YouTube, more specifically Ryan has been instrumental in planning our lives and most recently, helping to plan Sai's 4th Birthday extravaganza.
Legoland is the perfect touch for boys and girls who are not quite into Disney and are not old enough to enjoy Universal Studios. Upon arrival, the entry was very overwhelming, I literally felt the energy of Disney world. We checked in late after 5 so the main area was bustling with children running and parents looking lost. I have never seen Sai so happy to be somewhere and I would pay for that moment a million times over.
Getting to the Resort
I recommend renting a car to get to Winter Haven as each airport, Orlando and Tampa are at least an hour away. Because I lost my wallet, I was unable to obtain the rental I secured so we ended up taking a Lyft which was about $60 and the ride was well over an hour away.
The check-in process was seamless and the attendant that assisted us was very helpful. We THOUGHT we had tickets that came with complimentary passes to the park and called several times to confirm but it was extremely difficult to get anyone on the phone after we booked the hotel. The attendant gave us a link to buy 2 for 1 tickets at the park. The link changes often so be sure to ask them if the promotion is still going on.
There was no expense spared to provide the full experience as there were multiple things to do in the lobby alone. There was the Bricks restaurant as you can imagine everything was made out of Lego. There's a huge castle in the middle of the lobby that the kids can run through and there are legos literally everywhere for them to play with. For the older kids there are things downstairs, you can do like locate hidden items, trade figurines with the Model Citizens(Legoland Employers) and interact with the characters. Oh, and the characters remembered Sai's name and spoke to him every time we saw them! For parents, there's a bar that adjacent to the castle so you can enjoy a cocktail while your kids run amuck.
Sai was adamant about getting the pirate room so dad made sure he received his wish. The party in the elevator was one of my favorite things and each floor is themed to the tee. The rooms were beautifully decorated and adorned with Lego figurines and of course, we loved the pirate booty that was refreshed daily. There were legos, figurings, snacks, juice and water. My only qualm about the room was that behind the bunk bed was a little dusty and considering the cost of the resort, I just thought there would be a closer attention to cleanliness.
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