Exclusive: Get a First Glimpse of Legoland Florida's Beach Retreat
Your mini builder is going to flip out over these Lego-themed bungalows. Oh, to be 7 again.
It's never too early to start planning your next vacation, right? Well, we've got an idea for next summer: Legoland Florida is opening a new Beach Retreat resort across the street from its theme park and water park in Winter Haven—and we scored the exclusive first pictures.
The resort, located along Lake Dexter, will feature 83 beach-themed bungalows. Each bungalow will contain two units (notice the two doors in the pic) that each sleep up to five. The kids will get their own space with bunk beds and a trundle, and it's separated by a wall from the master bedroom. I could have done without the Lego theming in the master, but having a separate sleeping area more than makes up for it. Each bungalow also boasts its own patio.
Several playgrounds, a beach-themed space for Lego building, and a Lego-themed swimming pool with an expansive sandy area will be among the amenities. It's a bummer that you won't be able to go in the lake itself. The resort hasn't set an opening date yet (general timeframe: mid-2017), and pricing also hasn't been finalized.
Still, if you have a Lego lover in the family, this place will be nirvana with tons of special touches (just look at that parrot made out of Legos at the bungalow entrance!) And you'll receive early entrance to beat the crowds at the theme park and water park, which both were included in Parents 10 best list. The parks are designed specifically for kids ages 2 to 12 so you're not paying for the intense thrill rides that your kids are too small—or too scared—to go on. Tell us, are you going to put this resort on your (sand) bucket list?
Karen Cicero is contributing travel editor at Parents magazine. Follow her on Twitter @karencicero and Instagram at Karen.Cicero.