|Logan & Kira at the front entrance|
Where did the time go? My baby will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall! Logan and Kira are both growing up so fast… and we want to make some lasting memories, so we decided to keep the kids home this summer and go on a nice family vacation. We decided to go to Legoland.
So why Legoland? In Southern California you have so many options ~ Disneyland, Legoland, Sea World, Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, etc. Well… it was mainly because of their newest attraction: Pirate Reef! If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know my son is obsessed with pirates. We knew we were going to be heading down south to visit Grandma & Grandpa for 4th of July (camping…yeah)… so in attempt to save a little cash we decided to make our trip extra LONG. We left early and added our family vacation to our camping trip ~ 2 days at Legoland & 4 days camping! Whoa-who!
Legoland was a great place to take the kids this summer. We lucked out with the weather (not too hot, not too cold). Note to parents: Check the height and age restrictions before buying your tickets. Kira was just shy of 36″ and they measured her each time we went on a ride. Her head barely touched the bar…but it did touch, so she lucked out and was able to ride many of the rides with us. Logan was 40″ so he was able to ride more than his sister. Kira wasn’t happy about that, but it worked out fine.
The kids were too short to go down the BIG slides at the water park! So if you are looking to slip and slide, make sure your kids are tall enough. We were able to play in the kiddy area and ride around the “Build-A-Raft” River. Oh…and make sure you are wearing shorts & shoes if you want to get WET in Legoland (any ride outside of the waterpark area). We had to buy Kira a pair of shorts so she could go on a few of the rides.
Though we had a blast, we won’t be returning to Legoland until Kira is at least 40″… we might even wait until both kids are 48″ so they can enjoy all the rides and attractions.
- Check the height and age restrictions before buying your tickets.
- Upgrade to the park hopper pass. Yes you can have tons of fun in just Legoland, but if you are spending more than 1 day you will want the park hopper pass so you can enjoy the water park and sea life too!
- If you are going to do the water park the same day as Legoland, then bring your suit and towel directly to the water park area, rent a locker, and store your gear while you play. You will be able to open and close the locker throughout the day. (We made the mistake of leaving our suits in the hotel room and had to walk back to change.)
- You have to wear shorts & shoes on any ride in the park…so girls, you can’t just wear your swimsuit…you must have shorts on too.
- Bring sunscreen! Sunny or not, you will want to apply sunscreen. There is a lot of shady areas to relax in, but when you are walking around or waiting in line you will want to be protected.
LEGOLAND® California Resort has a lot that’s new to make your visit the most memorable ever. This summer, play your part at Pirate Reef. Families choose the blue ship or the red ship and fire water cannons across the ships’ bows. To add to the excitement, you can join a buccaneer-filled boat as it races down a flume between the battling ships. The Resort features more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, including the new LEGO® STAR WARS™ Miniland area and the world’s first LEGOLAND Water Park with fun slides and a lazy river where you can build your own LEGO themed raft. At SEA LIFE™ Aquarium, you’ll find undersea creatures like sea stars, sharks and stingrays, along with interactive discovery zones. And our newest exhibit, CLAWS! is a real grabber, showcasing crabs and other crustaceans in an up-close encounter. For Resort information, call (760) 918-LEGO or visit www.LEGOLAND.com.
This is NOT a sponsored post. I just wanted to share my vacation with you.