Legoland Florida, Is It Worth Going? (Review)

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Orlando Florida has many theme parks and attractions and most people come for the big established players, Disney, Universal, and Seaworld, but there are a lot of other theme parks in the Orlando area. Legoland Florida is a relatively new big-name among the big Florida theme parks. Is it worth visiting this Florida theme park when the huge Disney Parks and Universal Studios are nearby? We think it is, it offers a different theme park experience and is great for younger kids, particularly if they are Lego fans. Find out why Legoland Florida is worth visiting in our review!

When we went to check it out the Legoland theme park in Florida the first time, we had a great family day out. But with only so much time and so much money, should you visit this one while you’re in Orlando?

In our opinion, having visited multiple times, the four Disney Parks should be your first choice, older kids may prefer Universal, but Legoland Parks are very good for younger kids with rides designed just for them.

As with all Lego parks, the mini world area, which showcases Lego constructions of famous landmarks, is USA-themed. So in Florida you will see The Kennedy Space Centre, in Malaysia there are Asian landmarks and in London there’s Buckingham Palace. These are always worth seeing alongside the more standard Star Wars models.

Lego Star  Warss Florida
Lego Star Wars at the Legoland parks is always good, Florida has some of the best models and a lot of rides.

We’ll give you photos and reasons to visit, this Legoland Park, or any of the others in the world!

While the rides at Legoland are suitable for kids, they’re fun for adults too, not too scary, just right!

Rides at Legoland Florida
The rides at Legoland Florida are good for kids and adults, not too scary.

Here’s our Legoland Florida review, it is honest, not all reviews are. We hope we can help you decide if Legoland Florida is for you.

Legoland Florida Reviews

Legoland Theme Park Florida Reviews

We’ve broken our review up, Q&A style, to help you find the information you need quickly. Thanks for visiting our site and we hope you’ll stick around. We’ve travelled for 7 years with the kids to produce reviews like this from all over the world.

This visit was in our first year on the road and we were guests of Legoland Florida. All views are our own. This post may contain affiliate links from which we may earn a commission at no extra cost to you.

Legoland Florida- What Age Group is the Legoland Park Aimed At?

Legoland Florider rollercoaster
Legoland Orlando rides and diverse and kid friendly.

Legoland is aimed at kids up to 12 years old and their families, it doesn’t have the huge white-knuckle rides of the other Orlando theme parks. When we visited Legoland Malaysia we noticed this and it suited us really well. I’m a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to roller coasters, the slightly smaller rides there were just fine for me. The roller coasters at Legoland Florida are smaller again, we feel that the Florida park would be even more suitable for younger children, my boys loved the rides.

The Lego Test Track roller coaster at Legoland Orlando is identical to the one in Malaysia, as far as we could see. The Dragon ride in Florida is similar to London’s Dragon but smaller than the Malaysia version. The other two coasters, Flight School and Coastosaurus were totally different and a lot of fun.

Legoland Florida rides

There are plenty of play areas and smaller rides around the park that suited my boys (ages 7 and 9) and would be great for smaller kids too. It was really nice that the children could often ride without adults alongside, they loved that bit of independence and added bravery.

Coastersaurus at Legoland Florida Theme Park
The kids loved being able to ride without parents.

Legoland Florida Chima Ride

You bet it is! It’s a floating, water squirting, waterfall dodging bonanza. My boys, all three of them, absolutely loved it. You won’t find one of these at Legoland Malaysia or Legoland England.

 Legoland Florida water ride
Legoland Orlando’s Lego Chima ride is brilliant.

Legoland Florida Water Park

Yes there is, it’s part of the Legoland Florida complex. We visited in February so the water park was closed, although the weather was lovely. If you or the kids want to get wet there are plenty of other opportunities within the main Legoland park ( see below).

We took two days to visit Legoland Malaysia and their water park next door although combo tickets were a possibility. Both were great fun.

Legoland Florida Food

Yes, absolutely there is food available and we were pleased to see that it verges toward the healthy. No Philly cheesesteak dogs for my husband this time! That boy loves his junk food.

It’s interesting that there is an element of physical activity in several of the rides, is this a new trend, theme parks to make you fitter?

Where to Stay Near Legoland Florida (Winter Haven)

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If you really want to treat the kids, stay at the Legoland Florida Resort Hotel, (click through to check rates and availability on, here, in Winter Haven. This Lego-themed hotel offers buffet breakfasts, a pool and Lego play opportunities to keep kids busy while parents relax. Superbly set up for families, the Legoland hotel is adjacent to the theme park and hotel guest have the benefit of earlier entry. The Legoland Resort consistently receives great reviews and votes for being the best value in Winter Haven.

However, there are many other accommodation options nearby and we based ourselves in Orlando for our visit. Our list of hotels, apartments, and condos near Legoland Florida starts with your options closest to the Legoland park, and as you scroll further down, you’ll be moving further away. We hope you find this new feature useful. Alternatively, see the closest vacation rentals to Legoland Florida right here.

Will You Get Wet at Legoland Florida Theme Park?

If you want to, you can get soaked to the skin, not necessarily a bad thing on a hot day! My boys and husband rode Chima three times, back to back. One of them was drenched, the other two weren’t so bad. If you really need to stay dry the shops sell waterproof ponchos in adult and child sizes.

There is also a small water play area near Chima for the little ones. For really hot days there are showers and misters to cool everyone down.

Is Legoland Florida Educational?

Lego Robotics Class at Legoland Malaysia Theme Park Review
Computer programming at Legoland Malaysia.

Legoland, like the Lego building toys, always has an educational angle. Computerised robot programming is great for the older kids, my little one got a real thrill out of learning to drive at Drive School.

Learn to drive at Legoland Florida theme park

Legoland Florida Attractions Other Than Rides

There are loads of other things to do at Legoland Florida!

Legoland Florida Gardens Lake

The setting is gorgeous, it’s right on one of Florida’s magnificent lakes, the perfect setting for water-based shows. There are lovely gardens to explore, a greenhouse attraction is a useful educational addition and there is a 4D cinema experience.

On the day we visited there was a special “Lego Friends” event going on. The characters were running all sorts of activities all over the park.

Mini Land, the central part of the Malaysia and Florida parks, is always good. In Malaysia all the installations were from Asia, in Florida all were from the US. The additional Star Wars themed mini-land area was great fun too.

Legoland USA Florida Star Wars

Legoland Florida Wait Times

From the reactions I got from my post about beating the queues at Disney I know that wait times are important to you. I can tell you that on the day we visited we didn’t wait at all between opening time, 10am, and noon. We rode all of the roller-coasters multiple times in those two hours. After lunch lines got longer and didn’t tail off towards closing times. We were visiting on a particularly busy holiday. Chima had no wait time, probably because the adults didn’t want to get wet. My boys enjoyed the play areas and mini world when the queues were longer.

Legoland USA Florida rides kids

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Is Legoland Florida Worth It?

Yes, we think it is worth visiting Legoland Florida. Particularly if you have smaller children. The rides, rollercoasters, entertainments, and vast adventure play areas are perfect for young families. You should visit at least one Legoland Park with your kids and Florida is a good one (In comparison to other Legoland Parks we have visited internationally. Read more about Legoland Florida in our post.

Legoland Florida, Should You Visit While In Orlando?

Legoland Florida is well worth a visit and a lot of fun, particularly for younger children. If you have a Lego mad child, absolutely, take a couple of days to take in the Legoland theme park and water park while staying in the resort hotel. It would make a great weekend break or birthday party treat. We thought it was worth checking out but only you know your family’s needs and what sort of theme parks they enjoy most.

I hope this post can help you make up your mind. If you have any questions put them in the comments section, I’m happy to help. We have also visited Legoland parks in Malaysia and London, the Florida park had some great rides that aren’t available elsewhere and a Floridian character all of its own. Check out our other theme park reviews and Florida posts by using the categories menu, top right.  Take a look at all the other fun things to do in Orlando Florida here. Happy travels!

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About the author
Alyson Long
Alyson Long is a British medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. A former Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital she started in website creation and travel writing in 2011. Alyson is a full-time blogger and travel writer, a published author, and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years of full-time travel, plus a separate 12 month gap year, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this world travel site. Today Alyson still travels extensively to update this site and continue her mission to visit every country, but she's often at home on her farm in Australia.

28 thoughts on “Legoland Florida, Is It Worth Going? (Review)”

  1. I have been to LEGOLAND on 4/4/23 and 4/5/23. This is and will always remain a horrible experience for me. My son got worst and rare skin disease from the water park or either the LEGOLAND theme park. Our day one was water park and we came to the hotel did not see any thing but my son had some kind of skin irritation. On day two we saw two spots on his face. We thought it can be sun burn but the day three when he woke up his lips was swollen, his whole face, front of the chest and back was covered with burn and blister type of rashes. At first we thought it is sun burn so we took him to emergency department and they transferred us to the advent health hospital at celebration and the medical team confirmed it as skin disease Called staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. This is a very rare form of worst skin disease. Please refer for more info
    If any one have similar experience please comment. Please families be careful with your kids if you go there especially if you have younger kid.I don’t want any other kids to suffer like mine
    Please reply here if you have similar experience

  2. MY NAME IS Kristi, I had some car trouble when we arrived in Florida and my family and I were unable to go to Legoland and we had to pay over 1100 to fix our car.
    I have tried to get my full refund back from Legoland and the only thing the workers tell me to do is email. I have never experienced this from Disney and knowing that u cannot talk to someone I know my family and I will never return to Legoland because they do not try to help individuals even if there is something major like this that happens.

  3. Can I get anything special for my grandson’s Birthday while there?

  4. Hello… can adults ride the roller coasters by themselfs? Or adults pay the ticket just to see their kid have fun? Asking cause we are 4 adults and 1 kid.
    Thank u

  5. I am visiting family in the Fort Myers area with my 10 year old son and two 16 year olds. I thought about driving up to Legoland but not sure if the 16 year olds would be bored. Thoughts?

  6. Awesome review in legoland florida! Its my favourite place to making vacantions with my cousins.

  7. This is a great review! I live in FL and have yet to visit Legoland! I’m looking forward to it now!

  8. Star Wars themed mini land!! That sounds like it’s worth the trip to Legoland alone, for kids or for my Star Wars-geek husband. 🙂

  9. Great place for kids..will surely recommend it to my cousin who’s still deciding where to go holidaying with the family. Orlando will suit her!

  10. This looks like a great destination for kids! I’m from Southern California but haven’t visited the one here. Maybe one day!

  11. My nephew goes often to the one in California and loves it. It’s a good break from the bigger theme parks and what kid doesn’t love Legos.

  12. Really informative post! Legoland looks like a blast! I remember visiting the San Diego one right after it opened a long time ago…looks like a lot has changed and there are so many parks! Will definitely have to go if I’m ever in Orlando!

  13. Great, informative post. We have recently visited Legoland in Windsor and are thinking of visiting the original Legoland in Norway next summer. Would love to visit Florida too one day although I think the bigger parks would be more suitable for us … we love the bigger rollercoaster rides.
    Happy travels familia 🙂

    • For the scarier rides you want Malaysia! Florida had more kid sized versions of cool rides, but not so scary. UK had very scary things like the Pirate Ship, but less kids roller coasters. Have fun Lisa!

  14. Hi, I was hoping to get your advice on how many days to go to LegoLand for. We are coming from NZ in September when the water park is only open on the weekend.
    Trying to decided if we should do 1 day when the waterpark is clsed and one on the wknd? My son will be just about 7 yrs old then. Or just do 1 day and go to Aquatica on the other. We will be catching the shuttle so it will add 2 hrs onto the day. Thanks in advance,

    • Hi, we found that one day for both parks would have been way too rushed, a day in each was best for us and we sneaked into Legoland for a while on the second day to ride the Dragon 3 times back-to-back first. It’s by far the best roller-coaster of all the Lego parks we’ve been to so far ( London and Florida being the other 2). We didn’t manage a full day at the water park, but I’m sure the kids would have been happy to stay longer. They’re fussy about rashies, make sure yours is nylon not cotton and the sun is fierce. Enjoy!

  15. That’s absolutely right! We went to Disneyland in California a few years ago, and even my husband was sufficiently impressed! I don’t like rollercoasters but our son was amazed and managed to come out of one or two happily thrilled!

  16. Great review! Thanks. We’re looking forward to visiting even more now!

    • Mostly yes! No, I haven’t touched a burger, but there are a lot of carbs. Did you see Chef’s post about junk food? There is a link in this post. I’m starting to look like a nacho! The free breakfasts in all the motels is just sugars, not so much as an egg in sight. Really tough to eat properly, but for just a month or so we don’t care too much. We’re eating fruit cheese and hummus in our room right now as we’ managed to get to a supermarket yesterday, but it’s hard to do with limited time.


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