In retrospect, I wish I had taken more than two photos at Legoland. However, I was enjoying the tour and focused on learning as much as I could since I had no previous Legoland knowledge. Legoland is huge! I am not sure how it compares to some of the other theme parks we visited in terms of size but it definitely was larger than we had all expected. All of the rides were so well designed and thought out for kids. The rides are very interactive-the Kid Power Towers require kids to pull themselves up to the top before dropping and at Boating School, they get to steer the boat.
We did not get to see the water park as it was closed the day we were there in January nor did we see the section of Cypress Gardens which is still intact. Hopefully I can go back and see both of these. Cypress Gardens was a classic Florida theme park and I believe only part of the gardens section remains, but I may be incorrect on that.
Legoland is similar to Magic Kingdom in that every part of the park has a theme and is very immersive.
The two photos I took were in Miniland which is where they have Lego models of cities all around the world. I took a photo of the Kennedy Space Center models, as I had visited Kennedy Space Center in 2009. I also took a photo of the Washington D.C. area because DC
is one of the cities I like because I think is most manageable. I found the crew boat awesome as well which actually had the rowers rowing around the small area of water.
Some random thoughts from my whirlwind tour through the land of Legos:
- A live water ski show happens each day the park is open and sounded really neat.
- Each of the Model Citizens (which is what Legoland calls their employees) has a mini figure that they can trade with kids. The mini figures are little Legoland characters and are really cute.
- Apple fries are a popular park treat. The shop with them looked amazing but unfortunately, it was not open when we were there.
We were in the park as the park opened and enjoyed seeing children run ahead of their parents to rides or to take a photo with a Legoland model of a character from the Legoland movie. This was the only park that we did not get to go on any rides, sadly. But the majority of our visit did take place before the park opened and we were on a tight schedule to drive back to Orlando.