ORLANDO has always been a hit with vacationers and now it’s even better.
Just a short jaunt to Winter Haven and you’ve arrived at the Legoland Resort.
We stayed at the new Legoland hotel which is right at the entrance to the Legoland Florida theme park.
All kids will love the multi-colored hotel, which is made to look like a giant Lego set, its jaw-dropping, dragon-guarded entrance a hint of the delights inside.
Even the stuffiest of visitors will struggle to resist a boogie in the disco lift and the kids can spend hours building Lego to the ceiling or running around the magic castle dressed as a knight.
A session with the Lego master builder is included, allowing kids to learn some building tricks.
The rooms are available in a choice of themes: Adventure, Kingdom, Pirates and Friends, with each decorated in Lego themes.
There are lots of treats to discover the longer you stay, with youngsters having their own separate room, all of which include a treasure chest of goodies that can only be unlocked after cracking the code.
There are two options for dining – family-friendly buffet-style in the Bricks restaurant or slightly more formal in the Skyline lounge.
Both boast a sumptuous menu from locally sourced fresh produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The resort itself is a two-minute walk away and is a fantastic mix of roller-coasters, live shows and, of course, incredible displays of Lego creations – from New York to Star Wars, made up of more than 58million bricks.
There is something for all ages, with the flying school and the Lego Chima ride proving to be Lucy’s favourites, although be prepared for a thorough soaking on the latter.
Within Legoland is the water park, catering for all ages and the perfect place to cool off in the Florida sunshine.
You can build your own Lego life raft while floating down the lazy river, take a dip in the wave pool or test your nerve with a hurtle down one of the huge water slides.
Around half an hour’s drive from Legoland is another amazing new Orlando destination – the i-Drive 360. It is a stunning dining and entertainment complex on the bustling International Drive.