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12 Exciting Things To Do In Central Florida Besides Disneyland!

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When you ask people what are some popular things to do in Central Florida, they will always recommend Disneyland Florida in Orlando.

And of course, it’s one of the most iconic attractions you must visit, but once you are done with Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and all the other theme parks, you might be wandering what else Central Florida has to offer.

In this guide, we’ve shared our top Central Florida attractions for families to enjoy for when the main theme parks get tiring.

We’ll be focusing on Polk County region, which is located roughly about halfway between downtown Orlando and Tampa Bay.

Things to Do in Central Florida

1. Be Amazed at Legoland Florida

The first one is another theme park in Florida that I’m sure you’re at least aware of, but it’s one that often goes unnoticed for the more iconic parks like Universal Orlando Resort.

family posing in front of Legoland Florida entrance

If your kids are big fans of Lego, like ours, then consider putting a visit to Legoland Florida on your itinerary.

I think it’s fair to say that most kids grew up with Lego in their lives. I know I did and that my own kids love playing with their own Lego and keep requesting more!

So our kids were naturally excited to visit a Lego based theme park and get up close with some of their favorite life size Lego friends, and ride more rides of course!

girls posing next to legoland figurines

Located in Winter Haven, just a 45-minute drive from Orlando, Legoland Florida Resort is the largest Legoland theme park in the world.

If you’re familiar with the old Cypress Gardens theme park, Florida’s first theme park, that’s the location of Legoland.

The 150-acre property now offers a unique mix of more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. Plus restaurants, shops and a beautiful botanical garden (unfortunately this was closed during our visit due to damage from hurricane Irma).

The Legoland theme park is geared towards children ages 2 to 12. Our kids are aged 10 and six and most of the attractions and rides were suitable to their age, so that seems to be the sweet spot.

But like I said, my mom is a Lego fan so it depends on your family and their interest levels.

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If you’re a nature lover and adore wildlife, then how about a safari? Caroline and I spent 5 months backpacking through East Africa in 2003 and went on many game drives, so when it comes to wildlife…

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