Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland. My Oldest Son's Perspective

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


My son is writing from his point of view today,
on how wonderful it was to experience the Legoland Bricktacular.
Visiting Legoland with the kids is always great, but it's extra special this time of year,
when everything is decorated and all lit up for Christmas.

Florida is a beautiful state packed with theme parks and attractions.  There is entertainment available for any age you may be. This post is all about Legoland, located in Winter Haven, Florida, about an hour southwest of Orlando.

Everyone knows my mom, Rose…as she’s the owner of this Blog. I’m her oldest son, Carmelo, and we took my daughter, Zoe as a complete surprise to her.  Days prior to the mini-vacation I informed my daughter that Grandma Rosey and I had a surprise for her but we wouldn’t tell her where or what it was.


Oh the agony as the week dwindled to an end, every day on the car ride home from school, in the evening, Zoe would try and guess pretty much the entire car ride each day. where it was we would be going.

Me being the dad that I am obviously played along, but made sure I got in a few laughs at the same time.  At one point Zoe went through the entire alphabet in attempts to guess the letter of what it begins with.  Well, unbeknownst to her, Daddy had other ideas.  She would say “A”… I was supposed to say yes or no.  Instead I took it upon myself to find a sentence for each letter that followed something along the lines of “Aren’t going to tell you, good luck!” “B” “Be wasting your time if you think I’m gonna tell you the surprise..” You get the gist.

Fast forward to Winter Haven, she figured it out on the car ride up, needless to say she was rather elated.


Here’s my beautiful daughter, the entrance is a prime opportunity for a family photo.  Uncle Josh was the camera man.


Zoe found some rather spectacular locations to pose for a quick pic.  She loved every single Lego masterpiece the park offered and we admittedly spent a good amount of time just admiring the craftsmanship.  The park is masterfully layed out and easy to navigate.  There are more attractions and locations to stop at within Legoland it definitely would take more than one day to get through the entire park.  One thing’s for sure, your pedometer is going to be hi-five worthy at the end of the day. 


Randomly as I was taking a picture of Zoe next to this incredibly large Christmas tree this little boy went storming through my picture.  I intentionally chose to include this photo to show you the level of pure joy this park brings to the little ones.  You won’t have to worry about them staying up too late either.  Every single time we come here by the time I get Zoe into her car seat she says, “Dad, I’m STARVING!!!” and literally by the time I can look in my rear-view and tell her we’re going to get some food she passes out. Asleep and only willing to wake up for some food before she’s carried to bed.


The Lego train was fun and one of the best things about this park is the lines are not long for anything.  Within a few minutes your kids are enjoying whatever game or experience they find interesting and you are there ready for the great pic!! Can you tell I like pictures?  I used to not take many, consequence of having a mom that takes more pictures than ever… the entire family has adapted and many times we make a funny face.  Come to think of it this is probably why she takes so many pictures.  We don’t make it easy for her to get one picture with all of the kids actually smiling at the same time.. (mother interjecting here with an *ahem* 😋)
  

Unfortunately we went in December and the Water Park was closed.  We were looking forward to playing in the waterpark, however we found an alternative.  Zoe wore her bathing suit under her dress so when we found this gem. She quickly ran in and had a blast for a good 15 minutes.


Being that it’s December I’d say Legoland did a spectacular job of “lighting things up” and bringing Christmas spirit to the warm state of Florida.  Their lights at night were breathtaking and my daughter was in awe everywhere we went.

I went to Legoland’s official website to get some facts for you guys. They’re laid out below:

The only Florida interactive theme park where LEGO® comes to life and kids take control.
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is a multi-day vacation destination built for kids 2-12. Located in Central Florida’s Winter Haven, just 45 minutes from Orlando and Tampa, the resort includes an interactive, 150-acre theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by popular LEGO® brands and characters, LEGOLAND Water Park and a world-famous botanical garden. LEGOLAND Hotel, located just steps from the theme park entrance, features 152 rooms and suites, each with its own LEGO theme. LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is a lakefront resort with 83 themed bungalows offering 166 separate rooms. Prices, times and schedules are subject to change without notice.

So what’s my analysis… Legoland is a great park to take the whole family to.  Legoland is way too big to see everything in one trip, which is great because you can have an entirely different experience the next time you go.  I would definitely recommend going to see Legoland.  I will be going many more times with my little girl.

I’m going to leave you with this. 


 How can you argue with this joy?

The Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland is running every weekend through December. This spectaular Bricktacular is a holiday event for the kids that you won't want to miss.

25 comments:

Dwight Andrew Alleyne said...

Looks like you had fun at Legoland. That is one place I have yet to go despite being to Florida so many time. Thanks for your blog post.

Audrey said...

I know the kids would love to go to LegoLand! I think it would be wonderful to experience during the holidays.

Bill Sweeney said...

First rule in taking kids somewhere exciting: Do not tell them until the day of! But, I bet you figured that out. It sounds like Zoe had a lot of fun at LegoLand.

Kristine Nicole Alessandra said...

Legoland is on our travel bucket list for mid-next year. By that time, my grandson is old enough to enjoy everything the park has to offer.

Anonymous said...

That's a fun game you played leading up to the day. Beautiful girl and those trees lit up are everything.

Pat Hatt said...

Sure looks like she had a grand time indeed. Fun how you used each letter and made a sentence. The random photobomb boy sure looks ready for fun as he runs to the next one.

Anonymous said...

She is having a blast in the water, isn't she. I think we will go back over Spring break. Why Not?

Chandra said...

I live 20 min away and never been. Maybe my husband and I will take my nephews for the bricktacular. They are 3 and 5!

Joe said...

I love LEGOLand, and I don't even have kids. They've done such a good job with creating a park that appeals to everyone. The things they do with LEGOs there are also incredibly impressive.

J said...

How fun! I’ve always wanted to go to legoland with my kids but we haven’t had a chance. Looks like so much fun! - Jeanine

AMY said...

I'd love to take my family to Legoland. It looks like such a fun park!

Toni | Boulder Locavore said...

Looks like they are having a blast! Such an awesome way to enjoy the holidays!

Comedy Plus said...

Legoland is a place our great granddaughter would love to explore. She's a Lego fanatic.

Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ♥

Lora Frost said...

Looks like fun and great memories were had by all. Legoland always astounds me on what can be built by tiny legos. Glad you had a great trip and thank you for sharing. Happy Holidays!

Becca Wilson said...

This looks like it was such a fun time. My kids love anything that has to do with Lego!

Peter Macintosh said...

That looks like so much fun. My kids would go crazy there. I may too!

Vanessa Delia said...

I don't think you ever get too old to be taken in by LEGO creations. It is unbelievable all that can be created with them.

Katrina kroeplin said...

We went last year and the kids had a blast.

Mary Edwards said...

We’ve been to legoland dozens of times but never during the holidays. I think my kids would really like this. Thanks for sharing all the great pics

Autumn Murray said...

We have only been to the smaller department store Legolands. My kids would love to visit the theme park it looks like a lot of fun for the entire family.

Jen said...

I showed my dad the pictures. He is taking me and my daughters this weekend and I can't wait. Never been before.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love it when you have your family guest post! I'm glad the family had a great time at Legoland, but I'll admit that I am super jealous of the swimsuit wearing in December ;)

alissa apel said...

How fun! We've been to the one in Kansas City. I did feel bad though - I had will call tickets, for blogging. Friends were with us, and it was sold out. We parted our ways, then met up later. A popular place, for sure!

Anonymous said...

We are headed there today. The kids don't know! Then we're headed to Sea World on Sunday.

Estelle said...

We went last weekend & wanted to say thank you! It's so close to our house and we never even thought about it until we saw your son's blog podst. We will return again soon. In fact we are thinking of getting annual passes for presents for the family.