Every year when we go to visit my mom in the Orlando area the first question people ask is “Are you all going to Disneyworld?” And my answer is always, nope! LOL I sometimes feel like people that there’s only one theme park in Florida. There are so many amazing things to do in the Orlando area. Legoland is a newer park aimed at kids up to 12 years old and their families. But if you’re not much of a thrill seeker but LOVE LEGO® than this park is great for us big kids too!
Legoland is typically open 7 days a week and their hours fluctuate between 10a-5p, 10a-6p and 10a-7p. Be sure to check out their website before you plan your trip! The day Morgan and I went we got there around 11a. I figured that would be a good time and boy was I wrong! We ended up spending almost 30 minutes in traffic just to enter the parking lot. Parking is $17 for cars so keep that in mind too!
Once we entered the park the first thing we wanted to get on was the Great LEGO® Race. The ride to get on was going to be almost 2 hours! Lawd…so yea we decided to check back before we would leave for the day. Luckily there were a lot of other rides that she wanted to get on. While we were there we ran into one of my good friend Michelle of Divas with a Purpose. You have no idea what a lifesaver that was for my sanity! Going to a place like this is always more fun when your child has other kids to hang with and get on the rides. Legoland does a good job by offering something for everyone at Legoland Florida. They bring in all your favorite LEGO® characters from the Lego Friends in Heartlake City to Lego Kingdoms along with some other great characters. One of our favorite parts was Miniland USA! It contains over 32 million LEGO® bricks that are made up of landmark locations from all over the world as well as some scenes from your favorite shows and movies. I can’t even imagine the time AND patience that went in to making all of those. I mean I try to do one of the little kits with my daughter and I’m ready to chuck the entire thing out the window after about 30 mintues…LOL
There are four coasters: Coastersaurus, The Dragon, Project X and Flying School. Since I’m a wuss and don’t get on coasters lets just say my 8 year old loved them. So if she can ride them so can your little daredevils!
If you’re looking for a rides everyone can enjoy these include the Island in the Sky, The Grand Carousel, a two-level carousel, The Lost Kingdom Adventure and The Quest for Chi.
Since we all know that kids also like to do activities that aren’t as structured and more “free play” I was happy to see that they had an indoor area to use your imagination and create your own things!
Unfortunately the one ride that Morgan wanted to go on (Great LEGO® Race) ended up shutting down for about an hour so we never got a chance to get on. The other down side was that a lot of the rides we wanted to go on had extremely long wait times. I’m not sure if this would have been better had we gotten there right when the gates open or not. You can also purchase a premium armband to skip the line for an additional $85 (actually cost more than ticket price) or you can buy a single skip the line pass for $5! Wish I would have thought of that and then we could have at least skipped the line for the one ride she really want to get on.
Legoland also has a water park but I feel like you would need another day so that you don’t feel so rushed. We were there for over 6 hours and we still didn’t get a chance to do everything since we ended up spending so much time waiting in line for rides and for something to eat. Another tip for all the LEGO® fans, bring your mini figures to trade. You can go right up to any Legoland staffer, nd ask to swap figures with those on his or her name tag.
Next time we go I’ll be better prepared and I’ll plan to get there and be at the gate when they open them! Have you been to Legoland or have a LEGO® lover in your life? Be sure to share below!