Want to make the most of your time at LEGOLAND® Florida? Filled with amusement rides, a separate waterpark and even a two-story aquarium, there are plenty of things to do at this Florida theme park. Follow these LEGOLAND Florida tips to maximize your time at the park, all while building memories with your family!
1) Optimum Water Park Hours
Visit the LEGOLAND ®Waterpark early to avoid the crowds. I recommend arriving before 11am to avoid long lines. Another option is to visit the waterpark after 3pm, as crowds tend to dissipate around that time.
2) Make the Most of Ride Swapping
As a family, you probably have kids of different ages which means one or more of your kids might not be able to ride certain attractions. Families can do a “child swap,” though, which allows one parent to ride with the older child and then swap with the other parent immediately after the ride. This is one of our LEGOLAND Florida tips that lets families enjoy all the park has to offer without any hassle!
3) Use Package Pick-up Service
You’re at LEGOLAND® with your kids. Let’s face it – you’re going to buy some LEGO bricks. To avoid carrying your purchases around all day, use the free package pick-up service. Simply leave your purchase with the attendant at the store and you can pick it up in the Market at the end of the day.
4) Download the Free LEGOLAND® App
The app features up-to-date ride wait times for each attraction so you can plan your day accordingly. Skip the busiest rides, like Ford Driving School, and come back when the app shows a shorter wait.
5) Avoid Long Lines
Along with the LEGOLAND® App, which will help with avoiding those long lines, you should arrive early to avoid the long lines. Start in the back of the park then work your way forward. Rides like Safari Trek and Coastersauraus can be skipped initially when crowds might be high. Come back for those rides around 3pm for hardly any wait at all.
6) Check Out the Baby Care Center
As far as LEGOLAND Florida tips go, this one is geared towards parents with little ones. If you’re traveling with a little one, you know how vital a top-notch baby care center can be. At LEGOLAND® they have a premium Baby Care Center. It is equipped with bottle warmers, a microwave, refrigerator, rockers for nursing moms, high chairs and a changing station stocked with diapers. Plus, it’s one of the best quiet locations in the park for when your baby needs a break from the hustle and bustle of the theme park.
7) Schedule Time to Build a Robot
Have a child 9 years or older? They can build a computerized robot at the Mindstorms center in the Imagination Zone. Stop by when you first arrive at the park to make a reservation for later in the day, as the activity books up fast.
8) Bring Bathing Suits
You might not plan on visiting the LEGOLAND® Waterpark. Even so, it’s a good idea to bring the kids’ bathing suits for those warm summer days. There are water features located throughout the main LEGOLAND® Florida park. These water play area can get kids pretty soaked, so it’s nice to have a change of clothes.
9) Pack Snacks
LEGOLAND® allows you to bring in snacks and a water bottle, so you can stretch your hard earned dollars. Pack a few snacks and water bottles to keep the kids from getting hungry or thirty before you have an actual meal at the park. Trust me, this is one of our LEGOLAND Florida tips that will not only save you money but help keep the “hangries” at bay.
10) Plan Your Meal Times
If you want to dine at the park, be sure to plan your meal times. Restaurants and cafes within the park have different operating hours than the actual park. Generally, they open later and close earlier. Therefore, don’t plan on trying to eat at the park an hour before it closes. Most sit-down spots will already be shutting down.
11) Skip Preferred Parking
The parking lot at LEGOLAND® Florida is fairly small. Thus, there’s no need to pay the extra money for preferred parking. At the most, your walk to the entrance will take a few minutes more. If, however, you think you’ll need preferred parking be sure to book it online. You can save $2 per car per day by booking online. Additionally, you might want to consider taking the LEGOLAND Shuttle. It departs from the I-Drive area in Orlando and cost $5 per person. Advance reservations are required.
12) Stay Protected
You’re in Florida. At a theme park. Under the hot sun. Bring sunscreen and reapply often to avoid any chance of sunburn, otherwise known as the “vacation ruiner.”
13) Don’t Pay Full Price
Searching for money-saving LEGOLAND Florida tips? Of course you are! Reserve your LEGOLAND® Florida tickets in advance to save your hard-earned money. Reserve Orlando offers value-priced LEGOLAND® tickets with discounts ranging from $23-$49.
14) Make time for Miniland
One of the most popular areas of the park is Miniland. Set aside 30 minutes or so to walk among the LEGO bricks. They are designed as impressive models of iconic cities such as San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas and Washington D.C. There are even models of each episode of Star Wars. Kids will feel like giants as they view these models up-close and parents will marvel at the detail. To see all of the Miniland LEGO models, take the Coast Cruise ride.
15) What to Do if you’re Two
This is one of the most frequently asked questions of parents visiting the park with young children. Luckily, LEGOLAND® has a guide for parents of toddlers. It includes information such as rides with no height restrictions and shows designed for younger guests. Two toddlers based areas include Duplo Village and Dino Island, so definitely plan on visiting those areas.
16) Bring Minifigures to Trade
If your kid is a diehard LEGO fan, they probably have some minifigures at home. If so, bring them to the park to trade with LEGO employees. (Just make sure your kids don’t bring their favorite minifigures–they will be trading them, after all.) Park employees have an assortment of figures to trade. In fact, there’s even a “Minifigure Ambassador” that has almost 100 minifigures pinned to them ready to trade. This ambassador can be hard to find but is worth the search!
17) Schedule Time for a Show
Another great LEGOLAND Florida tip centers around entertainment. For instance, the Pirates’ Cove Show at LEGOLAND® Florida is definitely worth seeing. In fact, it’s so good you’ll want to dedicate a part of your time at the park to see this 20-minute show. Set inside Pirates Cove Stadium along the waterfront, this show features water skis, jet boats, dancing, and so much more! Be sure to check out showtimes online or at your arrival at the park and schedule your day accordingly.
18) Plan Your Visit Around the Weather
Florida weather can be very fickle. One moment it’s bright and sunny. The next, it’s pouring down rain. As such, keep yourself informed by downloading a weather app and following the weather patterns closely. If it does rain, these attractions are open during any kind of weather.
- Lost Kingdom Adventure
- Merlin’s Challenge
- DUPLO® Farm
- Imagination Zone
- LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride
- Tot Spots
- Wells Fargo 4D Theater
LEGOLAND Florida also offers a rainy day guarantee. If the weather affects rides for more than 90 minutes during your visit, they promise to give guests a free ticket to return in the next 365 days, no questions asked. Please visit Guest Services at the front of the park on your way out to claim your return ticket.
Get Ready for LEGOLAND Florida Fun
Put these LEGOLAND Florida tips to work on your next visit a to make the most of your time at this awesome park! Have any tips we missed? Share them in the comments.