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LEGOLAND California, Carlsbad

Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
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3.5/5 based on 4,800+ reviews on the web
Build your own Lego experience at LEGOLAND California, a theme park opened in 1999. Modeled on the original Lego-based park in Denmark, this venue was the first of its kind outside of Europe. Divided into several themed sections created entirely out of the Lego brand's popular building blocks, the park offers about 60 rides and attractions, designed primarily with children under 12 in mind. Young visitors can spend hours immersed in the Lego fantasy world of the play areas and wave pools, or take roller coaster and boat rides through models of medieval castles and islands populated by giant dinosaur toys. Older visitors can explore over a dozen restaurants, with menus covering everything from light snacks to gourmet meals for the health-conscious. Work out when and for how long to visit LEGOLAND California and other Carlsbad attractions using our handy Carlsbad tour planner.
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  • If you are a Lego loving family, like we are, this is the place for you. The models they have all over the park is insane! Just imagining how much time and effort went into each piece is mind boggling...  read more »
  • We love Legoland. They don't really have the capacity model that other amusement parks have down, but the service and the decor is fantastic. At a park like Disneyland, they get the maximum amount of ...  read more »
  • The amount of Legos in this LEGOLAND is surreal! I didn't know you could rebuild New York with LEGOS! What a fun experience! They could add a bit better roller coasters though... 
  • Just spent the day here with my family. My kids (ages 7-15) all had a good time. The lines were a little crowded but it beats Disneyland. The longest wait was 40 min. We usually take our own food for lunch which helps with keeping the cost down. Prices can be a little high. Bottle water $4.00. So you can get the picture. The water park was nice, they had a lot of life guards on hand to make sure everyone was safe.
  • It's OK, because it's Lego. The rest is just bad! The staff are not professional and totally not 'inspiring'! Many activities are closed either for maintenance or due to technical issues. This was our first and last visit! For the same price you could visit much better places, like Seaworld San Diego for instance.
  • I haven't gone since my son was about 7 he's 21 now but my daughter is 8 and we had such a blast I took my niece on her birthday and they gave her a special button and everyone wish her happy birthday as they passed her by she was on cloud 9!! I.t's been awhile since I've been there and all the changes are awesome I don't remember going to a theme park and having so much fun we even did the water park the lockers are a little pricey but it was worth it.
  • Lots of fun, especially for little ones, and most of the rides are accessible to everyone young & old. It's incredible what creativity & engineering must be behind all of the many Lego sculptures there are. Kids eat free at some of the restaurants after 5pm ... a big plus! I recommend at least 2 days to go through the entire park.
  • Disneyland without the overpriced everything, but all iterations of characters are the Lego versions (obviously). Forty-two inches is the ideal height for every ride in the park, and many rides have areas where the parents can stand in line while the kids play with Legos, which is a brilliant touch. Add to this an attached waterpark, great deals and discounts through the app, and an optimal layout for attractions, kids will enjoy the rides suited for them and the kids at heart will enjoy the nostalgic Lego mini land (and though my five year old loved mini land as well).
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