I have one regret about our visit to Legoland…and that is, we went on a day that it is only open 10-5 and that is not enough time! Hmph. It’s a great little park. It’s clean and new and it says that it is for ages 2-12 and that is about right. It was low-key and quiet enough of a day, that we could have done a much longer day and my kids would have been fine. It is about a 45 minute drive from Orlando, so that adds on to the day too.
We arrived just about at opening. There were quite a few school groups also entering at that time, but what can you do? The weather was warm but not too warm and not too sunny. Legoland is a mix of Lego exhibits to see, rides to ride and then there are classes and activities to do with Legos, of course. We went on a few rides and liked the roller coaster. The Lego exhibits are amazing. And we signed Brian up for one of the STEM Lego classes where he was doing some wiring with his Lego creation.
See Also: Lego Education
All in all…we really enjoyed our day!
There are several Lego stores. I had pretty much told Brian before we went that “you are not getting anything that I can just go home and order from Amazon.” After all, we were flying and can only fit so much in our luggage. Plus, I wanted to encourage them to get unique things that they could only find there. But, be prepared for this if you go. We really enjoyed the mini figurine store where you can build your own mini figures by picking out heads, torsos, etc. You can also bring your minis from home and trade them.
The apple fries available at the beginning of the park are quite yummy and an unusual treat. The Pirate show is not to be missed. Brian said it was his favorite thing about the day. You have to sign up for some of the classes and activities, so look into that first. We didn’t do that until the end of the day and then we only had 1 option. Still, he enjoyed it. The car/auto section of the park seemed to be the most crowded and popular. There is also a gardens section if you need a quiet place to regroup or push a sleeping child in a stroller.
Special Needs Tips for visiting Legoland
- Very accessible as far as ramps and wheelchairs and family restrooms.
- Not too much variety of food available-the one disappointment of the day. But, they do let you bring in a small cooler so you can pack specific foods if you need them.
- Plenty of places to sit and relax and get some quiet time if you need it.
- Not too noisy, but that might change if it is really crowded. The show does have some explosions, but if that kind of noise doesn’t bother your child, definitely go see the pirate show.
Overall I was really impressed by Legoland and we all enjoyed it more than we thought we would.
Here is what was on our itinerary, read all the posts in the series:
- Staying at the Nick Hotel and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dinner-a great decision for accommodations
- Special Needs Travel Review of Legoland, Florida-so much to do in so little time
- Special Needs Travel Review of Universal Orlando Resort-not to be missed!
- Special Needs Travel Review: Sea World Surprises but Disney Disappoints
- Special Needs Travel Review of Kennedy Space Center-another must see!
- Our trip gets off to a rough start, but Southwest comes through!