activities in the evening when the park closes. The hotels are worth a stay. for 1 or 2 nights.

Legoland Florida Tickets

A one-day Legoland theme park ticket at the park is around $84 for one park and $94/$104 for two parks to add on either the water park or Peppa Pig Theme Park to the ticket.

There are also other discounts available online, including package deals, so make sure to check before going to the park. In addition to the tickets for the park alone, you can get combination theme park tickets with many of the numerous attractions at ICON Park, including the Sea Life Aquarium, the Orlando Eye, and Madame Tussauds Orlando..

Note that you can buy tickets to Peppa Pig Theme Park on its own. Tickets for this park start at $34.

Go – No Go to Legoland Florida

Overall, we think Legoland Florida is well worth a day trip. With some planning, this can be the ultimate day of adventure with the family.

If you visit the park, send us some pics. We always love to see families out and about.

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Photos 1 by  RainO75 – Flickr cc by-nd 2.0, Photo 2 courtesy of Legoland Florida and Photo 3 by Jared – Flickr cc by 2.0

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