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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Description

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.

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.

FACTS LEGO® BUGATTI CHIRON
· 5.3 Horsepower
· Over 1,000,000 Technic Pieces
· 13,000 hours development to construct it
· 19 months from design to finish
· 2304 electric motors
· 4032 Technic gears
From December 5th – and for a limited time only - experience the first ever life-size and drivable LEGO® Technic Bugatti Chiron at LEGOLAND® California Resort!

A 1:1 replica of the world’s fastest production car, this first of its kind model is made entirely of LEGO Technic bricks and elements. Perfectly recreating the organic design lines of the iconic Bugatti Chiron, this pioneering piece of engineering and design pushes the boundaries of what LEGO builders imagined was possible to create with LEGO elements.

The model is the first fully-functional self-propelled life-size LEGO Technic car. Developed using over 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements, it’s powered exclusively using motors from the LEGO Power Function platform. Packed with 2,304 motors and 4,032 LEGO Technic gear wheels, the engine of this 1.5 ton car generates 5.3 horse power and an estimated torque of 92 Nm.

A testament to what you can build for real with LEGO Technic, this non-glued, fully-functional and self-propelled model can fit two passengers inside and accelerate to over 30km/h.
Witness this one of a kind model for a limited time in The Big Shop at LEGOLAND California.

*Special ticketed events are not included in the admission ticket.

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

HOLIDAYS at LEGOLAND California
Included with admission November 23 – December 31
30’ LEGO Christmas tree and festive LEGO décor throughout the park LEGO holiday costume characters, including Santa Live entertainment from The Yuletides & Santa’s Top Elf.

New - Holiday Light Show
Specialty food and beverage for the holidays, and more! (not included in your admission ticket)

December 31st Kids New Year’s Eve with early brick drop and fireworks.
*Tip – best seating and view for fireworks on Kids New Year’s Eve is in Miniland USA

THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD
LEGOLAND® California Resort is opening a brand new land based on THE LEGO® MOVIE™! Experience new attractions, character experiences, and more in THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD, where the immersive world of the hit movies come to life and places guests onto the streets of Bricksburg!

THE LEGO® MOVIE™ MASTERS OF FLIGHT - guests hop aboard Emmet’s triple decker flying couch for a thrill-seeking adventure. The flying theater attraction whisks guests away on a suspended ride with a full-dome virtual screen, giving the sensational feeling of flying above memorable lands such as Middle Zealand, Cloud Cuckoo Land, Pirates Cove and Outer Space. Along the way, riders will see some familiar faces along with some new ones like Sweet Mayhem, a star character from THE LEGO® MOVIE 2: The Second Part. Masters of flight features cutting edge technology including a 180-degree turn in the ride experience.
UNIKITTY’S DISCO DROP
Benny’s Play-Ship
Emmet’s Super Suite

Tripster Customer Reviews

84 Reviews
Sally Fernandez
Tucson , AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best Christmas For Grandchildren"
January 2020 NEW
My three grandsons had not been to LEGOLAND in years. So this day trip could not have been appreciated anymore by my grandsons! They had a blast in every part of the park! Don't miss out...it's the best park in CA!
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Tip: They let the children trade Legoland figures so be sure they bring a small ziplock of figures they want to trade!

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hector moreno
santa Teresa , NM
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"family fun"
October 2019
we had a wonderful time. all rides are kid friendly. my 5 year old was able to ride all rides in park. Dont miss the aquarium. its beautiful.
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Tip: water rides are closed in Oct. Not sure if every year in October kids are free but this year it is. very nice. bring water and good walking shoes.

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Mayra Perez
Federal heights, CO
2 Reviews
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"Awesome"
September 2019
Fun place for kids and adults
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Alina Michelle Guerrero
MX
2 Reviews
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"Diversión"
August 2019
Un lugar donde tanto como pequeños y grandes disfrutan de todas las atracciones y convives en familia , lo recomiendo mucho ...
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Cynthia M.
Gilbert, AZ
2 Reviews
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"Fun"
July 2019
Fun trip. Lots of rides are aimed for younger kids. But a pretty cool place and lots to do!
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Tripster Customer
Avondale, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Overpriced and Underwhelmed"
July 2019
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
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"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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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LegoTraveler100
"Good for little kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 24, 2020 NEW
Good for smaller children, but not for bigger children. Rides are fairly basic, but the lines were not long on a weekday in January. Lots of playgrounds and play areas that the kids enjoyed as well.
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bonniemreeves
Rolling Hills Estates, California
"Needs TLC"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020 NEW
Incredibly surprised to see such lack of maintenance. Lego displays are often faded and dirty, litter on the ground in areas. Definitely not up to Disney standards in maintenance yet equal to Disney in admission price. Really not acceptable at this price point.
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bp1211
costa mesa, ca
"Easiest park to visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 18, 2020 NEW
Loved the kick back easy going nature of this park. More spacious, clean (lots of bathrooms) and organized. But the deluxe reserve and ride if you can afford it it will help you minimize time in line. As soon as you check in for one ride reserve the next one and you will basically go from one ride to the next without much dead time. The downside is that you have to usually go to the entrance of the park to buy the reserve and ride as the online purchase is defective.
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PastorMannyV
"Kids love this place, but the lines were sure long!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 12, 2020 NEW
What I appreciate about this place is that they actually had several ev chargers right near the entrance. That's an A+ for service. The day we came, several of the amusements places were closed which probably resulted in what it feels like longer lines. However, someone who was a member said that the lines were actually shorter because there were less people during the weekdays. I hate to think of how the lines are on weekends and summer. Food is a hit and miss. Love their apple fries, but I definitely would avoid their chinese food restaurant. There's something about this place that kids love and they seem to have enough varieties of activities if you don't want to go on the rides.
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missdawn44
Olds, Canada
"Meh"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 12, 2020 NEW
I was excited to take my 8 and 7 yr old boys to Legoland but was disappointed for the most part. Too many carnival activities or areas that cost extra money. Two vending machines to grab a quick drink weren't working so hard to wait in a long line for a beverage. Rides were meh. Food expensive and meh..the bathrooms..the one bathroom had 3 stalls...and about a 12 person line up. Not ideal for a large capacity park. The Lego setups were kinda neat but needed some upkeep for sure. Probably wouldn't go out of my way to come again. Kids had a good time though but rather spend my money where the whole family is having fun not just the little ones
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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.