If your children love LEGO, then you must visit Legoland Florida in Orlando. My suggestion is to go during the week and first thing in the morning, when the park opens. The line-ups were short and the weather wasn’t too hot when we went (in May).
Here are 5 reasons why you should visit Legoland Florida:
5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Legoland Florida
1. Miniland USA
You will be amazed as you walk through Florida, California, New York, Washington D.C., all made out of LEGO!
New York City features tiny jets of water shooting up from the fountain in Rockefeller Plaza, while an army of animated yellow taxicabs prowls the streets of Times Square. The Statue of Liberty, a cutaway view of Grand Central Station, The Empire State Building, the Guggenheim Museum and the Bronx Zoo are just a few of the iconic landmarks all made out of LEGO.
Visit the White House (including the first family and “first dog”) in Washington, D.C., as well as re-creations of the Smithsonian, and the Washington and Jefferson monuments. An animated marching band parades in front of the Capitol, and tiny cherry trees blossom every spring.
Miniland wouldn’t be the same without featuring Las Vegas and the world-famous Strip including the Luxor Las Vegas, New York, New York Hotel and Casino, Excalibur, Mirage, Treasure Island, Tropicana, MGM Grand, Venetian, Stratosphere tower and two iconic structures of Paris Las Vegas: the balloon sign and Eiffel Tower. “The Strip” at LEGOLAND also features a miniature wedding chapel, monorails and real-life sounds recorded in Las Vegas. How cool is that?
Other remarkable re-creations include the Kennedy Space Center, Hollywood, Florida, and more.
My kids also love collecting and building LEGO® STAR WARS™, so imagine their delight to see some of the most famous scenes from the six live-action Star Wars movies. Fans can marvel at a scene from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars™. The scenes are all made out of 1.5 million LEGO® bricks built in 1:20 scale. To add to the Star Wars experience, you can pose with life-size LEGO models of Darth Maul, R2-D2 and Darth Vader.
2. The World of Chima
My kids loved watching the Cartoon Network show, The LEGO World of Chima and building Chima LEGO. So to see an area featuring Chima was a surprise. The area has an interactive water ride, The Quest for CHI, a super-charged Speedorz Arena, Cragger’s Swamp water play area, a new 4D movie experience and character meet-n-greet sessions.
3. Lego Kingdoms
LEGO® Kingdoms takes kids back to medieval times with the LEGOLAND Castle where spells are cast and many knights, damsels and dragons are found. The Dragon is an indoor/outdoor steel roller coaster that features a hilarious, behind-the-scenes view of life within the enchanted LEGOLAND Castle. The King’s Market is great for little ones to become a prince or princess in our open air marketplace. From whimsical role play to dreamy dress up, this is the place to become a hero.
4. The Rides
There are some fun rides in the park including:
Lost Kingdom Adventure: This spectacular dark ride invites guests to fire laser blasters at targets and brave the rugged Egyptian landscape in all-terrain roadsters, while attempting to unearth the vast treasures of a forgotten empire.
Coastersaurus: This wooden coaster curves and dips in and around a prehistoric jungle of animated and life-sized LEGO brick dinosaurs.
Project X: Brave guests feel the power of acceleration, braking and maneuverability as they race a life-size LEGO® TECHNIC vehicle along a wild roller coaster track.
5. Imagination Zone
Imagination Zone emphasizes exploring and creation, which is what LEGO is all about. It also showcases seven of the most visually exciting LEGO models in the world, including a replica of Albert Einstein’s head. We didn’t get a chance to build and program cutting-edge, computerized LEGO MINDSTORMS™ robots, which would be super cool.
There is a new LEGO Hero Factory located at the Imagination Zone, where kids can build and create their own heroes. Kids can also meet and greet with LEGO Hero Factory’s bravest leader, Preston Stormer. Visit herofactory.LEGO.com for more information about LEGO Hero Factory and its amazing missions!
Other fun things to see:
Legoland has a fun Ford Driving School in LEGO® City where children ages 6 through 13 can experience “real-life” driving, and receive their official LEGOLAND driver’s license.
Legoland also has a full water park, where families can cool off. Another attraction not to miss is Cypress Gardens, the historic botanical gardens featuring the Banyan tree that was planted as a seedling in 1939.