Oct 17 2011
A day at an amusement park can be an expensive affair. Once you’ve paid for tickets and parking, you’ll still have to eat, and will likely want to bring home a souvenir. I made the rounds at Legoland Florida and found these extras that won’t cost an arm an a leg once you’re in the park.
First of all, for those who can visit for more than one day, you have some options that can save money. One-day ticket prices are $75 for adults and $65 for kids 3-12 and seniors 60+. If you’re visiting for a second day, stop by Guest Services the first day you’re there to upgrade your ticket to a 2-day pass for an extra $15/person (see Admissions FAQ) or purchase an annual pass for $129 for adults and $99 for kids and seniors. If you’re going the route of an annual pass, it may be worth it to have one member of your family buy the deluxe pass for an extra $30, which will give you discounts in the park and free parking (normally $12/day).
Thirsty while at the park? Pepsi products and bottled water are $2.49, but you can find a carton of milk at many locations throughout the park for $1. The Market restaurant has white, chocolate, and strawberry milk available. Or find a water fountain in the park for a free drink anytime. Reusable water bottles are available in The Big Shop.
Hungry? An order of apple fries ($4.99) can easily be shared by 2-3 people, or you can buy a Granny Smith apple at the Apple Fries stand for $1.
There’s a popcorn stand between Kingdoms and Land of Adventure. I didn’t see the price posted, so I asked: $4 for the first tub of popcorn, and $1.50 for refills.
For a sweet treat that won’t disappear right away, there are 79-cent lollipops in the candy shop in Fun Town, with two shapes to choose from.
If you want a souvenir of the park, consider stopping in the Minifigure Market, where you can make your own unique minifigures (3 for $10) or purchase a minifigure kit for $2.99. Throughout the day, you can trade your minifigures with any park employee who has one one his or her nametag. You can keep trading all day until you find the one you want to keep.
Visit Legoland Florida on your birthday and stop by Guest Services to pick up a free birthday button. I saw many park employees making a special point of greeting people with birthday buttons, so it could be an especially fun way to spend your birthday.
One thing I liked about Legoland Florida is that once you’ve paid your admission, all of your fun (with the exception of carnival games) is included. There are no “premium” experiences that you have to pay extra for.
Did you find any bargains at Legoland Florida? If so, please share them in the comments.
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