When we decided we were going to visit our friends in San Diego, we knew we had to go to Legoland while in town. Our kids have been dreaming about it for months.
The biggest attraction in Legoland are, indeed, the Legos. As soon as you enter the parking lot, you come across life-sized lego figures. Most of Legoland is also made of Legos. There are mini cities made out of Lego, including figures of the Statue of Liberty, and the Eiffel Tower.
There are many rides at Legoland. My son is 42″, so he just made the cut-off for many of the rides. I was glad he made it, otherwise he’d have felt left out. The rides are all made for kids age 2-12, and all are very gentle. One of the coolest rides we went on was the Lost Kingdom Adventure. Based in ancient temple ruins, it puts you inside a desert jeep and takes you on a journey to recover stolen treasure by blasting targets with laser guns along the way. We rode roller coasters, trains, boat rides, and much more. There’s a 19-foot-tall tyrannosaurus rex and a 12-foot-long submarine, as well as playgrounds made out of legos for the kids to run around on. There’s even a fake factory to learn how legos are made. It’s legos, legos and more legos.
Plus, there are opportunities for the kids to play with Legos all over the park, and naturally shops on your way out to pick up toys at (which was very crowded). There is food everywhere you turn, but the choice isn’t great and neither is the quality.
Legoland is on the coast in Carlsbad about 30 miles north of San Diego. It has more than 50 rides, shows and attractions that are all geared towards pre-schoolers to young children. The original Legoland is in Denmark, and there’s even one in Windsor, England. It’s not a cheap experience, of course, as tickets run about $50 each for the day, but our friends managed to get us in for free using their season passes. Still, even if we had to pay, I’d say it’s worth it..for the kids.