The boys and I recently took the day off and enjoyed a field trip to Legoland® Florida!
We live almost two hours from the park, which is quite a car ride, but considering there are only 6 parks in the world (one in Malaysia! Alison, are you listening?), having one two hours away is pretty awesome. My boys love Legos®. When we learned that there would be an entire Lego® theme park opening up near us, we were super excited.
The location of the park brings back so many memories for me. When I was a little girl, we used to go the Cypress Gardens all the time. Cypress Gardens was this huge botanical garden. The park was famous for it’s amazing water ski shows and beautiful Southern Belles. You would walk around and look at all the beautiful flowers and trees. It doesn’t really sound that amazing. Walking around and looking at flowers? But, it was. It was breathtaking.
The Southern Belles, who I really thought lived in The Garden, walked around the park wearing these huge garden dresses and always looked stunning. I know now that they were really just employees of the park, much like the characters at Disney, but I remember being so in awe of those women. My grandmother used to hand make dresses for my sister and I to wear to the park, so we could be dressed up too. We really gave those Cypress Garden ladies a run for their money.
Now the property is home to Florida’s very own Legoland®. I won’t lie. It was a little sad to hear where the park was being built, but I was thrilled to find that they kept a huge part of the Gardens in the park. They really did a wonderful job keeping Florida’s very first commercial theme park alive. Everything I remember about Cypress Gardens is still there and a part of Legoland®.
Walking through the garden was my favorite part of the whole day. I just had to go through some old pics to share with you. Many of the pictures we took during the day were taken of me and my sister in front of the same exact places thirty plus years ago. That is beyond cool! Humor me. I promise, there’s more about Legos® coming!
The Garden was cool enough to keep four boys entertained. After we made our way down memory lane, my kids really wanted to…ya know, play with Legos®.
Ok, ok. Let’s go. We made our way out of The Gardens and the rest of the day was Lego®-filled and fabulous! There’s something even better than looking back at the past, and that’s building memories for the future. We enjoyed a special day with special friends, and we were so grateful for the opportunity to go.
The park is filled with more Legos® than your kids could ever imagine. Everything is geared for children. It’s not like going to an overcrowded park in the hopes your child is tall enough to ride the rides. The whole park is recommend for children ages 2-12. But, my son is 14 and he loved it too! There’s everything from roller coasters to bumper boats and EVERYTHING is made out of Legos®. You would be amazed! It’s a hands-on kind of park. There’s something to keep little hands of every age busy.
If there isn’t something super cool for your kids to do, there’s something super cool for them to look at! It was easy to spend the day there. The park offers plenty of spots for dining and resting. Two things that a theme park must have! The kids had a great time. We all did!
Here’s the best part. Educational programs are available and include full-day admission to the park. Self guided programs are also available.
Are you a homeschooling family? Legoland® even offers Homeschool Days! Yes, please. Turn your day of learning into something amazing for your kids! Download this educational guide and learn with Legos® while you’re at the park.
Upcoming Legoland® Homeschool Days dates and pricing:
April 15, May 13
***Only $8.00 per student!***
Group minimums do not apply on selected homeschool days.
$25 admission for each additional friend of family member.
*We were provided with complimentary passes in exchange for my help spreading the word about Homeschool Days. All opinions are 100% mine.