LEGOLAND Florida Tips & Tricks: Ultimate Guide for Families

The Encore Resort Blog
February 23, 2024
February 23, 2024

What is a LEGOLAND? LEGOLAND, As its name implies, is exactly that, but it’ so much more! For enthusiasts of the classic LEGO block, this location is a sanctuary that makes the LEGO world a real place. This 150-acre interactive theme park offers a world where you feel surrounded by enormous LEGO structures, along with a variety of unique activities, attractions, food options, and retail stores.

Location, Operational Hours, & Parking

LEGOLAND Florida park entrance
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LEGOLAND Location

LEGOLAND Florida isn’t situated in the epicenter of Orlando’s amusement parks, such as Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. It is located at One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884, which is about an hour of driving from Tampa and Orlando.
For those vacationing in these cities, renting a car might be more economical than using ride-share services, as a one-way trip could cost upwards of $40.

Operational Hours

For operational hours, LEGOLAND is normally open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., LEGOLAND Florida’s hours are somewhat extended on weekends and during busy times of the year, such as the summer. About 45 minutes before to the park’s opening, the ticket and toll booths open. It is noteworthy that the park could close as early as 5 p.m. on Wednesdays during specific off-peak hours. To make the most of your visit, always check the park’s hours in advance. It is also common for the water park to open later and conclude sooner than the main theme park.

Parking

As for Parking, you can purchase your parking pass online or in person. Online options include:
There also is parking for Campers, RV’s and Motorcycles on site but that cannot be purchased online and only available at the toll booth.

Exploring the Diverse lands of LEGOLAND

The park is divided into various lands, each inspired by different LEGO themes. From The Beginning and Fun Town to LEGO Movie World and MINILAND USA, each area offers unique experiences. The Cypress Gardens area provides a serene escape with its lush landscapes and historical significance.

Ticket Options & Fast Track Access

Discounted tickets are available, including options for one or two-day visits, with or without water park access. For a smoother experience, consider the Fastrack Unlimited pass for faster access to popular attractions.
Group of kids riding on the Kids Power Tower at LEGOLAND Florida
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Group of kids riding on the LEGOLAND Dragon Coaster
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Must-See Attractions & Entertainment

Highlights include the virtual reality coaster The Great LEGO Race, interactive LEGO NINJAGO The Ride, and the revamped MINILAND USA. The Imagination Zone offers interactive LEGO activities, while the LEGOLAND Story provides an insightful look into LEGO’s history. Don’t miss the character meet-and-greets and the 4D Theater for unique movie experiences.

Dining Delights & Shopping Spree

LEGOLAND Florida excels in its dining options, from quick-service restaurants to the unique Fun Town Pizza & Pasta Buffet. Don’t miss the iconic Granny’s Apple Fries for a sweet treat. For shopping enthusiasts, the park offers various stores like The Big Shop and Wu’s Warehouse, providing a range of LEGO merchandise and souvenirs.
Father and son tasting Granny's Apple Fries at LEGOLAND Florida
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Families riding the Daddy Pig roller coaster at LEGOLAND Florida
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Water Park & Peppa Pig Theme Park

The LEGOLAND Water Park adds more fun with themed slides and interactive play areas. The new Peppa Pig Theme Park is perfect for preschoolers, offering a range of Peppa-themed attractions.

Accessibility and Additional Tips

The park is committed to accessibility, offering services like the Hero Pass. Enhance your visit with the LEGOLAND Florida app for navigation and updates, and consider locker rentals for convenience.
For those requiring mobility assistance, LEGOLAND Florida Resort offers a convenient and user-friendly wheelchair rental service. This service is designed to make your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Each rental includes the use of a standard wheelchair for a single day, providing easy navigation through the park’s many attractions.

Insider Tips for a Memorable Visit

LEGOLAND Florida is a world where imagination meets reality, offering an array of attractions for LEGO enthusiasts and families. With thoughtful planning and these insider tips, your visit to LEGOLAND Florida is sure to be filled with fun, creativity, and unforgettable memories. Book your weekend getaway at Encore Reunion today and make the most of your trip with the ultimate in comfort and convenience.

Max Luna drawing a picture of his teddy bear

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