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Legoland California

Carlsbad, California

Legoland California brings the lego theme park brand to sunny Southern California, with rides and attractions including the Dragon rollercoaster and Miniland USA.

Opened20 March 1999
SeasonOpen All Year
OwnerMerlin Entertainments
Websitewww.legoland.com/california/
Nearby SeaWorld San Diego (31 miles)
Belmont Park (31 miles)
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (64 miles)
Knott's Berry Farm (69 miles)
Universal Studios Hollywood (98 miles)
Legoland California entrance

Entrance to Legoland California

Legoland California opened in 1999 as the third Legoland theme park, following the original Legoland in Billund, Denmark and Legoland Windsor in the UK. It was the first Lego park outside Europe, and was the sole Lego theme park in the United States until Legoland Florida opened in 2011.

Much of the park is set around a large lake, with Miniland USA incorporating some of the lake shore into its miniature version of the world at Lego scale. Unique to Legoland California is Coast Cruise, a boat ride along the lake which passes parts of Miniland such as San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, together with other specially constructed models.

The park's lineup includes many of the usual rides found at other Legoland parks, including Driving School, Fire Academy, Ninjago, and the Dragon coaster. Alongside these are many other attractions that will keep kids happy all day. Knights' Tournament, a set of robocoaster arms, will challenge older kids and teenagers, especially on the intense Level 4 setting.

This version of Legoland benefits massively from its beautiful surroundings of trees and shrubbery, and of course the Californian climate. In line with Merlin's strategy to transform its theme parks into multi-day resort destinations, there are also two hotels, a Sea Life aquarium and a waterpark on site.

Attractions

The Dragon

The Dragon

Ride on a dragon shaped rollercoaster through a Lego castle

Knight's Tournament

Knight's Tournament

Robocoaster arms take on other knights in an intense tournament battle

Lego Technic Coaster

Lego Technic Coaster

Wild mouse style rollercoaster constructed from Lego Technic

Miniland USA

Miniland USA

America in miniature, with recreations of major cities and landmarks from around the country

Coast Cruise

Coast Cruise

Boat trip around the lake past various Lego models and sections of Miniland

Driving School

Driving School

Kids can learn to drive in their very own Lego car

Fairy Tale Brook

Fairy Tale Brook

Gentle boat ride past fairytale scenes

Coastersaurus

Coastersaurus

Junior rollercoaster through the trees

Splash Battle

Splash Battle

Soak the pirates on the other boats before they give you a drenching!

Royal Joust

Royal Joust

Young children can ride their own Lego horse

Adventurer's Club

Adventurer's Club

Indoor walkthrough past adventure scenes recreated in Lego

Aquazone Wave Racer

Aquazone Wave Racer

Ride the waves as you take a spin around the Wave Racer pool

Fun Town Police and Fire Academy

Fun Town Police and Fire Academy

Race other families to be the first to put out a building fire

Lego Factory Tour

Lego Factory Tour

Self-guided tour giving visitors the chance to learn how Lego bricks are made

Lego Ninjago The Ride

Lego Ninjago The Ride

Interactive 3D dark ride

Lego Star Wars Miniland

Lego Star Wars Miniland

Classic scenes from Star Wars built out of Lego