Wednesday, February 26, 2014

LEGOLAND California Day 1

The boys we beyond thrilled about visiting LEGOLAND California.  Since our trip to LEGOLAND  Florida, they have been itching to go back.  Last Spring they found out that LEGOLAND  California opened a LEGOLAND hotel and they quickly decided that a trip was in order.  We were fortunate that the stars aligned for them and Allen was doing some temporary work not too far away.  I’m afraid they are really spoiled!

Their level of excitement was equal to that of Christmas Day, so I’d say we could have fueled a small city with the amount of energy the boys had going in.

We arrived that morning and started our check in at the LEGOLAND Hotel!  In case you’re wondering… It isn’t actually made out of Legos, but it has Legos everywhere and is decorated in different Lego themes.  I’ll do a separate post about the hotel, but we had to check in first to get our tickets.  2 days of LEGOLAND were part of the package we purchased.  Yes 2, because 1 is just not enough!!

So off we went to LEGOLAND!

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As you enter there is a water feature with this fountain of Legos coming down.  The attention to detail at LEGOLAND is amazing!NIK_5079

The boys rarely missed a photo op when they can climb in or on a Lego creation!

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They were all smiles waiting for their first rides.

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We hit the pirate area first.

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A good many of the pirate rides were wet ones and since our Bahamian selves were already cold in the 65 ish degree temps we skipped those.  We still had plenty to do there.

Skipper School is always fun and the boys managed to steer the boats.  Jackson and Allen worked as a team to pass Miller and I.  Competitive much?

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Miller and I stayed the course though!

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Some of the amazing details…This cute diver would pop up out of the water.

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We got a kick out of these family size dryers for those who didn’t chicken out on the wet rides.  For just $5 you can dry your whole family!

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There are several of these guys sitting on benches that were made out of Lego around the park.  Miller had the funniest reaction to them.  He wanted to sit on their laps and tell them secrets.  I wonder what he said?NIK_5106

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We made our way over to the Kingdom area.

The Dragon roller coaster was a favorite in Florida and it was a blast here as well.

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The Knights Challenge was a little less exciting.  We ended up waiting in line the longest for this ride and it was a bit of a let down.

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These horses are still fun for the boys.

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This Lego spider was quite a highlight!

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Several times during our visit we passed this musical fountain.  When you jump on the circles it makes music play and water to squirt up in the fountain.  We could have spent forever there!

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We spent plenty of time exploring Miniland.  There is so much to see there.

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Their to scale replicas  are fascinating.NIK_5208

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When we went to LEGOLAND Florida, Miller was not tall enough to go on one ride.  This year he was tall enough and he was thrilled to go on the Lego Technic ride!  Allen insisted that Miller and I ride in the front and although it was way out of my comfort zone, I did so for my guys!

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We ended up heading to the hotel for a bit of a break around 4:00, and after our feet recovered a little bit, we went back for a couple more rides.  It was great to be able to have a little down time and then grab a few more rides when everyone else was heading out.

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We ended our evening with a dinner in the hotel.  While the dinner was nothing to write home about, any restaurant that is decorated in Legos and has Legos to play with ranks high in our book.

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Since I am sure your eyes are bleeding from all the pictures, I will go ahead and end Day 1 here and then do another post for Day 2 and the hotel.

Before I go I just have to put this in here.  It’s just too cute!

 

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3 comments:

  1. So glad that you are posting about this- we are planning a trip in April. I've really been wondering if Grace is going to be too old? Also, if we actually need 2 days at Legoland? Your pictures are great and the children's enthusiasm is awesome.

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    1. Anna,
      I think it isn't too young for Grace. She seems like she is very into experiences and if you can just let go and have fun, LegoLand is amazing! We have done 2 days both times because we could and our boys are SO into Lego that they don't skip a thing. Also we like giving them the freedom to build with Legos at the exhibits rather than pushing them to get going to the next attraction. Just our two cents.

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  2. I am anxiously awaiting the next posts. ;-)
    Aunt Chele

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