WHY IT RATES: LEGOLAND has worked extensively with children and families living with autism, and they continue to make a difference in the lives of kids around the world.-Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort partnered with Autism Speaks to host more than 15 children on the autism spectrum for a 30-minute swimming lesson inside the water park's LEGO Wave Pool in an effort to help break a Guinness World Record.
The World's Largest Swimming Lesson is an event designed to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim and help prevent drowning. LEGOLAND Florida Resort is one of hundreds of facilities in more than 20 countries on five continents participating in the event over the course of 24 hours.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort is built for kids - kids of all abilities and interests - and offers a variety of resources for families visiting the vacation destination with a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as food allergies and other dietary restrictions.
To make the most of a visit and to answer questions pre-arrival, guests are encouraged to visit the Planning Your Visit - Special Situations section of the park's website, where they'll discover trip-planning information, including the comprehensive Guide for Guests with Disabilities.
Built for kids 2-12 years old, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is a multi-day vacation destination located just 45 minutes from Orlando and Tampa. The whimsical resort includes an interactive, 150-acre theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by popular LEGO brands and characters, plus LEGOLAND Water Park, LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat.
New is LEGO NINJAGO World, an immersive theme parkland with a groundbreaking, interactive ride inspired by the popular LEGO building sets and TV show, and The Great LEGO Race, which combines roller coaster thrills with virtual reality technology.
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