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    Is LEGOLAND Florida Toddler Friendly? – #LEGOLAND Review

    My family and I received complimentary admission to LEGOLAND Florida in exchange for our honest review. All fun was had by us, and all opinions expressed are my own ;). 

    When we planned Zayn’s birthday trip honestly I had RJ in mind. I really wanted to take him to LEGOLAND because he LOVES all things LEGO. He begs me to take him to the LEGO store EVERY mall trip, he watches LEGO shorts on Kids YouTube and he has a good amount of LEGO books. I knew we had to make the trip there during our vacation. 

    LEGOLAND actually isn’t in Orlando, unbeknownst to me. It was about a 45 minute drive from our hotel in Winter Haven, Florida. We packed the kids into the rental, and made the trip without telling RJ where we were headed. I wish I had the footage of when we arrived to the park. He literally started singing “Everything is Awesome” and sang it from the parking lot through the gates. 

    With such small kids, my main concern was would the 45 minute drive from Orlando to LEGOLAND actually be worth it? Would they be able to do anything? Was I setting myself up for toddler meltdowns???

    The trip was 100% worth it! LEGOLAND is designed for kids ages 2-12 and I knew that from looking at the website before making our decision to go. When they designed the park, their littlest LEGO lovers definitely weren’t forgotten and I LOVED that about the park. From the mini splash pad, to kiddie coasters and indoor spaces designed just for toddlers to take a break from the blazing temps, LEGOLAND has it ALL and you won’t regret taking even your youngest children there. 

    RJ honestly loved LEGOLAND more than Disney and when we came back everyone kept asking “did you go to Disney World?” and he responded “Yea but I went to LEGOLAND!” almost every single time. We didn’t even check out the water park side (which I’m sure he would’ve loved because he is OBSESSED with water parks) and for him it is still the most memorable part of his trip. I’m considering taking him back for his 4th birthday in October and staying at the resort because I know he would absolutely LOVE it. 

    What’s the best advice I’d give for your visit?

    – Go during the week. While I was sharing on social media during our trip via instastories a lot of people mentioned to us how they loved it there but the lines were long. We went on a Friday and the lines had virtually NO wait. RJ rode a few rides back to back without having to wait in line. 

    – Bring your own water bottle. There are a lot of water fountains around the park and Coke freestyle machines that they let us refill with water for free! It came in handy because it was HOT and the boys wanted to drink NONSTOP.

    – Get there early. When we first got to the park I thought it small and it definitely STRETCHED way beyond what I imagined. Also, there are 2 parks so you want to make sure you have ample time to visit both. 

    – Get your child pre-measured. While lots of rides are for littles there are some designed for the bigger kids to enjoy and some rides do have height restrictions. LEGOLAND has the great option to get pre-measured so that your child doesn’t have to go through being measured and turned away after waiting in the line. 

    The boys had an amazing day at LEGOLAND and I definitely want to take them back. I can easily see how people spend multiple days there and I cant wait to check out their themed hotel! It was definitely worth the drive from Orlando and we had a quiet, nap-filled ride back! 

    Have you ever been to LEGOLAND? What’s your favorite amusement park for your littles? 


    I Rode My First Rollercoaster at 26!

    Thank you to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom for providing us with complimentary admission in exchange for this blog post. All opinions expressed belong to me =)

    A couple weeks ago I FINALLY had a day off from work and was able to take a day trip with my boyfriend and friends to Dorney Park. We went on a perfect day, being a Tuesday (which Dorney recommends on their Trip Tips page) the wait time in line was MAYBE 10 minutes the longest. 

    I was excited, but secretly terrified all at the same time LOL. I had never done the rollercoaster thing. The last time I went to an amusement park I was in …… EIGHT grade? Soooooo over 10 years ago. And even then I was too chicken to ride any rollercoasters. I was excited, it was my boyfriend and my 6 year anniversary and I was ready to face my (for nothing) fear!!

     Out here being a winner.... Though I didn't actually win anything LOL

    Out here being a winner…. Though I didn’t actually win anything LOL

    If you can’t tell by the name, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom are two separate parks, in one location. They have the majority of their water rides separated from the dry rides still allowing you to get the best of both worlds. Saisha and I were ALL READY for the water rides, but the guys weren’t as thrilled. After two rides (and the two of us spending some time in the kiddie area LOL) they were ready to go to the other side of the park. 

     Idk if my boyfriend is dancing... playing the drums.... I have no idea. LOL

    Idk if my boyfriend is dancing… playing the drums…. I have no idea. LOL

     In line for the Wild Mouse rollercoaster... which is one of their smallest coasters, yet it's the one that gave me the biggest heart attack.

    In line for the Wild Mouse rollercoaster… which is one of their smallest coasters, yet it’s the one that gave me the biggest heart attack.

    When we first got to the park The Talon was being worked on and we didn’t think we would get to ride that particular roller coaster. It ended up being the last ride we went on and my favorite from the entire day. I’m glad I got over my fear, tried something new, and enjoyed the experience with some of the people I love the most! I can’t wait to make another trip to Dorney! 

    I ended up taking most of pictures on and of the actual rides on SnapChat (follow me) and forgetting to save them, my boyfriend also was convinced his phone case was waterproof, took pictures, and the phone didn’t survive to share LOL. So sorry for the stock image of the coaster but the one below has part of it in the background!

    What’s your favorite amusement park? Do you have a roller coaster fear? What other parks should I visit?