Posted Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:54 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Legoland California, which is based on the popular Lego toy blocks and their miniature figures, enjoyed a banner year and has plans to expand with a hotel and water park for 2010.
Read more from The Union Tribune.
I think it is a lot cheaper to build a park for small children than tweeners and coaster geeks. They added a simple slide last year. When we took our 4-year-old last month, he spent half the time doing the slide. With their high attendance, high admission price, and low capital expenditure, they must be making a bundle.
Unfortunately, our kid can only last a few hours. So >$150 for just a few hours seems a bit high. It makes more sense to get a season pass. But if we're going to fork out the big bucks for a season pass, Disneyland makes more sense for us.
I understand the San Diego Zoo is adding a play area this year. With free parking and a really cheap admission price, they'll probably be getting more of our business this next year. They must have a large endowment or something to be giving away the gate like that. Running a zoo must be more expensive than a traditional amusement park.
Running a zoo must be more expensive than a traditional amusement park.
Well for one thing, there's a lot more crap to deal with, mostly from the animals and the PeTA people. ;) Even when the zoo isn't open, you still need people to feed the animals & clean the pens. And if you think the vet bills are bad for your canary or poodle, you'd probably be shocked by the bills for a polar bear or a camel.
I'm now 18 but remember when I was about 10 at Lego Land and loved it because it had the perfect combination of rides other interactive activities ( build a lego car and race them! then I had to make my parents BUY the car set or I and probably every other kid there who didn't get it would throw a fit! ) looking back at it, it was almost a perfect idea.
I am glad to hear this park is still doing extremely well through the tough times. Great park I need to go back with my kids when I get older.
Wow, has the park really been around long enough for kids to start bringing their kids? Where does the time go?!
Speaking of fits, that happened to us at that shop located right by the exit. Sheesh!
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