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Legoland Florida

Updated on January 8, 2013

Legoland Florida: Popular Theme Park for Families

Legoland Florida is here, in Florida. It is the second, full scale Legoland theme park in the United States and the fifth Legoland park in the world. The toy-based theme park is located on the old Cypress Gardens site, in Winter Haven, Florida. It includes 50 rides, shows, and the attractions similar to Legoland California, the only other U.S. Legoland theme park.

What does Florida Legoland have in its park?

Everything Lego-themed, including water rides, replicas of cities and buildings, and fun activities, like their other Legoland parks. Legoland parks have LEGO-built statues lining walkways, gardens, shops, and rides. The statues are built with regular Lego bricks to inspire kids to use their imaginations and build their own creations.

Brief History: Legoland theme parks are in Germany, Denmark, California, and England. Legoland California does not rank in the top 20 American theme parks, but it's showing growth since it opened in 1999. Legoland California, named the U.S. Best Theme Park for Kids for six consecutive years by Amusement Today, sites an six percent increase in 2009 guests. In 2008, visitors to all four Legoland parks worldwide reached 35.1 million guests.

Merlin Entertainments, from Britain, purchased the Cypress Gardens land with plans to turn it into Legoland Florida. Phase one of Legoland Florida included hotels and convention centers. Phase two included the park itself, a Lego-themed amusement park, with water rides, huge Lego statues, and of course, places to buy and build Lego toys.

The Legoland Florida park is unique, as it maintains Cypress Gardens' 32 acres of beautiful, landscaped gardens.

One nearby, popular LEGO-inspired attraction is the LEGO Imagination Center, a retail store located inside Disney Marketplace in Orlando, Florida. Visitors are greeted by a LEGO Loch Ness in the lake. Statues of kids, dog, visitors, and T-Rex are made entirely of LEGOs and stand outside the LEGO store.

Kids can shop for LEGO pieces, sets, and even order an engraved LEGO brick. Disney Marketplace Lego Shop also offers birthday parties. There are only two LEGO Imagination Centers is the U.S.; the first LEGO Imagination Center (built in 1992) is located in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.

If you're ready to buy Legoland Florida tickets, click on the big link below. You'll find Legoland tickets and deals!

Photo Credit: Jennifer Akers, All Rights Reserved. Photo taken at Lego Store, in Disney Marketplace, Orlando Florida.

Florida Legoland Videos - Check out the Lego land Rides

You have an idea of how fun the new Florida Legoland will be, but there's nothing better than seeing it for yourself. Check out the Lego Land Florida videos for fun rides, games and more.

Legoland Florida Location - Here's Your Legoland Florida Map

Legoland Florida is located in Winter Haven, Florida, on the land previously known as Cypress Gardens Adventure theme park.

Get directions to the Florida theme park with this map.

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6000 Cypress Gardens Boulevard Winter Haven, FL 33884
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Florida's LEGO Shop For Lego Fans

Lego Loch Ness at Disney Marketplace
Lego Loch Ness at Disney Marketplace


Many LEGO fans may not be able to head to Legoland California, Germany, England, or Denmark. For fans close to Orlando Florida, the closest place is the LEGO Shop in Disney's Marketplace. In front of the store, rising from the waterway is the LEGO Loch Ness monster. The entrance includes a LEGO-built family, including their dogs. The shop offers popular LEGO sets, like LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Toy Story, and more. Kids can buy LEGO bricks by pieces including LEGO mats and minifigs.

What is Merlin Entertainments?

You may not have heard of Merlin Entertainments, yet the company is the second largest of all theme park companies. Disney remains in first place of theme park companies. Merlin Entertainments, from Britain, owns many well-known amusement parks, including Madam Tussaud's wax museums, 30 Sea Life parks, and the London Eye ferris wheel.

The Blackstone Group, the parent company, owns a majority of Merlin Entertainments. The Blackstone Group also owns popular theme parks, including its acquisition of Busch Gardens Florida. As many people see Florida as a great destination for theme and water parks, The Blackstone Group owns the majority of Florida parks.

Aren't Florida Attractions Owned by Disney?

Visitors may even equate Florida parks with Disney, which owns four popular attractions, including Disney's Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Epcot. The Blackstone Group owns six major, Florida theme parks, including Legoland Florida, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, Universal Studios Florida, and Universal's Islands of Adventure.


Photo Credit: Jennifer Akers, All Rights Reserved. Photo taken at LEGO imagination Center, at Disney's Marketplace, Orlando, Florida.

Buy Your Lego Sets Before Your Trip - LEGO sets for Kids

If you can't wait to buy your LEGO building sets at a Legoland. There is something magical about finding the perfect Lego set, opening the box and getting to work to build a masterpiece. Here are sets to delight your kids --- and kids-at-heart. Enjoy!

Legoland California - Legoland California Attractions

Take a look at Legoland California, the first Lego land in the US. The theme park showcases six replicas of U.S. cities, water rides, giant LEGO statues, and more.

Legoland California, built in 1999, showcases models of five U.S. destinations, such as Washington D.C., New York City, San Fransico, and New Orleans. The 1/20th scaled model replicas are built entirely from LEGO bricks and by human hands.

Ultimate LEGO Building Sets - Lego sets for Kids

Start your kids with the ultimate building block set from LEGO, the ultimate building set includes 405 pieces. Kids can make their own designs or build basic buildings with enclosed instructions.

Popular LEGO toy sets often are based on popular movies or character themes. Popular LEGO set include the following themes: Lego Toy Story, Lego Star Wars, Lego Harry Potter and Lego Pirates of the Caribbean.

Lego Land Florida : Is It A Good Idea?

Controversy surrounded the building of Legoland Florida, based on the location.

Winter Haven, Florida is away from the popular and major attractions of Disney, Sea World, Universal, and Epcot, which are easily accessible from I-4. Legoland Florida will be approximately 50 to 60 miles away from the I-4 attractions. The drive to Legoland Florida is 30 minute-drive on a poor roadway.

The previous theme park, Cypress Gardens, was built in the 1930's and never had the number of visitors comparable to any of Disney's theme parks. One concern with Legoland Florida is that with its huge attraction, visitors could overwhelm the park.

With its opening, another issue is the high cost. The park charges $75 per adult; $64 per children. It'd be a steep cost for a family vacation, though others argue it's approximately the same as other big theme parks.

What do you think? Is Legoland Florida a good Idea? Is the cost worth the fun?

Will You Visit Lego Land Florida?

Definitely! I can't wait!

Definitely! I can't wait!

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    • JenniferAkers LM 3 years ago

      @TonyPayne: Yeah, my son is too, but gosh it would've been awesome when he was a little kid. It looks like a lot of fun!

    • Tony Payne 3 years ago from Southampton, UK

      My girls are getting a bit old for this now, but it looks like a fun place to visit.

    • JenniferAkers LM 4 years ago

      @infoprogirl: Exciting - have fun!!

    • infoprogirl 4 years ago

      Yes I will actually. We will be going this summer.

    • JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      I would love to be able to take my kids there... all I need is the funding hahaha! Looks like so much fun :)

    • InnovativeToys 5 years ago

      When I get some time to go to Florida, this place is on my list!

    • dahlia369 5 years ago

      We've been waiting for the new park to be opened

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I have 8 grandsons that would love to see lego land, when do you plan on opening? Coming from NJ need to plan, they would love it.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Absolutely can't wait till we next visit Florida and legoland is first on the list.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      An entire theme park made out of LEGOs? Is there anything better in the world today? Well, maybe if Optimus Prime opened up a weigh station on I-4.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      There will be no shortage of visitors to Legoland, we're talking FUN!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      yes, the advantage could be in the price since other parks charge horrendous fees. My first visit to Cypress was great, unfortunately it was closed soon after. This theme park will need good food places with cheap prices and something to entertain the crowds and keep them coming back. It can be done and I would certainly visit. I would like to work with Lego and be a part of making this venture possible,

    • clicks-4-bricks 6 years ago

      My wife and I can't wait to take our boys as soon as it opens! Everytime we go to Disney World (4 times one year) we make it a point to go to the LEGO Imagination Center and spend part of the day, so a whole park will put them over the top!

    • Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I think it's a great idea. The Legoland parks are great fun for both adults and children, and let's face it, everyone loves Lego. It's a chance for people to also learn a bit more about Lego and of course Denmark.

    • Joan4 6 years ago

      Our grandchildren will certainly visit and will love Legoland! Their other grandparents are in Orlando!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes, Yes, Yes! My daughter's fiance is a huge LEGO nut. Should be great fun for all ages and being backed by those beautiful gardens, Wow!

    • Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I think this is exciting news. We visit relatives in Plant City Florida and I don't think this will be too far away.

    • JenniferAkers LM 7 years ago

      Our family is excited that Legoland Florida will open here. Also, I like that they will keep the beautiful Gardens from Cypress Gardens. That's an important part of local history. The theme park will also offer around 100 local jobs, and it'll be a good boost for local economy. We can't wait to visit!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I think it is a great idea. I hated to see the old Cypress Gardens park shut down - I think this new idea will add something different for families to go enjoy

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Absolutely! Especially if nothing is there to remind of Cypress Gardens.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I love the idea. My grandson is a Lego Pro. He is 14 and has corresponding with the CEO in Denmark for a possible future with Lego. We make a trip to Downtown Disney often and especially on his BD. I am excited. How do I find out about job opportunities>>

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I really want to see this happen cuz Ive rode every ride at DIsney not sayin that im tired of it cuz i love it but i know everything thats gonna happen on the rides and i kinda want somethin new and suprising I still love you Disney!!!!!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      At least once and maybe more if there are concerts!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I loved Cypress Gardens and I can't wait to visit this park. I may be a senior citizen but I still love Lego blocks

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Great idea. We plan on visiting 2011 with our Grandson. Went to the one in California with 2 other Grandsons.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I'd visit the park and also would like to work there. This new park would provide an increase in employment for the nearby residents of Polk County as well. This is a very nice area to live in as well as visit. It would also bring the much needed tourist to our area to see just what beautiful things and many, many lakes are in this county. This would definitely be a plus we've been looking for. We need Legoland in Winter Haven, FL. Thanks.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      absolutely!!!!!!!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Florida has many good sights to see but if you think of a line across Florida's middle you can see Space Center on the east. then you can move to the Orlando area were you have Disney, Universal and many water parks. Next will be Legoland Florida, Winter Haven. If you continue west you can se Bush Gardens. As an added feature are the beaches located at both ends of the line. Yes i will be waiting for the grand opening of the park along with my grand childerns.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      yes i will visit

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Yes,

    • eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      Oh wow! This is the first I'd heard of this! Yes, we will visit when we are able to get down to Florida!!!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      It would be wonderful. I am coming to visit Florida this year I wish it was open. If I love legos then I will love Lego Land!!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      WE will go the day it opens!!!!!!!!!

    • JenniferAkers LM 7 years ago

      We will definitely visit Legoland Florida. With over a year away before its opening, I imagine they will work out some of the logistics of roadways. In any case, I'm sure we'll be out to visit.

      (BTW, thanks, Mar, for correcting the city. I hadn't noticed the mistake here since I correctly wrote the park's location in Winter Haven in the intro.)

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      this will be located in Winter Haven, NOT Winter Park.

    • Vacation-In-My-Head 7 years ago

      I think it's GREAT! I'm already excited to take Alyssa. I am glad to hear though that they are going to be keeping the gardens.

    No, I'm not interested in Legos or a Lego theme park.

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      • Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

        It is too bad they are pricing themselves out of visitors. I'm sure many would love to take their children but if they have a few the cost will deter them.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Hellooooo!!!!!!! :) :) :) :)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        IDK :)

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        The park officially opens October 15 and adult tickets will cost $75 for the day with children's tickets priced at $65 for the 3-12 set.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        not at These prices....The park officially opens October 15 and adult tickets will cost $75 for the day with children's tickets priced at $65 for the 3-12 set.

      Are You a Lego Fan?

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          JenniferAkers LM 3 years ago

          @SimonJay: Maybe you can visit on your next trip to Florida. It offers a lot of fun, particularly if you're a Lego fan. Thank you for visiting my page and sharing your comments. :)

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          JenniferAkers LM 3 years ago

          @TonyPayne: I grew to love Legos with my son. We started with the larger, Duplo sets and kept upgrading as he grew older. We've had lots of fun together, putting huge sets together over the years. I agree with you - great invention and a wonderful toy that builds hand-eye coordination, imagination and more. Amazing that the sets have grown over the 30 years and yet can still be used together. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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          SimonJay 3 years ago

          I am a big lego fan i was in florida to go walt disney park but really wish i had the time to go visit legoland also.

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          Tony Payne 3 years ago from Southampton, UK

          I love Lego, it's a toy that transcends the years, and pieces from the sets from 30 years ago still work with today's new sets. It's an amazing invention. I think the parks are a great idea too, you can build anything with Lego.

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          JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

          I am absolutely a lego fan... played with it as a kid, and now my kids play with them... so much fun (and hours of it)... I noticed that in the go cart video none of the kids are wearing helmets.... I would think that would be "must" in order to ride them.

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          InnovativeToys 5 years ago

          Legos look good, and I'd love to explore this place. Florida, here I come!

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          Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

          My husband and I are such dorks we would love visiting here! LOL

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          Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

          Love to play with Legos even today. "Give me that lego, you little monster!" :D

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          dahlia369 5 years ago

          Thank you for all the info, I can't wait to go there some time soon! :)

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          ellagis 6 years ago

          Yeah, I am a Lego Fan.... I used to play with lego when I was a child, and since when I moved to Denmark I visited Legoland in Billund three times, although I have no children.

          Despite this, I must say that I am probably not "so" fan, because I didn´t know there were Legoland in California and Florida too. I would love to visit them!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          What wonderful fun is in store for those who are lucky enough to visit Legoland. A great review, you'll have people waiting in line!

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          Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

          I think it's a great idea. This is a really great lens to showcase Legoland Florida.

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          howdoyouspellst 6 years ago

          Great lens!! I went to LegoLand California when I was younger. It was great! I say, the more LegoLands the better!! Thanks for the info!

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          JenniferAkers LM 6 years ago

          @anonymous: Oh, Beth, thank YOU for the Angel Blessing!! That means a lot. :) We love LEGO and can't wait for Legoland Florida!

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          JenniferAkers LM 6 years ago

          @OhMe: Thank you for the Angel Blessings, OhMe!! I will definitely look at your Promote Local Businesses lens, too. Thanks for the comment, lensroll, and the Blessing! You're the best!

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          JenniferAkers LM 6 years ago

          We're keeping up-to-date on Legoland Florida - can't wait till it opens!!

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          Joan4 6 years ago

          Legoland looks like super fun to me!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Can't wait for LEGO Land! Should be fun. Great work on this, Jennifer! Blessed!

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          Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

          Wow, I think it is great news that Legoland Florida is coming to Winter Haven. I invite you to list this lens on my Promote Local Businesses and Events lens. I am lensrolling to my Lego Lens. Blessed

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          TheDisneyVacation 7 years ago

          Already planning for this! Great lens.Grew up with Lego,this would be fantastic!

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          TheDisneyVacation 7 years ago

          Already planning for this! Great lens.Grew up with Lego,this would be fantastic!

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          JenniferAkers LM 7 years ago

          We've been a LEGO family for many years, and we're excited about Legoland Florida. Thank you for blessing my lens, eclectic education! That's so wonderful!! We'll be counting down until Legoland's opening in 2011!

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          eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

          How cool! Can't wait! Great lens. Blessed by an Angel.

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          Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

          Legoland California is awesome, so the Florida one will be too!