Sunday, August 31, 2014

LEGOLAND Florida: What to do when you're two

We've been wanting to take Miss Cupcake to a large theme park, but we weren't quite sure she was ready for the Disney experience.  She has recently developed a love for Legos, so we decided to make a quick trip to LEGOLAND Florida.  Teachers who are licensed in the state of Florida get a FREE 12-month pass, and children under the age of three get in free as well.  Both my dear hubby and Miss Cupcake fell into these catagories.  Before we went, I took a look around the website to see if the park was toddler-friendly.  Much to my delight, I discovered a What To Do When You're Two tab.  
This clearly outlined which rides and entertainment options would be appropriate for little ones.  
We printed out this page to take along with us to the park.

Miss Cupcake missed her morning nap due to the road trip and was beginning to drift off by the time we arrived.  However, she spunked right up when she was greeted by large LEGO sculptures near the entrance.  We decided to try the two-level carousel first.  The line appeared to be quite long, but it took less than fifteen minutes to get to the front.  There was even a fun, LEGO play center for the children to enjoy while their parents saved their place in line!  Miss Cupcake was very excited to have Mommy and Daddy both join her on the carousel.
There were plenty of rides appropriate for little ones, and Miss Cupcake even got to ride her very first "roller coaster".  
I was a bit nervous that this would frighten her.  However, she giggled and shouted "weeeeeeee" the entire time!
Another area of interest for Miss Cupcake was the safari ride.  She enjoyed pointing out all the LEGO animals that she spotted along the way.  This was a slow ride through the "jungle" that was quite relaxing for us all.
Lunch at LEGOLAND was also a hit!  Many reasonably priced healthy options, such as vegetables and rice, were available.  Miss Cupcake enjoyed a child's meal that included macaroni and cheese (her all-time favorite).
We walked through mini LEGO cities, watched a funny pirate show, met characters... and of course, played with LEGOs.  The day was positively lovely!
On a completely unrelated note, I finally gave in and tried palazzo pants.  
Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I recently discussed my reservations regarding this trend.  
However, I decided to snatch these flowy pants up during a recent visit to Target.  I am officially a lover of palazzo pants.  
They were cool, comfy, and absolutely perfect for a fun-packed day at LEGOLAND.

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