On our very first trip to LEGOLand, we didn’t really go there with a plan but we did go there to have fun. Prior to going, we did go to their website, where we read rules and looked at the park maps but we didn’t do much to prep ourselves for it. I mean it’s an amusement and water park, what did we really need to plan? Our first experience was great everyone had a blast but a few days later I really began to think about. I realized that we didn’t get to spend much time at the water park, we didn’t walk the whole park and there were some items that could have helped us out a lot during our time there. My husband and I are the types of people who just go with the flow, we don’t do much planning, unlike my Mom who plans everything. My Mom who attended both our trips to LEGOLand wasn’t a fan of our laid back agenda the first around but she was more than happy to find out for our 2nd time I was planning. This year I really feel like we nailed our trip and I plan on putting together a how to survive LEGOLand Florida in the Summer post, just keep an eye out for that.
We got to LEGOLand about 15-20 minutes before the park was open, so that gave us a good amount of time to get parking and get to the gates. Once it was open we headed straight for the water park which is at the opposite end of the park, it’s a pretty long walk. Maybe there is a shortcut that we don’t know about but just in case of everyone be ready to walk. We got to there, found great shade under one the huge umbrellas and just had a blast.The park opened at 10am and I’ll say we got to the water park at about 10:30, factor in that the kids wanted to take pictures and look at mini land. As you can see when we got there barely anyone was there which meant that there were no lines, no unaccompanied wild children, no chaos and free range to enjoy the water slides and wave pool. At their water park, they also have a lazy river and a toddler/baby pool area with two small slides that are not pictured. We enjoyed every minute of our time at the water park, around 2:30/3 we decided to get cleaned up and head to the amusement park side. It was the perfect time because a massive amount of people were there by then and the children began to get wilder without parental supervision. So many props to the staff working because they have to deal with a lot, I don’t think I could do it without going crazy. There was one little boy who was bullying (pushing, knocking over) not only Lucas but other children which made me furious yet we couldn’t do a thing because his parents were MIA.
Due to the weather we weren’t able to go on many rides but it was okay because the first time it was vice versa. We love going to LEGOLand and it’s getting more interested because the kids are wanting to go on bigger rides. I was also extremely impressed that had security, you had to step through a metal detector and get your bags checked before you could even get to the gate to go in. This is amazing considering last year they didn’t have that, all they had was 1 person per gate checking bags. Like I wrote before please keep an eye out for my how to survive LEGOLand Florida in the Summer post. You will not want to miss it! Please enjoy some other photos from our trip 😀