My boys love LEGOLAND California. We’ve been several times over the past few years and have learned a few things in the process. Today I am sharing a few tips to help make your trip to LEGOLAND more fun.
1. Shop Early Or Else…
Seriously do NOT wait until the end of the day to shop at the gift shop. LEGOLAND has a huge selection of LEGO sets and other fun LEGO merchandise but EVERYONE and their mother will be shopping when LEGOLAND closes. Trust me on this… We made the mistake on the last trip, telling the boys we would let them pick out a set as we left. HA. HA. The joke was on us, the store was insanely crowded and the register to check out was easily 20 people deep. Our hotel shuttle was picking us up in 20 minutes, there was no way we could let them shop and catch our ride. If you plan on buying anything, do it earlier in the day – after lunch at the latest. If you don’t want to carry your purchases around the park, use their free package service. Even with long pick up lines, it still beats browsing a crowded store and then waiting in an even longer line to buy everything! We had to sweet talk the boys into ordering a couple of LEGO sets on Amazon at the hotel. With free 2-day prime shipping, the sets were at our house the day after we drove home.
2. Bring Extra Clothes
The LEGOLAND water park (which we haven’t tried yet) isn’t open during the off-season. There is a super fun water play area though in LEGOLAND that is though. Come prepared with a change of clothes and towel for your kiddos. The boys actually wore their swim trunks to the park, then we just changed them into their swim shirts before they started playing. Afterward they were much more comfortable exploring the park in a dry set of clothes. LEGOLAND does offer those huge dryers you stand inside as a last resort, I’m not sure how much they cost though…
3. Bring Mini Figures
Did you know you can trade mini figures at LEGOLAND? Simply bring complete LEGO mini figures from home (Must include head, body and legs – accessories are bonus) and ask any Model Citizen (LEGOLAND employee) to trade. You can also purchase new mini figures in the gift shops to trade as well. This is a fun way to bring home a souvenir without spending any money.
4. Visit Popular Rides During Shows
The most popular rides can have long lines. I would recommend riding those as soon as you arrive as the park only gets busier as the day goes on. Another trick is to ride popular rides during live shows. Many families will plan their day around seeing a show so the lines will be lower while they are watching.
Do you have any LEGOLAND tips to share? I’d love to hear them!
Disclosure: We were given 2 media tickets to LEGOLAND. As always, all opinions and experiences are my own. We purchased two additional tickets with our own money, I recommend checking MouseSavers for any possible ticket deals.
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