It’s hard to say who enjoys LEGOLAND California more: the little ones running around in a magical world created by 60 million LEGO plastic bricks, or their parents who get a kick out of it too. This theme park in Carlsbad, on the north side of San Diego County, first opened in 1999. The park has roller coasters, shows, and attractions, many based on LEGO incarnations from The LEGO Movie, LEGO Friends, Ninjago, LEGO City, and LEGO Duplo. It’s conveniently located within an hour or two of a variety of theme parks and attractions in Southern California—but it’s also just few minutes’ drive to a state beach.
While the focus here leans toward making little ones smile, there’s plenty to entertain bigger kids and grownups too: the park has more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions—including three rollercoasters, live shows by the LEGO Friends, and entertainment and meet-and-greets related to various LEGO incarnations, from Ninjago to The LEGO Movie and LEGO Batman. Walk through Miniland USA for a visual and structural jaw-dropper: expansive miniaturized LEGO recreations of Washington D.C., New York City, and San Francisco. With onsite and nearby hotels, the LEGOLAND Water Park with family slides, a wave pool and a build-a-raft lazy river, and adjacent SEA LIFE Aquarium, home to more than 5,000 sea creatures, LEGOLAND California is fun for the entire family.
LEGOLAND California is currently closed, but there are plans in place for an upcoming reopening.
LEGOLAND California Address
One LEGOLAND Drive
Carlsbad, CA 90028