If you purchase the Southern California City Pass, it includes 3 day park hoppers to Disneyland, 1 day admission to LEGOLAND and 1 day admission for SeaWorld, with options to add on extra days if you want to stretch out your vacation even further.
This was our first visit to LEGOLAND California but rest assured it will not be our last! Perfect for kids ages under 12 and the LEGO fan in all of us, you could easily spend a couple of days with all the activities to enjoy.
LEGOLAND is divided into several the following areas:
1. Explorer Island
2. LEGO Friends Heartlake City
3. Fun Town
4. Pirate Shores
5. Castle Hill
6. Land of Adventure
7. Miniland USA
8. Imagination Zone
9. Ninjagoland - opening May 2016
10. Water Park
11. CHIMA Water Park
12. Sea Life Aquarium
The basic LEGOLAND admission proves admission into LEGOLAND (does not include Water Parks and Sea Life Aquarium) but you can upgrade to a hopper pass that includes either just the Sea Life Aquarium, just the Water Parks or both the Sea Life Aquarium AND Water Parks access. They often run specials for adding a second day for free, or even purchase one day and receive 4 days for free!
It was a jam packed day full of LEGO adventure and here are a couple of our favourite activities!
Hands down this was the favourite activity for the kids! Bring your figurines from home and you can trade them with LEGOLAND Model Citizens (employees) who wear a mini figurine on their badge. They will gladly trade figurines with you! Forgot them at home? Build your own figurine and trade it for another!
Iconic US cities are recreated out of LEGO!
Driving in Funtown and receiving your driver's license!
What kid doesn't enjoy driving? It is universally every child's dream to drive a car! Two different tracks are available, one for toddlers/preschoolers (Ages 3 to 5) and one for the older kids! Drive around Lego City in your Lego vehicle and receive your driver's license upon completion of the ride!
Kids eat free after 4:30pm!
At designated restaurants after 4:30pm, receive a free kids meal with each adult meal purchase. It's a great way to end your day with a free kids meal! Every little bit helps so if you are planning on spending the day there anyway, it's nice to have the extra bonus to save some money on food. Make sure you head to the Fun Town Market Restaurant, Wok n' Bowl Ramen or Garden Restaurant to take advantage of the Kids Eat Free offer!
Another absolute MUST DO - Try Granny's Apple Fries! A LEGOLAND exclusive! Crispy Granny apples generously sprinkled with cinnamon sugar with vanilla cream for dipping! A crowd favourite indeed! Located in the Castle Hill area beside the mini golf course, Granny's Apple Fries is a popular favourite and be prepared to wait in line for sweet cinnamon-y crispy apple goodness!
Park Hopper tickets provide access to the Water Park and the CHIMA Water Park, which is an area we did not get to experience on this trip. We also didn't get the chance to visit Sea Life Aquarium, a close up look at the creatures from the ocean!
LEGOLAND is the perfect theme park for LEGO fans, young and old and you can immerse yourself in a world created from LEGO! It has its own unique personality and is ideal for kids under the age of 12. Many of the attractions and the water parks have activities for young kids (toddlers/preschoolers) and then older kids as well. You can easily spend a couple of days here to fully experience what the park and attractions offer. For some kids, they could spend hours just building creations in all the different areas where creativity is encouraged!
Check the website for park hours as the park is not open late, (usually 5:00pm to 7:00pm, depending on the season) and the water park is only opened seasonally. Nonetheless, it is a great day spent in a very family friendly environment immersed in the world of LEGO! You don't even have to be a LEGO fan to appreciate the wonder and awe of LEGO that inspires the creativity and imagination of kids, and including the kid in all of us!