It’s that magical time of year in Florida when a tiny window of opportunity opens and you can enjoy the theme parks like they were meant to be enjoyed, with few people, no wait times, and stress-free family time. It’s September and all the way through Thanksgiving you can enjoy the parks before the snowbirds triple the population. So, being the opportunists that we are, we ditched the city with the Kia Niro Hybrid to headed straight for Legoland Florida.
So why Legoland Florida?
I’ve always loved Legos. When I was a kid I had about a million of them. Now that my son is nine, I find myself building with him as a way to spend time together. He loves building both Lego kits and his own ideas. I love seeing his designs come to life and it helps him focus and develop his motor skills. Lego has been such a big part of both of our lives, I guess you could say we’re pretty big fans. Legoland brings Legos to life, and what more could you ask for when you’re a fan right?
We set out to spend a couple days with Legoland and the Legoland Beach Retreat. This is what we thought.
Our Legoland Florida Review
Mom Report: Perfect for 3-6-year-olds. A great way to break kids into “big kid” rides with a wooden roller coaster and several other pretty good roller coasters. I really liked that they had more than just one. With it being so empty, we were able to ride them over and over again. Total WIN!
Favorite Rides: The Quest for CHI (World of Chima), The Dragon (Lego Kingdoms), Ford Driving School, Flying School, Boating School (Land of Adventure), Project X (Lego Technic) and Training Camp (Lego Ninjago World).
Mom Tip: The World of Chima was a perfect way the end the day, I recommend hitting it in the afternoon when it’s hot out. It was quite refreshing and the kids loved the water fight. It kept us cool for the rest of the day. It was perfect.
Final Thought: I was completely blown away by Miniland USA. It was everything I ever imagined being able to create when I was a kid and then some. I hope to see this indoors at some point, it would be a shame to watch it get destroyed by the brutal Florida heat.
The Kid Friendly Report: This place was epic! I loved everything! I passed a driving test and even a plane test! As soon as we got into the park there was a bunch of tiny cities all made out of legos, it was awesome! Now I want to just make a bunch of tiny cities in my room.
Favorite Rides: I loved all of them! My favorite ones were Coastersaurus, Project X, Flying School, Driving School, the Dragon, Training Camp and the Quest for Chi.
Kid Tip: Don’t wear sneakers because when your socks get all wet you get blisters. Flip flops worked well.
Final Thought: I’m thinking I want to go back to Legoland.
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Legoland Florida was pretty awesome. As a Lego fan, I have to say that it was a great geek mom adventure. We saved lots on fuel by driving the Kia Niro Hybrid which made getting something a little extra special in the new Ninjago World pretty easy. Take your kids to Legoland Florida, you might be surprised as to how much fun you have as an adult!
For more information about Legoland Florida go to www.legoland.com/florida/
Special thanks to Legoland Florida for hosting us for this story. This in no way shaped our opinions in this post. And special thanks to Kia Motors America for being a long time partner of The Fairytale Traveler.
Have you been to Legoland? Tell me what you think about Legoland Florida in the comments below!