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Welcome to Heartlake City, the vibrant and enchanting world nestled within LEGOLAND Florida! If you’re seeking a thrilling adventure filled with laughter, imagination, and endless fun, this is the place to be. Heartlake City, inspired by the beloved LEGO Friends franchise, offers an array of exciting experiences that will captivate visitors of all ages. From high-energy shows and exhilarating rides to creative building activities and delightful meet-and-greets with LEGO Friends characters, this charming destination is a dream come true for LEGO enthusiasts and families alike. Here are the top 4 Must-Dos at Heartlake City LEGOLAND.
4 Must-Dos in Heartlake City at LEGOLAND
Mia’s Riding Adventure
This is a brand-new ride themed around Mia’s love of horses. This adventurous ride seats up to 40 passengers on a circular platform with outward-facing horse-shaped seats. The disk spins in circles while traveling forward and backward on a wide U-shaped track. My friend’s daughter, McKinley, went on the ride and loved it. She even was able to get a second chance to ride and she jumped at the chance.
Friends to the Rescue Show
Yay! This is an indoor attraction so you can get out of the Florida heat for a little bit. If your little ones are a fan of the LEGO Friends TV show then they will already know the songs and dances to this fun, interactive show. The kids get a front-row seat for the show. The music is nice and the energy is great. The Friends realize that friends come to the rescue when you need them. After a couple of songs, the Friends come down to the kids and dance with them. The show ends with a burst of confetti and a beach ball toss! McKinley is not a huge fan of Lego Friends since she is a little older than the target demographic, so she did feel a little hesitation at first to stand up and join the Friends but still enjoyed the show. The dance that they do is on the TV show, but don’t let that stop you from having fun!
Heartlake Stepping Tones Fountain
Heartlake Stepping Tones Fountain is a heart-shaped fountain filled with LEGO brick instruments that play real music triggered by interactive icons. It is really pretty and after the Friends to the Rescue Show, the Friends played at the fountain showing off how fun it is!
LEGO Friends Photo Opportunities
One of the photo opportunities wasn’t opened yet, but we got to try out all the others. The opp that wasn’t opened yet was Stephanie’s Newsroom. Stephanie’s Newsroom is a photo opportunity that gives guests the chance to show off their camera-ready skills, as they take over for Stephanie at the Heartlake News Desk. We had fun though taking pictures with all the brick statues of the Friends.
It is worth a day trip over to LEGOLAND if you are having a Disney vacation? If you have a LEGO/LEGO Friends-obsessed little one they will love the side trip. Between Heartlake City and the rest of the park, it is a full-day adventure. LEGOLAND is about 45 minute to an hour drive from the Disney Parks. LEGOLAND is meant for little ones so teens and parents might not be as entertained.