Legoland Florida is among the largest of the many theme parks around the globe based on the extremely popular Danish-invented construction toys. Covering 150 acres and featuring over 50 rides, shows, attractions, shops and restaurants, it's a fun day out for families visiting Orlando.

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    Opened in October 2011, Legoland Florida was designed for children from 2 to 12 years old, but also appeals to older children and has plenty for the adults, too. The park has 13 areas:

    • The Beginning features a 150-foot-high ‘Island in the Sky’, giving you a great view across the whole park.
    • Lego Kingdoms has medieval-themed rides and attractions, including the Dragon Coaster.
    • Dulpo Valley is based on Lego’s chunkier version designed for younger children, with rides and attractions to suit.
    • Fun Town has a factory tour to show how Lego bricks are made, as well as a 700-seat 4D theatre, shops and restaurants.
    • Imagination Zone immerses kids in the whole interactive and constructive ethos of Lego, inviting them to build and test whatever they can dream up.
    • Land of Adventure features some of the more exciting rides, including the Beetle Bounce junior drop tower, the Lost Kingdom Adventure interactive dark ride and the Safari Trek through life-sized Lego animal models.
    • Lego City is big on interaction and education, with children learning about driving, fire safety and boating through exciting shows and creative experiences.
    • Miniland USA is a collection of model cities, all created to scale with Lego, including New York City, Washington DC, Las Vegas and Florida.
    • Lego Ningao World is based on the ninja toys theme which went on to spawn a movie of the same name. The 4D interactive ride and rock climbing wall puts your ninja skills to the test.
    • Pirate’s Cove is a fantastic water-based show, featuring jet skis, boats and swash-buckling fun.
    • Cypress Gardens is a peaceful botanical garden which was first opened in the 1930s and which Legoland was built among. It provides a unique view of exotic plant species, as well as a place to relax.
    • Lego Technic is the most extreme of the park’s areas, with the fastest rollercoasters and extreme sports-themed rides, attractions and stores.
    • Heartlake City is based on the popular Lego Friends toys.

    Legoland Florida has a separate waterpark, with its own selection of rides and attractions, including a wave pool, lazy river and slides. While swimming costumes will obviously be necessary for the waterpark, visitors to the main park should wear comfortable shoes and proper clothing.

    Dining options in the park include a wide range of sweet and healthy treats, as well as cheeseburgers, pizzas, freshly grilled paninis, rotisserie chicken and Asian fusion food. The Legoland Hotel also has restaurants, as well as 152 guestrooms with different Lego themes – ideal if you plan to spend 2 days in the park, which you might need if you want to try everything!

    Tickets are best booked well in advance for greater savings, with a 1-day ticket to just Legoland costing about $67 for children (aged 3–12) and $74 for adults (13+) if you book 7 or more days ahead. There are incremental additions to the cost if you also want to visit the waterpark and if you book closer to the day you are visiting. Prices for paying at the gate start at about $89 for adults and $82 for children.

    Legoland Florida has extensive parking available for cars ($17, but cheaper if pre-booked online), RVs ($18) and motorcycles ($10). There’s also a shuttle service available from International Drive and the No. 30 bus stops right outside.

    Legoland Florida

    Location: 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884, USA

    Open: Daily from 10am to 6pm

    Phone: +1 888-690-5346

    Ben Reeves | Compulsive Traveller

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