LEGOLAND® California

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LEGOLAND California: A Trip the Whole Family Will Enjoy

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LEGOLAND California is a dreamland for LEGO lovers of all ages. This magnificent theme park features over 22,000 LEGO models constructed from over 57 million pieces! It is undoubtedly a sight to behold.

Located in Carlsbad, California, the flower capital of the US, LEGOLAND California opened their doors in March of 1999. This LEGOLAND park was the third in the world to open. It was also the first in the USA to invite families into their incredible park.

The famous California resort welcomes over 1.4 million visitors to their mind-blowing 124-acre theme park. The best part? Your children will have smiles from ear to ear, pasted on their little faces.

You can jump on into a real submarine for the ultimate underwater experience. Or, ride the waves on a boat around a miniature Lady Liberty built from LEGO brick. No matter what you choose to do, you create some treasured memories with your loved ones.

If you're planning a trip to the Golden State, LEGOLAND is a must-see attraction. Immerse the family in a park full of interactive family-friendly rides, building workshops, and other amazing attractions.

Awe-inspiring experiences await families who are looking for a fun-filled day with their children! The LEGOLAND franchise also features a park dedicated to all things aquatic formally known as the SEA LIFE Aquarium at LEGOLAND. For those looking to cool off and splash around on a hot summer afternoon, LEGOLAND has a water park known as LEGOLAND Water Park. The fun never stops when there's so much to do!

Price of Admission to LEGOLAND California Park

Annual Passes for LEGOLAND California

LEGOLAND Resort in California features four annual pass selections. Here are the different choices, as well as the per-ticket price:

  • Silver Annual Pass $109.99
  • Gold Annual Pass $149.99
  • Platinum Annual Pass $179.99
  • Elite Annual Pass $229.99

The silver annual pass gives you admission to the Park and offers discount prices for various activities. Also, the Elite Annual Pass will provide you with access to the Park, SEA LIFE Aquarium, and the LEGOLAND® Water Park, too, as well as many other bonuses and discounts.

The park also offers single LEGOLAND California tickets to purchase.

Yes, all the annual passes include discounts for a stay and the LEGOLAND Hotel!

Save BIG on Admission to LEGOLAND California

The best way to get the best prices to LEGOLAND California is to take advantage of amazing savings with a Go San Diego All-Inclusive Pass.

The only complaint visitors have about their trip to LEGOLAND California, is that one day is not enough to enjoy all that the Resort has to offer.

You will have unlimited access to over 60 rides with free admission at LEGOLAND San Diego! For maximum savings, combine your LEGOLAND tickets with a trip to the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego for 55% savings! Passes start at $99 for adults and $89 for children.

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Attractions Included in LEGOLAND California

The Most Popular Attractions at LEGOLAND California

All the attractions at the LEGOLAND California Resort are amazing! However, there are a few experiences you don't want to miss.

Take a coast to coast trip at Miniland USA to see iconic structures built from LEGO brick! Using 32,496,352 LEGOS, with hard work and dedication, popular sites such as Lady Liberty, and the Vegas strip were re-created.

While you're in Miniland, don't forget to venture on over to Southern California. Here, you can see the Hollywood Bowl and Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Along the miniature beaches, you will see surfers as well as others scattered along the coastline. It's the perfect way to see most of Southern California all in one day.

After your mini trip, climb onboard a real submarine! Check out the beautiful sea life as the submarine submerges, allowing you to see the beautiful colors that exist in the spectacular, underwater world.

All these attractions are ones the whole family can appreciate.

Don't forget to book your stay at the LEGOLAND California Resort and Castle Hotel for early access to the theme park! That way, you can take your time journeying through all the wonders this park has to offer.

Special Events held at LEGOLAND

Are you looking for a safe way to celebrate Halloween? Or perhaps you want to celebrate the New Year in a kid-friendly way. San Diego LEGOLAND allows you to do just that.

Take the kids through the treat stations during Halloween and enter a costume contest! Celebrate with a fun-packed night that all members of the family can enjoy.

The theme park also celebrates Holidays at LEGOLAND in December. Enjoy famous Holiday music while admiring the world's most giant LEGO Christmas tree. You can even snap a photo with LEGO Santa.

Celebrate the New Year differently. LEGOLAND begins the countdown at 6 PM so that your kiddos don't miss their bedtimes. Watch a ball made from LEGOS drop from 22 feet in the air as fireworks illuminate the sky.

Benefits of staying near LEGOLAND California

Located right at the entrance, the LEGOLAND California Resort and Castle Hotel allows you to beat the hassle of travel and parking when you stay at the hotel. The LEGOLAND hotel offers exclusive deals such as early access to the park.

Make sure to order room service or enjoy the free breakfast buffet every morning before heading out.

There are many great options to stay nearby LEGOLAND California such as the Quality Inn Encinitas Near LEGOLAND located just south in Leucadia and a great option for families traveling on a budget. For more great budget hotel options in San Diego, be sure to check out our article on ‘The Best Budget-friendly Hotels in San Diego’.

For those looking to stay close with a bit more budget, consider the The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa. This four star Carlsbad resort is located not far from LEGOLAND California and surely won’t disappoint.

Shows and Activities That Everyone Can Enjoy

Want to keep the family together? These experiences will allow you to do just that without compromising the fun factor.

Experience a LEGO Movie in Amazing 4D

Experience short movies through physical interactions of the 4D theater! Feel the mist, rumbles, and wind of these action-packed short films.

This attraction may not be suitable for everyone due to strobe effects.

Meet Your Favorite Characters

Around the Park are characters in costume. Take a stroll around LEGOLAND and introduce your kids to their favorite characters.

Take photos, give high-fives, and enjoy meeting the stars of the LEGO movies.

Visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium

Teach your children about sea life at the kid-oriented, SEA LIFE Aquarium.

For an additional $25, you can let your children have close encounters with sharks, rays, and even an octopus.

Best Ages for LEGOLAND California

LEGOLAND is ideal for young children from ages 2 to 12. Now, that's not to say that everyone can't enjoy it because they can! Even adults.

The Best Exhibits at LEGOLAND for Small Children

The Resort strives to provide an all-inclusive atmosphere for children of all ages to enjoy. Best exhibits and rides for children 34" and taller include:

  • Cargo Ace
  • Coast Cruise
  • Fairy Tale Brook
  • Safari Trek

As well as plenty of other rides and popular attractions.

The Best Exhibits at LEGOLAND for Older Children

Don't worry; there are rides for your tweens to enjoy as well!

  • LEGO Technic Coaster
  • Bionicle Blaster
  • The Dragon Roller Coaster
  • Crooler's Twist

The app's map function will let you view each ride by height requirement to plan your day.

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Did you Know?
LEGOLAND California was the third Legoland park to open, and the first outside Europe.

Extra Activities to Enjoy

Grab a Bite to Eat

Try something new! Introduce the family to Granny's Apple Fries. Or, you can stop at one of the other 14 locations to eat within the Resort.

Each dining option includes accommodations for special dietary restrictions.

Don't Forget Your Souvenirs

Many great shops throughout the theme park offer merchandise to bring home with you.

Purchase some Minifigures from the Minifigure Market, or you take a family photo at the Magic Memories Photo Shop!

Stay at the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel

While there are many hotels to stay at around the area, upgrade your hotel experience and book a room in the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel! This quieter option includes over 250-themed rooms. Some of the rooms even include a separate kid's area!

Be on the lookout for playful surprises for the kids throughout the entire castle.

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LEGOLAND Directions and Parking Information

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General Directions

LEGOLAND California Resort is about one hour south of Anaheim, and 30 minutes north of San Diego. Take the Palomar Airport Road Exit off the I-5 Freeway in Carlsbad.

No matter which direction you travel, you should arrive at LEGOLAND Drive to enter at the correct gate.

Parking Information

There is free parking available for buses and bicycles. However, here is a list of the different parking fees per vehicle:

  • Cars: $25
  • Preferred Parking: $35
  • Motorcycles: $25
  • Campers/RVs: $35

There are also six electric car parking stations available on a first-come, first-serve basis as well.

Quick Tips to Make Your Trip a Breeze

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Disabled Accessibility
No Alcohol
No Alcohol
No Smoking
No Smoking
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Public Transportation
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Restrooms
RVs Allowed
RVs Allowed
Stroller Accessible
Stroller Accessible
Trash Cans Available
Trash Cans Available

Visit the LEGOLAND California Resort in the Spring and Summer

During Spring and Summer, all rides and activities are expected to be open. However, this does mean longer lines and more massive crowds.

Although there are a couple of things you can do to beat the crowds.

First, you want to arrive before noon and start in the back of the theme park. This will help you to avoid the long lines.

Second, skip the Coastersaurus, Safari Trek, and Fairy Tale Brook and make your way back to them around 3 PM.

Days and Hours of Operation

LEGOLAND California is open to the public seven days a week. However, between September and late February, they close on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The closures during the offseason are for servicing the rides to ensure safety.

Typically, they open at 10:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM. These times are subject to change, so it's a good idea you check LEGOLAND’s website before you venture out.

Need Assistance While You're There?

If you require assistance or have a question while you are at the Resort, there's no need to run to the information center. Instead, you can text (760) 203-3604 for any inquiries.

If your need is urgent, you can contact any staff member within LEGOLAND for help.

The Park's App is an Absolute Must!

The LEGOLAND California Resort App makes your visit so much easier. With the app's planning tool, you can create a personalized list of what rides are suitable for your children.

This convenient app also tells you estimated wait times for rides and provides you with a map of the Park.

Post-Pandemic Plan Concerning the 2020 Coronavirus

Unfortunately, the 2020 pandemic halted all operations at LEGOLAND, leading the Park to close its doors. Now, with the new post-pandemic plan, the theme park will open with limited access and restrictions.

  • Each guest is required to wear a face mask
  • Everyone will sanitize upon entering and exiting a ride or exhibit
  • Seats will be spaced out to adhere to social distancing requirements
  • Employees will have daily temperature checks
  • The park will not be at maximum capacity due to coronavirus risks

The park is doing all it can to eradicate the risk of catching the coronavirus. However, there is no guarantee that the risk is 100% gone. Anyone who visits the park does so at their own risk.

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