Editor’s Note: The Boy, now 13, hates when I put conditions on some of the fun writing assignments I have. But the quid pro quo for getting to visit LEGOLAND Florida again was that he had to write another post. Here’s his take:
This summer, I was lucky enough to go to LEGOLAND Florida for a second time. The first time was on the Grand Opening day, and Mom and I had to lie to my sister and tell her we were going to Czechoslovakia. This time we had tried not to mention the whole “Czechoslovakia” thing as The Girl was with us.
LEGOLAND has improved in some very large ways, as well as some smaller ways. One of the main ways it has improved is offering the VIP Experience. Being a VIP allows you to have an assistant and some free meals, as well the chance to meet a master builder. This master builder was one of three master builders on staff of LEGOLAND, and he was the builder I met last time I was there.
As a VIP, you get the Hero Access pass to go to the front of the lines, so you get to essentially cut the lines. And you get a cabana at the water park (which could be a life saver, as it was with us). If you are going to go to the water park, this is the way to do it right.
The water park did not exist the first time that we came. There were some new water slides as well as a wave pool and a lazy river. The water park was packed but worth it after a day of walking around.
Miniland also had a Star Wars section that was not there the first time. While we were in Miniland, I met a minifig trader, and asked for a trade. The minifigs are the small figurines that come with LEGO sets, or you can buy them individually. Almost every person who works at LEGOLAND has one or two minifigs attached to their name tags, so you can ask to trade. But this guy had an entire vest covered in them.
The Granny’s Apple fries, as mentioned in my last post, were delicious. The aqua zone wave racers was a better ride with no line. The stores were great. There were shops for LEGO Friends, and LEGO Star Wars, as well as the BIG Shop with just about everything you could ever want.