I had to see my favorite part of LEGOLAND Florida twice. The Pirates’ Cove water ski show incorporates Miranda, the leader of the soldiers (giant LEGO mini-figures), pirates, Cap’n Brickbeard and the shark. Miranda and the pirates execute impressive water ski moves — the pirates even turn back flips from ramps. Just as I was wondering how it would be handled if Miranda didn’t get a good grip on one of the departing water skiers, sure enough, she didn’t get a grip and ended up in the drink. Being a pro, Miranda gracefully swam back to shore and moved onto the contingency plan without missing a beat. Very cool.
Pick up burgers and fries next door at Cap’n Brickbeard’s Burgers and enjoy the show on the fully shaded bleachers overlooking Lake Eloise. A friendly warning: water is shot from “cannons” into the audience, so if you don’t want soggy burgers, eat them in the beginning of the show.