Me: Guess where we are going in San Diego?
Mr. Z: Where?
Mr. Z: Squeak… Squeal… Jump… and start it all over again
That’s the reaction I got when we first told him we will be visiting Legoland in San Diego.
I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about Legoland at first. I have read mixed reviews from parents that the park might be more for younger kids. But boy!! were they wrong!
Legoland by far is one of our kids’ favorite theme park.
The Little Park That Could
One of the thing that I was hugely mistaken was how much time we will spend at the park. See! We have done Disney countless times so I thought we could probably enjoy Legoland in half a day and have enough time to visit their new Aquarium next door.
Big mistake! We arrive a little bit after 11 am so that should give us plenty of time, right? Wrong! There are just so many fun rides and attractions for kids (umm.. and adults) to do. I mean just walking around and admiring the amazing lego creation will take us hours.
Plus there are more rides that my kids can enjoy even with height requirement.
They must be parents with kids
I love little things that make our visit enjoyable like the waiting area for kid while parents wait in line.
Basically, during a long line Legoland has a special section that looks like a play area equips with what else but Lego tables with lots of legos for kids to play while the parents stand in line. Then when the parents get closer to the on the ride they can meet their kids.
No fuzzy and whinnying kids in a long line. Genius!!
Why didn’t I see more of that from other parks.
Big Kids, Little Kids
I should have studies the map more thoroughly so we would start of in the right direction. Miss J tried to tell me but I was too busy taking picture. :)
For younger kids in their toddler years, I would suggest to turn right and start counter clockwise once you get in the park. There are more rides for their age range
For older kids, the left turn is the way to go. The Castle Hills and the Adventure Land are full of fun roller coaster rides and excitement for them.
Prepare for Some Sweat
Yes, we went there during November. But there are few attractions that you will have to work out that muscles. I’m not complaining because it was a great way for family to work together as a team.
The highlight of attractions with some fitness built-in has to be the Fun Town Fire Academy. Get ready for some bicep workout.
The Low Point
The low point of the day was that we didn’t have enough time to enjoy Legoland as much as we like. So I’m pretty sure that we will come back to visit them in the future. Maybe Spring or Summer time might be better bet so we could take advantage of many water funs around the park.
We basically skipped the whole Pirate section because there are too many water attractions.
Stay tune for our kids’ pick on their favorite rides and attractions from Legoland.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary tickets from Legoland California. However, this post is based solely on my experience and my opinion without any outside influence.