Tips for Going to Legoland Florida with Young Kids
Ford's Jr. Driving School
Ford's Driving School has two different tracks one simple loop for kids ages 3-6 (not height dependent) and a more complicated track for bigger kids. This was by far their favorite ride, which is towards the back of the park. They were so proud to ride lego built cars by themselves, steering and pressing the peddle all by themselves. They are still bragging about it in fact. There is a ride attendant there though for when kids get stuck to help move the vehicle in the right direction. At the end of the ride, all drivers receive a paper driver's license too, which makes for a great free souvenir.
Legoland Florida Play Areas
Pharaoh's Revenge is a two-floor covered jungle gym play space with foam balls and crawl areas, which also protects from the sun.
Dupolo Village is ideal for toddlers, it's one big playground with a train, a mini tractor ride and a water play area. The bricks for kids to play with in this village are also much larger and softer so as not to be a choking hazard or rough. Plus, the DUPLO Tot Spot is designed especially for children under the age of two and features a small slide and colorful playhouse. Meanwhile, DUPLO Farm offers that and more in an air-conditioned barn with benches for parents to relax and watch from. There is a baby care center located inside too.
In Imagination Zone there is a Building Zone with a huge assortment of loose LEGO bricks and already built models for inspiration. Kids are also given wheels when they sign in so they can build LEGO cars and race them. Just be sure and return them when you leave. There is also AC inside and a panini grill cafeteria area, thus a perfect spot to eat at on hot days.
In the new Ninjago World (our video here) there is Cole's Rock Climb area by the entrance that my boys ran to along with Kai's Spinners, which are rotating spinners for a child to jump on and Jay's Lightning Drill, which is a Simon says type game that my boys didn't really understand, but they still enjoyed pushing the buttons and hearing the sound effects.
Technic Tot Spot slide, climb and build! Even the smallest guests can take control in this shaded play area just for them.
In Lego City there is yet another Tot Spot to cool off in this air-conditioned play area and prepare for take off climbing and playing.
Pre-schoolers and older kids will love the shaded outdoor wooden playground called The Forestmen's Hideout with slides, nets and climbing areas. It is also staffed for further supervision of kids.
Forget pin trading, I now love figurine trading and wish I had known about this BEFORE we went to the park for the first time. Model Citizens, or employees, wear colorful badges that display their name and will have little LEGO guys attached to it. If you spot one that you like you can swap a LEGO Minifigure that your kids don't want any more. Thus, you could leave the park with new souvenirs that they can actually play with, so buy one ahead of time or pick up the discarded LEGO people loitering under your kid's bed and get ready to trade them in for some new ones, maybe even Batman, Disney or Harry Potter!
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- Unlike other Orlando-area parks, Legoland wasn't as crowded - neither the rides or lines for food. (Note we visited in January and February). Also, if you stay at the hotel or have an annual pass you get to enter the park a half hour earlier. Use the time to go on Ninjago The Ride, their latest attraction.
- Create while you wait! Even when there was a short line for an attraction, EVERY queue has an area where kids can build and play with LEGO bricks while adults hold their spot in line. Wouldn’t life be great if every line had LEGO bricks for children to play with? *sigh*
- It wasn't overwhelming like other theme parks. I could easily see myself going solo with the kids too as it would be manageable.
- Lots of food options with restaurants named by what they offer - Lakeside Sandwich Co., Burger Kitchen, Fried Chicken Restaurant, the new Peper & Roni Pizza Stop, etc. Easy!
- Kid-sized sinks in the bathrooms.
- Family bonding!