LEGO®: A childhood staple since 1949. LEGO bricks have been responsible for the building of bridges, rise of cities and paths toward colorful creativity. LEGO has come a long way since your childhood to include themed LEGO sets, games and even amusement parks. May we introduce LEGOLAND®, a little kid’s dream destination and your road towards reminiscence.
Guide to Legoland Florida
LEGOLAND of Florida is located outside Orlando’s theme park corridor. Created for kids up to the age of 12, LEGOLAND is a park perfectly suited for the pint-sized. Compared to the massive parks along I-Drive, this destination offers an intimate afternoon of Lego-dom. The roller coasters are a little lower and the rides a little more relaxed—but not too slow and low. They’re terrific for your kids and will ensure a day of great fun.
LEGOLAND is divided into 12 different zones including the water park and Cypress Gardens. As you and your family wind your way from the huge LEGO-laden entryway, complete with spinning wheels and twirling flags, to Fun Town and Land of Adventure, you’ll find there is a zone for every type of builder.
Begin with Fun Town
Fun Town takes you through a Lego factory for a firsthand look at how Lego bricks are made. Once inside, you’ll be able to build your own Lego creations from hundreds of LEGO elements and accessories. You’ll also find the double decker Grand Carousel, where young and old alike can choose their horse and go for a spin. If you run into an afternoon rain (such is Florida), make your way to the Wells Fargo 4-D Theater. With seating for 700, there’s room for all. Fun Town is where you’ll want to come back at the end of your tour as well, in order to pick up your souvenirs from the Minifigure Market, LEGO® Studios and LEGO® Friends Shop.
After you travel through Fun Town, make your way to back to medieval times at Lego Kingdoms. Your little knights and ladies can take part in a Royal Joust, trek through The Forestmen’s Hideout, ride The Dragon roller coaster and take the train through Merlin’s Challenge.
Once you reach Land of Adventure, you’re in for one. Start with the Lost Kingdom Adventure and unearth the vast treasures of a forgotten Egyptian empire. The train takes kids through LEGO tombs to find fun-filled scenes. The wooden whirl known as Coastersaurus can be found here too, and dips kids in and around a prehistoric jungle of animated and life-sized LEGO dinosaurs.
LEGO® City is often a guest favorite, and a cannot-miss for kids who really enjoy hands-on experiences. Depending on which career choice your kids think are coolest, sign them up to battle a simulated blaze, get their LEGOLAND driver’s license, experience the thrill of Flying School or even captain a mini-boat. Whichever vehicle they decide to try, they’ll leave the experience with grins as wide as the LEGO boat wakes.
In the middle of all the attractions is yet another sight to see. Miniland, USA is the heart of the LEGOLAND and home to seven specially themed areas. Inside Miniland USA, visitors can walk the tiny streets and scenes of Las Vegas, Washington DC, New York City and Kennedy Space Center, to name a few. This is the best spot for photo ops, as the kids will tower over the towers, and each scene is filled with activity, from racing cars to everyday LEGO people doing every day things.
As each zone offers its own activities, attractions and ways to have fun, you and the kids will surely discover which areas are your favorite and which are best suited for you. If you decide to top off your day of adventure with a relaxing stroll, visit Cypress Gardens, an offshoot of the theme park, which is accessible year round. LEGOLAND Florida has taken great care to preserve the soul of the park, which is over 75 years in the making. Take time to be amazed by the Banyan, planted as a seedling in 1939, and find your favorite Floridian flower in the vast collection of native plants found in the garden.
Once you’ve seen it all, chosen your souvenirs and made your way through the gardens, find your way back to the resort for an evening of sharing your favorite experiences. Don’t you wish this was around when you were a kid?