By Sue Rodman
LEGOLAND Florida is geared toward the 12 and under set, but a love of LEGO doesn’t stop at 12, so what is the best age to visit LEGOLAND Florida? That’s the question I was asked most about Florida’s newest theme park – what is the recommended age for visiting? LEGOLAND Florida recommends the park for kids 12 and under. My suggestion is it completely depends on your child, your available time and resources. I visited with my 8.5 year old and newly minted teen and they both had a blast. Here’s why…
LEGOLAND Florida for Elementary School Children
This is the prime age for LEGOLAND Florida. Our visit was highly anticipated, even for my newly minted teen and it didn’t disappoint. Our favorite ride was the Project X roller coaster and both boys really enjoyed the Mindstorm Robotics programming class. I’m going to look up classes at the Atlanta LEGOLAND Discovery Center to see if we can participate in something similar closer to home. Mini-land was also a favorite. My boys are huge Star Wars fans and seeing all the episodes in miniature was very entertaining. It was also fun to see places we’ve visited in miniature, like Times Square and the Castillo de San Marco.
LEGOLAND Florida for Toddlers
LEGOLAND Florida also cater’s to the toddler set and they have a special Duplo area just for the little kids. Even in the Build and Test area (another favorite), there were bins with large soft blocks for the youngest LEGO fans.
LEGOLAND Florida for Tweens and Teens
There were times when my 13-year-old felt too big, but only because other kids were so much younger. He likes LEGO castles, so he was excited to step into the Kingdom’s world. He also loved Mini-land and Mindstormers. The roller coasters are fun, but if your teen is only satisfied with BIG thrills – these are tame coasters. Bottom line – there is lots of fun to be had for young teens and tweens, but go into it with the right frame of mind. Don’t expect Six Flags with LEGOs. If you have limited time and resources older teens might prefer something with thrill rides.
Looking for more information on LEGOLAND? Here are some additional articles, including first hand accounts from the boys themselves.
- 10 Plus Tips for a Great Day at LEGOLAND Florida
- Three Ways to Experience LEGOS
- LEGOLAND Florida from an 8 year old perspective
- LEGOLAND Florida from a 13 year old perspective
- How to Save Big at LEGOLAND Florida
What: LEGOLAND Florida
Where: One LEGOLAND Way, WinterHaven, FL
When: LEGOLAND Florida is open 7 days a week, but may be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during specific periods.
LEGOLAND Water Park is open seasonally. Check the site for specific dates.
Cost: Online Prices begin at $69 for adults and $62 for kids
Visit Orlando’s Magic Card gives you a discount on admission to LEGOLAND and other Orlando dining and attractions.
Also check MouseSavers for discounts.
Our family received media passes for LEGOLAND Florida. All opinions are our own.