A theme park made up only of Legos? Welcome to Legoland, in Carlsbad, California, a quick car ride from the heart of San Diego. First opened in March 1999, the park is divided into nine worlds based on sets released by this famous toy brand: The Beginning, Dino Island, Explore Village, Fun Town, Castle Hill, Miniland USA, Imagination Zone, Pirate Shores, and Land of Adventure. Boasting 50 super rides, shows and attractions, Legoland is great fun for the entire family—from mom and dad down to the littlest child. Be sure not to miss the Lost Kingdom Adventure in Land of Adventure, where guests ride an all-terrain roadster on a journey to recover stolen treasures; Splash Battle in Pirate Shores, with water cannons used to spray Lego pirates; or the Volvo Driving School in Fun Town, where even kids can learn to drive a car. Younger kids can play in the Musical Fountain and Playtown in Explore Village. Sea Life, an interactive Aquarium, is also a hit with the younger set. In summer 2010, Legoland California opened a Lego themed water park featuring a 45-foot-tall tower (built entirely by Legos); seven water slides; and a Build-A-Raft River. -Andrew Robinton

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Family Review of LEGOLAND California

Away Travel Expert: Cameron Walker
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 and 6 - 12
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • LEGOLAND's associated attractions—the SEA LIFE aquarium and a water park opening in summer 2010—make a multi-day visit worthwhile. And you'll save, too: Upgrade to a second day at all three parks for just $10.
  • There are a lot of kid-friendly foods here, particularly at The Market, which has choices like seasonal fresh fruit (including Carlsbad-grown strawberries), juices, yogurt and string cheese. They even have gluten-free options.
Maybe it sounds a little strange: a theme park based around LEGOs. But this place is a creative kid's paradise, with interactive activities and rides for those who often don't meet the height requirements at other parks (as well as more

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1 Legoland Dr.
Carlsbad, California 92008
Parking: July-Aug daily 10am-8pm; June daily 10am-5 or 6pm; off season Thurs-Mon 10am-5 or 6pm
Price: $59 adults, $47 seniors and children 3-12, free to children 2 and under

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 877/534-6526
Email: faq@legoland.com
Transportation: From I-5 take the Cannon Rd. exit east 1/2 mile, following signs for Legoland Dr
Price Information: $59 adults, $47 seniors and children 3-12, free to children 2 and under
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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