1. The line que– A lot of the attractions in the park have areas within the line itself so that the children can play and build with a variety of Lego sets as one parent holds the family’s space in line. The day we went to the park it was rather packed but these areas went a long way in minimizing the typical “are we there yet cries” that hound most parents about 10-15 minutes in waiting for various attractions.
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Last week we had the opportunity to take in the Legoland theme park in Winter Haven Florida. Serving as the largest Legoland property in the world, this property houses 11 uniquely themed play areas and boasts more than 50 rides. Now to be honest i was little bit apprehensive as the park that it replaced, Cypress Gardens holds a lot of sentimental value to me as it was the last theme park i got to take in with my grandparents a while ago. Targeted for kids in the 3-12 age bracket the park is a must see for Lego enthusiast of all ages. Here are a few things that stuck out to me as i took in the park with my family:
2. Granny Smiths Apple Fries- I had previously heard a lot about this treat, but was rather skeptical. For myself, the easiest description is that you have an apple who them meets an elephant ear and then is drowned in cinnamon sugar and topped off with whipped topping. Yes, it is as good as it sounds. There are a couple of different options that you can get when you order them. However, the option we bought was 7.25 and the fries came with a drink. One order of them was enough for our family.
3.Lego Friend Trading– This turned out to be one of the kids favorite activities. Similar to the pin trading that you engage in at Disney World you can purchase a variety of Lego figurines in most of the shops and trade them with any of the team members who have the figures stuck to their badges. In the Lego figure shop they were running a 3 for 9.99 deal that we went on ahead and jumped on. We figured whatever the kids came home with the then could use them in their Lego sets.
4. The Gardens: The folks at Legoland flexed a lot of class in my opinion when they kept a good chunk of the old gardens from the original park.This appealed to the inner sentimental softy in me!
The park was a lot of fun for our family. It served as a very different experience from the old Cypress Gardens park but I was thoroughly impressed with what they have done with the property. For more information on the park, hours of operation or to purchase tickets please go to: http://florida.legoland.com/