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Photo Trip Report: Legoland California

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:53 pm
by JimmyBo
Legoland California. This is a park that I will always enjoy. Not only is it 10 minutes from where I grew up (and still 10 minutes from my dad's house) but I am a huge LEGO fan and thankfully my boys are as well. We decided to stay on property this time and I will tell you now, that it is totally worth it.

This report will be broken into 3 parts...

Legoland Part I
Legoland Part II
Castle Hotel

Legoland Part I -
We surprised our boys with a visit during our Fall Break this year. They had no idea we were going here and they were totally excited. My oldest, Jackson, remembers visiting 3 years ago and remembered some rides. My youngest, Griffin, wasn't tall enough to ride pretty much anything last time (which is silly for a family park) so this time we made sure he was tall enough to ride a majority of the rides.
My youngest finally rode his first roller coaster (and then his second) and he is a huge fan of them. He now wants to ride every roller coaster in the world (but still needs to grow before that can be accomplished.) My oldest still isn't too sure about them, but thankfully Legoland is not all about coasters, its about just having a fun time with your family...as long as the kids are tall enough to ride some rides.
The only thing that is a bummer about Legoland is that they still do have height restrictions on some of the rides. It didn't bother us this time at all, but I kept hearing families being disappointed that their kids couldn't rides some rides because they weren't tall enough. Here's an idea, look at the website and height restrictions on the rides before you come to the park. Crazy, I know!
Anyway, on to the first Part as the pictures will explain our glorious and AWESOME adventure through Legoland!

Re: Photo Trip Report: Legoland California

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:44 pm
by SharkTums
Great first part! I really do love the legoland parks.

And as someone with a kid, I totally get the frustrating height restrictions thing. It's everywhere!!!

Re: Photo Trip Report: Legoland California

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:27 pm
by JimmyBo
Legoland Part II

Re: Photo Trip Report: Legoland California

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:35 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! I agree Ninjago is awesome. I think it's a bigger arm workout than Toy Story Mania.

The Legoland parks are the perfect kids parks minus all the slow moving lines.

Re: Photo Trip Report: Legoland California

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:02 pm
by JimmyBo
Castle Hotel
I don't even know where to begin with this place. When we booked this place far in advance and didn't tell the boys we were going to go here, we didn't know what to expect. Well, it exceeded anything we expected. The staff, the resort, the amenities, the atmosphere and the overall experience was just AWESOME! I will say that if you want to visit Legoland for more than one day, then i highly recommend staying at one of the resorts on site. When we were there, the Legoland Hotel was closed so we only got to see the Castle Hotel but we were not sad about that. There were so many things everywhere to keep anyone and everyone entertained.
I will let the photos speak for themselves but if we ever decide to do Legoland again for more than a day, we will definitely be going to the Castle Hotel again.
Enjoy!

Re: Photo Trip Report: Legoland California

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:15 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
What an incredible trip. Glad to see the kids were so excited about it.

Re: Photo Trip Report: Legoland California

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:04 am
by SharkTums
I'm a little sad that they're basically giving up on the 'girl lego' section, but I get it. The hotels are super fun, glad the boys enjoyed it almost as much as you! =)

Re: Photo Trip Report: Legoland California

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:47 am
by Taylor Finn
That hotel is seriously awesome. Love the bit about the scavenger hunt and lego sets. Great report!

Re: Photo Trip Report: Legoland California

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:27 am
by jynx242
WOW! I don't know if I'd be able to get my little guy out of the hotel and hotel playground to actually go into the park! What a great report. Thank you for sharing it.

David

Re: Photo Trip Report: Legoland California

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:24 am
by jedimaster1227
I was so excited to see another JimmyBo trip report show up in the forums today! I really like Legoland Florida, so one of these days when I have kids, I'm sure I'll go out of my way to visit Legoland California when I take them out to SoCal. Thank you so much for sharing! =)

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This picture is so crisp... Now all I want is Granny's Apple Fries! :lover: