Everything is awesome at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort! LEGOLAND is every LEGO lover and adventure seekers dream come true. Only a 3 hour drive from Jacksonville, Florida, LEGOLAND makes the perfect weekend getaway for the family. Since LEGOLAND is just 30 minutes or so from Orlando and Tampa, you can easily add a day at the park to your Orlando or Tampa vacation. Bonus, your family can extend your stay with one of two LEGO themed hotels available at the Florida park. Pick from LEGOLAND hotel located adjacent to the resort, or LEGOLAND Beach Retreat across the street. We stayed at the Beach Retreat and really enjoyed our stay there.
The kids and I had a blast for our first visit to LEGOLAND! With over 50 rides, attractions, and shows, LEGOLAND® guarantees fun for the whole family from toddlers to teens and adventure seekers. Our favorite rides were were, Coastersaurus, a wooden coaster that curves and dips in and around a prehistoric jungle of animated and life-sized LEGO® brick dinosaurs. I think the kids went on it five times! The teen especially loved the coaster and the other thrill rides available.
MINILAND USA was also a favorite of ours! The attraction contains over 32 million LEGO® bricks and amazing city landscapes and scenes from coast to coast! From Paris to San Francisco, the details were fantastic!
We spent part of our day at the water park and really liked it. Perfect way to cool off and take a break during the hot summer hours. Something for everyone at the water park. The water park includes activities for toddlers to teens to adventure seekers. There’s a wave pool, water slides of all sizes, lazy river (tubes provided), DUPLO® Splash Safari for toddlers, and several interactive play areas.
New this year, a nightly or “knightly” end-of-the-night party for the entire family that includes a fireworks show, dancing, and music at the Kingdom castle courtyard. The show starts at 9 p.m. every night but the fun starts before then with a DJ and character appearances from LEGO® Kingdoms. My kids loved the show and the special surprise visible only with complimentary viewing glasses that everyone receives. (Spoiler alert! Put the glasses on and all lights including the fireworks turn into LEGO blocks!)
Everyone was happy at LEGOLAND including my 15 year-old. LEGOLAND definitely received the Jonesie family stamp of approval! If your family is looking for a great day out or the a quick vacation experience, add LEGOLAND parks to your next weekend getaway!
Thanks to LEGOLAND for hosting our family for an awesome visit!