Yesterday we headed out early to Legoland. The park sits on the site of the old Cypress Gardens and opened just a year ago. We were excited to hear about Legoland Florida since my boys have been asking to go to the one in California for years. It was great. The park isn't so large that you can't cover it in a day (though two days would probably have been better; even without much of a crowd we only got to ride each ride once and skipped a couple), it was very clean and tons of fun.
We watched a comical fire safety show that taught the kids to stay low and go, to stop, drop, and roll, call 911 for an emergency and my boys favorite to "put the wet stuff on the hot stuff." They walked away from the show singing that little song. We went on most every ride in the park with only a 10 minute wait at the most. The kids went to driving school and got to drive little battery powered cars around a track. There were little Lego areas set up throughout the park where kids could play and create while parents held their spot in line on the rides. It was clean and so kid friendly; as all good kid parks should be.
We took a walk through a Lego "Factory" that I must admit was a disappointment to me. I thought we'd actually get to see a small demonstration of a factory but it's really more of a recreation. In a tiny room next to the store they show a short (fictional) video about the Lego factory followed by an even smaller room that has models set up showing piles of tiny plastic going into a machine and coming out on the other side as a block. They then explain that the pieces are inspected before being boxed and shipped. It was still educational and the boys wanted to shop for Lego sets before leaving anyway so we were happy. It was a great day and so much fun. I'm sure we'll be back on future trips.