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Old 05-14-2017, 02:41 PM   #1
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The grandsons are coming to visit for some time this summer. They are 13, 11 and 9. My question for the group is: is there enough to do at the park to justify the 2 day pass? We can do 2 days for just a little more than 1 day. I want to make reservations now for campground and get tickets. Just don't know if we should do a one day in the car or camp and have loads of time.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:46 PM   #2
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yes, there is.
My kids range from 6 to 12. We went several years back once , and this year bought season passes and have been there twice so far this year (3 days). There is a water park that you could spend a whole day at, and plenty of roller coasters and other stuff.
Our neighbors also have passes with the oldest kid 13. They've had season passes for at least a couple years now.
Our only gripe with the pace is a lack of good hotels or RV parks nearby.

Oh, and they had a really great fireworks display for new years eve. Someone said they have it every night.

And be sure to take a stroll through the old part of cypress gardens that's still there. A nice stroll though old oaks and such for us older folks
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Old 05-14-2017, 11:50 PM   #3
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The grandsons are coming to visit for some time this summer. They are 13, 11 and 9. My question for the group is: is there enough to do at the park to justify the 2 day pass? We can do 2 days for just a little more than 1 day. I want to make reservations now for campground and get tickets. Just don't know if we should do a one day in the car or camp and have loads of time.


We live about 2 miles from Legoland. I would say 2 day because the water park can be one day. There is a rv camp across from State Farm on Cypress Gardens. Best way to come is 27 south turn right on Cypress Gardens Boulevard. Rv place on left legoland 2 miles down road on left.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:17 AM   #4
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Would that Campground be Lakeshore Palms? I have a call into them to see if they have openings on the dates we want to go. Looked like a nice park from the website.
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:27 AM   #5
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If you have a half day to spare, I suggest you take them to Homosassa State Park. It has mannatees, a big lagoon with all the Florida water birds, a small zoo with many of the wild animals of Florida, a spring that you go into a windowed chamber to view amazing fish, alligators and a hippo. (The hippo is from the days when it was a private zoo.)

We have taken many guests there, and all ages have loved it Theme parks are great, but the wildlife of Florida are unique and fascinating!
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Thanks for the tip, we might plan that for the trip over or on the way back home. We have taken them to Blue Springs State Park to see the Manatee.
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Thanks for the tip, we might plan that for the trip over or on the way back home. We have taken them to Blue Springs State Park to see the Manatee.


Homosassa St Pk is a manatee rehab facility. The wild ones come in to be near the springs in the winter, but the rehab ones are there all year. There is a building with displays that teach you all about the manatees. So much more than just seeing them in the spring.

The windowed room that you walk down into in the spring has always had hundreds of snook in resting in the spring current, along with sheepshead and other species. Besides the water birds, including flamingos and roseate spoonbills, there is a reptile building and the raptors. Great for kids of all ages!
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yeah, generally speaking I have to agree about wildlife and just getting outside as opposed to theme parks and such. Finding something like that....or sometimes even better something even less organized and structured than a zoo type thing can be good too.
actually swimming in a spring
finding a place to kayak maybe
and not just at some beach or high trafficked controlled & sterile place either
getting out of the kayak and into the wild marsh, for example, where they can experience raw nature can be eye opening and fun. It opens a sense of adventure in self discovery...what I mean is don't tell them where they are going or what they will see, just go for a boring paddle & let them find that tidal pool full of life and creatures all on their own....
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Get the park hopper so you can do Legoland one day and the water park the next.
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We live about 2 miles from Legoland. I would say 2 day because the water park can be one day. There is a rv camp across from State Farm on Cypress Gardens. Best way to come is 27 south turn right on Cypress Gardens Boulevard. Rv place on left legoland 2 miles down road on left.
Cypress Campground & RV Park
7400 Cyoress Gardens Blvd
Winter Haven,Fl 33884

1-800-858-7275
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The grandsons are coming to visit for some time this summer. They are 13, 11 and 9. My question for the group is: is there enough to do at the park to justify the 2 day pass? We can do 2 days for just a little more than 1 day. I want to make reservations now for campground and get tickets. Just don't know if we should do a one day in the car or camp and have loads of time.
Cypress Campground & RV Park
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