One Legloland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884
Categories: Theme parks
This interactive theme park is best for ages of 2 to 12. Built on the grounds of the old Cypress Gardens, it has more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. The low-key "pink knuckle" rides are made for that audience, but the real attraction is the masterpieces made from tiny snap-together bricks sprinkled throughout the park, from a replica of the White House to the Kennedy Space Center and Daytona Speedway. More than 50 million bricks were used to build the park, and many of the buildings not made of them look like they are.
At 150 acres, Legoland Florida is the largest Legoland park in the world and only the second in the United States. Attractions include Lego City, with a driving school, a boating school, the Flight School roller coaster and the rescue academy where families work together as a fire and rescue team. Land of Adventure has the Coastersaurus wooden coaster, Pharaoh's Revenge, a dark ride where guests fire foam balls at targets and each other, and Lost Kingdom Adventure, an Egyptian-themed dark ride where guests fire laser blasters.
The Imagination Zone has a build-and-test area where kids play with Lego toys, and three Kids Power Towers, where kids use ropes to "free fall' down.
There's also a theater with 4-D movies; Duplo Village, for tiny tots; the Lego Technic Test Track Coaster, a water cannon fight on Lego jet skis and Island in the Sky, a 100-foot-high platform with a 360-degree view over the park.
Opening March 9: Guests of all ages can spend a full day of play in the water park with the Build-A-Raft River, where guests can build their own Lego inner tubes and float down a 1,000-foot lazy river, the Duplo Splash Safari, the Joker Soaker water playground, a 583,000-gallon wave pool and five slippery-fast water slides.
Tickets are $75 for adults, $65 for kids