LEGOLAND Florida is a theme park built for kids ages 2—12. It is in Winter Haven in Central Florida, about a 2.5-hour drive from Palm Beach County, and only 45 minutes from Orlando and Tampa. The values of LEGO® are “creativity, fun, development, play and learning where the child is empowered in the land without limits.”
My family and I recently enjoyed a fun visit to LEGOLAND, including the Water Park and new Peppa Pig Theme Park!
Tip: Book tickets in advance online, as you can usually save on the website. Florida resident passes are available, and this is a great option if your family will visit multiple times during the year.
The LEGOLAND Hotel and Pirate Island Hotel are located steps from the theme park entrance. The LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, located across the street from the theme park entrance, has 83 LEGO themed bungalows. The LEGOLAND hotels include an in-room treasure hunt, separate sleeping areas for kids with bunk beds, daily breakfast, free hotel parking, resort style pools, and nightly entertainment.
When you enter the park, admire the impressive LEGO creations like dinosaurs and characters, and take note of what color “brick” your child’s height corresponds to, as this will be the same for all the rides. There is something fun for all ages, from DUPLO Valley for the youngest children, to rollercoasters and virtual reality rides! The LEGO Miniland area also has a new canopy that offers shade from the hot sun.
Tip: Bring bottled water and packed lunch and snacks for a fun picnic lunch inside the parks when you are ready for a break.
LEGOLAND Water Park
We visited the LEGOLAND Water Park for the first time on this trip! We especially enjoyed the lazy river, which has heated water. The water park has rides and play areas for younger children; there is something for the whole family to enjoy. The water park entrance is located towards the back of the LEGOLAND theme park, so you can visit both parks in one day or split it up over multiple days. It was our first time going to the water park and the kids loved it, and the adults had fun too!
Tip: Bring towels and a change of clothes if you plan to visit LEGOLAND theme park and LEGOLAND Water Park on the same day!
Peppa Pig Theme Park
The Peppa Pig Theme Park opened at LEGOLAND Florida as a standalone theme park in 2022. It is geared towards younger children and looks like you just stepped into a scene from the popular children’s television series.
The Peppa Pig Theme Park is also a Certified Autism Center. “A Certified Autism Center, or CAC, is a ‘facility or organization in which at least 80% of their staff is highly trained, fully equipped and certified in the field of autism,’ according to the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards.” See “Peppa Pig Theme Park will be a Certified Autism Center with wheelchair-accessible rides,” 11/7/21. Each ride and attraction has a sensory guide which gives parents and caregivers information about how they might affect children with sensory processing differences. The park also offers accessible rides, including Peppa Pig’s Balloon Ride, which allows children in wheelchairs to ride without transferring.
Children ages two and over and adults need a ticket to Peppa Pig Theme Park, which you purchase online or at the gate. Daily tickets to Peppa Pig Theme Park are $34.99, or you can bundle tickets with LEGOLAND Florida and buy two day passes that include both parks, starting at $134.99 on their website and $149.99 at the gate.
Tip: Many of the rides and attractions are outside without much shade, so remember to pack sunscreen and hats for your little ones.