These 7 Fun Educational Experiences For Kids at Legoland Florida really got their brains and muscles working!
A few weeks ago, we went to Legoland Florida for the day. You can see my honest review of the amusement park here. It really is one of our favorite places to go with the boys while they’re still so young. Plus, they get such a kick out of everything Lego, so it’s always a fun day trip for us.
As a stay-at-home Mom, I am always looking for easy ways to reinforce learning throughout my day with the boys. Whether we’re waiting in line and I’m asking about colors and shapes, or describing the engineering of how the roller coaster stays on the track, I pretty much never stop taking. My poor kids!
Needless to say, whenever we go on trips together, I always like to include an educational component in them. Our day trip to Legoland Florida was no exception. There are lots of rides there and they all have great educational components built into them.
My previous post focused on how to corral your children through the Legoland Florida theme park in a fun and organized manner. So this time, I thought I would chat about some Educational Experiences For Kids At Legoland!
7 FUN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES FOR KIDS AT LEGOLAND FLORIDA
1.) Ford Driving Schools
The Ford Driving Schools are excellent for “following rules” and is broken up into two different age groups. All of the riders have to make the correct stops, stay in the right lanes, and use the pedals and brakes to keep control of their cars.
The Junior School is for ages 3-5 and focuses on staying in your lane while driving around the track. The toddlers in this age group have to utilize coordination skills to steer, press a pedal for gas, and go in the correct direction all while the parents excitedly cheer them on as if the kids were in a real NASCAR race. The regular school is for kids ages 6-13 and riders need to obey the stop signs and follow the rules of the road. Bonus: Everyone receives their own drivers license at the end.
2.) Rescue Academy
The Rescue Academy is one of the most exhausting, yet competitively fun rides at Legoland. In order to control your police car or fire truck, you need to use lots of rhythm and balance to race others. If you want to put the fire out, working together as a team is a must! I personally don’t like to sweat any more than I need to, so I leave this ride to big brother and dad. P.S. There is a height requirement for this ride.
At Technicycle, your child gets to work on their coordination skills. This helicopter ride goes higher or lower based upon how fast you pedal. My three-year-old didn’t like going too high, so we discussed how interesting it was to be able to feel the helicopter moving as he pushed the pedals or relaxed.
4.) Kids Power Tower
The Kids Power Tower is all about using force and teamwork to pull yourself to the top of the tower and then free fall. The Mom in me loved watching my son get teamed up with a boy he didn’t know and see them work together to get to the top fast. (His brothers were too young for this attraction.) We could hear them shouting ideas to each other about how to be in sync with the pulley and then laughed as they enjoyed every second of free falling. Side note: My son attributed his “excellent upper strength” to playing video games, which means that our next lesson at home will be all about how muscles really work!
5.) Aquazone Wave Racers
This water ride lets kids practice precision by spraying guests with water. It’s good old fashioned fun and the kids laugh hysterically as they get to shoot strangers with water! It’s all part of the ride so make sure you know that you will get wet before playing!
6.) Legoland factory
This stop was a huge hit! My five-year-old especially loved watching every crank of the machines and was so excited to see his very own brick pop out. The whole process produced a ton of cool questions and now he appreciates his Legos so much more!
7) Project X
This is by far one of the most popular rides. Last year, we tried to convince my oldest son to go on it, but he sternly refused. So this year, my husband was thrilled when our oldest said he wanted to go on it this time. As one of the fastest roller coasters in Legoland, children and adults can appreciate the accelerating power as the ride starts quickly and then stops suddenly. After experiencing it himself, Mr. J was full of questions like, “how can a roller coaster traveling so fast be able to stop so suddenly?” We were pretty psyched that we got to talk about Potential and Kinetic Energy and the need for Friction. P.S. There is a height requirement for this ride.
Any attraction you experience can become educational, but I have to give some serious props to Legoland Florida. Maybe it’s the nerd in me, but it was so fun to see the kids having a great time and learning too! This adventure theme park really encourages kids to want to know how and why everything works the way it does. These 7 Fun Educational Experiences For Kids at Legoland Florida really got their brains and muscles working!
There are also descriptions and background information at every ride, which helps a lot. Plus, there are plenty of Model Citizens (employees) on site to encourage conversations and answer your questions. From learning about animals and sounds in Duplo Village to all of the educational rides mentioned above, your little ones will always be stimulated here. And the best part is, most of the time, they won’t even realize you’ve turned your family vacation into a school field trip!
Until our next adventure,
Disclosure ~ I received free tickets to experience these Educational Experiences For Kids At Legoland Florida and conduct this honest review. No other compensation received. Although I had an amazing time on our trip, the opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.