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Legoland Florida

Discussion in 'Other Orlando & Central Florida Tourist Spots' started by Drew, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. SinkoM

    SinkoM Newcomer

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    That could be debatable. The hope here is that by having these hotels and building it into a resort, it will get more people willing to stay on property and thus drive daily traffic in the park. That should help with people not wanting to drive an hour to and from the resort in the same day, help drive multi-day sales, and help combat with potential weather issues which is the plague of Florida theme parks as everyday during the Summer, you have 50-60% chance of rain and nothing happens all day. For most families, they will just stay home as opposed to travelling an hour to and from with the chance of their day being rained out.
     
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    An interesting idea, but I still think its too premature. My (outsider) viewpoint would be to spend a few more years just adding attractions then go to adding the hotel and campground. But, what do I know?
     
  3. Hockeyman55

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    Attractions Magazine posted this on youtube of the new ride. Cute for what it is, nothing earth shattering and the kids will have fun. The first scene out of the station looked a little lacking in the theming department if you ask me IMO. I do think the interactive gun battling between the boats and land dwellers is a fun feature, which a few of the usual blogger suspects got to experience first hand in the video :lol:

    [video=youtube_share;ENwVlBHbOIQ]http://youtu.be/ENwVlBHbOIQ[/video]
     
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    Lego Land is so lame.:lol:
     
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    Its no where close to being in the same league as the big boys but it is perfect for the demo they are going for.
     
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    Legoland fail! :doh:

    Denise with Mousesteps posted this photo on her Facebook today from the grand opening of Chima.

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    That would be way more fun if it was an actual Opium war.
     
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    It was a press event, not an official opening, that's why there is no one there. Wasn't opened to the public til today
     
  9. Hockeyman55

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    I dont think anyone was commenting on the lack of a crowd. Believe it was more of a lack of theming
     
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    The blue pole holding the floating island doesn't work at all. They should have used a transparent tube IMHO.
     
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    The theming is pretty bad, even for a legoland. Still looks like a neat addition though.
     
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    Not to mention the 2 rather suggestive stone sculptures that are at the entrance to the new land :doh:
     
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    I had been waiting for someone to mention that...... :rofl:
     
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    :lol: that's why i posted that pic on the 2nd
     
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    I hadn't noticed that before! That's hilarious.

    But I have a question... Is there any swordfighting in the Lego sets?:rofl:
     
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    I really don't understand these mumbo jumbo animal martial arts cartoon series that keep popping up on Cartoon Network that happen to be built out of legos. Like... was developing your own unique art style too much work? It's a good fit for Legoland given the circumstances, but geez they feel like a copout.

    The theming on the surface level is pretty, though the floating island could have been executed better. The ride looks like an absolute bore.
     
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    So we made our first trip to Legoland this past weekend. We were looking for something different and my daughter is the perfect age and height (36") for this park. This is not something we considered before because my son would not have been able to ride on anything (everything requires a child to be able to walk and sit up on their own).

    The drive down, hubby kept complaining about it being in the middle of nowhere and wondering if our annual passes on bought online ($99) was worth it. I will say it was not crowded, BUT when we got there people were leaving and there was a HUGE dark cloud ready to come and bring some nasty lightning and rain. So when we got in, none of the outdoor rides were open. We had to get our passes anyways, so we went to the annual pass center and did that, did the Duplo play area (daughter loved it and didn't want to leave), did the greenhouse (my LO kept asking to go back to see the cows, so also a huge hit), and then got something to eat. By this time the lightning had passed and some rides were opening up (still sprinkling). We did the safari ride and while cheasy my daughter loved it and wanted to go on again. So I told my husband I would take her and he could go on the wooden roller coaster. Well to my surprise while waiting in line (safari broke down) I got a text from my husband that the coaster was 36". Up to this point, it was an OK day and we were not sure how often we would really come back, but my daughter getting to go on her first wooden roller coaster and this coaster is way better than any kiddie coaster, made our day. Now keep in mind my daughter loves coasters and asks to go on even the big ones, so we knew this would be a hug hit for her. But the look on her face going over that first hill was priceless. She loved the whole thing and by the second ride was even putting her hands in the air (yes, I taught her that on one of the kiddie coasters in Uni). My husband who never buys the professional pictures or ride pictures was the first one to look at the pics and pick out the one he wanted to buy of his daughter on her first wooden coaster. To say the least we will be back more than we thought. We even got her on the driving school ride really meant for 3 year olds. She was the only one on and she got personal driving lessons... so cute.

    It really is geared to younger kids and they have these logo play areas in most ride lines, allowing the kids to play with legos while the adults wait in line. A nice touch and my LO would have enjoyed that part more, but really there was no lines. The longest was boat school at 10 minutes and that was only because some idiots could not figure out how to drive their boats. But overall the park was not busy. Again, not sure this has anything to do with the success, but more of the huge storm hitting right when we got there. The new area was OK, the water ride gets you soaked, so we did not go on that. Maybe on one of the days we do the water park too we will consider that ride. But people coming off and on it seemed to really enjoy it though. So it looks to be a hit.

    I think this park hit their target audience. My daughter could not stop smiling (and believe me in Disney she does stop smiling and honestly she seemed happier at legoland) and we loved watching her enjoy everything. So it was a good day and can't wait to go back. I do see where capacity could be an issue, so if it is a more crowded day I see the experience not being as good. They really need to coasters for the coasters that only have one and they need to figure out a way to move some of these other rides along. Because as they build resorts and other things, they need a way to increase capacity or the lines are going to be a nightmare.
     
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    Glad you guys had a fun trip Izzy. Liek you guys we made our first trip there back and March and loved it and had almost the same experience minus the rain :lol: Between the play areas and the rides my little ones had the time of their lives, not to mention my oldest got her first wooden coaster experience as well and loved it :happy:

    We almost upgraded our tickets to annual passes but knew we wouldn't be headed back again this year. Next year however I think we may go ahead and get the APs
     
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    Is that Chima thing a brand new ride? It looks like something that would be built in N. Korea. Too, does Lego not like to animate some of its creations for a reason?
     
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    Chima just opened a couple weeks ago.
     

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