LEGOLAND® California in Carlsbad, CA

1 LEGOLAND Dr.Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Overview

With more than 60 thrilling rides and attractions themed after the popular LEGO® children’s toy, LEGOLAND® California Resort is the perfect theme park for kids and parents to experience together. Guests can explore creatively designed areas, including Dino Island, Castle Hill, Imagination Zone, Miniland USA, DUPLO® Village and LEGOLAND® WATER PARK, as well as themed shopping and dining venues.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Carlsbad Travel Experts
  • SEA LIFE® Aquarium located within walking distance.
  • Smoke-free park.
  • World's first LEGOLAND® WATER PARK is located inside the theme park.
  • New for Summer 2018: LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride!
  • Lockers and strollers available for a fee.
  • No outside food or drinks.
  • Parking fees apply.
  • Geared towards kids age 2-12.
  • Over 60 kid-friendly rides, shows & attractions.

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Diana K.

I didn't expect to have so much fun - but I did! We took our family there to celebrate our grandchildren's birthdays. It was priced really fair and there's a ton of different stuff to do. We got there early and rode rides then went to the see the Legos and to the Aquarium. It was a great time I will always cherish. Next time we'll stay another day and go to the waterpark too.

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Description

from LEGOLAND® California Resort
Join your favorite ninja heroes at a very special dojo training session in the new LEGO® NINJAGO®: Master of the 4th Dimension 4D film now open inside LEGOLAND® California Resort! Become part of the 4D action as Master Wu prepares the ninjas to take on the teachings of the mysterious ‘Scroll of the 4th Dimension’ but with disastrous consequences. Kai, Nya, Lloyd, Zane and Cole find themselves in a whole heap of trouble for not only them, but for the whole universe!

LEGOLAND has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including, LEGO NINJAGO World! Ninja work to become masters of the ancient art of Spinjitzu and demonstrate all that they have learned on the interactive LEGO NINJAGO The Ride. This interactive, cutting-edge, technological marvel allows riders to control animated fireballs, lightning, shockwaves and ice.

Inside LEGOLAND, you can enter a world of knights and princesses to conquer the Dragon Coaster. Kids can drive their own cars at Driving School. Make new friends at LEGO Friends Heartlake City.

The Resort is also home to the LEGOLAND Water Park featuring the LEGO Legends of CHIMA™ Water Park where you can splash and play. Right next door is the wonder-filled SEA LIFE® aquarium with the new Sea at Night display coming this spring featuring an amazing bioluminescence display.

There’s so much to do, you’ll want to spend the night. The amazing LEGOLAND Hotel is packed with themed LEGO features and the new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel is coming soon.

*Special ticketed events are not included in admission ticket.

Daily parking fees are:
Cars: $20
Campers/RV's: $30
Motorcycles: $10
Preferred Parking: $30

Reserve Los Angeles Customer Reviews

36 Reviews
Maria Ponce
Wilmington, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"fun in the sun"
June, 2018 NEW
We enjoyed our mini get away with the kids. They had lots of fun.
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Dana Daly
Las Vegas, NV
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"my first vacation with my grandkids"
June, 2018 NEW
We had the best time. All the staff and attraction were superb. Thank you
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JAMES Jones
tucson, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Legoland visit with grandkids"
June, 2018 NEW
Legoland for our 4 grandkids was perfect. Ages 5-13 was just the right age. We were able to park, visit Legoland, leave for an hour for lunch off-property, and with a parking receipt and hand stamp, return to complete an 9 hour day. We also decided to buy the pass that allowed for us to visit all venues and return a second time within 9 days to go to the waterpark on our second visit. Since you have to walk through Legoland to get to the waterpark, we new we would be walking a lot and, we would need towels for the grandkids, so we took a wagon and loaded it with towels and water shoes, and a small cooler with water. Perfect! We all walked well over 10,000 steps that day and stayed for another 8 - 9 hours.
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Tip: If you are going to the waterpark, it is a long walk and you will probably want to take towels-evein if you plan on changing. We had a wagon to hold all our stuff and the fact we didn't have to carry things around all that was was terrific. Also, if you think you want to go back a second day, buying the upgrad that allows you to go a second time in a 9 day period is really worth it. Kids liked all the rides, playing and building with legos. Some things don't open until 10AM, or later, so look at a map, ask questions and plan accordingly

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Judith B Reeves
Fairview PArk, OH
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fantastic creativity!!"
June, 2018 NEW
Great place for young children and parents/ grandparents. Some rides a little “ tight” for adults. 20-30 year old adults without children may not find the park especially stimulating.
The Miniland USA display was fascinating!!
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Tip: A child- oriented park

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Philip Crouse
Smithville, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"LEGOLAND WITH GRANDSONS"
June, 2018 NEW
First time to LEGOLAND with our 3 grandsons. It was fun. Glad there are activities and benches during the wait in some of the lines.
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Tip: Be prepared to wait in line and explain to children there will not be time to see it all. Lines are too long. You can bring in refillable water bottles and snacks. Driving school was great.

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Judith Logsdon
Houston, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best Day!"
May, 2018 NEW
LEGOLAND California was a part of my gift to my grandson for his 6th birthday. This was my second trip to LEGOLAND California, as I had taken my older grandson for his 5th birthday four years ago. We reside in Texas and a trip to California is a treat. I'm not sure who enjoyed LEGOLAND more - me or the boys. Both of my grandsons are HUGE LEGO fans. The rides are designed for the younger set, yes, but the fascination and creativity of LEGO construction is universal. Highly recommended!
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Tip: (1) Assess the crowd and take advantage of reserving rides in advance to circumvent long lines. (2) Visit the "LEGO Factory" to learn more about the history and development of LEGO.

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Reserve Los Angeles Customer
Mountain view , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"8 years old liked it"
May, 2018
I would say good for kids from 5 to 10, the rides designed for them. Buy reserve and go it worth is if it is a crowded day.
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Tip: 5 - 10 years old. Reserve and ride

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Jennifer Henderson
Sunnyvale , CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Day"
April, 2018
The creators of LegoLand put a great deal of thought into how to make parent's lives easier and have a great time for kids. I will say we were lucky to be able to go on a weekday when most schools were in session, so it was not crowded and the lines were very short for all rides. My two kids (3 and 6) could have spent days playing on the different playground there and riding a number of the rides. The driving school was a huge hit. There were many places where the adults could sit and relax while the kids ran themselves around. The aquarium was pretty cool too. Small as aquariums go, but definitely worth a look. We spent about hour at the aquarium and could have stayed longer (we were the last ones out at 30min past closing time).
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Tip: Check to see if the water park is open before you go. It is often closed in the off season. Head to the back of the park first as the lines for the first few rides tend to be long and those rides are not the most exciting.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Cesar L
"Family Vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2018 NEW
Legoland hotel and park has been one of the best experiences we have had with theme parks. We really enjoyed staying at the Legoland hotel and had an awesome experience at the park. Highly recommend this place for families, especially with younger children.
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Jessica W
"Successful Vacation with all 4 Kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2018 NEW
We just wanted a quick getaway with all of our children. We have 3 boys ages 13, 11, and 8 and a daughter who is 5. This was the perfect location for all of our children. Staying right at the hotel, having a complimentary breakfast buffet, early access to the park, and being able to quickly go back to the hotel was perfect for our family!
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noah5919
Toronto, Canada
"LEGOLAND"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2018 NEW
I went with my family to LEGO LAND while we were is California, all the different rides are fun but the mini land is by far the most impressive if you are in the area you should go but it’s a bit expensive.
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Russ L
Los Angeles, California
"First Time "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2018 NEW
This is my first visit here. I took my 6 year old nephew. Plenty of parking and very organized. This theme park is really good for kids but not for adults. My nephew is barely tall enough to ride the roller coasters so he loved it. The displays were okay, a little bit disappointing for me but nephew loved it. Also the price is too expensive comparably to other theme parks.
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Bludragon111
Las Vegas, Nevada
"Staying in the park was the ultimate experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2018 NEW
We have 2 boys, ages 5 and 6. This was the perfect age. Our youngest is 43 inches tall. Most rides you need to be a minimum of 42 inches tall. My suggestion is don't go to Legoland until your kids are this height so that they get the full experience of the park. We stayed in a Ninjago room inside California Hotel. It was clean and well designed for us and the kids. There is a treasure hunt which is a great perk for the kids. When staying inside the hotel there are events for them at all times, Lego playground, Lego movies in pool at night, dance parties, plays, they really built both hotel experiences around the kids. We visited both they are 50 ft from each other. When staying at the park you get free breakfast at the buffet. The buffet had great food and a lot of items to choose from. There was always a Lego character inside the buffet when we were there during breakfast and dinner. You can easily take a personalized picture with them. The staff is extremely friendly everywhere you go. We were celebrating both of the boys birthdays for this trip. When we checked in the front desk give each birthday boy a giant pin with their name and birthday age on it. Everywhere we went the staff said "Happy Birthday" and for each meal brought out a desert and sang a song. It was the ultimate, I highly recommend it. These two boys will never forget this birthday trip. When you stay at the hotel you also get to enter the park early however they have limited rides open so plan to hit the big roller coasters for that 30 min head start. There are three roller coasters that always have a long wait time. SUGGESTIONS: Book 3 days and 2 nights with park hopper pass. We arrived approximately 1 hour prior to check in on a Thursday afternoon and were able to unpack, explore both hotels, have the kids play at hotel playgrounds, go to pool and then relax. On Friday morning we had breakfast and were front in line for the big reveal of Legoland park, the boys were ecstatic! We stayed from 9am to 5pm taking our time and exploring each section of the general park areas. The evening in the hotel again was filled with another treasure hunt, dance party, movies at the pool, plays put on by the staff, beer and wine for Mom and Dad, and a visit to the playground. On Saturday, we packed up, gave our bags to valet, ate breakfast and for early entry to the park we hit the big coaster first, rode twice in a row!!! Then we headed for both water parks. They have lockers there for a 10.00 charge for your valuables (large backpack size plus. We saved the Aquarium until the very end. It only takes about 30 minutes. We left the park at approximately 4pm, got our car from valet and headed to the next destination. We were able to explore the whole park in that time frame with out any problems. Saturday was super busy so I would recommend mid week but our boys had the time of their lives, it was worth every penny and I wouldn't have changed a thing. MAKE SURE THEY ARE AT LEAST 42INCHES TALL!! you won't regret this trip if you are looking to make it about your kids :)
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Frequently Asked Questions about LEGOLAND® California Resort

Does a WATER PARK ticket need to be used the same day as LEGOLAND®?
Yes. The WATER PARK is only accessible through LEGOLAND®, so it must be used on the same day.

Can we visit just the WATER PARK without going into LEGOLAND®?
No, the WATER PARK is only accessible through LEGOLAND®. Therefore, you must also purchase an admission to LEGOLAND® in order to access the WATER PARK.

Can we bring outside food and beverage to the LEGOLAND® WATER PARK?
You may bring any outside food and beverage that has been purchased inside LEGOLAND®. You may not bring food from outside of the Park.

Does LEGOLAND® California have a Baby Care Center?
Yes. Our Model Mom Baby Care Center is centrally located in the Fun Town area of the park, close to Driving School and the Fun Town Market Restaurant. Here you will find a baby-changing area with diapers, rocking chairs for nursing mothers and highchairs, as well as a refrigerator and microwave for preparing a baby's meal.

What is the food and beverage policy at LEGOLAND®?
Please note that coolers and outside food are not permitted in the Park, however bottled water and any food or beverages required for specific dietary needs are allowed.

Are locker rentals available?
Yes, lockers are available throughout the park for an additional fee.

What is the pet policy at LEGOLAND®?
Pets are not allowed at the park.  However, service animals are welcome in most locations throughout the Park and can accompany a guest via the standard queue. All service animals must be on a leash at all times, not display any hostile behavior towards other guests.

What is the smoking policy at LEGOLAND®?
In line with our family-friendly values and top priority for the safety of children, LEGOLAND® California Resort is a smoke-free park and all smoking is therefore prohibited within the park (including e-cigarettes). Guests wishing to smoke may exit the Park gates to do so.  A designated smoking section is available outside of the Park for those guests that choose to smoke.

Are strollers available to rent?
Strollers can be rented on a first-come, first-served basis at The Marketplace, in The Beginning. You are also welcome to bring your own stroller or wagon.

  • Single strollers: $14.00
  • Double strollers: $17.00
  • Infant strollers: $14.00
Are wheelchairs available to rent?
Wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECV) are available at The Marketplace in The Beginning on a first-come, first served basis. In fairness to all parties, reservations are not accepted.  Guests may also bring their own wheelchairs and ECVs.
  • Wheelchair: $15.00
  • Electric Convenience Vehicles with Canopy and USB Charge Outlet: $50.00
Guests must be at least 18 years of age to rent and/or operate an ECV.

Are backpacks allowed?
You are welcome to bring a backpack into the Park.

How much is parking at LEGOLAND®?
  • Cars: $20
  • Campers/RVs: $30
  • Motorcycles: $10
  • Preferred Parking: $30
Re-entry available with valid parking stub during same day of visit. Buses and bicycles are free. Handicapped parking spaces are available near the park entrance, with valid placard.

Is admission to the new LEGO® CHIMA WATER PARK included in regular WATER PARK admission?
Yes, admission to the new LEGO® CHIMA WATER PARK is included with the Resort Hopper ticket and the WATER PARK Hopper ticket. You can upgrade a LEGOLAND® only ticket or SEA LIFE® Hopper ticket to include admission to the WATER PARK at Guest Services or at the WATER PARK entrance.

Do toddlers (ages 1-2) have to pay admission to the WATER PARK?
Toddlers (ages 1-2 years) are required to have an admission ticket for WATER PARK entry ($5).

Can we bring coolers to the park?
No, you may not bring any coolers of any size inside LEGOLAND® or the WATER PARK.

Are strollers allowed?
Yes, you may bring in your strollers. Designated stroller parking is not available.

Can I bring in my own chair to the LEGOLAND® WATER PARK?
No, we provide chairs on a first-come, first-served basis.