Planning a family trip to LEGOLAND Florida in 2021? Read these money saving secrets FIRST! You can have an affordable Orlando theme park vacation. Here’s how.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort is a 150-acre interactive Orlando theme park dedicated to families. LEGOLAND Florida has more than 50 rides, shows and attractions at the park. And now that the weather is warming up, the LEGOLAND Water Park is an additional fun experience the whole family can enjoy. The water park is especially great if you’re bringing kids over 12 to LEGOLAND. Everything about this theme park is truly geared towards family fun!
The creativity in this theme park is mind-boggling. And they let kids be the crazy kids that they are. I loved the way my kids put technology aside and spent time just being kids playing with LEGOs again.
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7 LEGOLAND Florida Money Saving Secrets
1. Look for package deals online.
One of the best LEGOLAND Florida money saving secrets is to look for package deals online. When you bundle tickets and hotel together, there are some pretty impressive extras that come with them. Right now there is a Kids Stay & Play for Free offer (a free child’s ticket with every adult ticket) as well as a Get The 2nd Day Free package. Online savings offered to general public may also be more generous than the discounts extended to military families.
2. Use coupons for this Orlando theme park.
The biggest difference when trying to save money at LEGOLAND Florida as opposed to another Orlando theme park is that LEGOLAND offers coupons and discounts on tickets. And these coupons are significant ones! I found ‘Buy one adult ticket, Get one kid’s ticket FREE’ coupons in select DVDs, on cereal boxes and at McDonald’s (including the one on Hwy 27 close to LEGOLAND).
You can also register for the free LEGO magazine and there have been coupons in there too. If you choose to register for the magazine, do it well in advance of your family trip though, as it sometimes takes 6 to 8 weeks to come. For larger families, BOGO FREE deals are just fantastic.
Costco also has single day admission tickets for significant savings. The tickets are delivered via email so you don’t even have to go into the store!
3. Buy tickets for this family trip online.
You can also save money by buying tickets online from the LEGOLAND website. Buy them more than 7 days in advance for the biggest savings. With more than 7 days advanced purchase, you can get tickets for as low as $85 plus tax.
4. Bring snacks to LEGOLAND.
One of my favorite LEGOLAND Florida money saving secrets is that you are allowed to bring in food. Yes, it’s totally legal! While you are not supposed to bring a full meal, the LEGOLAND website says small square coolers, bottled water, snacks and other foods that do not require refrigeration are allowed.
Items required for medical, religious or specific dietary purposes are also permitted. This can significantly help to save money. We brought lots of snacks and bottled water which was very helpful to supplement the delicious chicken tenders and fried chicken we bought. Snacks can also help kids make it through a long wait for a ride at this Orlando theme park.
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5. Share meals.
I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the meals offered at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. We went to the Fried Chicken Co. restaurant and got three kids meals to cover four kids (all under 10 years old). Each meal came with a drink. I loved that there were free self-serve refills for drinks. The meal was about $8 which is pretty reasonable for a theme park. The apple sauce, fruit and chips I brought as snacks help to make sure no one left hungry. You may also be able to take a couple of adult meals and split them among the kids.
6. Stay at one of the LEGOLAND hotels.
While staying at a pricey, luxury hotel might not seem like a cost-saving measure, it might be the best LEGOLAND Florida money saving secret I have found. Be sure to check out the options.
There are now three hotels at LEGOLAND Florida (Pirate Island Hotel, LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat). They often have deals which include tickets with the room rate, or give you two-day tickets for the price of one.
In addition, hotel guests also receive a REALLY GOOD free breakfast which is served family-style now. Guests also receive complimentary parking, exclusive playtime, early access to the parks, a gift in the room and lots and lots of LEGO-themed everything. The brand-new pirate-themed Pirate Island Hotel is a super fun addition all of my kids (even the 13 year old) thought was super cool.
Plus…you will save time as the commute to the park is only a few steps away through a private walkway. These secrets let you put the family back in family trip!
7. Buy souvenirs ahead of time.
While LEGOLAND Florida has some impressive gift shops that will surely boggle the mind of LEGO-lovers everywhere, buying everyone even a small item could be costly. Perhaps a small LEGO set could be waiting in the car for each child (bought ahead of time at Amazon or any retailer). We did let the kids pick out some candy to take with them at the Sunshine Sweets store as a sweet treat to take home.
When planning your next family trip to Orlando, you may want to take a look at these LEGOLAND Florida money saving secrets. Perhaps you can stretch your vacation budget and fit this theme park into your itinerary.