We’re just a bunch of big kids...
We've been wanting to take Jacob to LEGO Land for quite awhile, so when I found a great deal on Facebook Marketplace for a couple of vouchers we jumped on the chance. He's never been, but was practically an expert on the subject thanks to countless Kids YouTube videos on the park. The vouchers had the be used by the end of the week, so we took a vacation day and went on a Thursday. The park was EMPTY. If you have the opportunity I highly recommend going midweek, as the longest wait we had for a ride was five minutes.
A few first impressions on the drive in. Winter Park was a lovely town, with plenty of places to stay and dine if you were thinking of staying for a few days. The LEGO Land hotel and cabanas while very cool are also very, very pricey. So look outside the property for some quality, less expensive options. I felt the drive in was very smooth and the park was easy to find. Parking was a breeze, and not far at all from the main entrance.
The statues and decor were nothing short of amazing, especially in the section called MINILAND USA There was a whole Star Wars section, recreations of major cities like Las Vegas and New York, and even a working Space Shuttle launch!
LEGO Land is broken down into sections, each with a theme. My personal favorite was the LEGO Movie Land, and the Masters of Flight ride. It’s a virtual simulator that takes place on a triple decker couch (see the original LEGO Movie). We rode it three times in a row.
Jacob really looked forward to getting his LEGO driver’s license, because he saw his favorite YouTuber do it. I thought this was a really cool feature for the kids. The got to listen to a short presentation before going on a test track to earn their stripes. It was set up like a real traffic scenario with lights, and signs. The kids loved it!
Ninjago world was another highlight for us. Aside from the main ride which was very cool, they had smaller activities where the kids practiced their “Ninja skills” with activities like rock climbing and reflex challenges.
We brought our own food and sealed drinks in with no problem, also ate lunch in the park which was very good and reasonably priced.
We felt there was a good assortment of rides and activities, and we had to rush to get to everything we wanted to see. We will definitely be back, and we got Jacob an anual pass so he can go through the year with family and friends.