LEGOLAND® California in Carlsbad, CA

1 LEGOLAND Dr.Carlsbad, CA 92008
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LEGOLAND® California Resort in Carlsbad, California

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.
  • 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 had so much fun! 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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from LEGOLAND® California Resort
Celebrating 20 YEARS
AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® California Resort, where families with children ages 2-12 can enjoy more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions! This summer, dive underwater on the new LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride. The adventure begins on a real LEGO® submarine that takes you on a hunt for treasure. On your journey, you’ll encounter all kinds of real sea creatures, as well as bright LEGO fish and scuba divers. Head to Castle Hill and enter a world of knights and princesses to conquer the Dragon Coaster, get a Driver’s License in Fun Town and marvel at cities built entirely out of millions of LEGO® bricks in Miniland. Soak up the sun and cool off as you splash and play at the LEGOLAND Water Park with over 10 million gallons of fun! LEGOLAND Resort is also home to SEA LIFE® Aquarium, featuring the new Sea at Night exhibit where you can learn more about bioluminescence. There’s so much to do you’ll want to stay the night. Located steps away from the Park entrance, the amazing LEGOLAND Hotels, including the new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel, both have 250 themed rooms and are packed with LEGO features.

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.

In celebration of 20 YEARS children ages, 3-12 may receive a free admission ticket on their birth date. Those turning 13 will not be eligible. Children 2 and under get in free to LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE any time.
Must present proof of birth date upon arrival at a LEGOLAND California ticket booth to receive a free admission ticket. Forms of valid identification include: Original Birth Certificate, Passport, Government Issued ID
NO PHOTOCOPIES ACCEPTED. Offer valid for admission from January 1 - December 31, 2019. For more information please visit Legoland's website /birthday for more information.

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 now open.

*Special ticketed events are not included in admission ticket.

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

San Diego Customer Reviews

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Cynthia M.
Gilbert, AZ
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun"
July 2019 NEW
Fun trip. Lots of rides are aimed for younger kids. But a pretty cool place and lots to do!
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San Diego Customer
Avondale, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Overpriced and Underwhelmed"
July 2019 NEW
Short story is $100 a person for tickets to enter, $30 to park the car, $10 per try to play any of the carnival games, entry fee does NOT include the use of the 3 water parks, that will set you back another $30 a person, mostly a lot of walking around from attraction to attraction only to find long lines and more and more fees. Totally misrepresented. This trip was our 1st and out last to Legoland... Underwhelmed
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Tip: Do your homework, it's no Disneyland

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Lizette Trujillo
RUPERT, ID
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Very Fun"
May 2019
LegoLand California was super fun for the kids and adults. Make sure to spend at least 2 days to experience it all. My kids range from 3 to 5 and they had plenty of rides they were allowed to ride.
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Tip: Check weather before you go out.

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Jamari Fredenburg
Antioch, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family Vacation Done Right"
April 2019
My family and I (myself, 3 kids and their dad) spent Spring Break in the beautiful weather in Carlsbad Ca. It was our first time at Legoland and it did not disappoint. My 6 year old son was amazed at all the Lego people we saw and said I was the best mom ever for taking him. That was all worth it.
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Tip: Wear sunscreen especially if you're from the Bay Area.

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San Diego Customer
Santa Ana, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"great family vacation"
April 2019
Toke my wife and 2 kids to legoland and sealife even though I only have a three-year-old there tons of fun things to do.
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Virginia Kim
Hillsboro, OR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun"
April 2019
The lines are not to long. We did have trouble with them scanning in out tickets, I suggest printing them out. We had trouble with the add-ons to out tickets (sealife and the water park) for some reason the tickets we purchased from reserve direct were not in the system. After a long wait legoland printed us new tickets. The water park was fun but bring a change on cloths and a towel. Sealife really was not that big of a deal, it's just like other aquariums. Overall legoland was fun.
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Tip: Food and drink in the park are very expensive. The water park offers lockers for a fee to store your things.

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Robert Jandacek
Mesa, AZ
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Excellent experience"
March 2019
First time are family went, and we were blown away on how big the park is! Food was pricey but good. Staff were excellent !
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Ellen Barker-Henslee
Hemet, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"First Visit"
January 2019
My husband and I took our son and his son for a fun day at Legoland, and were most definitely not disappointed at all! Our favourite ride was the submarine where we saw amazing animals up close. I couldn't tell who was more excited spotting them, my son or grandson!
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Tip: You can bring your own water and small snacks into the park, which comes in handy with a 9 year old.

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Karen71148
Greater Palm Springs, California
"Cannot wait to go back to LEGOLAND"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2019 NEW
The whole family enjoyed our trip from 5-71 years of age...just have fun!!! The first thing we did was to ride the rolling coaster grandson had never road it before we sat in the front of the coaster screamed and yelled and at the end said "ONE MORE TME" and off we went just as thrilling as the first go around. It's like a Yuppy Disney, TONS of FUN!!!
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SoloTraveler08
Saint Paul, Minnesota
"Great time for Lego lovers"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2019 NEW
Five stars from my kids, four stars from mom. My younger boys (7 & 4) absolutely loved Legoland. They are huge Lego fans and this was basically going to the mothership - made out of Legos. They met many Lego characters, rode rides and just bounced around to the same 5 songs they have on a loop. We downloaded the app with ride wait times which was a huge time saver. As the day went on, we just skipped the longer lines and they rode some rides twice. Sure we missed some things that way, but they didn't care since they didn't want to wait 30+ minutes. The Dragon roller coaster was fun and a great first coaster for them, we also liked the Ninjago ride. Food was what I expected, overpriced and only fine. I was very disappointed that some of the food stalls were closed (there was one in Ninjagoland that I was actually looking forward to). Overall, cheaper than Disney and smaller, but a great time for younger kids who love all things Lego. Not a great fit for older thrill seekers.
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Mingsy17
Brentwood, Tennessee
"David E Bell/Valet Excellent Service!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2019 NEW
We just checked in and had a wonderful day. The room is amazing and so was the service especially by our bell hop/valet David E. Looking forward to another great day.
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ArchieMYL
Big Bear Lake, California
"Better experience in the Park this time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2019 NEW
Three years ago we visited LEGOLAND for the first time with our then four-year old grandson. It was simply a day drip and we came away underwhelmed. As the now seven-year old has been requesting to go back again, we decided to do a two-night adventure through LEGOLAND Vacations. That part we won't do again and if you're interested why, read my review of the Castle Hotel which covers the whole package. This review is for the Park and Water Park only. For the most part the park has not changed since my three star review of 2016. It is still a meandering design where you have to wander over winding paths that take you through areas you may have wanted to skip to get to areas you're interested in. The KEY is, plan your day. What rides interest you the most, when you want to go to the water park (if you have a park hopper ticket), and where and when you want to eat (assuming you're eating in the park). This is essential to adding enjoyment to your day. HINT #1: Monday was relatively free of the huge crowds. No matter what ride we went on, the longest wait was maybe 20 minutes. On Tuesday the lines had gotten MUCH longer. The park has a wide range of rides from those geared to the very young to the faster roller coaster types that my grandson was into. His favorite is The Dragon, which is probably in the middle when it comes to speed and twists, but still a blast. There are a number of food choices. For our dinner Monday we chose the Pizza Pasta Buffet, which turned out to be very good. A bit costly, adults $20, kids $10. However, HINT #2: Right now they're running a special where after 5:00 pm kids eat free. So, for $40 the three of us chowed down on deep dish pizza, which was right out of the oven hot and very tasty. Not much pasta to speak of, but the penne Bolognese was actually surprisingly good. No great, but good. This was our first visit to the water park and spent about two hours in it and thoroughly enjoyed the time. Again there was a crowd on Monday but not horrible. We got to do everything we wanted without a fuss. HINT 3: Bring appropriate footwear, ideally pool slippers. While many do go barefoot it's not recommended. Some use flipflops. but you have to take those on & off every time you go in the water. You can also rent a Cabana, but unless you plan to spend the whole day in the Water Park, the cost is too high: About $275 for their basic one. If you have a group sharing it, maybe it makes more sense, but it didn't for the three of us. Hint #4: If you plan to visit the Lego Store, do so early. The closer it gets to closing, the more insane it is. We popped in around 7:00 pm on Monday and it was just jammed with kids running around, people bouncing into you, and the check-out lines confusing. However, when we went in around 11:30 am on Tuesday, hardly anyone in the place. Found what we wanted without feeling rushed, purchased it, and was out in about 15 minutes. Overall, a better experience. However, to stress again: We won't set up our next visit through LEGOLAND Vacations. Way too expensive for what you get, and just doesn't provide any real advantage when it comes to the park.
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renaeh103
Melbourne, Australia
"Total Disappointment"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2019 NEW
So excited to come from Australia & it was a complete disappointment. So overpriced for what you get for a tired old park and hotel. Never would be recommend to anyone. Save your money and go to Disneyland. The park is old, rundown and in need of a good clean. The majority of staff just seemed sad / bored, the whole vibe of the park was not good. And so many extra charges. Even the water park which is part of the park they charge you extra for, even when for pay an extra $325 for a cabana they still want more. We brought a daily photo pass but that doesn't include all photos and some cost extra. We had been to Disneyland prior and wow, Legoland should really take some tips from there. Avoid this place, save your money and go to Disneyland. Oh and even the "big lego store" in the park was a disappointment, even the Lego store in downtown Disney was so much better. Staff in the hotel gave us incorrect info about park opening hours, the valet staff were rude. We left something in the room and contacted Legoland an hour after leaving and they say they cant find it, when we gave an exact description of where it was left. There was an emergency situation by the hotel pool one day and the lifesaver couldn't even get out of their chair, just whistle to another lifeguard, such a delayed reaction a patron had to run in to help as they staff were so slow. Yet their constant whistling, and telling kids of in the pool for just basic playing was so over the top. Please if you are thinking of staying here save your money!!
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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.