Connecting moms in Polk County, Fla.
on monday we took our children to legoland. i have a 1 yr, 2 yr and a 5 yr old. we left the 1 yr old home. i'm glad we did cause if your child is under 48 inches tall you have to ride with them. and if your child is under 34 inches tall there are no rides. most of the rides are for children at least 34 and 36 inches tall.
i know now i will not be able to take all my children by myself to the park. other than that we really had a fun time. this week is passholder preview week. so we were able to get on the rides with no wait. it was wonderful. we tryed a lot of rides out. and we were able to catch the lego pirate water skiing show. that is a definat must. it was sooo cute and fun to watch. they also have 4d movies and a couple other shows we weren't able to catch this time.
we did get season passes and now i'm glad we will definatley be going back.
i just wanted to give my review in case anyone with small children is wondering how it would be.
tabby, parking is 12.00. kids meals were i believe 5.99 and adult meals were 9.99. they had hamburgers fries and drinks. the kids were the same size as the adults when we were there but there drink choices were milk or water. we only checked out brick beards hamburger stand. not much was open for food places monday. oh we did try the apple fries but i really wasn't a fan. my daughter did like them. they talked about them on the news so we had to try.
we went again today for 2 1/2 hours this afternoon. it was busier today but still fun. i love how close it is.
if your child likes to build robots or race lego cars there is a building. look for albert einsteins head and the building behind it is for building and racing. you have to check out lego wheels when you get in there (it was really easy to do, they only ask your name, then you turn them in when your done)
also if you have time check out "the big test live show". it was soooo cute and i only seen the end. my husband seen almost the whole show. next time we go we will see the whole thing.
I agree with Courtney about the age/height restriction thing. In order to enjoy the park, I can either take one of my kids or DH will have to come with us for both the kids to be able to ride the various rides. There were few things that one adult/2 kids under the 48inch mark could all do together.
My 2yo is 37 inches, so we got to ride *most* everything. Of course, the ones she really wanted to ride she wasn't old enough/tall enough. Missed out on the Dragon coaster and the royal joust. There are a few other rides with restrictions but can't recall them off the top of my head.
My 2yo LOVED the Coastersaurus ride....rode it twice! I have two sensory kids, so I am not surprised that she wanted to ride it....and again....and again. I enjoyed the boating school boats. It was free floating boats on a small water course. Fair warning: Don't do the rescue academy---unless you are in great shape or have a few adults to help :). It was a 4 car 'race' in oversized rescue vehicles. In order to make it move, you have to 'pump' it (and it's not easy!) to the other side, then 'pump' either the hose for the fire/robber, and then 'pump' your way back. OMGosh.....I was so out of breath! Luckily I wasn't the only adult huffing and puffing...the other 3 adults were doing the same thing. Unless your kids can 1) aim the water cannon and 2) help 'pump', it will be a workout for mom/dad/other adult.
As we were going to do the Island ride, the largest bolt of lightening and crackle of thunder came out of nowhere and the bottom fell out. We needed to head back to the car since we had to get big sister from school. Looking forward to returning soon!