Orlando Attractions – They’ve been used to create everything from sea serpents and soaring cathedrals to likenesses of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. But the more than 58 million LEGO®bricks that are fully assembled in Central Florida have produced by far the most entertaining creation yet – LEGOLAND Florida Resort. This is the biggest LEGOLAND park ever built and it occupies the site of the old ‘Cypress Gardens’ in Winter Haven. It offers a unique mix of more than 50 rides, shows and attractions including some spectacular LEGO®models. There are loads of interactive elements for everyone to enjoy together. A great day out for families and perfect for kids 2-12! Near the park entrance is Island in the Sky, a 100-foot rotating platform ride that offers a 360° view of the entire property. Stretched out below you are 13 easy to navigate and highly themed zones along with the LEGOLAND water park.
Heartlake City, the newest land based on the popular LEGO® Friends line of toys, is opening this summer. It will be a colorful and vibrant new land offering adventures for all ages & will include a fantastic horse-themed disc coaster called Mia’s Riding Adventure and an interactive show, ‘Friends to the Rescue’ as well as new shops inside Heartlake Mall.
Fun Town is the location of a two-story Grand Carousel with LEGO-themed horses and the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater, a 4D movie center that seats 700 and shows three different 4D movies including the newest, LEGO Chima 4D Movie Xperience.
LEGO Kingdoms is inspired by all things medieval and takes kids back to a time of knights, princesses and dragons. Have fun on The Dragon, an indoor/outdoor steel roller coaster that offers a hilarious, behind-the-scenes view of life within the enchanted LEGOLAND Castle. The Royal Joust is where kids can storm the castle riding LEGO-themed horses and challenge other riders,then there’s Merlin’s Challenge, a mysterious wooden train powered by the wizard’s magic.
Miniland USA is the heart of every LEGOLAND Park, and home to nine remarkably themed areas that represent miniature versions of landmarks found throughout the United States. Look out for all the miniature icons from around the state of Florida – you can cover a lot of ground in 30 minutes!
Land of Adventure entices guests of all ages to come explore this fun-filled zone. Major attractions include Coastersaurus, a wooden coaster that curves and dips in and around a life- sized LEGO brick dinosaur; Lost Kingdom Adventure, a spectacular, Egyptian-themed dark ride that lets guests fire laser blasters and navigate an ancient ruined temple; and Safari Trek which explores the wilds of Africa and features amazingly life-like LEGO animals.
The live shows are well done so check show times when you arrive. Pirates’ Cove is home to LEGOLAND Florida’s very own water ski and stunt show, The Battle for Brickbeard’s Bounty, which is very interactive and has some GREAT ski stunts.
LEGO Technicis the most “intense” zone in the park. Here courageous youngsters and daring adults brave the LEGO TECHNIC Coaster where they harness the power of acceleration, braking and maneuverability as they race a life-size LEGO TECHNIC vehicle along a wildly twisting track. This area is also home to AQUAZONE Wave Racers, which lets riders zip in and out of waves as they dodge kid-powered water blasters on their own personal watercraft.
LEGO City is the perfect place for youngsters to live out their dreams in a scaled-down town created just for them. At Ford Driving School (and its counterpart Ford Jr. Driving School),youngsters from ages 3 to 13 get to drive their own car, navigate roads and earn a commemorative driver’s license. Other major attractions include Boating School, a fun-filled ride that allows kids to captain their own mini-vessels; Flight School, a suspended rollercoaster that simulates the thrill of flight; and the LEGO City Rescue Academy, where families compete with one another in fire and police vehicles to be the first to put out a simulated “blaze” or catch the “bad guy” and save the day.
Imagination Zone is the most hands-on section of the park, emphasizing exploration and creation. The zone is home to several of the most visually exciting LEGO models in the world, including a giant replica of Albert Einstein’s head. Here guests will find the WB Games Zone, an interactive area sponsored by Warner Bros. that lets kids play all the latest and greatest LEGO video games using the latest personal technology devices and video kiosks. The Imagination Zone is where guests can build a LEGO car they can test against the competition on the digitally timed track; or build and program cutting-edge, computerized LEGO MINDSTORMS robots. It’s also home to Kid Power Towers, where kids and parents hoist themselves up to the top of a tower to get a great view of the entire park, then enjoy a fun “free- fall” to the bottom.
DUPLO Valleyis ideal for toddlers and their imaginations. New attractions within DUPLO Valley include a train, a mini tractor ride, and a water play area. The central feature is the DUPLO Train where toddlers can board a train on their own or with their parents to explore countryside-themed scenery passing through farms, fishing holes and campgrounds. Just across the way, toddlers can jump on a tractor just their size and help the farmers plow the cornfields and hunt for missing farm animals. For those looking to cool off, the new splash and play area will be refreshingly fun with intermittent water spouts and interactive water elements set among larger than life farm animals with a soft deck for safety.
The World of Chima is the only place in the world where families can fully immerse themselves in the LEGO Legends of Chima storyline. Amidst dramatic landscapes, families will embark on an interactive water ride, The Quest for CHI, where guests will board watercrafts and battle with water cannons in a journey to remember. Here they will meet the highly advanced animal tribes to help their hero Laval, the Lion Prince, defeat Cragger, the Crocodile King, in a quest to return the mystical energy source, CHI, stolen by Cragger. The battle continues in the Speedorz Arena where multiple players compete with rip cord-powered vehicles to win the precious supply of CHI. In Cragger’s Swamp, an interactive water play area, guests will enter the secret bounds of the Croc tribe’s hideout and find a lush green foggy swamp with playful bubbles, intermittent water spouts and interactive elements that trigger swamp water effects. Families are further immersed in this mystical land with the chance to meet their hero Laval and villain Cragger and experience a new 4D Chima movie in Fun Town.
The LEGOLAND Florida Water Park is a great way to end the day – there’s LOTS of kid-friendly rides and slides and a great wave pool! (A modest upgrade fee per person is required on top of general admission – time your day so you are the first in the main park, then mid afternoon when the Florida sun is cranking at full power you can call time and head over for some nice cool H2O)
- Miniland USA – Check out seven specially themed areas representing major cities in the USA
- DUPLO Village - Toddlers can fly a plane, drive a car or explore a whole town!
- LEGO Kingdoms - A Medieval land where spells are cast and knights, damsels and dragons are found.
- Xtreme – Race a life-size LEGO TECHNIC vehicle along a wild roller coaster track..
- Imagination Zone – Build a LEGO car and test it against the competition on the digitally timed track.
- Pirates Cove – The park’s very own live-action water stunt show.
- Land of Adventure – Adventurers of all ages explore hidden tombs and hunt for treasure.
- The Big Store – One of the biggest retail LEGO stores in the world.
- LEGOLAND Water Park – Fling yourself down tons of slides into a fab wavepool to end a great day.
- World Of Chima – This is ‘the bomb’ according to my 11 year old son!
- The botanical gardens are quite beautiful so allow enough time to enjoy them as well as all the great rides.
- The Water Park requires a nominal add on fee so allow at least a couple of hours to enjoy it – it’s well worth a visit.
Location: One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884
Telephone: 863-318- LEGO (5346) or Toll Free at 877-350-LEGO (5346)
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2013 The LEGO Group. LEGOLAND FLORIDA IS A PART OF THE MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP®.