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First trip to Disney (but possibly more importantly, first trip to Legoland Florida!)
So, the family and I will be going to Disney in a few weeks. I've actually never been, but my wife has been a number of times over the years, so while advice is very welcome, that's not what I'm actually here for.
I am here to learn about your adventures at Legoland (Florida). We have never been to Legoland (except for the smaller version in MA). We only have one day carved out to enjoy the entire park, as the focus is Disney, water parks, etc. While I hope we are able to hit everything in the park, I'm nervous about missing out on something...anything...so my questions to you are:
-What are the absolute must-do's while we are down there? Rides, food, etc.
-What exclusive items should the family and I be on the lookout for? Polys, etc.
-Any other general advice?
I appreciate any comments, feedback, advice, etc. I am a total noob when it comes to traveling and considering this is my first time to Legoland, I'd like to make the most out of the one day we'll be there.
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Show up before they open. I can't tell you how many rides my fam can hit before lines even form anywhere. Did Pirates of the Caribbean 3 times in a row Disney world last time (even after doing Aladin first). Doing this even an hour later in the day would have taken minimum 3 hours. So prioritize the rides you think you'll like most, and do them as soon as the park opens.
Fast pass, Fast pass, fast pass. Get it for a ride with a long wait (e.g. Space Mountain), then hit something with a shorter wait.
The good ones have a nominal fee (~$5), but the reward for a more enjoyable day has always been worth it for me. I've used Touringplans.com and have also gone with ridemax.com in the past (once for Disneyworld). You can customize several parameters based on your family/group. How fast you want to walk, frequency of bathroom breaks, if you have a designated fast pass runner, what types of rides you want to do/don't want to do, etc....
Might be worth checking out if you usually take a more OCD approach to a *relaxing vacation.
*please note that no vacation to any of the Disney properties has ever actually been relaxing
well i just got back from our trip to Orlando and i have to say, Legoland was really disappointing. The rides weren't that good. The good part of the day was the fact that the crowds were low, so we didn't feel rushed. We went at our own pace and didn't have long queues to deal with.
I also wasn't aware that Star Wars miniland had been removed from the park.
The Trump figure in front of the Whitehouse was pretty funny though.
Disneyworld, Universal and the Kennedy Space Centre were all highlights.