I wanted to share a bit more about LEGOLAND Florida after being asked several questions after my first post. The day we went to LEGOLAND we arrived an hour early. That weekend they were offering VIP members free admission and according to an email Lego VIP Member sent, they expected there to be a longer wait time. At the time we arrived, there were no lines. We were able to just walk up to the window and get our passes. To make things even better, they opened the park one hour earlier!
The first place we stopped at was to visit one of their stores. The cost of their Lego sets are the same as you would find at any other Lego store. They offered a few diverse products, but for the most part, what was offered there was similar to what is offered at other Lego stores, the only difference being that there is a greater selection to choose from, spread out among several of their stores.
I would suggest that you buy your products at the beginning or middle of your day. DO NOT wait until the end of the day. The stores become very congested at that time. You do not have to carry your products with you. You can have the associate at the store hold your purchases, which you can then pick up in the same area where strollers are rented.
If you live near LEGOLAND and are a homeschooler, I would greatly advise you to take advantage of their homeschool education programs. From November 2011 - April 2012, they are offering students a $5 entrance fee. Teachers pay the same low price, 1 adult: 5 student ratio. The price will increase to $8 May 2012 - June 2012 and then to $12 July 2012 - August 2012. You do have to call and make a reservation for these programs and have to have a minimum of 15 paying students. The wonderful part about this is that you and the children will have full access to the park's rides and attractions. You can find out more about their education programs here.
The cost for car parking is $12.
I leave you with some more photos from Miniland.
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