Tips for Legoland Florida: One Day of Fun
Blog - December 18, 2016

If you are going to Legoland for just one day, that’s enough to pack a lot in. Check out Tips for Legoland Florida and get most out of one day.

welcome-to-legoland in Florida

LEGOLAND Florida is a multi-day attraction for lego fans and children aged 2 to 12. It features the interactive LEGOLAND ®Florida Theme Park, which has more than 50 fun rides, shows, and attractions based on LEGO ® brands and characters, as well as the LEGOLAND Water Park.

It was our first trip to LEGOLAND Florida with our little kids, and we only had one day as we were also heading to other theme parks and were packing everything into one long weekend!  I had heard a lot about what to expect, so when I got there I thought I was prepared.

But nothing can prepare you for this Lego wonderland.  It is a Lego lover’s dream! If you haven’t experienced anything Lego, you are about to get your socks knocked off!  My kids were in heaven during this legoland trip.

There are several themed experiences to select from with over fifty rides scattered across fourteen unique “lands”. There’s also the LEGOLAND® Florida Water Park, which is great for cooling off and getting away from the heat.

2 boys are playing and jumping in Legoland Florida.

So we had to have a plan on what to pack in one day.

They have an awesome water park but it was closed on the day we went, which was good in a way because we wouldn’t have had time to truly experience it.  Make sure you check out the opening hours before you go.  We will save that for another day. 

Where to Stay in Florida?

It is such an amazing theme park that most will want to spend the whole day there, and a lot will opt to stay at the amazing LEGOLAND Hotel (the 5-gazillion star hotel) on property and make a two day experience. 

It’s a great place that features floating pool bricks, Egyptian adventure-themed accommodations, and a free breakfast buffet. The Legoland on site Hotel’s vast grounds and heated resort-style pool will entice children of all ages to play, stay, and splash.

If you want to cool down without going to the water park, there are plenty of mini water play areas all over for kids to play and cool down and have so much fun.

Legoland park in Florida.

So, how do you think we got the most out of one day at LEGOLAND Florida?  We tried some pretty simple things and had a really awesome, jam packed day.  We closed the park down. Woot! Woot!

Get a Map of Legoland Florida

I am that person that likes to “discover”  “Let’s see where this takes us,” kinda gal.  But for some reason I was drawn to the map.  It looked so interesting and I wanted to see ahead of time where we would focus on making our stops and the best places to visit. It was worth it and really helpful. 

You need to set up a plan according to ages of your kids because older kids and younger kids have different preferences. Some kids might want to go on rides only, and others might only want to literally play with colorful Lego bricks, Lego animals, have delicious treats, and go shopping. 

In addition to rides, there is a Pirate’s Cove Show and ‘The LEGO® Movie 4D A New Adventure.’  You MUST map it out.

Choose Your Rides Wisely

We have two boys, however, one did not have the height requirement for some of the rides.  We tried to find rides that were good for both for time’s sake.

2 boys entering duplo tractor in Legoland Florida.

One of the rides that was a big hit with my two young children was the Duplo Tractor. It’s one of the most popular rides in Legoland Park.

They also loved the Boating School ride at Lego City.

boat-ride in boating school legoland florida

They especially liked this one because they could steer the steering wheel and drive.  That’s super cool to a five and a two year old!

Stay Where the Kids are Having Fun

We spent most of our time in Duplo Valley, not because we wanted to, but because the kids loved it.  They weren’t too interested in rides.  They wanted to play with Legos, haha.

duplo valley in legoland florida

What I have found going on trips with the kids is that once they like a place, you can’t drag them away.  They could of stayed at the Tot Spot all day.

tot spot in duplo valley in florida

In fact, I had to drag them away from there to be able to see other sites.

A boy playing lego in duplo valley

The Baby Care Center inside Duplo Valley is amazing and so inviting to the new mother that wants to change her baby in peace.

baby care center in legoland florida

There’s also a place to nurse and bottle warming available.

Choose Where to Eat Ahead of Time

Look at what there is available before you go.  Ask around.  There’s nothing worse than being famished after walking with the kids and not being sure where you want to eat.  Pick out a couple of places for outside food ahead of time, in case one is busier than the other.  so, we went to Burger Kitchen. Also try to keep with you small snacks and water bottles in case your kids were hungry.

legoland burger restaurant building

It was definitely a great choice.  My husband loves burgers so he was pretty excited to try it out.  I don’t eat meat, so I had the veggie burger.

My husband loved his cheeseburger and the kids really enjoyed their chicken strips and fries. He said that the burger was the best theme park food he had ever experienced.

Another dining place we were told about but didn’t have a chance to visit is Granny’s Apple Fries, a LEGOLAND original! You know if a restaurant only sells one thing, it must be delicious. Their master piece is Cinnamon sugar coats warm Granny Smith apple fries with whipped cream and caramel dipping sauce.

menu at the burger kitchen restaurant

Later we went and got the kids ice cream.

ice-cream from lego

Scope Out What You Would Like To Do On Your Next Trip To LEGOLAND Florida.

The Island In The Sky

high ride in the island in the sky

The Island In The Sky is a 150- foot rotating platform that gives you a 360° view of LEGOLAND Florida.

pirates' cove live water ski show

Pirates’ Cove Live Water Ski Show looked like a lot of fun.  As you can see, it’s still pretty cool from a distance!

Take videos and pictures so you can remember what you will be planning next time.

Make Sure You Check Out At Least One Lego Store

lego store entrance

There’s everything you need in one gift shop, so don’t get discouraged if you can’t visit all of them.

gift shop in legoland

Check out Miniland in Legoland Florida

miniland in legoland florida

This Miniland is a must see.  Florida was spot on!  I loved it!

Kennedy Space Center view  in Legoland Florida

Kennedy Space Center was awesome.

daytona center in legoland florida

Daytona International Speedway was probably the kids favorite.

daytona international speedway view in legoland florida

The kids definitely had to come back to  Daytona International Speedway on our way out.

Finish your day off with a short movie!

scooby doo lego movie in legoland

After a busy day, the best thing to do is to visit Lego movie world. We planned a trip to the Wells Fargo 4D Theater.  It was just what we needed to sit down and rest while watching The LEGO® Movie 4D.

LEGOLAND Florida Tips

Buy Tickets in Advance

Do you have your official Legoland vacation dates marked on your calendar? By ordering your Legoland tickets ahead of time, you may avoid the stress of long lines.

Download the Legoland Florida App

To stay on track, use the Legoland Mobile App and squeeze out every ounce of Legoland sunlight and thrills. Get VIP access to park specials, discounts, and more by purchasing Legoland tickets on your phone, checking in on ride wait and show times, viewing an interactive GPS park map, and more.

 We had such a great time at LEGOLAND Florida, we have to go back soon!  You can see that by the end of the day the kids acted like they owned the place.

kids leaving legoland florida

LEGOLAND is fun all year, although it’s very busy in March/April (especially during the spring vacation), during the summer, and around the holidays. The best time of the year to visit the parks is in May, September, or early December. Plan your trip for January or September for the Best Budget Friendly Times.

For more information, you can visit Legoland website HERE.  Check out their Christmas Bricktacular Event too!

Check out the Legoland Pirate Island Hotel

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