Not everyone likes amusement parks. Especially those themed around speed, heights, and a lot of noise. Let me explain before you throw me under the wheels of a “Death Dragon” roller coaster or whatever high speed, death-defying roller coaster ride you fancy.
As I was saying, not everyone enjoys fast and loud rides. And that’s especially true of the younger members of our families. For most kids, speed and noise elicit terror more than it does excitement. This is why you would do well to take them to Legoland.
What’s that you say? You thought I said they don’t like amusement parks? Yes, I did. But Legoland is no ordinary amusement park.
Legoland – Designed for Kids, Built for the Family
The beauty of this amusement park is that it was designed primarily with children in mind – ages 3-12. Sorry dad, no death-defying stunts here. But I do promise you will enjoy this place full of giant Legos (I mean, who doesn’t enjoy playing with Legos). It may have been designed for kids, but it was built for everyone to enjoy. There are rides and activities you can all enjoy as a family, and then there are those rides and activities just for the kids – and kids love these ones in particular because they get the chance to show you how independent, brave, and strong they are.
Whether it’s Legoland Florida, Legoland California, Legoland Malaysia, Legoland Windsor, or any other Legoland in the world, all these have one thing in common – they know how to cater to the needs of your children.
What Makes Legoland Unique?
As I have mentioned before, Legoland is designed for kids. And just as the company behind the Lego toys is passionate about mixing education with fun, the same philosophy prevails here. Most of the activities in the land of Legos are meant to stimulate your child in one way or the other, be it physically, mentally, or even socially.
From the bright colors all over the park to the workshops to the games, this amusement park is a unique experience your family will find in no other place. Unless of course, you visit another Legoland in another country.
Fun Times in Legoland – What to Expect
So what should you expect in a theme park designed specifically for kids? A lot actually. There are numerous activities and rides (50 +) to keep the whole family entertained. Yes, including you, dad.
A Walk in the Botanical Garden
Kids love the outdoors. Especially where trees and bright colored flowers are concerned. The botanical garden at Legoland, called Cypress Gardens, is a great opportunity for kids to get in tune with nature.
The Chima Ride
The Chima ride is a fantastic quest through the very colorful land of Chima. This is a water ride where your boat is equipped with powerful water cannons to fend of the evil crocodile king and his cronies. There is also an awesome waterfall and other adventures on this watery quest. This section of the park also has some water slides and kids can build their own boats.
Legoland Water Park
This is one part of the park your kids will absolutely fall in love with. I would, therefore, advise you to start your activities elsewhere. This is no ordinary water park as there are plenty of constructive (in both senses of the word) activities here. One that particularly stands out is the “Build-A-Raft-River” where, as the name suggests you can build a raft using Lego blocks and ride the raft down the river.
Lego Mini Lands
These are really cool miniature versions of places and movies – made entirely out of Legos. One of the most popular ones is the Star Wars Mini-land exhibit (told you there would be something for you, dad) which has on exhibition, scenes from all 6 Star Wars movies. Another popular mini land exhibit is the Mini-land USA which also includes a miniature version of the Daytona International Speedway, the Kennedy Space Center, and many other cool places.
Legoland Driving School
This is another hot spot for kids. The Driving School gives kids the opportunity to be grown up as they drive around in their cars to wherever their imagination can take them.
Where to Stay in Legoland
There is no shortage of accommodation in Legoland, but you still have to book in advance as it can fill up quickly. Depending on budget, of course, there is something for everyone. Be on the lookout for the newest addition to the lodging options in the form of the Legoland Castle Hotel which opens in the spring of 2018. For now, though, I would recommend the Legoland Hotel, a Lego-themed hotel that will keep the kids immersed in their Legoland adventure.
Build the Adventure
It’s time to start building up the next family adventure, and the first step is to make the booking. This is one trip your kids will remember forever. Go ahead, they deserve it.