Legoland Florida: What we know now

Hey there! You are visiting a post that was written shortly after plans for Legoland Florida were announced. The park is open now, and I’ve created a page with Legoland Florida information. I encourage you to head over there for the latest on the park: Legoland Florida Tips and Information

One week after the announcement that Legoland will open a location in Central Florida, interest in the new park remains high among Theme Park Mom readers. I am receiving e-mails and tweets daily from moms asking about the new attraction.

Here’s a summary of what we know so far about Legoland Florida:

Where will Legoland Florida be located? The Legoland park will be in Winter Haven, Florida, on the site of the historic Cypress Gardens theme park.

How far will Legoland be from Walt Disney World? Legoland Florida will be about 35 miles from Walt Disney World. It will take between 45 minutes and an hour to drive from Disney World to Legoland, depending on traffic.

When will Legoland Florida open? Legoland officials say the new theme park will open by the end of 2011.

How big will Legoland Florida be? The new Legoland will be built on the 145-acre Cypress Gardens site. It will be the world’s largest Legoland theme park.

How many attractions will Legoland Florida have? Legoland officials say there will be 40 to 50 rides, shows and other attractions.

What ages are best to visit Legoland Florida? Legoland is targeted for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12.

What about the Cypress Gardens attractions? Legoland Florida will keep and maintain the beautifully landscaped gardens on the site. There is also some talk of maintaining the famous Cypress Garden water-ski shows, albeit with a Lego theme.

Will there be a water park? The current water park at the Cypress Gardens site will remain. But it won’t be included with Legoland Florida admission; you will need a separate ticket. Legoland officials say they may re-do the park with a Legoland theme at some point.

How much will Legoland Florida tickets cost? Admission prices have not been announced for Legoland Florida. It currently costs $67 for a 1-day, adult ticket to Legoland California near San Diego. Admission for children and seniors is $57. Legoland California runs frequent promotions that offer discounted admission to the theme park.


  1. Wow wow wow! I was just thinking of taking my 5 year old to Legoland, CA, but I might just wait for the FL park to open next year!

  2. So, what is the concensus on The Florida park? Is it as good as the California one or better or worse?

  3. I have been to both, though I have only visited Legoland California one time. I would say the consensus I have heard at this point is that the parks are very different. California is obviously more established and therefore has more to do right now – more rides, the water park, the aquarium, etc. But Florida is shiny and new. I think Florida’s Miniland USA really outshines California’s, especially the section devoted to the state itself. And because the Florida site was built on the shores of a lake with already established landscaping and botanical gardens, there’s a natural beauty there that’s not present in Carlsbad. But Carlsbad has a more temperate climate, which will become very obvious come June in Central Florida.


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