LEGOLAND New York vs LEGOLAND Florida

Children and adults alike can easily loose themselves in an afternoon of LEGO play time, especially when that afternoon is spent in an actual LEGOLAND theme park!


There are three total LEGOLAND theme parks in North America (California, Florida, New York), as well as a handful more scattered throughout the world.

If you are familiar with the LEGOLAND theme park, resort, and LEGOLAND Discovery Center chains then you may already know plenty about the well-established California and Florida parks, but probably not so much about the New York park, which just opened in July of 2021.

Each park offers an excellent variety of interactive family rides, building workshops, live shows, and fun attractions, though each has a slightly different 'Land' offering, ride selection, and dining and lodging choices.

Today we are going to discuss some key differences between the already well-loved LEGOLAND Florida Resort and new, very well-received LEGOLAND New York Resort.

LEGOLAND Florida, located in Orlando, offers over 50 rides, shows, and attractions and is considered the 'ultimate multi-day vacation destination'. This is the spot where kids rule the land of dragons, knights, princesses, and adventurers. Many families flock to this destination because unlike the newly opened New York Version, this park offers a waterpark inside it's confines, as well as multiple different lodging options.

LEGOLAND New York, located in Goshen, a village in Orange County just 1 hour from Manhattan, also offers up over 50 rides and attractions. This 520-acre park is the largest of the three and is also the first NEW theme park to be built in the northeast United States in over 40 years. Guests will enjoy state of the art, brand new features and amenities throughout the park as well as a convenient cashless pay system at this park.

Below is a more detailed breakdown of the main differences in the Florida and New York theme parks:



Lands

Each LEGOLAND theme park offers up it's own variety of 'Lands', though many of them are the same in each park. LEGOLAND New York offers 7 unique areas, whereas LEGOLAND Florida offers a whopping 14.

LEGOLAND New York: 

  • LEGO CITY
  • LEGO NINJAGO WORLD
  • BRICKTOPIA
  • MINILAND
  • LEGO PIRATES
  • BRICK STREET
  • LEGO CASTLE

LEGOLAND New York Map Download

LEGOLAND Florida:

  • LEGO TECHNIC
  • MINILAND USA
  • THE BEGINNING
  • HEARTLAKE CITY
  • FUNTOWN
  • LEGO NINJAGO WORLD
  • DUPLO VALLEY
  • LEGO MOVIE WORLD
  • LEGO KINGDOMS
  • LAND OF ADVENTURE
  • LEGO CITY
  • IMAGINATION ZONE
  • CYPRESS GARDENS
  • WATER PARK

Rides and Attractions

Every LEGOLAND theme park boasts between 40-60 rides, attractions, and experiences within, and while many rides have a similar name, similar theme, or similar setup, each park does offer it's own unique handful of rides and experiences.

Here are a few unique ride highlights from each park:

LEGOLAND New York:

  • Anchors Away
  • Build and Test
  • Builder's Guild
  • Coast Guard Academy
  • Fire Academy
  • Jay's Gravity Force Trainer
  • Junior Driving School
  • LEGO Workshop
  • LEGO Adventure Ride
  • Ninja Training Camp
  • Palace Cinema
  • Rogue Riders
  • Splash Battle
  • Tower Climb Tournament
  • Dragon's Apprentice

LEGOLAND Florida:

  • AQUAZONE Wave Racers
  • Beetle Bounce
  • Benny's Play Ship
  • Boating School
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Coastersaurus
  • Emmet's Super Suite
  • Florida Prepaid Schoolhouse
  • Flying School
  • Imagination Zone
  • Kid Power Towers
  • Lost Kingdom Adventure
  • Mia's Riding Adventure
  • NFPA Rescue Academy
  • Pharaoh's Revenge Land of Adventure
  • Royal Joust
  • Technicycle
  • Forestman's Hideout
  • The Great LEGO Race

Food

While the selection of foods available are all pretty well the same as far as kid friendly choices go, the exact eateries offered are much different. Your kiddo will find their favorite pizzas, pastas, burgers, and hot dogs at each park though, and you will find your parental caffeine fix in both as well, so have no fear.

LEGOLAND New York: Wizard's Frozen Wonders, Smokey's Brick BQ, Showtime Snacks, Ninja Kitchen, Royal Feast, Carl's Brick Street Café, Brick Beard's Food Marvel, Brickalini's Pizza and Pasta, City Snacks, Snack Shop

LEGOLAND Florida: Taco Everything, Ultimate Sandwich Builder, Kick'n Chicken, Kingdom Cones, Pepper and Roni's Pizza and Pasta, Funtown Slushies, Dragon's Den, Firehouse Ice Cream, Heartlake Ice Cream Parlor

Hotel(s)

This may be the area that holds the biggest difference overall, Florida's resort holding 3 different lodging options and New York's holding just one. 

LEGOLAND New York: 

  • LEGOLAND Hotel

LEGOLAND Florida: 

  • Pirate Island Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Hotel
  • Beach Retreat

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