Spend some time in Legoland, Florida – the theme park where everything is awesome!
No one will blame you for thinking of Disney World and Universal Studios when someone mentions theme parks in Orlando, Florida. But did you know there’s a cheaper and less crowded alternative? What most people don’t realize is that Legoland, located in Winter Haven, is not even an hour south of Orlando and is a great way to escape the crowds.
We had a great time in Legoland when we went. We were probably the only ones there without kids (we’re young at heart!) but all the kids we saw were obviously enjoying themselves. There are 7 Legolands all over the world, but the one in Florida is the biggest. There are rides and rollercoasters, shows, 4D movies, restaurants, a waterpark, and now even a hotel that is probably the coolest hotel we’ve ever seen!
We were very happy with our day trip to Legoland. We didn’t have to wait in any crazy long lines like we would have at Disney World, the staff was friendly, and the food was great. We were worried that the “Everything is Awesome” song would be playing all day and at every corner, but it wasn’t. Legoland also has this cool thing where if you have a Lego minifigure, you can go up to a Model Citizen (Legoland employee) and trade it for one of their minifigures that they have on their name tag. Plus, we LOVED their Miniland USA area. I mean, who doesn’t love to see their favorite cities in miniature form??
A few tips:
- – You’re in Florida, having both sunblock and an umbrella and/or poncho are a must.
- – Wear comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Even if you don’t go to the water park, there is still a chance they’ll get wet.
- – Bring snacks. You are allowed to bring in bottled water and snacks that fit into soft-sided coolers/bags no bigger than 8.5” wide x 6” high x 6” deep. Sorry folks, no alcohol or glass containers.
- – Buy your tickets online, there’s a discount! 😉
And on a personal note, I had been to the Legoland in Germany over 8 years ago. So it was really cool to experience a second Legoland and take pictures with some of the figures that I had also taken pictures with so long ago…
So next time you’re traveling through Florida and want something fun to do that is cheaper than Disney World and less crowded, consider going to Legoland. It’s awesome!
**I apologize in advance if the song is now stuck in your head**