We decided to take the kids on a surprise trip last weekend. Since our trip to SeaWorld last year the kids have been itching to go away again. We researched a few places we knew we could do in a weekend and decided to take them to Legoland in Winter Haven Florida. The kids had no idea until the day we left that we were even going anywhere. I am not good at keeping secrets so this one was a little hard to keep from them and since I needed to secretly pack all of their things it made it harder.
I found the hotel search a little challenging. We always try to stay in some sort of suite since we have 5 people in our family and a regular room with 2 beds is uncomfortable for us. There really are not that many hotels in the area so we decided to stay in Orlando which is about 45 minutes from Legoland. The drive from the hotel to the park was not bad though, the kids were busy guessing where we were going anyway. Once we turned onto the street they were amazed and screaming with excitement!
Walking up to the front entrance you are blown away with the world of Lego’s. Almost everything is built with Lego blocks and even my husband was in awe as we looked at the detail that went into building these statues and animals. Some of them even talked!
My husband and I were born and raised in NY so naturally we could not pass up taking a picture in front of the Statue of Liberty and Grand Central Station, of course made out of Lego’s!
All I kept hearing from my 4 year old was “WOW”. He is the biggest Lego fan in our house and this trip was geared towards him. My daughter, she is 6 and the trill seeker of the kids was very impressed with their roller coasters. There she is on Zoom. I think she went on that 5 times!
My little son who is 2 and a half enjoyed the Duplo Village inside the park. There was more for him to do on his level. He seemed to be just to short for a lot of rides like these Lego Track cars that the other kids got to ride on. There seemed like there was something for everyone but I would say the perfect ages would be between 4 and 10.
I was pleasantly surprised how clean the park was and how friendly the staff was. You know that 2 o’clock melt down with kiddo’s? It did not happen. The kids were so involved with the rides and the cute statues made with Lego’s but not to the point where there was to much going on. It was not an overwhelming park which makes it a nice day trip. We did ride a few things more than once because there were not that many rides but that is what made it easier for us. We did not feel like we had to hit every ride and then hit a wall. This was probably the most relaxing park we have been to as parents with 3 small kids.
On the day we went it was not that hot outside but they also have a very nice water park filled with slides, playgrounds and a wave pool. We already told the kids we would go back just for the water park.
The admission for adults is $79 and children 3 – 12 is $71 but if you know the date your going you save $15 per ticket. The only downside to the tickets is Florida residents. We do not get a discount for the day like most other parks in the area but with the pick a date it evens out. They do offer Florida residents a Annual Pass for just $99! The water park is extra for the day trips but not for the annual pass. You can keep up with Legoland FL on Facebook and Twitter for special events.
Disclosure : I was provided free tickets for admission to write this review but all opinions are 100% my own.
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