My family recently visited Legoland-Florida. I know my youngest enjoys Lego blocks and rides. However, I was slightly concerned that my preteen and teen would find less to do than my youngest kiddo.
We were pleasantly surprised! There were a ton of
activities for ALL ages!
Legoland-Florida was decorated for Christmas when we arrived. My kids were delighted to see this tree made of Lego bricks!
Everyone found rides they enjoyed. We ended up going on several rides multiple times. A huge favorite was driving school. Flying school was a close second.
Of course, my oldest enjoys roller coasters, so she became our official guide to make sure she had a chance to ride each coaster during our visit.
Driving school is fun! This popular attraction also has a version for younger kids close by.
Between roller coasters, water rides, driving and boat school options, everyone had a blast!
Children attempting to drive is quite interesting. We have some work to do before anyone takes a real driving test.
To cap off our day of fun, we enjoyed Milo’s Journey which is a STEM class you can choose to pay for and attend. The classes are inside the Imagination Zone which has literally TONS of Lego bricks for your children to use for physics and engineering activities.
What’s even better is that there are several other classes we plan to go back and try out, too!
During our class, the children had a laptop and Lego kit. The instructions for their assignment were on the laptop and easy to access.
During our class, students had the opportunity to build and program a rover!
Each child had access to their own laptop and Lego kit. After the kids programmed their rovers, a race was held!
Our instructor was extremely patient, clear, and helpful. It was so much fun that my kids asked to do it again!
I highly encourage homeschoolers to attend Homeschool Days as the rate is slightly lower if you reserve your tickets and pay in advance. Remember to bring your homeschool ID, which your local support group is likely to have, when you arrive at the park.
For a list of rides, parking information, and class info, check out the Legoland site!
Be sure to check out hours of operation and note that the water park area is open only part of the year. We live close by, so we will visit again when the water park is open (in warmer weather).
If you live far from the area, consider making the trip and staying at the Legoland Hotel or Beach Retreat.
Legoland is inclusive. You are encouraged to contact Legoland personnel in advance of your visit to discuss any special needs and how they can be of service to you.
In addition, our STEM class teacher was extremely helpful and read my children’s cues. She was able to determine how much or how little assistance they needed and backed off if help seemed to agitate a student.
I have no doubt that the new STEM classes and teachers are well-equipped to help those with varying exceptionalities.
I highly encourage families, teachers, and homeschoolers to visit Legoland as well as the new STEM classes. There is far more to see, do, and learn about than a single blog post can cover.
Make sure you check for events as well. The Christmas Bricktacular is just one of many events each year.
My family looks forward to going back again soon. We hope to see you there!