Dino Valley at Legoland CA Spring 2024

At the all-new Dino Valley, LEGOLAND California takes a step back to the past with dinosaur-themed rides and attractions. See what’s new and what to expect!
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Dino Valley at Legoland CA
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What Can You Expect in Dino Valley at Legoland California

Dino Valley Sign at Legoland CaliforniaMain Plaza Just Inside Legoland Ca

This spring, Southern California will experience a prehistoric blast from the past at LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad with the brand-new Dino Valley!

This section of the park is themed around dinosaurs, bringing them to life through LEGO builds, rides, interactive play areas, and a fun theme that transforms the park.

LEGOLAND is no stranger to special seasonal events, like the LEGO NINJAGO Weekends and the upcoming LEGO World Parade. Dino Valley is a spring celebration that also commemorates the park’s 25th anniversary.

Entrance into Legoland Ca
Entrance into Legoland Ca

Getting in the Attraction: Best Price

Dino Valley land will open to all guests of the LEGOLAND park on March 22, 2024. Unlike the park’s SEA LIFE Aquarium or the Water Park, you don’t need to pay extra to visit if you’ve already purchased admission for LEGOLAND California.

Want to add water park rides and an aquarium to your itinerary? With LEGOLAND California park hopper tickets, you’ll also get to visit SEA LIFE and the LEGOLAND Water Park.

Keep costs low with a Go City San Diego pass, as LEGOLAND is part of the All-inclusive pass. Save on admission and dozens of other attractions around San Diego as well, such as the San Diego Zoo. Use our discount code GVSD5OFF for an even better price!

Looking up at the Legoland Castel Hotel
Looking up at the Legoland Castel Hotel

Book Your Hotel Now

With the unveiling of a brand new land, LEGOLAND will likely draw crowds of guests who want to experience Dino Valley right when it opens. If you’re planning on going early, it helps to book your hotel in advance.

Many guests opt to stay at a LEGOLAND hotel, such as the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel or the LEGOLAND California Resort which are both right on the property.

Looking for another option? We recommend Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a resort and spa that isn’t far from South Carlsbad State Beach.

If you’d like more options, we put together a list of the best hotels near LEGOLAND that would be a helpful read!

Local Tips
Capture Prehistoric Creatures!
Make sure to bring a camera with a wide-angle lens or panoramic feature! Dino Valley offers breathtaking views of larger-than-life dinosaur replicas set amidst lush greenery and winding paths.

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Explore the New & Redone Rides at Dino Valley in Legoland California

Boats at the Coast Cruise at Legoland Ca
Boats at the Coast Cruise at Legoland Ca

Dino Valley will feature three rides, two of which are completely new and one of which has been given a revamp to prepare for the park’s opening.

Coastersaurus

Dino Valley is built on the site of LEGOLAND California’s old Explorer Island area, which will transform into the new theme. The Coastersaurus ride, which has been part of Explorer Island since 2004, will be repurposed for the new section of the theme park.

Coastersaurus is an exciting dinosaur-themed roller coaster ride. The twists and turns of the ride will take you through the thick Jurassic jungle and past large dinosaur setpieces as tall as the coaster itself.

All riders must be 36” tall, and anyone below 48” must be accompanied by an adult.

Explorer River Quest

One of the new rides set to open with Dino Valley, Explorer River Quest takes riders through the forests of Dino Valley on the hunt for the powerful creatures lurking within. Search for LEGO’s rarest dinosaur on this thrilling track ride!

There is no minimum height requirement for this ride, but anyone under 48” tall must ride with someone 14 or older.

DUPLO® Little Dino Trail

Themed around the LEGO DUPLO brand, this ride lets you take a safari trek through a dino-themed jungle as you hunt for a hiding DUPLO dinosaur. Keep an eye on your surroundings as your cart follows the track, and snap a picture using the built-in camera when you find the hiding dinosaur!

The DUPLO Little Dino Trail ride has no minimum height requirement, making it suitable for even the youngest visitors to the theme park. Riders 48" or under must be accompanied by a rider who is 14 or older.

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Create family memories at LEGOLAND California! Admission is included with your All-Inclusive Go City pass - enjoy over 60 rides and attractions! Bundle admission with Birch Aquarium at Scripps or the Safari Park for the ultimate day of savings!
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Local Tips
What attractions are included with a Go City San Diego pass?

Attractions that you can visit with a Go City San Diego pass include:

The San Diego Zoo, Birch Aquarium, SeaWorld, Safari Park, LEGOLAND, Harbor Cruise, USS Midway Museum, the NAT Museum, Whaley House, PETCO Park Tour, iFLY San Diego and many, many more!

Want to save more? Use our exclusive discount code GVSD5OFF to save an extra 5%!

Creative Exploration in the New Interactive Dino Build and Play Area

Ninjago Training Camp Play Structure at Legoland Ca
Ninjago Training Camp Play Structure at Legoland Ca

The centerpiece of Dino Valley, aside from its rides, is the new dino build and play area. This interactive dino area encourages kids to dig for fossils and other hidden treasures.

After trying out the dino dig, guests will also have the chance to exercise their creativity by creating LEGO dinosaur builds.

Have Fun With Your Family at the Meet & Greets

Emmets Superstore Live Show at Legoland Ca
Emmets Superstore Live Show at Legoland Ca

Dino Valley will feature costumed LEGO friends roaming the trails. When you see one, say hi and take some photos!

In addition to meet-and-greets, the new theming of Dino Valley allows for plenty of great photo opportunities. Kids can pose in front of the jungle backdrop or one of the park’s supersized LEGO models.

The park will open with a stegosaurus model that stretches over 11 feet long, all made entirely out of LEGO blocks. This brightly-colored dino is animated and can swing its tail and head. It is the first of many LEGO models planned for the theme park in the future!

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