Growing up, I always loved Legos. Even in high school, I did my class projects out of Legos. My favorite being that I built the entire Amphitheatre for Theater class only using Legos without a kit. So what better way to get my son to begin to love them as much as I do, than going to Legoland in Orlando. Legos bring your imagination to life with just a few blocks.
From the moment you walk in, you are captivated by the large displays built solely from Legos. Imagining the hours that had to be put into the artwork is mind-blowing. Characters from the Lego Movie are taller than I am and a waterpark with blocks that really float. Get ready to plan your creative destination trip from what to bring to how to purchase tickets.
What is Legoland?
Legoland is a place where kids rule, imagination is key and dreams come to life! It's where princesses, knights, and adventurers roam. Where dragons soar, castles are stormed, and pirates sail the seven seas. Truly the ultimate multi-day vacation destination for families with over 50 rides, shows, and attractions at the Theme Park, 14 water slides in the Water Park, 3 unique themed Hotels, and so much more! One day is not enough to explore all the adventures worth seeking.
Legoland is recommended for ages 2-12 but, my whole family enjoyed their trip. From Braden being 23 months old to age 50, we all had something to love!
Where is Legoland located?
Legoland, Florida is located in Winter Haven, Florida. Driving from Disneyland is about 30-45 minutes and 45-60 minutes from Universal Studios. Coming straight from Orlando International Airport, is about an hour.
Address: One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884
A secondary address for GPS systems is 6000 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven FL 33884.
Are there parking fees?
Purchase your Regular or Preferred Parking voucher before you arrive at the Park and save by purchasing online!
Online Prices: $23.36 - $37.38
Motorcycles and RVs/Campers not included. Toll and ticket booths open approximately 30 minutes prior to Park opening. Disability parking is near the guest entrance.
Downloading The Legoland App
Save time and skip the line by purchasing your tickets, premium play bands, photo digipass and more right from your phone! View live ride wait times for our most popular rides available at your fingertips when you’re in the Park. All the information you need for your visit before you even arrive with everything from directions, Park hours, accessibility information and so much more! So what are you waiting for? Awesome Awaits! Download the official LEGOLAND Florida Resort app today in either the App Store or Google Play.
Are there accommodations?
You know what’s cooler than staying steps away from a theme park? Staying in a place that brings all the fun of the theme park into the hotel! Stay and play at the only hotels built for kids with three options of fun at Pirate Island Hotel, Legoland Hotel, or Legoland Beach Retreat.
Need to rent a Cabana?
Don't worry Legoland covers that too! Choose from two types of Cabanas for rent in the Legoland Water Park: Duplo Splash Cabanas and Joker Soaker Cabanas. Duplo Splash Cabanas: These 5 locations are our most private locations, conveniently situated near our Beach & Brick Grill, restrooms, lockers and changing stations, as well as the Build-a-Raft Lazy River. Joker Soaker Cabanas: These 10 Cabana offer the best access to the ultimate water playground, the Joker Soaker. The LEGO Wave Pool, Twin Chasers slides and restrooms are also nearby for convenient access.
Can You Bring Outside Food?
As you may be wondering. This is a children's park so, will you be able to bring snacks for the wee ones? The answer is YES, but under certain guidelines. Alcohol may not be brought onto LEGOLAND Florida property but, acceptable items are included in the following.
Small snacks that do not require heating
Any food required for medical purposes and medically–indicated nutritional supplements
Any food required for special dietary needs
Baby food/baby formula
Soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep (With wheels or larger are allowed only for school groups)
Are there food options inside of the park?
Bring your appetite! Legoland offers favorites to everyone from cheeseburgers, pizza, a wide range of sweet treats and freshly prepared choices from tasty salads and fried chicken. Popcorn, novelty ice cream and cold beverages available at carts weather permitting.
A must get are delicious warm Granny Smith apple fries, dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Served with a sweet whipped cream dipping sauce. These were our absolute favorite located across the double-decker carousel when you arrive into the park. It was the perfect wait time to order, hop on the specialty carousel designed by your favorite Lego Movie character, then pick up and enjoy your tasty apple fries are warm, delicious to share with the whole family.
There are food options in both the park and waterpark during the day.
Are there options for food allergies or other dietary concerns?
Please view our Dietary Guide HERE, which can help you plan your dining experience at LEGOLAND while adhering to any specific dietary concerns or restrictions you may have. Please also email LLF-Food@legoland.com or visit Guest Services for more specific information if needed.
Are there long wait times?
Typically Legoland is not as busy as your Disney parks, but if you want to avoid the waiting lines, start with the farthest rides. The best advice that was given to me was to start from the left of the carousel. This has saved us a lot of time. There were hardly any lines on all the rides. The longest line we've come across was on average 10-15 minutes at most.
What To Bring Along On Your Destination Trip
You can't forget a camera to capture those special moments or riding through a lego safari or splashing around on islands that became home to floating Legos. Beat the summer heat with sunscreen (water resistant if entering the waterpark), hat, and some cool shades. The park is smaller than other Orlando resorts but, there is still quite a bit of walking so comfy shoes are your best bet and traveling with the little ones it's always a good idea to save your arm strength and bring along a stroller. In addition is counts as a storage space for all the awesome Lego gear you purchase during the day! Legoland does offer strollers to rent for the day. Bring an extra pair of clothes for the kiddos, a towel, and a swimsuit for the water park and or the splash area in Duplo Valley. Don't forget your lego figures to trade amongst the team members around the park.
*** All photos are property of The Destination Family. We were not paid to write this article. All information is based on my non biased opinion. Thank you Legoland for inviting us! ***