6 Things My Older Kids Enjoy at LEGOLAND Florida

Next time you find yourself in Central Florida, think about spending a day at LEGOLAND, especially if you can go on one of their special discounted days. Its smaller size and family friendly atmosphere make it a nice day trip. You should be able to see everything in one day, depending on the crowds.

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Can Older Kids Enjoy LEGOLAND?

This is definitely a theme park geared toward younger children. You won’t find any thrill rides here, but there are still some things that your older kids (especially 8-12) might enjoy.

Here are 6 that my kids, who are 10 and 12, really love about this park.

1. Miniland USA

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Where else can you find Washington DC, NYC, and Florida all in one location AND made out of LEGO bricks? The attention to detail is mind blowing. We’re in awe every time we see what they’ve done with the bricks. Personally I still build pyramids and towers when building with them!

This is definitely a must see for everyone. You never know what inspiration you’ll be struck with!

Occasionally, I’ll even give my kids a scavenger hunt to do in Miniland, to encourage them to spend time looking at all of the intricate details of this area.

2. Ford Driving School

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This is my girls’ favorite ride here, hands down. They both love driving their own little car, zipping around the streets. Kids fully control these cars (they’re not on a rail) and have to obey the traffic signs and signals, which makes it even more fun. They are so cute!

The ride is for kids 12 and under.

3. Imagination Zone

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There are quite a few LEGO building activities back in this section of the park, but one of the best are the robotics classes. During these FREE classes, kids use education kits to build and code small robotic projects.

My girls LOVE this part!

Class sizes are limited and fill up quickly. So if you’re interested in any of these education sessions, sign up at the Imagination Zone as early as you can. 

4. Apple Fries

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Granny Smith apples, lightly fried and covered in cinnamon sugar = pure apple cinnamon fried goodness! Each order is served with vanilla whipped cream to dip them in, that my family always fights over!

5. Kid Power Tower

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Pulleys and Newton’s Laws – this ride is all about science!

Working together, kids pull the rope to raise themselves high into the sky, up to the top of the tower. They are in control as they decide whether to “free fall” back down and start over or just hold tight and enjoy the view.

My kids like to race on this ride. They will sit at opposite towers and race to see who can pull themselves up to the top the most times before the ride ends.

6. Cypress Gardens

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LEGOLAND took over the old Cypress Garden theme park and decided to keep the historic gardens, including these magnificent trees. True Old Florida. They even kept the southern belles, which are now make from LEGO bricks.

We enjoy taking a break from the crowds to stroll through the gardens.

While you’re in Central Florida, make sure to check out the LEGO store at Downtown Disney!

Like I said, this is definitely a park geared toward younger kids, however, in our experience, there is still stuff to keep older kids entertained as well.

What do your kids like about LEGOLAND?

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Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
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Comments

  1. Looks like fun! We’re planning to go back to Florida in November and my daughter really wants to take some time to go to Legoland. We’ve never been so I think it might be a great idea!

  2. We went to Legoland a few years ago and my kids loved it. We’ve talked about going back this summer – just might have to add it to the summer bucket list!

    • You definitely should Pam! We are regulars at Disney and my kids still ask when we’re going to LEGOLAND again. I love going back to places that my kids enjoyed. Usually they fall in love with it all over again, for all different reasons. Keep an eye out for coupons to save some money! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  3. We just went for the first time a few weeks ago and loved it. My kids are younger, 7 and 3. Thanks for this review! I passed it along to a friend who was asking me how it would be for her older child.

    • Thank you for stopping by Amy and for sharing my post with your friend. Because we live in Central Florida we hear lots of comments about the parks. I hear all the time how there is nothing for older kids to do at LEGOLAND. I wanted families with multiple ages to know that they can go and still have some fun. I’m glad you went and had fun! I think it’s a cute park.

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