There are always new things happening at LEGOLAND California, this year the big new thing for my boys was opening of the new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel! Between checking out new things, and visiting old favorites there are always plenty of fun things to do at LEGOLAND!
Best New Things to do at LEGOLAND This Summer
- Stay at the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel
- Ride the LEGO City: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride
- Watch LEGO NINJAGO – Master of the 4th Dimension
Things to do at LEGOLAND: Stay at the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel
A few months ago we spent a night at the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel and had a blast. From LEGO models, a scavenger hunt, live entertainment, and extremely LEGO themed rooms, there is no stopping the LEGO fun at this hotel. Check out our LEGOLAND Castle Hotel review for more details about this fun new hotel at LEGOLAND California.
Things to do at LEGOLAND: Ride LEGO City: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride
LEGOLAND California just opened its latest ride, LEGO City: Deep See Adventure submarine ride. I toured the project while it was still under construction a few months ago. The attraction recently opened and is full of fun LEGO details and live sea animals during a 4 minute underwater submarine ride.
Things to do at LEGOLAND: Watch LEGO Ninjago – Master of the 4th Dimension
A new 4D movie debuted this year at LEGOLAND California. LEGO Ninjago – Master of the 4th Dimension takes guests on a fun new adventure with their favorite ninjas: Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane, Lloyd, Nya, and Master Wu. Watching a 3D movie at the Lego Showplace Theater is one of our favorite things to do at LEGOLAND on a busy day.
More Fun things to do at LEGOLAND this summer:
Visit Ninjago World
Speaking of Ninjago, don’t forget about Ninjago world, it’s still a fairly new area. The new Ninjago ride is an interactive 4-D ride that lets guests battle the Great Devourer. You’ll also find a Zane’s Temple Build, a LEGO building station, and several interactive Ninjago skills activities throughout the area. Kai’s interactive spinners were one of the boys’ favorite activities.
Stay the original LEGOLAND Hotel in the new Ninjago rooms
Last year the original LEGOLAND California Hotel unveiled 20 new Ninjago themed rooms. These rooms feature Cole, Nya, Kai & Lloyd. it sounds like an awesome place for your little ninja to stay.
Visit LEGO Friends Heartlake City
LEGO Friends fans will love the Heartlake City area. It features a beautiful carousel and the Friends Forever Stage where live Friends perform LEGO Friends to the Rescue.
LEGO Boat Races
My boys LOVE the LEGO Boat Races. We discovered this activity a few years ago and they easily spend an hour or two there on every visit. It’s similar to the build and race LEGO car activity except with water. 🙂
We always come prepared to trade minifigures and pay attention to each shop or ride we visit, you never know when you will find the coolest minifigure to trade for. Click here to learn more about trading LEGO minifigures.
New LEGO Star Wars Display
We love checking out the newest Miniland displays everytime we visit and of course the Star Wars section is our favorite. The newest LEGO Star Wars Miniland installment is The Force Awakens Miniland model display and includes six scenes representing the first 30 minutes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features the 16ft long Star Destroyer Finalizer, made of more than 350,000 LEGO bricks!
Get Wet at LEGOLAND California
Get Wet at LEGOLAND without paying for a LEGOLAND water park admission. Soak-N-Sail is an interactive splash pad and water play area and a must stop for us on every visit to LEGOLAND. I was happy to see new changing rooms right next to it last year. The changing rooms are much more convenient than trekking to the nearest bathroom with soaking wet kiddos.
Splash Battle is nearby and the boys love to sweet talk me into riding it. Personally, I prefer standing along the sidelines soaking them as their boat passes by. If you really want to get soaked check out Pirate Reef, a flume style water ride.
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WHERE TO STAY WHEN VISITING LEGOLAND:
If you are looking to splurge, we’ve enjoyed our stays at both the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel and LEGOLAND Hotel. With free breakfast, extremely fun themed room and early access to LEGOLAND, they are a great place to stay for families who want to be within steps of the LEGOLAND entrance.
There are quite a few hotels nearby that aren’t as expensive though, many with shuttles to LEGOLAND which helps you avoid the daily parking fee. We really liked the West Inn & Suites Carlsbad and Hyatt Place Vista/Carlsbad.
If you go a few minutes down the freeway, you can stay right on the beach at the
Carlsbad Beach Inn Resort. There is no shuttle but it’s a really lovely property with beach access and some condo style rooms are available. You can really save money on meals with a full kitchen!
I received complimentary admission for myself but purchased LEGOLAND tickets for the boys. All opinions and experiences are our own.