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What Happens When A Small-Town Family Visits The "World's Largest"... Whatever!


I knew that taking The Boy with me to the grand opening of LEGOLAND Florida last month would be worth my while, in terms of getting extra chores done around the house and all. But another condition he needed to agree to was to write his own post about his experience.

So, the following is the unedited, heartfelt review of the world’s largest LEGOLAND, from an 11-year old boy. He even took some of these photos, and decided where to place them within this post.

I especially like his use of the word “delectable” in the “Tips” section!



The Beginning

What I liked the best and why

I admit that my favorite ride was the Ford driving school (despite the long lines) because it gave me a sense of freedom as a kid and all.

Ford Driving School

My Favorite Ride

My favorite attraction was Miniland just because (being a model builder and all) I knew how hard it was building milder models but that was just ridiculously hard and knowing it was done gave me a sense of awe.


Overlooking Miniland

What I liked the least and why

If I had to choose one it would be the Island in the Sky, but that’s only because of my fear of heights. The park was so amazing that is the only thing that comes to mind.

Island in the Sky

I'm Afraid of Heights!


I think you should know a few tips and advice for your trip to LEGOLAND Florida so here they are.

In some of the shows you should plan to get wet, like any in the 4D theater. The first few rows in the water-ski show and the Big Test show are the splash zones.

Most of the staff will have minifigs on their badges, if you see a member of the staff with a minifig you want and you have a minifig you can trade so you might want to bring minifigures you won’t have trouble parting with.

There are buttons all over Miniland that you can press that do something (obviously).


A Section of Miniland

Save room for Granny’s Apple Fries, they are simply delectable. I had 2 servings while I was there.

The Aqua Zone Wave Racers might have been my 2nd favorite ride. They provide wind and an occasional splash if you can survive the line. HINT: if you steer inward, then let go, you will get a great breeze!


Prepare to Get Wet!

The last thing I can think of is that the thrill is lost the older you get, so the younger you come, the better.


  1. Fiona said,
    November 7, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    Very enjoyable read! The boy might have a future as a writer. My boy loved the perspective of another boys view. And of course we need to know what Granny Apple fries are – are they apples are they fries – what are they?!

  2. Margot Peter said,
    November 7, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    My son can’t wait to go to Legoland! Thanks for the pictures and description

  3. Jen said,
    November 7, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    Excellent post from The Boy! I especially like the pictures. We had a great time meeting both of you and my kids still talk about their new friend and how great he was!

  4. Mike said,
    November 7, 2011 @ 10:08 am

    What a GREAT post and an excellent perspective. I now know a few tricks when I take my kids to the park as well. “the thrill is lost the older you get, so the younger you come, the better”……Never a truer statement was made. Enjoy these experiences while you are young, and be sure to thank your mom for making sure that you have them 🙂

  5. Lisa said,
    November 7, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    Well done!!

  6. Deirdre said,
    November 7, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    I can’t wait to show my 9 year old son your “boy’s” prespective on Lego Land!
    It was very helpful and enjoyable to read, great job!

  7. The Boy said,
    November 7, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    Thanks!-“The Boy”

  8. Ali Elle said,
    January 3, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    I live in Miami. How did I not know about this?!? Thanks, will be putting it on the list.

  9. Cathy said,
    January 15, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    Great posts to prepare us for our visit to LegoLand in February! Loved you, and The Boy’s, impressions!