A Mom’s Guide To LEGOLAND Florida [2020 Edition]

January 25, 2019

Disclaimer: LEGOLAND Florida generously gave us four tickets to visit LEGOLAND Florida and create content around our visit. All opinions expressed are my own!

Updated to include some photos from the NEW LEGOLAND Movie World! We loveeee this area!

We had the best time visiting LEGOLAND Florida this week. My boys (6 & 4) have their primary interests right now of: LEGO building, sports, and fishing. So, being in an amusement park that backs up to a lake and otherwise completely encompasses all things LEGO was really cool for them. As an added bonus, LEGOLAND Florida recently rolled out a promotion for Florida kids ages 3 & 4 to get a free one year “preschooler pass” I am so grateful to my friend/fellow blogger Raising Whasians for sharing about this or otherwise I would have had no idea! This is only available until February 18, 2019. So if you’ve got an eligible kiddo head down and take advantage of this incredible offer!

I strongly encourage you if you can to book your tickets online for the best deals if you know when you’ll be in the area. If you’re a military family, check your local MWR as some sell military tickets. Otherwise, be sure to visit the military discount page over on the LEGOLAND Florida site. I saw some fabulous pricing for the Beach Retreat for eligible military families during some SELECT nights leading up to March! (79.00!) I have a special spot in my heart for companies that offer military discounts!

PS- Don’t forget to download the LEGOLAND Florida app & check out this article on everything you need to know before you go!

While you’re visiting guest services make sure to grab a wristband that will show your child’s height by color. So, Sawyer could walk up and check his color against the height rules and know if we needed to find something else for him to do. They do offer a parent switch option, so one parent can hang back with a child and swap with the other parent/kid. They also have fun Tot Spots spread throughout the park. I loved this one by the flying school.

We got very lucky in that it wasn’t super busy, so we just took Soybean over to rides with short lines.

If the lines were longer, that would have been fine too because they also offered play areas within the lines, which I thought was an important touch!

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One thing we did spend a little money on was the reusable cup with unlimited refills. We live so close now that I know we will be back, so we decided to get this as a treat to ourselves. There are refresh and refill centers all around, so getting refills was very convenient.

For lunch, I’d read great things about the pizza and pasta buffet. In our family, with Liam (who eats A LOT.) we like to look for buffets. The food was actually very delicious, I will tell you I was impressed.

The salad bar was small, but had everything I needed for a giant salad. The pizzas were unique and so tasty, each meal comes with a drink so I thought it was a great value to boot! It was nice to sit down and just relax for a little bit, and they had Kidz Bop playing, Honestly, what more can you need?

I loved the layout of this LEGOLAND. Everything was spaced out really well, and each land offered a series of fun activities for every age range. There’s a lot of rides, without it feeling overwhelming and like you can’t tackle them all. Our boys REALLY, REALLY love Ninjago so I think this was probably their favorite place to actually explore.

They have it set up with a “training theme” so there were places to climb and test your reflexes.

Of course, they are always huge Star Wars kids– So, seeing Star Wars Miniland was another really neat part for them.

Perhaps, one of the most exciting things we learned during our visit was that the LEGO Movie World will be launching March 27th! New rides ( Masters of Flight, Battle of Bricksburg, and Unitkitty’s Disco Drop) + New LEGO Movie Themed Rooms!! (Don’t forget that new movie is launching 2/8/2019!)

I think LEGOLAND Florida does a REALLY, REALLY impressive age of catering to every age group. As adults, we had a ball but I also saw plenty of toddlers running around and having the best time. The bulk of their rides, Sawyer could do (he’s 42 inches for reference)

If you plan to do some shopping at LEGOLAND Florida, The Big Shop was my favorite! So many cool options, and it’s right on the way out. (or in and they can hold your packages for you so you don’t have to haul them around!)

We had a lovely day, we left with messy hair and sleepy kids! I’d call it a victory!

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This Messy Season is a blog serving families through practical tips for nurturing their families, emphasizing quality time and adventure. Helping young families bloom where they're planted, embrace their mess, and thrive through a series of honest, blog posts highlighting realistic travel tips, favorite products that simplify the work load of families, and family entertainment.

    1. My husband and I are taking our boys (6 and 4) here on Sunday! I definitely like to have a gameplan in place before doing a trip like this and this blog post was super helpful!! I feel like I have a better handle on what’s available for my kids’ ages as well as the app info! So excited!

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