Legoland 2017

We’ve been to (not so) nearby Legoland a few times, but not since 2012! It’s further since we moved, and the long crawl along route 27 is always a bit off-putting. But Margaret & I we drove down there today, to meet friends Pedro & Laura and their son Christian.

We did ride a couple of roller coasters, but mostly we enjoyed walking in the not-too-crowded park, including their many Lego models of parts of USA – including good copies of where we were recently!

 

Lego model USA:

 

We also took a walk around Cypress Gardens and the huge banyan tree – nice to have some cool shade for a while!

MINILAND at Legoland Florida

One fabulous part of Legoland Florida is the huge and detailed “model village” – more like a model country, with many famous USA icons rebuilt in Lego miniature! Loads of pictures,¬†including New York, Las Vegas, Daytona, and the Kennedy Space Center:

 

Legoland Florida

Friends Pedro, Laura and Christian recently told us of Legoland Florida, so Margaret, Kate and I decided to visit yesterday. It’s a bit of a tedious drive from the Disney area, but not too far – and the park is quite a lot less busy than Disney Magic Kingdom, which is a positive!¬†Legoland Florida took over failed Cypress Gardens which makes for a interesting day – much of the park is strongly “Lego themed” while other parts (like the garden, and the Island In The Sky aerial ride) are carried over barely changed:

There’s a Lego themed water stunt show that’s quite fun, too:

 

There are four roller coasters there, and Margaret and I rode two! The very scary Test Track with it’s fast and steep first drop, and a wooden coaster which again was “inherited” from the original Cypress Gardens park: