If you have seen a Lego Movie before, you may have heard about Legoland California Resort. The resort was created in honor of the world famous toys and is the first ever Legoland Resort in the United States. Today, Legolands are found in many parts of the world including Malaysia, Germany, Japan and Dubai, which has the largest Lego replica in the world of the Burj Khalifa. Like all other Legolands in the rest of the world, Legoland California also has a mini land, which contains a selection of famous American sites and attractions such as Griffith Park Observatory, Hollywood Bowl, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
While people of all ages are bound to enjoy a trip to Legoland California, the amusement park was created specifically for children aged between 2 and 12 years; some of the rides do not require a height requirement and are suitable for babies. Legoland California is open all through the year. However, prices tend to spike during summer or school vacations. If you loved Legos growing up or if your kids are obsessed with these miniature blocks, then a trip to Legoland California is a must. Here are some things you need to know about Legoland California.
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Getting To The Park
Legoland California is situated in Carlsbad, California, which is a southern California coastal city. You can get there from virtually any point through the closest airports, which are the San Diego Airport or the Carlsbad Airport.
Get your tickets early
The prices of the Legoland tickets fluctuate on the season. Therefore, it’s important that you get your tickets early to avoid the spikes in prices. Make sure that you research the various options available via the resort’s website for a range of choice. Try and purchase your tickets at least seven days early; tickets bought a week early not including those for the water parks and Sea Life aquarium will cost adults $76 while children age 3-12 years old are charged $66. Those purchased a day or two before the trip will cost adults $83 per adult and $73 per child. Children under the age of 3 do not have to pay unless they are entering the water park.
The park hours at Legoland California vary, so it is essential to check their calendar before you visit. Typically, the park is open at 10 am and closes between 5 and 9 pm. The park is sometimes closed during specific periods although it is open during most major holidays.
The best rides
All Legoland rides are fun; however, some are more popular than others. For instance, the Sky Cruiser is very popular with the masses, but with 60 rides available, there is plenty for everyone to see and do at Legoland California. Rides that have a teddy bear symbol on the park’s map the Fairy Tale Brook enchanting boat ride are appropriate for kids under 2, and they tend not to be overcrowded.
The signature attraction and the most popular is the Miniland, which features different American landmarks and sites. All the structures contained in Miniland are ridiculously detailed, which helps to explain why they are so popular.
Consider the Reserve-n-Ride system
If you are looking to avoid the long waiting lines, you should consider investing in the Reserve-n-Ride system. This system allows you to reserve a spot in the lines of some of the most popular rides without queuing. The Reserve and Ride system is available for booking on the company website. The kiosks located inside the gates will also allow you to pay for the reserve n ride system. If you cannot afford to purchase a pass which goes for somewhere between $25 and $100 depending on your preferred wait time, you should take steps to plan, which will help you avoid some of the lines.