For the kids (and kids at heart) in your travel party, no Central Florida vacation is complete without a stop at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in Winter Haven.

Once home to Florida's first theme park, Cypress Gardens, the 150-acre interactive LEGOLAND® theme park still features the original botanical gardens and more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, restaurants, shops, LEGOLAND® Florida Water ParkLEGOLAND® Hotel and LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat.

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Our Top 10 List for LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

1.) LEGOLAND® Theme Park

At 150-acres, LEGOLAND® Florida is the largest interactive LEGOLAND® Park in the world. It features more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, restaurants, shopping, a breathtaking botanical garden and the LEGOLAND® Water Park, which are all geared to families with children ages 2 to 12. There are 11 easy-to-navigate and highly-themed zones, which include pink-knuckle roller coasters, the Imagination Zone, Miniland USA and LEGO® City where youngsters can learn how to drive by freely navigating their own boats and LEGO® cars.

LEGOLAND Water Park Build-A-Boat
LEGOLAND Water Park Build-A-Boat

2.) LEGOLAND® Water Park

It’s Florida and sometimes you just need to beat the heat. That’s why it’s awesome that LEGOLAND® Florida is home to its very own water park. Your kids will "ooh" and "ahh" over the water-themed LEGO® models created from more than four million LEGO® bricks! Water features include a 500,000 gallon wave pool, the "Build-A-Raft" lazy river, tube slides, body slides and DUPLO® Safari, a water-play structure just for toddlers.

We have a lot more information about the water park, including more photos, in our LEGOLAND® Water Park blog post.

Remember: LEGOLAND® Florida and LEGOLAND® Water Park have seasonal closures, so be sure to check both parks’ schedules online when planning your Central Florida vacation.

3.) LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat and Hotel – Two Accommodations “Built for Kids”

LEGOLAND Florida Beach Retreat
LEGOLAND Florida Beach Retreat

LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat offers a great new way for families and friends to stay and play at The Resort during their Central Florida vacation.  Located on Lake Dexter in Winter Haven, the LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat features whimsical interior décor in each of the property’s 83 beach-themed bungalows, which offer 166 separate accommodations that sleep up to five, including a cozy area designed just for kids.

We have more information about LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat on our Blog.

LEGOLAND® Florida Hotel Pool
LEGOLAND® Florida Hotel Pool

The LEGOLAND® Hotel is just as much of an experience as the theme park. The five story hotel, located just “130 kid steps” from the main entrance of the park, features 152 brightly colored and highly themed rooms and suites with LEGO® décor and interactive play areas. The hotel features more than 2,000 models, a disco elevator and kid-friendly depth pool that overlooks lake Eloise.

Hotel guest amenities include early admission to the park, a full buffet breakfast in the Bricks Family Restaurant, exclusive Master Model Builder sessions, nightly entertainment, nightly LEGO® building competitions and access to their heated pool and the boardwalk along Lake Eloise.

We have more information about the LEGOLAND® Hotel in our Top 10 Accommodations section.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Ninjago Ride

4.) LEGO® NINJAGO® World

LEGO NINJAGO World is an immersive land filled with several hands-on, outdoor activities where kids can sharpen their ninja skills before the ultimate showdown on LEGO NINJAGO The Ride, a dazzling (new in January 2017) attraction that blends 3D computer animation, “4D” special effects such as heat, fog and strobe lighting, and groundbreaking interactive technology never seen outside a LEGOLAND theme park.

Read more about LEGO NINJAGO World on our blog.

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Cypress Gardens Banyan Tree
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Cypress Gardens Banyan Tree

5.) Cypress Gardens

Formerly known as "Florida's First Theme Park," the world-renowned botanical gardens of Cypress Gardens are now located inside the gates of LEGOLAND® Florida. Developers took great care to preserve the integrity of Cypress Gardens, keeping the great Banyan tree that was planted there in 1939, and even going so far as to retain the garden's main attraction: daily water ski shows, which now feature swashbuckling LEGO® pirates. Admission to the historical gardens is included with LEGOLAND® admission – yay!

Read more in Gardens & Parks.

6.) LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland – The Force is Strong in this Land

Use the force and confront the dark side by posing for selfies with a life-sized Darth Vader at LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland. Crafted from 1.5 million LEGO® bricks, the latest addition joins other famous "mini" Florida landmarks, from Mallory Square in Key West, Bok Tower in Lake Wales and Kennedy Space Center.

7.) DUPLO® Valley – Totally Toddler Friendly

The park's latest expansion was built just for the little ones in your family. Ideal for toddlers aged 2-5, the interactive DUPLO® Valley features a herd of cows, goats, chickens, and sheep amid farm-themed attractions that include a mini tractor ride, water play area, and air-conditioned indoor play area.

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

8.) The World of Chima presented by the Cartoon Network

Those who dare to visit The World of Chima can board boats armed with water cannons to do battle with rival boats – and spectators on shore – on The Quest for CHI water ride, a highly interactive, sure-to-soak your friends and family experience.

*Separate from LEGOLAND® Water Park, the Quest for CHI is a refreshing break from the heat when the water park is not open.

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Apple Fries
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Apple Fries

9.) Apple Fries – Sugary, Cinnamony Goodness

They are delicious and only available within the gates of the theme park.

Insider Tip: They are too good to share, so don’t torture yourself by only ordering just one.

10.) Heartlake City – Horsing around with LEGO Friends

The new land, based on the popular LEGO® Friends toy line, is most popular with female LEGO® fans and features a disc coaster ride themed to LEGO® Friends Mia’s love of horses called Mia’s Riding Adventure. Heartlake City also includes a new interactive show called “Friends to the Rescue,” LEGO® Friends Stephanie’s News Room, and shops inside the Heartlake Mall.

Winter Haven Chain of Lakes
Winter Haven Chain of Lakes

BONUS.) Winter Haven – A Cool Place Close to other Cool Places

Winter Haven is home to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and more. From flyboarding, padding boarding, and lakeside dining on the Chain of Lakes to its award winning community theatre, Winter Haven is the perfect vacation destination for everyone in your travel party.

You may also be interested in LEGOLAND Hotel, LEGOLAND Beach RetreatBok Tower Gardens' Hammock Hollow Children's Garden, Circle B Bar ReserveSafari Wilderness or Winter Haven.

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5 Star Rating

Two grandparents, one parent, one 4 1/2 year old and one 2 3/4 year old had a wonderful time here! Everyone we encountered was friendly and warm and inviting. All the things we chose to do... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

Took our 3 young grandkids. It's taken me 10 months to write this review and the kid's are still talking about it. We did a lot on this trip and stayed at some very nice places but nothing compared... Read Full Review

4 Star Rating

This is a good alternative to the mega-parks in Orlando, geared toward the 12 and under set. We arrived just as they opened and enjoyed dashing around to ride anything we wanted with no lines. After... Read Full Review

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