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11 Insider Tips for Visiting Legoland California

11 Insider Tips for Visiting Legoland California

11 Insider Tips for Visiting Legoland California

 Yoda in Star Wars Miniland, head past him and to the left you will find the Churro Stand.

Yoda in Star Wars Miniland, head past him and to the left you will find the Churro Stand.

Planning a visit to Legoland anytime soon? As an official Legoland Blogger, we go to Legoland several times a year and have learned a few tricks on getting the most from our visits. I have complied my top 11 tips and must do's to make your time at Legoland even more awesome all while saving you a bit of cash too.

  1. Never pay full price! Legoland always has some discount running at any given time of the year so there is zero reason to pay full price at the ticket booth. Buy an adult ticket, get a Childs ticket free, check out this deal good thru 12/31/2108 Use offer code 15031 when prompted HERE
  2. Buy your tickets ahead of time to not only save money but time at the ticket booth! Ticket printed and in hand, go straight to the turnstiles (passing thru security check point first)
  3. Mini figure trading. Yep it's a thing at Legoland. Just look for any "Model Citizen" aka employee within the park and trade to your hearts content, there is no limit. They also have trading at guest services, the main info booth at the entrance and even within the stores. Just be sure your figure is complete (head, body).
  4. Schedule Time to Build a Robot at LEGO® MINDSTORMS® presented by Intel. This free activity fill up fast and you need a reservation so book it upon arrival. For ages 9 and up.
  5. Download the official Legoland App for ride wait times, ride closures, meet and greet locations and specials offered during your visit (food and merchandise discounts).
  6. Look for hidden Easter eggs in Miniland USA. Find things like a headless ghost to sachquash. They get moved around so it's never the same.
  7. Star Wars Mini Land has several interactive stations you can control and lots of hidden BB-8's to spot.
  8. FREE Legoland 1st visit Button or Birthday Button, get them at guest services.
  9. Lego Factory Tour: See how legos are built, packaged and a whole lot more.
  10. Granny Apple Fries: Trust me on this, it's like apple pie bliss in a cup! Castle Hill
  11. Kids Eat Free Specials. check for special kids eat free deals we like the pizza and pasta location best for this! Enjoy homemade pasta and sauces, hot pan pizza, fresh salads, breadsticks and soft drinks all at one all-you-care-to-eat price at Pizza & Pasta Buffet located in the IMAGINATION ZONE section of the park. 
 Mini Figure Trading at Legoland. Look for "Model Citizens" name badges for more choices too!

Mini Figure Trading at Legoland. Look for "Model Citizens" name badges for more choices too!

Bonus Insider Tips: 

  • Adventurers’ Club: This hidden gem of an adventure is a great opportunity for parents to take a breather while your kids go on a LEGO journey through the Amazon rain forest, ancient Egypt and the icy-cold Arctic looking for hidden keys. Located in Fun Zone next to Chima Park entrance, there is only one entrance and it exits out into the gift shop. 
  • Need help, Text Legoland during your visit at 760-203-3604 
  • For those parents who wish to partake in an adult bevy while inside the park, visit Knights Smokehouse BBQ on Castle Hill for a cold draft craft beer. You are welcome.
  • Visiting with a special needs child I have a complete tip sheet HERE 
  • Legoland Tickets for just $30??? Once a year they have a special event in January, learn more HERE.
 Granny's Apple Fries with whipped cream located on Castle Hill.

Granny's Apple Fries with whipped cream located on Castle Hill.

Bring your own water or you can get free fountain served water at any of the food service spots. You can also bring in snacks to help tide your kids over till their next meal maximizing our dollar and time. Now I'm not saying not to indulge, after all the chocolate churros come in a very close second for me (and Yoda) as a top treat at the park. I've heard their swirled soft serve is also awesome. 

Few other tips: For the older kids go to the right upon entering the park. There you will hit the bigger rides first that tend to have long lines later in the day. For the littles go to the left, there you will find lots of rides and activities perfect for the younger kids. Legoland is one big loop basically so you will pass everything finding Miniland USA in the center. Plan on your kids getting wet. There is a splash pad in Heartlake City and Pirates Shores' ride has water being shot at you from the sidelines (consider yourself warned and know that revenge can also be a sweet thing).

Did you know? Legoland has a "Rainy Day" promise. In the rare instance it rains (because hello California) and forces the closure of rides for at least 2 hours, their Rainy Day Promise allows for all paid guests already in the Park to return later in the season. Now that's Awesome! See site more more info. Also if you are a Merlin Passholder they offer "Bring a Friend Free" This is an exclusive member only promotional offer. Play Pass memberships do not qualify for this offer.

Who's ready to try some of these tips out? Enter below for a pair of tickets to visit Legoland!

I have lots more info on the Legoland Resort, Castle Hotel and special events throughout the year below!

Jedi and Stormtroopers for LEGO Star Wars Days at Legoland

Jedi and Stormtroopers for LEGO Star Wars Days at Legoland

The Ultimate Star Wars Experience at The Void Downtown Disney

The Ultimate Star Wars Experience at The Void Downtown Disney