I’m the greatest mom my girls have ever and will ever know.
I took my girls to LEGOLAND Florida yesterday. No, it’s not open yet and doesn’t open until October 15th. I’m a big deal. I get to go to things early. Or maybe it’s because this past weekend was Family Day at LEGOLAND and my sister is a big mucky muck there. We’re going again next Friday the 14th for Media Day. That’s me taking my girls to Florida’s newest theme park TWICE before it officially opens.
Yup. Best mother ever.
I’ve had tons of you people asking 1) what it’s like, 2) what to do, and 3) what ages are appropriate for the park?
- It’s gorgeous. Flat out, drop dead beautiful. The LEGOLAND Florida attraction was designed around the Cypress Gardens park that was on the property for umpteen thousand years. The park designers left 680-ish original oaks around the park, building around their shade. For the 5 months of hellish heat we have here, you’ll appreciate the respite. Situated right on a massive ski lake, the name which I’m too lazy to research, the park designers were genius to place the diorama LEGO cities in a wide open space overlooking the lake. It makes for crazy-good pictures.
- Everything, especially the Ford Driving School. The park is open most weeks Thursday through Monday from 10am-5pm, but check the calendar for more accurate times when you’re visiting. You will want to be there at 10am, and you’ll stay the whole day. There is really that much to do for all kids.
- My girls are 7 and 5 and my nephew turns 3 this week. There was nearly nothing my 5-year-old couldn’t do, but she’s extra wee-sized, so nearly every other 5-year-old could probably ride everything. My personal suggestion is that any kid 12 and under would have a whole day’s worth of entertainment to exhaust themselves.
I wish I could say I was paid for this post, but I wasn’t. Unless you count the last 33-1/2 years of having to deal with my sister in exchange for entry into LEGOLAND Florida, this post was not compensated.
Do you have other questions about visiting the park? I’ll make Jackie answer your questions here. If I have the answer (or pretend I do), I’ll answer them here, too. Or, if you just want to compliment us on the cuteness of our kids, we’ll take those comments, too.
Paige likes hearing how cute she is.