Road trip around Florida – Legoland again – Day 10
I can’t believe we are here again. Just 2 days ago my feet pounded the pavement.
The web-site says they open at 9:30 a.m. sundays, but it is 10:00 a.m. so we are Ok for the opening time.
It is soooo mu h busier on a weekend than on a week day, plus this is a public holiday weekend, so even busier, but nothing like the Disney crowds.
We first head for some free mini car racing. This is bought to do, so we soon quit on that. It is in the corner near Chima.
We are back for a go on Beetle Bounce – I think this is definitely a favourite of my son.
I forgot the name of the next ride. It is a train and goes through and you have to shoot and score. Make sure you get one the laser gun works on!
We are pretty happy with the scores we get, though as a parent I of course need to tame my madness to shoot every thing in sight for a mad amount of points. But it is much nicer to see a kid win.
We then head to Chima. Now why have I not thought to bring a towel, and spare clothes?
My son makes a friend. James. A really lovely boy. I see them running and doing loops and going over and over again.
I sit and meet James’ dad, and find out James is on his own as a kid too – no siblings so they decide they might want to team up and do another ride.
Before long they have been on about half the rides in the park. Explorason has a fear after a bad Disneyland experience last year, and so I am pleased that with James as his new amigo, he is trying new things, and gaining in confidence.
By mid afternoon we had done all the roller coasters.
We then line up for the pirate and waterskiing show.
There is some good skills demonstrated here. Something for both the little ones and the adults.
The pirates put on a pretty pod show. There is interaction between the crew / actors and the viewers, and water guns and hoses are squirting all.
Do not sit down the front if you want to stay dry!
Two wet kids sit at the front, and get to squirt the pirates with a cannon. It is a great show, and I am impressed.
James then talks my son back onto Project X.
The look on their faces are priceless. They love it. This is the ride I hated the other day.
The kids enjoy the games room, but as parents we agree this can be played elsewhere, so we don’t stay long in there. But it is cool. Very cool to the pint of freezing inside, and a good place to cool down if you are overheated.
Next is the Dragon Roller-coaster.
The signs indicate this is super scary, and it isn’t. Very ‘over signposted’ and put us off the other day, she it shouldn’t have.
You g through a Lego story land and then there is a roller coaster ride. The kids shave a couple of goes on this. I’m thankful the lines are shorter than Disney. I like too that there is lego stations for the kids to play at if the lines are long – well thought out Legoland!
It is the end of the day. 6 p.m. and the kids don’t want to leave. I wish we didn’t either. I really have enjoyed this part of Florida. I wish we had a week just in the Lakes area, or even longer. The people are nice, and the places are great, and is less expensive than the Miami region where we have to head to.
So we get in “Bubbles” the cargo van and head off. I stop and get a coffee at MacDonald’s and we grab some food from the back of the van. The girl makes my son a coffee shake instead of a chocolate cake and he is zingy.
As we drive not the night we stop and gather warm clothes, and drape around the sleeping bags.
This was the hardest drive of the trip to date. The GPS, which we named “wrong” took me to the wrong end of Ft. Lauderdale. We finally arrive just before midnight. My son fell asleep hours ago. I drove on and on.
We parked that night in a church car park near a marina. It was lovely and quiet and I had a pretty good night’s sleep.
We ended our last day in Fort Lauderdale. We had a jacuzzi first. Then we had a great time at Xtreme Indoor Karting.
After this we head off to Everglades Holiday Park. We have a great time there and then we have to drive back to Fort Lauderdale.
Our last night we spend in a crowded Walmart Parking lot. We make friends with all the other RV’ers.
I am looking forward to a real bed tonight.
But I am impressed that we kept to our milage allowance.
The whole trip we did 1313 miles. Allowable milage was 1300.
Now that is good planning!