Times Square, made of Lego bricks in the park’s Miniland USA, is almost just as exciting as the real thing. Credit: Chip Litherland Photography
You have to wonder how the folks at Legoland Florida put all those tiny bricks together to make buildings, statues and other miniatures. Puzzle it out for yourself at the world’s largest Lego theme park. The park opened in October in Winter Haven, between Tampa and Orlando. With more than 50 rides, shows, restaurants, shops and lush botanical gardens, it’s a destination for everyone and a must-see for Lego fans.
Among the numerous attractions is Miniland USA—a celebration of America made from the tiny bricks, including an ode to Florida, with Legos depicting state landmarks from Mallory Square in Key West to Bok Tower Gardens and carillon in Lake Wales, to the antebellum mansions of the Panhandle. There’s also an expanded area for the Kennedy Space Center and an interactive Daytona International Speedway. Miniland Las Vegas features the renowned Strip and, of course, a miniature wedding chapel. Miniland Washington, D.C., has the White House and U.S. Capitol, and Miniland New York City includes a fountain in Central Park and animated taxicabs. Visit www.legoland.com to plan your family’s trip.