The lines are very reasonable or at least they were on all three of our visits which included a holiday. We were pleasantly surprised by the fact that none of the rides were off-limits to our two children due to height requirements. I will confess that our daughter, who is our youngest and was 5 at the time of our first visit, is a little above average in height. Parents can check height requirements for the rides on the LEGOLAND website beforehand. If your kid is a thrill seeker, just wait until he/she reaches the 44 inches that will allow them to ride everything in the park. The rollercoaster rides in the park are Project X in LEGO TECHNIC, The Flying School in LEGO City, Coastersaurus in Land of Adventure and The Dragon in LEGO Kingdoms.
|Driving School @LEGOLAND FL|
|Beetle Bounce @LEGOLAND Florida|
LEGO Kingdoms has The Dragon. This roller coaster is very smooth and fun for parents and kids. Merlin's Challenge is a nice carnival-type ride right nearby. The Medieval themed Royal Joust is also in LEGO Kingdoms. This is another one of those rides where the lines can be deceiving. There are only a handful of horses that allow one (child-only) rider. So what seems like a short line can easily turn into a 30-45 minute wait.
|Royal Joust @ LEGOLAND|
|The Quest for Chi - Dad and kids trying to shoot water at me!|
Concessions at the park are decent. I recommend the vegi panini at I-Zone Panini in Imagination Zone between LEGO Technic and LEGO City. Alternatively, the Market Restaurant near the main entrance has a huge condiment bar and the best selection of food in the park. We've patronized only one additional eatery in the park, The Lakeside Sandwich shop. It's mediocre at best, but then what can you expect of soggy, pre-made sandwiches. There are several other food options in the park that may be more promising. Check out the full list of food options on the LEGOLAND Florida website. On our last couple of visits, we brought along a few snacks and a refillable water bottle. I didn't see security confiscating any such items at the gate.
Don't miss the Pirate's Cove Live Water Ski Show. It is reminiscent of the water ski shows that were performed on the site when it was Cypress Gardens. A section of the lush gardens still remain and the Island in the Sky is another hold over from the site's Cypress Gardens days.
The park isn't huge, which is good when you have younger kids that don't need a stroller but still get tired feet. Compared with other parks, it is quite manageable for young families to get all they want out of this park in a day. This is not the case if your ticket includes the LEGOLAND Waterpark.
Management is doing their best to make this a multi-day park experience with the addition of another LEGO "land" called Heartlake City based on the Friends LEGO line. To accommodate multi-day visitors, construction of a LEGO themed hotel on the premises is well underway with completion expected summer 2015. Giant sized photos of what the different themed rooms will look like grace the barrier walls surrounding the construction zone and certainly grabbed the attention of my children.
If you haven't been, I recommend making a visit now before the park grows and the average visitation catches up to what LEGOLAND officials are hoping for.