Legoland California brings the lego theme park brand to sunny Southern California, with rides and attractions including the Dragon rollercoaster and Miniland USA.
|Opened||20 March 1999|
|Season||Open All Year|
|Nearby||Belmont Park (25 miles)|
SeaWorld San Diego (26 miles)
Disneyland (59 miles)
Disney California Adventure (59 miles)
Knott's Berry Farm (63 miles)
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.
Ride on a dragon shaped rollercoaster through a Lego castle
Robocoaster arms take on other knights in an intense tournament battle
Wild mouse style rollercoaster constructed from Lego Technic
America in miniature, with recreations of major cities and landmarks from around the country
Boat trip around the lake past various Lego models and sections of Miniland
Kids can learn to drive in their very own Lego car
Junior rollercoaster through the trees
Soak the pirates on the other boats before they give you a drenching!
Young children can ride their own Lego horse
Indoor walkthrough past adventure scenes recreated in Lego
Ride the waves as you take a spin around the Wave Racer pool
Race other families to be the first to put out a building fire
Self-guided tour giving visitors the chance to learn how Lego bricks are made
Interactive 3D dark ride
Classic scenes from Star Wars built out of Lego