Wednesday, July 28, 2004 10:50 AM
Im going on a family trip to San Diego in a few weeks..i was wondering what this park is like? Keep in mind, ill be with the family and kids..
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 11:09 AM
Perfect for family and kids. I don't see how you couldn't have fun there. I think the kids will love you for it. ;)
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 12:22 PM
Legoland is an awesome park. It DOES require an attitude adjustment for the normal enthusiast, as it's pretty short on the thrills...but there is so much there that's unique and fun. It will make you feel like a kid again, especially if you take little kids with you when you visit.
Tips: Head to the back of the park and knock out Skipper School, Driving School, and the Sky Cycles first. These have slow throughput. All the coasters move people through fairly quickly. Save the indoor attractions for the afternoon. The food is good throughout the park. There's a play area in the castle section of the park that's just awesome...save that for the afternoon, when you're beat and the kids are still going. And beware, it can get REALLY hot at the park, despite it being only a mile away from the ocean. The water play area in kiddieland is the only place in the park to get wet.
Lastly, make sure to carve out a chunk of time to spend checking out Miniland in the center of the park. This is easily my favorite part of the park...it's just hypnotic to watch, and amazing to see all the little details crammed in everywhere. Have a great time at this unique park, your kids will love it!
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 12:46 PM
Agree about Mini World. I could spend the entire day marveling at it. Sadly, both times I was there, my niece and nephew were sprinting through it on their way to the next ride. They couldn't really appreciate all the details.
The Dragos is also a very cool ride. It's not just a kiddie coaster, it's also a dark ride!
Edit... Forgot to mention, get the Apple Fries. The consession is at the top of the hill, in the Castle themed area. *** Edited 7/28/2004 4:47:46 PM UTC by Soggy***
Coaster Art Guy
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 12:50 PM
Apple Fries GOOOOD. Seriously if you like Lego's at all, you cant help but have a good time at this park. It is worth the trip.
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 12:52 PM
Is Legoland still there?
I thought it was pretty much destroyed when everything there mutated and came to life and started wreaking havoc (all a result of toxic and nuclear wastes that Montgomery Burns had burried under it).
Hey... wait a minute... you mean this is REALITY?!
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 2:21 PM
So it's REALITY?!
"Well huzzah, huzzah. I'll just throw back my legs and pollute my britches with delight."
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 2:56 PM
I just went to Legoland last week. I had an absolute blast, it is so much fun. Legoland has to be the most amazing place I have ever seen in my life. Miniland alone is worth the price of admission. Go for the atmosphhere, not the rides. The lego buildings throughout the park and the little touches everywhere make it an incredible place. The rides are fun, not thrilling, but fun because of the theming and atmosphere. I highly recommend Legoland.
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 3:41 PM
I thought the Aquazon Wave Racers was an incredibly unique and fun ride. I'd like to see more and possibly larger versions of this ride at other parks. Very cool!
And yes, I'd go just for Miniland. Have fun!
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 3:56 PM
The park has Lego ducks in the ponds...how could one not
have fun there?!? ;)
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 4:26 PM
If one were a real duck trying to get a little action... ;)
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 4:28 PM
...or if one wasn't allowed to bring their Lego duck rifle into the park. ;-)
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 4:29 PM
Ditto what everyone has already said, great family park with unique amazing attractions that aren't meant to thrill, but all very well themed/detailed and definitely big on the fun factor. Sure am glad Lego picked Cali for their first US park, lucky to have such a beautiful park close by.
If the park is open late enough on your visit, be sure to check out Miniland at night before you leave for the day, when it's all lit with thousands of lights, especially stunning!
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:06 AM
It looks like a really cool park from all the attractions listed, albeit a very expensive park. It's $7 to park plus $43.95 for admission if you're an adult (anyone over 12 years of age).
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:10 AM
All Socal parks are getting really expensive these days. I'm sure there's a discount to be had somewhere
Thursday, July 29, 2004 11:31 AM
thanks for all the info guys...ill be out in San Diego from August 22-29th....we are planning to hit Legoland, Disney, and Knotts..time permitting of course..
Thursday, July 29, 2004 12:57 PM
Yeah, Blocko Land is fun, but beware the square wheels on the parking lot tram.
Legoland is actually quite a bit of fun, but is aimed mostly at kids. Adults can have a lot of fun there too though, just hit the lower capacity attractions first. Aquazone Wave Racers is a ton of fun. The mack mouse coaster is fun too, with great theming for the cars. They are missing out by not offering a construction kit to build a replica of one.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 1:08 PM
I have to agree with everyone that this is a very fun park, but definitely not a thrill park. We loved it so much that we are doing a guide/story in out next magazine issue. Don't forget to take your time going through mini-land and find all the funny things the figures are doing!