**This is a sponsored post with the LEGOLAND Florida Resort. We received a one-night complimentary stay with park tickets in exchange for a resort review. I only partner with brands that are a great fit for my family, and all opinions are my own.
I am one that yearns for the simple. I love kids playing outside barefoot in the yard and jumping on the trampoline. But every now and again I think it’s great to be able to take a crazy fun theme park vacation.
I have one child that is very focused and deliberate and one child that’s more fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants, full steam ahead with flailing arms.
I love them both and their differences with all my heart. They often run off in different directions. That’s hard sometimes.
I have a child that has always struggled with focus. But he will sit and build and play with #LEGO kits and figures for hours creating and playing. Its been so great for him, truly. Thankful. #imagination #build #play #boymom #momlife #focus #Minecraft #Jurassicworld #angrybirds #starwars #batman #superman #justiceleagueofamerica #ninjago
But I’ll tell ya, the only thing they will both sit down and focus on for long periods of time is building with LEGO bricks. No joke. Especially the big one.
When I knew I was going to be in the area for a work conference, I knew the LEGOLAND Florida Resort would be exciting for us. Especially since they are also big fans of the Ninjago show and a new Ninjago exhibit just opened there.
I managed to keep it a secret from them and they got really excited as we pulled into the parking lot. My little one recognized the Ninjago signs right away and then we saw the LEGOLAND Hotel as we drove in.
They flipped. Out. “Really??? Are we staying here?? And Ninjago’s here too??!”
I loved that a young lady (with LEGOLAND) dressed in character saw us outside and showed the boys the dragon as I got stuff out of the car. She also showed them several cool things in the lobby as I got checked in. Such a big help!
After riding the fun colorful Disco Elevators, we went up to the room.
Check Out Our Pirate Room!
We had an awesome Pirate themed room with an “Adults Keep Out” sign in the children’s galley-style room. Bunk beds with a trundle underneath and their own tv: thumbs up!
They also loved the decor made out of LEGO bricks throughout. Each room also comes with a LEGO kit that stays with the room after your stay.
A treasure chest was the first thing we saw with a simple treasure hunt in the Welcome brochure to get the lock combination. They loved their treasure! (Prizes may vary depending on kids ages, etc.)
Mommy loved her huge pirate bed with themed decor and a KEURIG, yo! LEGOLAND gets it.
All Hail Ninjago World
We set off to find Ninjago first thing and the big one went tearing through the park. We went through it twice! And we tried out our sweet Spinjitzu moves on the Ninjago ride.
We spent the most time here in the Ninjago exhibit and took note of all of the detail and brick combinations to build all of the figures in the park.
It really is amazing and we saw so many detailed works. Honest mom moment: the kids helped me caption the photo below!
One of the things I loved most about LEGOLAND: all of the places to stop and build. A popular spot where we camped out for a while was the Ninjago Monastery that greets you as you walk in.
Kids are encouraged to add their own own creations at the base of the mountain.
He says he added the Seventh Tower, a giant ice tower because he is a Zane fan (the ice ninja). It’s next to him in the picture below.
We all enjoyed a nice building breather and cool breeze as the weather cooled in late afternoon. They were huge fans of the Spinjitzu spinners and the climbing wall. Both can be seen in the video below of our favorite things!
There is also a nice large, detailed Ninjago Monastery display in the BIG STORE gift shop near the entrance.
MINILAND is Awesome
Some other big highlights: We loved all of the builds in MiniLand. Las Vegas, New York, Legowood and drumroll please… Star Wars!
The LEGOLAND Hotel
There are also a ton of building places in the LEGOLAND Hotel as you might expect, which is AMEN just a short walk down the sidewalk away from the entrance of the park. A welcome treat for our feet at the end of the day.
We ate dinner on site and went up to our room to rest. They did a quiet build in the LEGO Club room in the lobby before joining in to the Pajama Dance Party in the lobby before bedtime.
After that, we rode the disco elevator a few more times before retiring to bed.
They built quietly with their treasure hunt kits and the kit in the room, and then it was bedtime. We all slept GREAT!
We anxiously await the brand new LEGOLAND Beach Retreat that is set to open April 2017. The water park was not yet open for the season during our visit so we’ll be back!
In the meantime, check out this video of all of our favorite things at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort!