Legoland — Photo courtesy of Legoland
In a city where mice, cartoon characters and comic books are transformed into roller coasters, shows and rides for families and kids to enjoy, there didn’t seem to be much more room for another theme park. But in Orlando–the tourist capital of the world–there’s always room for more fun and LEGOLAND added a completely fresh and different park to the mix.
With a history dating back to Denmark in 1932, the Lego toys have been a staple in homes around the world. And now, it’s come to life in the heart of Orlando. With over 50 rides, attractions and shows, LEGOLAND offers kids ages two through 12 a place to build, learn and have fun. LEGOLAND Florida joins a family of four other parks around the world – Denmark, London, California and Germany.
The 150-acre park houses 10 different areas: Fun Town, Miniland USA, DUPLO Village, LEGO Kingdoms, Land of Adventure, LEGO City, Imagination Zone, LEGO TECHNIC, Pirates’ Cove and Cypress Gardens. They can see and learn how LEGO bricks are made, see cities recreated with LEGOs, take a ride on the Dragon (an indoor/outdoor family roller coaster) and even build and program computerized LEGO robots. The family-oriented park offers visitors a new and exciting alternative to the larger more well-known parks in Orlando.