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LEGOLAND Florida: 2 Kids Rank & Review Their Theme Park Day!

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Two women (back) and two young girls (front) stand in front of a LEGOLAND sign in Orlando.Two women (back) and two young girls (front) stand in front of a LEGOLAND sign in Orlando.
Close-up of Jennifer Harmon in front of a colorful wall.

Jennifer C. Harmon

Jenn is the Editor-in-Chief of the Checking In travel blog. She loves coffee, wine, writing, traveling, working with all of our amazing guest bloggers, and getting to tell our guests’, owners’ and team members’ vacation stories. Jenn and her husband, Anthony, have mastered the art of the long weekend couples’ getaway (sans kids). And while it’s too hard to pick just one type of “favorite vacation,” her three-way tie would be: a snowboarding trip, going to Hawaii or sailing with Disney Cruise Line.

For all you character and coaster lovers out there, you’re probably suupperrr familiar with popular Orlando theme parks like Walt Disney World Resort’s four parks, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando.

But did you know there’s another park just about an hour’s drive from our Orange Lake and Orlando Breeze Resorts?

And that it’s the only theme park specifically “Built for Kids?!”

LEGOLAND Florida has 50+ rides, shows and attractions — all themed and decked out with billions of those colorful Lego bricks you might have loved as a kid yourself.

I recently visited with Chris, one of my best friends (and Checking In guest blog writer), and her daughters, Kyndall (11) and Kyler (8). They’re two of my greatest joys in life as my honorary nieces.

And since this park is for kids, below you’ll read all about it from their point of view.

Two young girls (far left and far right) pose with a LEGO family on a bench.

Find out what these two kids thought of LEGOLAND Florida in their own words, and see how they rank and review their favorite parts with a LEGO brick-rating system!

Thank you to LEGOLAND Florida’s PR team for providing complimentary theme park admission and parking for our honest review. This article has been transcribed and edited for length and clarity.

Should You Go to LEGOLAND Florida?

As a 10-year Orlando resident and a former Disney Park Cast Member, I’m a BIG theme park fan, but I’d actually never been to LEGOLAND Florida until this visit.

And let me tell you, when you’re there, it’s just like the LEGO® Movie song says: “EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!

Two young girls stand under a sign made of LEGO's that reads, 'LEGO Movie World.'

While the park is known for being “designed for kids to take the lead,” Chris and I were blown away by the BIG amounts of fun WE had, too, as the “grown-ups."

There was so much to look at and do across 11 “zones,” the lines were short, the park was a manageable size to walk around and safety was top of mind at every turn.

If you’re wondering if you should go, don’t take my word for it...

Let’s let the kids “take the lead” in true LEGOLAND fashion!

Meet Your Theme Park Critics

For the very first time on the Checking In Travel blog, the rest of this story is from the mouths of babes.

(We did some interviews with the girls right there while we were at the park, so a lot of these quotes are their real-time reactions!)

Kyndall: Hi, I’m Kyndall. I’m in 6th grade, I love baking and spending time with my new puppy, Kami, and with my family and friends. My favorite color is teal.

A young girl in a black t-shirt (left) stands next to an oversized LEGO figure.

Kyler: And I’m Kyler! I’m in 3rd grade, I love soccer and my favorite meal is McDonalds (but sometimes Chick-Fil-A, too, when I’m feeling fancy).

A young girl in a pink t-shirt (right) stands next to an oversized LEGO figure.

Kyndall: We both love Disney World very much. We were so excited to go to LEGOLAND for the first time though with my mom and Aunt Jenn.

Aunt Jenn told us that all the stuff to do there was really just for us kids, so that was cool.

And she helped us create a LEGO “Brick rating system” for all the rides and shows we did that fun day, so keep on reading to see what we thought about everything.

Our Lego Brick Scale goes like this:
1 = “Meh/okay”
5 = “The MOST awesome”

Okay? Okay!

A young girl in a pink t-shirt (left) and another in a black t-shirt (right) stands next to an oversized LEGO figure holding pins.

Editor’s Note: This trip took place in July 2021. At the time, this travel party wore masks when indoors and/or near other guests, and all used hand sanitizer after every ride.

As with any destination, specific COVID-19 safety measures may have changed during this ever-evolving pandemic.

Be sure to check LEGOLAND Florida’s website directly for its latest safety information.

Our First Impressions of LEGOLAND Florida

Kyndall: I really like it. I love all the Legos — I could never make all that!

Aunt Jenn: Oh yes, you could!

Kyndall: My favorites so far are the Star Wars Lego figures of Rey and Chewbacca.

Kyler: This is AWESOME! It is so cool. Can I hold the map? Let’s go!

Left: Two young girls stand next to Star Wars LEGO figures. Right: Two girls stand reading park maps.

Unikitty’s Disco Drop

Kyndall: It was so much fun! We went on that thing, and we saw a DJ at the top that was made of Legos!

Kyler: It was so cool! It went up, up, UP and then … your tummy drops!

Lego Brick Ratings

  • Kyndall: 3 out of 5
  • Kyler: 4.9 out of 5

Ride Description

Aunt Jenn: This was super cute and colorfully themed with fun music and lots to look at.

Design-wise, the ride was very “kawaii” and featured popular LEGO® MOVIE characters.

Because of the sudden bounces and spinning though, I’d recommend sitting it out if all that would make you dizzy or nauseous.

(Exhibit A: I did not ride this one. Even while I was sitting this one out though, I still had a ton of fun watching the girls scream and giggle through all the drops.)

A woman (left) and two girls (right) are seated on a vertical ride vehicle.

Ride Details

Here’s a little more detail about this ride.

Park Location

The LEGO® MOVIE World

Minimum Rider Height

40 inches. Guests less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a responsible rider 14 years of age or older.

Learn More

Unikitty’s Disco Drop — LEGOLAND Florida

The Dragon

A young girl (left) and woman (right) sit several rows behind guests on a green outdoor rollercoaster.

Kyndall: I really liked it. I liked the first big drop. And inside the castle, you got to see everything like dragons and wizards, and it was all made of Legos.

Kyler: That was so good. You got to, like, go into the dragon’s castle but ALSO got to go on a really cool grown-up ride, too.

Lego Brick Ratings

  • Kyndall: 4.5 out of 5
  • Kyler: 5 out of 5 (PERFECT SCORE!)

Ride Description

Aunt Jenn: This roller coaster is one of the major rides you see in the ads for LEGOLAND Florida all over Central Florida, so I definitely wanted to check this one out.

It was a cute and colorful little indoor/outdoor family coaster with some climbs, dips and twists, but it was mostly pretty calm and had sweet “dark ride” moments with animated Lego structures.

An oversized LEGO figure of a dragon sits indoors.

Ride Details

Here’s a little more detail about this ride.

Park Location

LEGO® Kingdoms

Minimum Height

40 inches. Guests less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a responsible rider 14 years of age or older.

Learn More

The Dragon — LEGOLAND Florida

Merlin’s Challenge

Two young girls sit on a ride vehicle made of LEGOS.

Kyndall: I really liked all the ups and downs while we were spinning around. And how there was a wizard in the middle with his wand.

Kyler: I really liked it. It was fun and I like how it went up and down while we were still turning and twirling.

Lego Brick Ratings

  • Kyndall: 3 out of 5
  • Kyler: 4 out of 5

Ride Description

Aunt Jenn: This reminded me of those rides you’d see at local carnivals or fairs that spin around and around … and then around some more … with little hills along the way.

(I think it was called “Skier Express” back in the day?)

Chris and I both skipped this one (we didn’t see a lot of other grown-ups riding it either).

We let the littles (with their stomachs of steel) enjoy it while we nursed our inner ears and chatted in the shade.

Ride Details

Here’s a little more detail about this ride.

Park Location

LEGO® Kingdoms

Minimum Height

36 inches. Guests less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a responsible rider 14 years of age or older.

Learn More

Merlin’s Challenge — LEGOLAND Florida

Lost Kingdom Adventure

The exterior of an attraction made of brick with a marquee that reads, 'Lost Kingdom Adventure.'

Kyndall: Umm, I thought that it was really fun. I liked to shoot all the targets and how everything was still made of Legos.

Kyler: Ah, it was fun. I liked it a lot. The shooting part was ok. My mom won.

Chris: It was a really nice A/C break for all of us.

Lego Brick Ratings

  • Kyndall: 4.8 out of 5
  • Kyler: 3 out of 5 — Not a big fan of shooting targets! Give me all the big-kid coasters!

Ride Description

Aunt Jenn: I’d compare this to Toy Story Mania (the 4D game at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® Theme Park).

In both, you’re shooting moving targets, but Lost Kingdom Adventure has simpler targets and the ride is a bit rougher, comparatively.

(We rode twice as our guns stopped working halfway through the first go.)

Ride Details

Here are some more details about this ride.

Park Location

Land of Adventure

Minimum Height

30 inches. Guests less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a responsible rider 14 years of age or older.

Learn More

Lost Kingdom Adventure — LEGOLAND Florida

Coastersaurus

Left: A Dinosaur face peeks through a wood crate. Right: A young girl and woman sit on a ride vehicle.

Kyndall: That was the best time yet! It was the best, umm also, because it really went up and down, and it was made of wood, so that was fun because it was loud and fast.

Kyler: It was SOOO much fun. This was the best one yet! Because it was up and down and up and down, and it just kept going up and down, and it was so much fun because of that.

Lego Brick Ratings

  • Kyndall: 5 out of 5!
  • Kyler: 5 out of 5!

Ride Description

Aunt Jenn: I’m a big fan of Jurassic Park, and the dinosaur, Jeep and forest theming on Coastersaurus didn’t disappoint.

I’d describe this as a classic, old-fashioned wooden coaster.

It was fun and fast, but if you have neck or back pains, you might want to skip this. It was full of those quintessential vibrations, shakes and jolts of any good wooden coaster.

Be sure to look up when you get into your ride vehicle: There’s a really cute and well-done dinosaur made of Legos up in the rafters! (A rafter raptor perhaps?!)

A dinosaur figurine made of LEGOS hangs on a structural beam.

Ride Details

Here are some more details about this ride.

Park Location

Land of Adventure

Minimum Height

42 inches, no exceptions!

Learn More

Coastersaurus — LEGOLAND Florida

The Great LEGO® Race

Two young girls stand under a entry arch made of LEGOS.

Kyler: That was the best ride EVER! Of anywhere! It was so much fun. You got to go FULL SPEED!

Kyndall: Yeah, so you got to go FULL SPEED and up and down, with lots of sharp turns around the corners. And it was really fun because you were in a car.

Aunt Jenn: Did you feel like you were going to go off the rails?!

Kyndall: Yeah, I did a little bit.

Lego Brick Ratings

  • Kyndall: 6 out of 5 (!!)
  • Kyler: 10 out of 5 (!!!)

Ride Description

Aunt Jenn: There are a lot of cute, sweet and what felt like “older” rides at LEGOLAND Florida.

But THIS one? Holy cow. This was super modern, sleek and felt mega NEW. Just like the girls said, it’s really fast and really fun.

Again, if you have back or neck aches, you might want to pass on this one. The little cars spin sharply around the corners, and I thought we might go off the rails a few times myself!

Two women (front) and two young girls (back) sit on a ride vehicle.

Ride Details

Here are some more details about this ride.

Park Location

LEGO® Technic

Minimum Height

42 inches without a virtual reality headset and 48 inches with a virtual reality headset.

Riders between 42–48 inches must be accompanied by a responsible rider 14 years of age or older in the same vehicle and neither person may ride with the VR headset.

COVID-19 Note: While there is virtual reality technology built into this ride, we did not get to ride with the VR headsets during our visit for safety reasons.

Learn More

The Great LEGO Race — LEGOLAND Florida


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LEGO® NINJAGO®: Master of the 4th Dimension Show

Two young girls sit in an outdoor theater watching a stage stunt show.

Kyler: The first three rows got wet! It was really, really cool.

Kyndall: Kyler thinks she wants to be a ninja now. I really liked it. There was fire, water and then fireworks at the end.

Lego Brick Ratings

  • Kyndall: 4.5 out of 5
  • Kyler: 4.3 out of 5

Show Description

Aunt Jenn: This show lets the audience partake in the 4D action. You’re “helping” the LEGO® NINJAGO® heroes master the 4th dimension to save the universe.

To be honest, Chris and I didn’t watch this one with the girls. (Gasp!)

We were finishing up our lunch at the nearby burger restaurant when we spotted the Ninja Warriors walking over to do the show.

So we let the girls run over and finish their lunch on the top benches of the show’s arena (where we could still see them).

Meanwhile, we put our feet up and took a breather. Win/win!

Two young girls (middle) pose with two performers dressed as ninjas.

Show Details

Here are some more details about this show.

Park Location

LEGO® NINJAGO® World

Show Times

Check your Resort Daily Entertainment Guide. When we visited, the show was available at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Learn More

Lego Ninjago: Master of the 4th Dimension — LEGOLAND Florida

Burger Kitchen in Lego City

Aunt Jenn: We asked an employee for lunch recommendations, and they said that Burger Kitchen in LEGO® City was the best spot.

Exterior of a food service facility built out of LEGOS.

It wasn’t bad and it wasn’t great — so basically, theme park food. Think burgers, fries and sodas with theme park prices, too.

It had a great outdoor patio with plenty of space and shade, which we especially appreciated (instead of eating inside during COVID-19).

Note: There were long-ish lines to order and receive your food in a tight, close-quarters area. So just know before you go in that regard.

LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride

Two young girls stand in a queue wearing 3D glasses.

Kyndall: We had to punch stuff to fight bad guys off, and I WON!

Aunt Jenn: Yeah, you won by like, 100,000 points! How did the ride work?

Kyndall: You had to wear 3D glasses and, on the screen, if you saw someone appear, you had to punch the air, and fireballs and stuff would fly out of your hands onto the screen to hit them down.

Kyler: It was really, really fun — we played fighting with people.

Lego Brick Ratings

  • Kyndall: 5 out of 5
  • Kyler: 3 out of 5



Ride Description

Aunt Jenn: Once again, this was one of the more modern and tech-savvy rides that had interactive animations and skill play.

Pro Tip: Pay attention to the ride queue and listen carefully to the beginning of the ride.

We didn’t have any line or wait (score!), and we didn’t pay attention to the audio, so we had NO idea we were supposed to be punching like ninjas (ha!).

Kyndall was a ninja-master-smarty-pants and just kinda figured it out on her own. She racked up a major high score while the rest of us tried to catch up!

I’d say this one’s kind of like Spiderman 3D from Universal Orlando Resort if it had a virtual reality-type interactive component.

Ride Details

Here are some more details about this ride.

Park Location

LEGO® NINJAGO® World

Minimum Height

No minimum height requirement, but anyone under 48 inches must be accompanied by a responsible rider 14 years of age or older.

Learn More

LEGO NINJAGO The Ride — LEGOLAND Florida

Safari Trek

Left: Two girls sit on a miniature, zebra-print safari jeep surrounded by greenery. right: An elephant made of LEGO bricks stands amongst greenery.

Kyndall: All the animals were made of Legos, and they took our picture on it. There was a lion, a zebra, an elephant and an ostrich — and they were ALL made of Legos. But it was a really long wait.

Kyler: It was really cool — I really liked it. We got to sit in our own safari car. We didn’t like the long wait.

Lego Brick Ratings

  • Kyndall: 4 out of 5
  • Kyler: 3 out of 5

Ride Description

Aunt Jenn: I was SO excited to ride this one — cute safari, zebra-print cars, a sweet little jungle full of Lego animals and a gentle track. It seemed like a fun little Lego Zoo.

Unfortunately, as the girls said, we hit a longggg line for this (which was HOT), and the payoff just wasn’t really there in the end.

We think it was long because it’s one of the calmest rides for little, little ones, and we went right after lunch?

It WAS cute — just not worth the ~45-minute wait.

(But good job LEGOLAND Florida — this was actually the ONLY time we really had to wait more than 5–10 minutes all day!)

Ride Details

Here are some more details about Safari Trek.

Park Location

Land of Adventure

Minimum Height

34 inches. Guests less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a responsible rider 14 years of age or older.

ADA Note

Guests must be able to transfer to ride vehicle.

Learn More

Safari Trek — LEGOLAND Florida

Ford Driving School

Two young girls stand in front of an auto shop and vintage car made entirely of LEGOS.

Kyler: It was really, really good. We drove in a car all by ourselves, and we had to follow the road.

Chris: What did you have to follow?

Kyler: We followed … signs!

Chris: So, if there was a red light, you had to stop?

Kyler: Yeah!

Aunt Jenn: You wanted to ride this one the very most all day long. Did you love it?

Kyler: YEAH!

Aunt Jenn: Kyndall, what did you think?

Kyndall: It was cool but…

Aunt Jenn: Were you a little too old for it?

Kyndall: The car was a little small, yeah.

Aunt Jenn: So, maybe for younger kids?

Kyndall: It said 6–13 but yeah, definitely. I think it’s definitely probably more fun for little kids.

Lego Brick Ratings

  • Kyndall: 3 out of 5
  • Kyler: 4.5 out of 5

Ride Description

Aunt Jenn: This was our very last ride of the day, and Kyler had been begging to do it since she first explored the LEGOLAND Florida website at home.

She loved riding her car, but it was definitely “babyish” for our 10-year-old big kid, Kyndall.

Also, heads up: Parents can’t ride this one! Chris and I waited in line only to discover it was for 6 to 13-year-olds ONLY.

(We would have waited in line with them regardless, but we had no clue even though it’s on signs and the website, ha! I blame the heat and excitement for distracting us.)

Pro Tip: This line was HOT. Bring a fan or cold water bottle with you if you’re there on a warm summer afternoon!

Note: There’s also a Boat School and Flying School all in this same section (although the Flying School was down during our visit).

Two young girls stand holding an Unofficial LEGO Drivers License.

Ride Details

Here are some more details about this ride.

Park Location

LEGO® City

Age Requirements

Ages 6–13 (no parents!)

ADA Note

Guests must be able to transfer to ride vehicle.

Learn More

Ford Driving School — LEGOLAND Florida

Miniland USA

Two young girls stand in front of a scaled city made entirely of LEGOS.

Aunt Jenn: The girls were SUPER into the miniature Kennedy Space Center rocket launch — yes, a real, pint-sized Lego rocket launch.

They were way too excited to be interviewed for this section, but it was my FAVORITE part of the WHOLE park.

Area Description

Aunt Jenn: Miniland USA is a huge section of Lego landmarks from around the world — all done in great, great detail.

It even had:

  • New York City
  • Vegas
  • Washington D.C.
  • Key West — complete with a tiny Hemingway house, the Most Southern Point and a witty Sloppy Moe’s Bar (for those who know and love the legendary Key West bar, Sloppy Joe’s)
  • And a ton of fun Florida places like Kennedy Space Center, Daytona International Speedway, a nod to its Lake Wales location’s history with Bok Tower Gardens, and even a subtle homage to Cypress Gardens (the original theme park that used to be where LEGOLAND Florida is now)

Left: A replica of a rocket launch pad made entirely of LEGOS. Right: A replica of Key West, Florida made entirely of LEGOS.

As Kyler would say, “It was really, really cool.” 😉

We actually missed it on our way into the park because we were on a quest to find The Dragon.

I’m so glad we got to see it on our way out and soak up all the fun details and over 20 million Lego bricks that make up all the areas of Miniland USA.

Our LEGOLAND Florida Recap

Kyndall: Overall, I thought LEGOLAND was really cool. I think my favorite part was either Lego Race or the one with the dragon [The Dragon Roller Coaster] or all the NINJAGO stuff.

Kyler: I liked the racing [The Great LEGO Ride] and the cars [Ford Driving School] the best.

Aunt Jenn: What did you think of LEGOLAND overall?

Kyler: It was AMAZING!

Two women (left) and two young girls (right) are seated on a roller coaster vehicle.

Aunt Jenn: Yeah? What did you think versus something like Disney World or Universal or…?

Kyler: I think it’s … better.

Chris: Wait, you liked LEGOLAND better than Disney?

Aunt Jenn: Why?

Kyler: Well, because it’s cooler. Oh, and some of the rides are better. And…

Aunt Jenn: Is it more for kids?

Kyler: Yeah. And less babyish.

Aunt Jenn: Kyndall, what did you think? Versus Disney World?

Kyndall: I think that this is really fun because it’s for kids, so we could kinda do everything. And I also still really like Disney, too.

Thanks for a great day, LEGOLAND Florida!

Two women (back) and two young girls (front) stand in front of a LEGOLAND sign in Orlando.

After 10 reviews and lots of “really, really” fun ratings from the kiddos, we barely scratched the surface of what LEGOLAND Florida has to offer.

And we would definitely love to go back to hit up more rides, shows and experiences. (There’s even an adjacent waterpark to cool off and splash around for “next time!”)

Check out our Orlando Theme Park Guide, and be sure to let us know on Facebook or Instagram: Which park is your favorite to hit up when you’re staying at our Orange Lake and Orlando Breeze Resorts?

Pool with water slide in background in River Island at Orange Lake Resort near Orlando, FloridaYou can watch the kids have even more “bricktastic” fun at Orange Lake Resort!


We were invited to enjoy LEGOLAND Florida with complimentary admission and parking in exchange for our honest opinions and reviews. Huge thank you to the LEGOLAND Florida PR team for this fun partnership!

All information is subject to change. This article is a curated guide and is neither sponsored nor considered an official endorsement. Please be sure to check information directly with any/all tours, guides or companies for the most up-to-date and direct details.

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Close-up of Jennifer Harmon in front of a colorful wall.

Jennifer C. Harmon

Jenn is the Editor-in-Chief of the Checking In travel blog. She loves coffee, wine, writing, traveling, working with all of our amazing guest bloggers, and getting to tell our guests’, owners’ and team members’ vacation stories. Jenn and her husband, Anthony, have mastered the art of the long weekend couples’ getaway (sans kids). And while it’s too hard to pick just one type of “favorite vacation,” her three-way tie would be: a snowboarding trip, going to Hawaii or sailing with Disney Cruise Line.