In January, we spent the day at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Our toddler was just 22 months old, I was 9 months pregnant and we had a blast.
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Toddler LEGOLAND Itinerary:
Our day at LEGOLAND started bright and early, we arrived at the park about 10 minutes before the park opened. This allowed us to enter the park right at opening.
Our first stop after entering the park was Duplo Valley. We did the tractor ride, followed by the train ride and then back to the tractor is how our toddler wanted to do it. First thing in the morning the rides in Duplo Valley didn’t have a line so it’s the perfect time to ride repeatedly.
Land of Adventure
After getting our fill of Duplo Valley we headed to Land of Adventure and road the “Lost Kingdom Adventure” This ride’s height requirement is 33”. Even if your little person is tall enough, the ride is a little scary so keep that in mind. We took our toddler on the ride and it was a little too scary for him.
Miniland USA was next on our list. Our little man loved it! We spent a lot of time walking (chasing the little man!) throughout Miniland USA. He especially loved all the buttons he could push and watching the cars at the Daytona International Speedway.
The Grand Carousel
On our way to get apple fries we decided to ride the carousel. Our little guy was really excited to ride his horse. But this ended up being the worst ride.
From our experience, I would avoid the carousel next time.
The carousel is positioned so that at least half of the ride is in the sun. We happened to be on the sunny half. This wouldn’t be a big deal normally, but they kept letting people on the ride. We waited for over 10 minutes for the girl to stop letting people on the ride and then for her to check all the seat belts. After 10 minutes sitting in the sun (not waiting in line) our little man was done. So, before the ride even started we got of the ride.
I don’t know if they typically take this long to load for the ride or if the girl was new or something. But I wouldn’t try it unless you have a very patient child and you’re not in the sun.
Granny’s Apple Fries
After the trauma caused by the carousel we took a break to eat some Apple Fries. The Apple Fries were amazing! Our favorite was the Apple Fries a la mode, but the regular ones were also good.
Apple Fries a La Mode – Apple Fries, Vanilla Frozen Yogurt and Caramel Sauce
Original Apple Fries – Apple Fries with a side of Whipped Cream
Duplo Valley Round 2
After our yummy snack, we headed back to Duplo Valley. We had to ride the tractors again and then the little man loved pushing all the animal sound buttons.
Next, we went inside the barn. The barn is air conditioned, so a great place to hang out on hot days!
Inside the barn there are a lot of different little activities perfect for the toddler age. Our little man’s favorite was playing in the tractor and with the big blocks. Inside the barn is also a Baby Care Center
First Visit Pin
About 2 o’clock we started making our way back to the front of the park. We stopped at Guest Services and got a 1st visit pin. Then headed back to the car.
Because we went to LEGOLAND Florida Resort during the week in January and it wasn’t very busy we were able to do a lot in a short amount of time. If you visit on a busier day you could spend more time in line waiting for rides. Even if you visit on a busy day I think one day is plenty of time to explore the whole park with a toddler.
I would love to go back to LEGOLAND in a couple of years when our little man is older so he can enjoy more of the rides.
Other Toddler Friendly Activities
I mentioned some of the rides that toddlers can go on in our itinerary, but there are a lot more rides at the park depending on the age and height of your toddler.
As well as rides, there are a variety of shows that are great for the whole family, depending on your toddler’s personality. Knowing our toddler’s personality, we decided not to try any of the shows because he is so busy and won’t sit still and watch them.
When you enter, the park be sure to pick up a map and the “What can you do when you’re 2” flyer. This flyer lists ride height requirements and shows along with show times.
Tips for Visiting LEGOLAND Florida Resort with a Toddler
Now that you have an idea of what to do with your toddler at LEGOLAND Florida Resort here are a few tips to help you enjoy your day.
Arrive before the park opens
By arriving early, you can park close without paying more for preferred parking (preferred parking is covered and closer to the park entrance – if you arrive later in the day it might be worth paying more.)
Pay for parking online
Paying for parking online will save you $2.
Purchase Park Tickets Online
Having a printed ticket will save you time, since you won’t have to wait in line to purchase tickets. Not only will purchasing tickets online save you time it will also save you money.
Watch for Park Ticket deals
You can often find LEGOLAND Park Ticket deals, including free kid’s admission.
Get a free 1st visit pin
Head to Guest Services and get a Free 1st visit pin. This makes an awesome souvenir and it doesn’t cost anything!
Try the Apple Fries
The Apple Fries are yummy and totally worth a try.
Make sure you have patient kids if you’re going to ride the carousel.
Bring or rent a stroller
Walking around the park can wear toddlers out so having a stroller is nice. Even if they don’t ride in the stroller the whole time you will be able to store water and other things in the stroller.
Don’t forget to take pictures
LEGOLAND has a photo program, we decided to take our own pictures but it might be something you want to consider.
Bringing snacks will save you money and you will have the food you toddler is used to eating. Be sure to check the LEGOLAND website to see what is allowed.
We loved our day at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Our experience at the park was great. We loved how clean everything was and all the hand sanitizer stations throughout the park. Next time we visit LEGOLAND we will have to stay at the hotel.
Have you ever visited LEGOLAND Florida Resort? What was your favorite part?
Disclosure: We received complimentary LEGOLAND Florida Resort Park tickets to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine.