Recently, one of our contributors got to take her adorable little boys to Legoland in beautiful, Carlsbad Ca. and breaks down some of the best attractions. Enjoy! Legoland California has been on our family bucket list since we moved to Southern California over a year ago and we finally got the chance to see it in action last week! We’ll give you the inside scoop to making the most of your visit and share with you the seven best Legoland attractions not to miss while you’re there! Taking older kids to Legoland, check out these fun things to do in Legoland with the older kids.
The 7 Best Legoland Attractions to enjoy with a toddler in tow!
Tips & Tricks to Visiting Legoland
- Get there when they first open for the shortest wait times and lightest crowds.
- Once you’re inside the park, walk to the back first and work your way to the front as the day progresses. This will also give shorter wait times because most people start at the front.
- Go during the off-season if you can. The water park is not open during this time, but there are a few water features still functioning such as fountains, splash pads, and water swings.
- Bring a change of clothes in case you do get wet!
- You are permitted to bring a small cooler with food and drinks. Check the website for size restrictions. The food available to purchase on site is mostly pizza, pasta, small salads, some sandwiches, and a limited Thai menu.
- If you plan to go during a high volume time (weekends or holidays), download their app to Reserve-A- Ride to claim your space in line and keep the waiting to a minimum.
- Located inside Fun Town is Urban Kitchen where you can make your own milkshake at the Create-a-Shake Counter!
Here it is: The 7 Best Attractions at Legoland California
Driving School and Junior Driving School
Located inside Fun Town, this driving track is a hit with kids young and old as they zoom around, stop at lights and learn the laws of the road with fellow drivers. Your little one will love driving around the area as the steer, bump and laugh throughout the little town. Don’t forget to stop and get your photo taken for a driver’s license souvenir.
Located in the Castle Hill Zone, grab some Apple Fries before you head to the playground, you won’t be sorry! Once you’re there, kids can play freely among rope courses, slide tubes and fun bridges. My older boy loved running through the obstacle course as well, so this is a great place to take the family.
*Pro Tip* – This is a great rest stop for parents as there is only one entrance and exit so, you can sit along one of the benches as your kids run around and have a great time.
LEGO Technic Coaster
Located in the Imagination Zone, this coaster is the perfect way to get the adrenaline pumping as you twist and turn. This is one of the most popular attractions in the park, so I recommend riding this ride early before the crowds come.
Captain Cranky’s Challenge
In the Pirate Shores Zone, this ride is sure to have your stomach turning while it sways back and forth on a u-shaped track. Not for those who get carsick/seasick. This ride really gave my boys a chuckle. Another great ride in the Pirate Shores is Splash Battle, where you ride a pirate ship and battle other ships in a splash battle. Don’t worry you only get a tiny bit wet.
Fun Town Police and Fire Academy
In the Fun Zone, kids can put out fires by shooting water and save the day! There is a great little ride where the whole family jumps into a fire truck and tries to put out fires. It is a nice little workout too as you have to pump the fire truck to get it moving.
Also, every day they have a fun little show that my little guy really enjoyed. It teaches about fire safety and also has plenty of fun to keep the kids entertained.
LEGO Build and Test
Located in the Imagination Zone, it’s a nice reprieve from the sun to head indoors and build some LEGO cars! They have a test track to race your creation with others and see how it holds up. We spent hours here! You will find out that your little one can build cars and race them for hours. This is really the ideal Legoland attraction for us parents who need a break, so take some time and enjoy a little break while your kiddo plays legos.
Deep Sea Adventure
Legoland’s newest attraction, located just before the Castle Hill Zone, takes you on a real submarine under the water where you can see sharks, stingrays and other sea creatures among buried treasure and of course, LEGOS!
Miniland USA is simply amazing. The land is a bunch of incredible cities built from LEGO’s. You will see Washington D.C., Las Vegas, New York and so much more. Plus, they have so many more cities to check out. One of the most popular is the Star Wars lands.
Other Great Legoland Attractions for Toddlers
There really is a ton of great activities at Legoland for toddlers. Don’t miss out on some of these other great Legoland attractions.
- Lost Kingdom Adventure
- Beetle Bounce
- Royal Joust
- Pirate Reef
- Skipper School
You can check out all the attractions at Legoland.com
With the beautiful weather and amazing attractions for kids, your family truly will have a great time at Legoland. Have a great time
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