This 150-acre theme park opened in 2011 and is one of several LEGOLAND's worldwide, all designed for ages two to twelve.
The original is in Denmark, the country that's the birthplace of LEGO toy building blocks. Other lands of LEGO are located in Germany, and in Windsor near London, England. We found LEGOLAND Windsor to be a wonderful theme park, with rides, water-play zones, live shows, and of course amazing creations made of millions of LEGO bricks, including Miniland.
Meanwhile, in the U.S., the 128-acre LEGOLAND California has over fifty attractions, a water park, Miniland, and seasonal fun such as Brick-or-Treat at Halloween.
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This theme park can claim to be the world's largest LEGOLAND park, with 150 acres and more than 50 family rides, live shows and interactive attractions, plus shops and restaurants.
Location is in Winter Haven, about halfway between Orlando and Tampa in Central Florida. The drive from either city is about an hour; families visiting Orlando could easily make a day-trip.
LEGOLAND Florida was created on the site of the former Cypress Gardens and inherited some beautiful botanical gardens. (Cypress Gardens -- Florida's first theme park -- was a botanical garden that dated back to the 1930's.)
LEGOLAND Florida has ten themed zones, and includes Lego City, with Driving School (kids love this), a Fire Academy and Flight School, and an inverted roller coaster; Miniland USA, made from LEGO bricks; Land of Adventure, with a dark ride, and more. In 2012, LEGOLAND Florida added a Water Park, with kid-friendly wave pool, a lazy river, tube and body slides, and a water-play structure.
About.com's Guide for Theme Parks has details about LEGOLAND Florida.