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April 18, 2005
Legoland has not had an easy time making it here the States. It has to compete with Disneyland, Seaworld, and Knottsberry Farm, all in the same area. Legoland has a more European flavor and moves at a slower and more relaxed pace. The rides here aren't as thrilling as the ones at other parks. The roller coasters are mild, and many of the rides are slow-moving boat or jeep rides through make-believe Legolands. This is perfect for kids under the age of 10. Older kids who are little jaded by fast and thrilling theme parks may be bored.
My favorite part is the Lego reproductions of famous cities. I can spend hours looking here. The more I look, the more I see! I often marvel at the detail and chuckle at the humor that is often hidden in these Legoscapes. My most recent find was looking at the New Orleans Legoscape and noticing one of the favorite gay bars, just where it's suppose to be! There was the Bourbon Street Pub complete with rainbow flags and two guys chatting each other up out front. You know the artists must enjoy adding these little details in the hopes we visitors find them!
I love spending time here and could do away with all the rides. The gardens are perfectly maintained, and the small trees are tiny bonsai trees. You can pan for gold, have a water balloon fight, or just get wet in a dancing fountain. Kids also have the chance to build their own Lego creations throughout the park.
I am thrilled with the food outlets. They serve healthy choices, like fruit sides and lots of fresh salads. This is not your typical deep-fried amusement-park junk food served on a stick.
The cost is $45 per adult and $38 per child. Parking is extra. There are tons of coupons floating around Southern California. Fast-food restaurants, supermarkets, and the Sunday paper always seem to flood the market with discounts. I also noted they give a discount to AAA members. We did encounter long lines during spring break. Some lines took up to 2 hours. This was disappointing, as you spend most of your time waiting in line. These lines were unique to spring break and other peak times. I understand that on regular days the lines move quickly.
Legoland may not be for everyone. In order to fully enjoy it, you will need to slow your pace down and relax. Take your time and enjoy the many Lego sculptures. Be sure to take your time and don't just rush on by - stop and look! This is a great alternative to the faster-paced lifestyle here in Southern California. It forces you to take it slow and just enjoy!
From journal Exploring San Diego
by Kathi A E
January 25, 2005
We ultimately decided to break our group up into two parties. The older kids went to ride the physically interactive rides, such as the Kid Power Towers and the Sky Cruiser, which had pedals.
The group with the 4-year-old did time in Fun Town at the Duplo Playtown playground--like a park, only built of Legos!
This trip was well worth the visit for our group, as we all either grew up playing with Legos or were growing up playing with Legos at the time! I'm afraid that, if we'd had any teenagers, they may have been bored. For the price, a beautiful drive down the coast to get there, and the slower-paced, more interactive exhibits, it was a nice change of pace and well worth the visit.
From journal Disney with Three Generations
April 17, 2007
From journal San Diego Adventures
February 7, 2005
From journal Weekend in San Diego/Carlsbad
October 24, 2004
Our favorite memory is the lego picture of the kids we bought. They took a photo of my two kids together ($39.95) and digitally turned it into a five-color gray-scale photo. Then they gave us a printout map so we could construct the photo out of the one-dot legos. It is amazing. All the features are there, and the kids have a lego photo of themselves. We also have the memory of building it ourselves.
From journal Califorina coast
April 5, 2002
The newest attraction is the Technic Coaster with promised "twists,dips and curves" designed to test a child's stamina. See their web site at www.legoland.com California as the exciting Maniac Challenge computer learning center offers tutorials that must be reserved in advance.Tickets can be purchased on line and generally prices for 2 days aren't that much higher than for one day, though it's still pricey -$47.95 adult 2 day & $41.95 child 2 day.Parking for cycles $4.00. for car, $7.00, and for RVs, $8.00. Bikes & buses free parking.Anyone 60 or over is considered a senior at Legoland for a discount unspecified on their website. On Saturay & Sunday, June 15 & 16, master builder Erik Varsszegi supervised the construction in Legos of the world's largest Yoda. And on July 11,2002, mother Panda Mah Mee and cubs, Roh Lee and Poh Lee, joined the cast in their own bamboo forest near Safaari Trek. The Lego Pandas weigh more than 120 pounds and consist of 28,300 Lego bricks. Legoland will be expanding again in 2003-this amusement park is a work in progress!
From journal "As good as it gets"in Carlsbad CA
January 17, 2001
From journal La Jolla/San Diego
February 3, 2007
My kids thought Legoland was better than Disneyland. Part of that probably has to do with the fact that the lines are much, much shorter for the rides. Everything there caters to kids of all sizes. Our kids were 4 and 6 when we visited and there was nothing they could not go on. Their favorite was the Lego Driving School. They drove go karts. There were two sized tracks, one for kids under 5 and one for kids 6 and up. They even got to get their picture on a Legoland license when they were done. Miniland was a hit too. That is the display they have of things made out of legos. They had replicas of the White House, San Francisco, an Indy Speedway, New Orleans, and others. They were all very detailed.
One thing to remember for the kids in the summer is to bring their swimming suits. The Pirate area has fountains for the kids and a water play area. We did not realize the extent to which they would be able to play in the water. Legoland does sell suits and water accessories but obviously at a high price. Had we known we would have brought our suits instead of leaving them at the hotel. This area was the most crowded in the park. We also saw a pirate show here which the kids enjoyed. And best of all, the gift shops have every lego toy imaginable. There were some really cool things here that you would not find at ordinary stores.
From journal Trip to San Diego
February 11, 2006
From journal October--Marine Layer in the San Diego Area