Visiting LEGOLAND® Florida? Check out these helpful tips for visitingLEGOLAND® Florida!
These tips for visiting LEGOLAND® Florida were so helpful for us and some of them we learned during our visit. Last spring, we took our family to LEGOLAND® Florida and Disney. It was our first time at both parks and we had a great time! If you are planning to visit, I have some helpful tips for you so you and your family can make the most of your time there.
Tips for Visiting LEGOLAND® Florida
Decide on the amount of time you will spend there.
The waterpark was not open when we visited, so we just did one day and that was plenty of time to do everything. We spent from about 11 am-4 pm at the park and had time to do what we wanted.
However, if you are adding in the waterpark, I would add on a second day at the park. Then you could spend time enjoying both. If you visit the waterpark, plan to go either before 11 am or after 3 pm for less busy times.
Download the free LEGOLAND® App
We did not initially realize this was an option and it was such a help once we downloaded it! We were able to navigate around the park depending on which rides were busier.
Start in the back of the park.
Most people arrive at the park and get started moving from the front to the back. However, another idea is to start in the back of the park and then work your way forward. Some of the rides will have high wait times, so move past those and return to them around 3 pm. We noticed the park was noticeably less busy at around 3 pm.
Pack lunch and snacks.
While there are places to eat in the park, you are allowed to pack food and water bottles to bring in the park. This is a huge money saver!
We packed a backpack and had some lunch, water bottles, and snacks on hand. This is a huge help for helping to keep hangry kids from happening (and let’s be honest, the same goes for parents).
Bring mini-figures to trade!
We did not learn this until we were in the park and are planning to do this next time! Have your kids bring some of their mini-figures with them to trade with the employees. Throughout the park, you will see the employees with mini-figures on their name badge. You can ask to trade and ta-da- brand new mini-figure!
Plan to pay for parking.
There is a cost for parking (around $23). There is no need to pay for preferred parking.
Families of younger kids
If you are visiting the park with younger children, I highly recommend you check out the guide for parents of toddlers. There are also two sections of the park, Duplo Village and Dino Island that are good for younger kids.
Determine a souvenir budget.
There is a mini-figure shop so we decided that each of our kids could create 2 mini-figures. It was pretty inexpensive and really fun creating the mini-figures to bring home. Having a set budget ahead of time is key to eliminate breakdowns!
Don’t spend full price on tickets.
There are plenty of places you can score a discount on tickets. I often see coupons in magazines or advertized in various places. Take a moment and google or look around for discounted tickets.
Decide where you will stay.
LEGOLAND® is about 1 hour from Orlando. We spent a day at Disney and then the next morning drove to spend the day at the park. However, there is the LEGOLAND® Resort which looks like a ton of fun!
Our favorite attractions at the park
Ford Driving School
Kid Power Towers
The Grand CArasel
LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride
Ready to visit?!
Overall, I highly recommend LEGOLAND® Florida! It is perfect for kids ages 2-12, especially if you have LEGO® loving kids! Have you visited before? Share your tips in the comments!
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