LEGOLAND California celebrates its 20th. birthday today! And in honor of it’s special day, I’m sharing tips to help make your visit awesome. Theres’s so much to do and see, like the new LEGO Movie 2 Experience …and for an additional cost there’s the Sea Life Aquarium and Water Park.
LEGOLAND CA is a family favorite of ours, so if you haven’t been, this is the year to plan your visit. Plus, the theme park is paying the birthday fun forward to its younger guests – all children ages 12 and under get free admission on their birthday all year long!
Other year-long celebration includes a new interactive Birthday Dance Party, LEGO Friends birthday show, exclusive birthday desserts, pop badges and more. The new shows can be seen daily now through Sept. 1 and are filled with singing, dancing and characters for all families to enjoy.
Ready to plan your visit? Here are some helpful tips before you head there.
5 Awesome Tips
Look for deals.
If your visit doesn’t fall on your child’s birthday, don’t worry. There’s plenty of deals out there to help save money, you just have to do a little Google search. LEGOLAND.com also shares deals, including package rates with their hotels.
Check website for info.
The hours of operation varies, so if you’ve got a date in mind – be sure to check. Keep in mind that most weekday hours close at 5pm. Also when traveling with kids, check height requirements for the rides – save yourself from the disappointment and talk to them about the rides they can and cannot go on. Our favorite family ride is their new Deep Sea Adventure ride – perfect for all ages!
Pack the essentials.
The parking lot is a short walk to the entrance, so pack that stroller-up since you won’t need to take it apart to hop on a tram. 🙂 There’s a few water attractions at the park (if you decided not to visit LEGOLAND Water Park) so be sure to bring extra clothes and towels. Outside food & drinks are not permitted BUT snacks and water are! We bring our reusable bottles and refill them when needed. Don’t forget sunblock!
Before we head down to park – I remind my kids to bring any LEGO Minifigures they’d like to trade. Think Disney’s Pin trading but with LEGO figures. You can find tradable Minifigures at food kiosks and on Park employees’ name badges. It’s so much fun! If you don’t have any to trade, stop by the shop to purchase a blind bag and maybe your child will want to trade.
Download the App.
The mobile app is a time saver! You can purchase tickets, check wait-time and showtimes…and so much more.