Legoland is better than Walt Disney World, say what?
Hi everyone I'm Amy, and I'm John, and we're with TPF! Trips, Places and Fun, and today we just want to talk a little bit about five reasons why Legoland might be a better choice than Walt Disney World.
Yeah, now before you immediately give me a thumbs down or hate me for saying that, let me just preface by telling you that we are huge Disney fans.
We love it! So we try to make it to Disney World at least a couple of times a year. We love the magic ,we love the wonder, all of that is unsurpassed. But we just want to talk about some reasons why a trip to Legoland might be better than a trip to Disney World in certain situations.
And Amy actually had the recommendation of going to Legoland on a recent trip and I was not a big fan, but I got to tell you, it was a great idea.
So the first reason why you would maybe want to consider visiting Legoland instead of Disney World is the price. I'm sure a lot of you were already thinking that, but we were able to visit Legoland, as John said, recently. One thing you can do is check online for discounts. Now it's very hard to find discounts to Walt Disney World online or anywhere for that matter, but Legoland it's much easier, and so we were able to get a deal that was get an adult ticket you get a ticket free. So that means that a family of four could visit Legoland for under $200.
And I just went online and I saw a current special: buy one, get one half price. So that is definitely a bonus there. Now family of four going to the Magic Kingdom, for instance, for one day is going to be close to $500. So that is a huge price gap there. If you decide to go to Legoland for the day instead, you could save almost three hundred bucks.
So anybody who's been to Disney World, any of the parks, you know that the crowds are crazy. Nobody likes crowds. Yeah that's true. So the second reason that you might want to visit Legoland instead of Disney World is smaller crowds. So now I can't speak for every time that you might visit Legoland, but on the day we went, we were walking right on everything. I don't think that you would really ever be able to do that at Disney World. There was a time maybe 10 or 15 years ago when you could pick certain days and hit Disney on a day where you could do that but nowadays any time that you go to Disney it's going to be a lot of people. So Legoland the day that we were there, there was hardly anybody on park. We could walk right on anything, and so that was kind of a nice break from all the crowds in Orlando and at all the Orlando parks. So that's another reason you might want to consider Legoland.
By the way, it was raining a little bit on the day that we went. If you've seen our previous video on how to have fun in the rain in Silver Dollar City, you'll understand that rainy days can be great days. In fact, I encourage you to go check that video out and learn how to have fun in the rain really at any park.
The third reason to visit Legoland is that it is something different. Now, especially for us, we have been to all Disney World a lot and while we loved it, we were kind of wondering, is there something else out there? I had never been to Legoland and so for us it was just a really unique park, so much fun, so much color. I mean you know what Legos are right? So think of a theme park just full of brightly colored Lego bricks and there you have it. But really, really, really a great park. I mean, they have Miniland USA there where you can see New York City and Hollywood and even a galaxy far, far away. It's great for Star Wars fans. All made out of Lego bricks. So there are 32 million Lego bricks in Legoland USA. And we and we visited Miniland USA, we probably went through there two or three times, and still didn’t even come close to seeing everything that there was, but that's super fun, super unique, you know so something you wouldn't see at Disney World. Also there are lots of coasters, there are some dark rides, and we love dark rides. It's my favorite. That's our favorite. And there's a ride there called, is it Ninjago? It sounds about right. Our daughter was a master. She was phenomenal. The way that you played this thing is you, it's like, it's like you have to do like this, and you're shooting a gun use here she was great at it, and she beat us every single time. She loved it so much. Like I said, we were able to walk right on everything, so we could just keep going on it and she just crushed us every time. But that was a great dark ride. They have so many different things there to see and do and so if you're wanting something unique, if you've been to the Disney parks a lot of times like we have, and you're just wanting to try something different, Legoland is a great choice. So much fun and something you're not going to find anywhere else.
All right, so the fourth reason why you might want to check out Legoland instead of Walt Disney World is the Botanical Garden, Cypress Gardens. And many of you might remember Cypress Gardens from a long time ago. Legoland was built on the site of Cypress Gardens and thankfully they retained Cypress Gardens and so it's a different section of the park. It's beautiful. I've never seen anything like it in my life. Yeah we loved walking through there, and I've never been to Legoland but I was at Cypress Gardens when I was a little girl, so it brought back so many memories. I'm walking through this beautiful botanical garden. So some of you might remember being, doing this as a child and it's great. I'm so glad that they maintain this area. So another thing that's there is a water park. It may be included in your ticket if you, I think you have to pay a little bit extra in your ticket, you can go to the water park. If you have an annual pass that's gonna include Legoland and the water park but they have this great water park that has some of the traditional stuff like your wave pool and water slides and stuff. They also have a very cool lazy river where they have giant Lego blocks in the river, so as you're floating down the lazy river you can be building a raft and you can be playing with these giant Lego bricks as you see scenery go by that's also made out of Lego.s So how much fun is that that? Lots of fun! Exactly.
And also those of you that remember Cypress Gardens they're famous for these the water skiers and and the jumpers and they still have that. Yes, except now it's Lego people. Yes they have Lego water skiers so now that is something that you have to see at least once.
And the final reason, the 5th reason why you would maybe want to choose Legoland over Walt Disney World at least once is that it is very kid focused. So you, if you have a child ages 3 to 12, this is going to be perfect for them. And for the little ones they have a Ducloland which is kind of those big Lego bricks that they have for toddlers. So they have a land that is all very toddler oriented and of course all the Lego lovers in your family. There's a little bit for older kids up through maybe age 12 this is aimed right at them, so of course the Disney parks are more for all age groups, there are certainly some more kid oriented things there but at Legoland it is all about them. So if you have a child in this age range, definitely consider taking them there. When we took our daughter, she was four almost five and it really was the perfect thing for her.
And you better be full of energy. Eva did not wear down the entire day, but I still remember, in fact I have a video, I'll try to find it, where Amy, she fell asleep on one of the rides that she was riding with Eva at the end of the day.
This is true. We were there open to close and we never ran out of things to do and see. So just to let you know, it is something that can take all day, super, super fun.
Have you been to Legoland? And if so, comment in the section below and let us know what your favorite thing to do there was. We hope we've at least given you some things to think about even if you might not agree with us.
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Bloopers: Hi everybody this is Amy. You said to be more exuberant. I mean more more more natural. And don't forget to thumbs up, that really helps if you like it. If you don't like it we'll do better. We got to work, we got to work on this, we got to do that, please don't give us the thumbs down okay but just thumbs up and then subscribe and then ring the bell. Awesome. Happy travels everyone. Yes you got screw that up. We just broke a tradition. So the second reason why you might want to visit Legoland instead of Disney World is fewer crowds and now I can't… small, smaller crowds, say they each have one crowd. That's true, a smaller crowd, so a smaller crowd. You should usually respond, okay, we’re moving on, Mm-hmm.