Legoland Florida is located approximately midway between Orlando and Tampa. It’s about 60 minutes driving from either metro area. The park is located just off Cypress Gardens Blvd in Winter Haven, in Polk County.
You’ll need a car to visit Legoland; it’s too far to take a taxi. The only exception might be the $10/person LEGOLAND shuttle, which offers a once-daily run from Orlando Premium Outlets (see details below).
Parts of the drive after leaving the Interstate may appear rural, with undeveloped wilderness on either side of the road. Amenities such as gas stations, fast food chains, and drugstores will nonetheless appear commonly on both sides of the street. A Wal-Mart is just east of LEGOLAND on Cypress Gardens Blvd (closer to Interstate-4 on Hwy 27, a second Wal-Mart also includes a supermarket section.)
With over 50 million visitors per year, Orlando is the top worldwide market for rental cars. Most are rented from the Orlando International Airport. Here is a list of the rental car companies that operate out of OIA. Some of these companies will arrange to transport you from your hotel to finalize paperwork and pick up the car.
If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel, you can arrange to rent from Alamo or National, both of which operate on-property rental offices. Check with the front desk of the hotel for details.
Take I-4 WEST to exit 55 (U.S. Hwy 27 SOUTH). Continue South on U.S. Hwy. 27 for about 18 miles. Turn right off U.S. Highway 27 at State Road 540/Cypress Gardens Boulevard. Park is ahead 4 miles on the left. Turn left on Legoland Way.
Take I-4 EAST to exit 27. Follow Polk County Parkway for 12 miles. Take Winter Haven exit (2nd Toll Booth) at S.R. 540. Take S.R. 540 eight miles to Hwy 17 North. Take Hwy 17 North two miles over the bridge to first light and turn right. Park is on the right at Legoland Way.
Daily parking costs $12
Preferred Parking: $20
Re-entry available with valid parking stub during same day of visit.
Legoland offers an official shuttle for $10/person (round trip). The shuttle departs from Orlando Premium Outlets (an indoor/outdoor mall alongside Interstate-4 between Disney and SeaWorld). The shuttle runs only once, leaving the outlets at 9:00 am (you are asked to be there by 8:30am), and making its return immediately after the park’s closing.
Reservations are required. Book online or call 877-350-LEGO.