Legoland – Fun Town
By James | Last updated August 18, 2023
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As you pass out of The Beginning, you enter Fun Town, the LEGO village where you will find shops, restaurants and a 4D theatre. A lot of the buildings in Fun Town including the Island in the Sky are originally from the days of Cypress Gardens. From Fun Town the park opens up to most of the other “lands" in LEGOLAND Florida.
The double decker Boardwalk Carousel in Cypress Gardens days was re-themed when the park re-opened and a year later the 32 traditional horses and zebras were replaced by LEGO style horses.
Guests less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a responsible rider.
Wells Fargo Fun Town 4D Theater
The Wells Fargo Fun Town 4D Theater (formerly the Royal Palm Theater and LEGO Show Place / Fun Town Theater) caters for different age groups by showing three different movies throughout the day:
- LEGO® City 4D – Officer in Pursuit! is the newest movie featuring water, wind and bubble effects
- The LEGO Movie: 4D – A New Adventure starring Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, MetalBeard and Benny
- LEGO NIN JAGO: Masters of the 4th Dimension.
Each show lasts between 10 and 15 minutes. The theatre is the largest in LEGOLAND with seating for 700 guests.
Granny’s Apple Fries
Granny’s Apple Fries are a signature LEGO dessert. Made from slices of crisp Granny Smith apples, powdered with cinnamon and sugar, deep fried and served with a sweet vanilla cream sauce.
Fun Town Pizza & Pasta Buffet
If you have purchased an “All Inclusive” admission ticket then this is where you can enjoy pasta, pizza and a salad bar.
The Studio Store sells a number of LEGO licenced toys, building sets, souvenirs and apparel including The LEGO Movie™, Star Wars™, Batman™, Indiana Jones™, Thomas & Friends™, SpongeBob™ Square Pants, Bob the Builder™, Prince of Persia, Ben 10 Alien Force and Clutch Powers.
You can see some of these characters at the Wells Fargo Fun Town 4D Theater .
Shopping & Trading
If you collect the LEGO minifigures then you can buy new minifigures at the Minifigure Market and also trade complete figures with LEGO employees (Model Citizens).
You can also purchase many of the special bricks and accessories.
LEGO Factory Experience
Here in the LEGO Factory Experience, you can see learn about how LEGO bricks are actually made from the raw materials to the finished product.
There is also an opportunity to buy LEGO bricks in bulk and get a brick engraved with your name.
A number of Cypress Gardens attractions and early LEGOLAND attractions are no longer operating in this part of the park.
The Magnolia Mansion (also known as Snively) was formerly a hospitality centre back in the days when Anheuser Busch owned Cypress Gardens. Built in the 1940s, today it resembles the plantation house Tara in the famous southern film, Gone with the Wind and most recently in Cypress Gardens times was used for weddings and corporate events.
LEGOLAND has kept the building and it may again be opened to the public, possibly as a hospitality centre again or for special events. In the interim it has been used for character meet and greets and for Christmas Santa’s Breakfasts.
Fresh from Florida Greenhouse
The Conservatory, another building from Cypress Gardens time (called Wings of Wonder), it used to house thousands of free flying butterflies, but the butterflies were replaced by LEGO model flowers. An adjoining store sold LEGO flower models building sets.
Renamed the Fresh from Florida Greenhouse it became an educational tool about Florida food but was demolished in 2015.
The LEGO Factory Tour
Originally a radio museum, it became The LEGO Factory Tour where you could see how LEGO bricks were actually made. Real automated machinery showed how the iconic bricks were moulded, decorated and packaged. It also housed a model shop but in 2014 the tour closed to expand the shop. Eventually the shop was moved to another building.