1. Learn Physics at the Imagination Center
This was one of my favorite areas of the park, and had some of the BEST areas for learning! The Imagination Center gives your child the opportunity to construct, test and PLAY at the Build & Test Attraction. You are given a set of 4 wheels, tons of great LEGO bricks and huge race tracks to test out your creations against fellow peers. My son had a great time building the perfect car to race. Each time down the racing ramp, he would ask questions on how to improve his car to be the fastest. Lots of great science experiments were being conducted as he tested, retested and giggled as his car raced through the finish line. I love that he was so enthralled with the experience, that he didn’t even know that he was learning about the basic principles of Physics (power, force, speed and more)! There’s also the LEGO MINSTORMS area for building and controlling your own robots (so neat!) and the Kid Power Towers where you get to use human power to experience this free-fall ride!
2. Learn FUN Facts of Your Fave U.S. Cities at Miniland USA
Not only breathtaking and awe inspiring, Miniland USA is full of a wealth of information for young minds. Each great US location had perfect mini models built of some of the best iconic and historical places in the world. We loved being able to check out all of the great educational facts about each area. My son was so excited, we even made a game out of “who can find the next fun fact first.” Washington D.C. was one of favorite teachable areas, since that city is just covered in great history of our nation. And since we plan on making a trip soon, it will be neat to see his memory recall when we see the buildings in real life! Learning about each city and our home state of Florida was amazing. He could see every detail of the buildings as we read the fun facts. A real learning treat!
3. Get Behind the Wheel and Learn Vehicle Safety at Lego City
So this was by far my son’s favorite area of Legoland Florida. Having never driven his own vehicle before (outside of a 3-wheeler), he was completely excited to feel the power of driving his own car at the Ford Jr. Driving School! At the young age of 5, you forget how much thinking goes into driving. My little man has to press the gas, steer, watch out for other drivers, and maneuver. It takes a lot of work! But through experiencing for himself, we were shocked how quickly he was able to handle driving. The BEST part was watching the pride on his face, knowing that he “Did It” all by himself. Such a great moment!
We easily conquered Boating School too. I was so proud of my son’s navigation through water! Learn teamwork at one of the most innovative attractions I have seen, the Rescue Academy. Work together with your family/friends as you race to fight fires and get back to the finish line before the other fire trucks. We cannot wait for my son to be tall enough for the Big Kids For Driving School (complete with stop signs, traffic lights and more) and Flying School! Make sure to stay for the Big Test Show too. Using humor, acrobatics and more, this live stage show teaches kids all about fire safety in a FUN way!
4. Get Into Nature at Cypress Gardens
I personally was impressed that Legoland kept the essence of what the park once was, Cypress Gardens. Cypress Gardens was an iconic Botanical Gardens and theme park for Central Florida, and I definitely would have been upset to see the beauty of nature disappear. Legoland did such a great job keeping the historic 75 year old area, even the 1939 Banyan Tree planted as a seedling. Grab a moment with your kids to experience the beauty and nature of Cypress Gardens and take in the very heart of this park. There’s plenty of room to stretch those legs and even see a few LEGO masterpieces along the way.
5. See How LEGO Bricks are made at the Lego Factory
Curious how those perfected LEGO pieces are made? Step into the Lego Factory where you can watch a video on how LEGOs come to life. Then step back into the “factory” to watch how every LEGO Brick is created. It’s neat to see the little assembly line of machines and even hands-on buttons for the kids to interact.
I appreciate what Legoland Florida is doing for knowledge and growth of our youth. Even my baby girl’s wheels were turning as she touched and played with LEGOs!
Don’t forget to also check out all of the great FUN too! Legoland has something for everyone in the family, including amazing roller coasters, interactive rides and beautiful LEGO sculptures from little ones to adults. More than great attractions, Legoland Florida offers a wealth of amazing learning experiences for the BIG and small. We were so fortunate to be able to go for the day and SAVE such great family memories.
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