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10 Not-to-Miss LEGOLAND California Attractions

by Mommy Frog on March 6, 2024
2 San Diego

At LEGOLAND California, it's good to be a kid. The entire park, located north of San Diego in beautiful Carlsbad, is geared toward the younger crowd, children ages 2 through 12. Most of the attractions are hands-on fun, with a few "pink knuckle" thrills sprinkled throughout the park. There are plenty of not-to-miss attractions, and all of them are kid (and Tadpole) approved. Lily loves this park.

If you're planning a trip in the spring through the fall, make sure to purchase the LEGOLAND California Resort Hopper, which includes the Water Park and SEA LIFE Aquarium (also on property) plus a second day free. The water park, which is inside the LEGOLAND park, is open on select dates March through October. For younger children, the Legends of Chima Water Park is definitely on the not-to-be-missed list. This water park within the water park is built around the LEGO toy line and Cartoon Network TV series about mystical animals that seek to control the flow of Chi (water) energy.

Not-to-miss LEGOLAND California Attractions and Worlds

LEGO CITY: Deep Sea Adventure

10 Not-to-Miss LEGOLAND California Attractions -People enter sub

Climb into a read sub and travel underwater. You're on an interactive treasure hunt as you also spot sea creatures along the way.

Cragger's Swamp in LEGOLAND Water Park

Not to miss LEGOLAND CAlifornia - Cragger's Swamp

This 1-foot-deep water play area in the Legends of Chima Water Park is filled with more than 50 water features, including slides, blasters and fountains. The little ones will have a blast exploring the swamp! You need a park hopper ticket to access the LEGOLAND Water Park to access this attraction.

Dragon Coaster

Within LEGOLAND Castle, children over 40 inches (with a parent) can climb aboard a dragon for a wild coaster ride with plenty of twists, turns and hills.

LEGO Movie World

10 Not-to-Miss LEGOLAND California Attractions - LEGO Movie world

Everything is awesome at LEGO Movie World. Don't miss Emmet's Flying Adventure, water play, or the Build Whatevra You Want experience. Get great views of the park from Unikitty's Disco Drop, eat ramen and meet Emmet or Benny and pals. The smallest tadpoles can take a spin on Queen Whatevra's Carousel.

Dino Valley10 Not-to-Miss LEGOLAND California Attractions - Boy poses with LEGO dino

The newest land caters to younger visitors and dinosaur fans with its gentle rides and LEGO creations themed around dinos. First-time coaster riders get the right amount of thrill on Coastersaurus that will have them chanting, "One more time!" Kids can dig for fossils, build a DUPLO dino and pose with LEGO characters and dinosaur LEGO creations.

Driving School

Children ages 6 and up can take the wheel and learn all about signaling, stopping and turning in real electric cars that look like oversized LEGOs! After it's all over, they can pick up their official LEGOLAND driver's license. Younger drivers-in-training can take their own turns at Junior Driving School. The Driving School may be moving to a new location to make way for a new LEGO Galaxy land with an indoor coaster in 2025.

Pirate Reef

Not to miss LEGOLAND CAlifornia

The whole family can experience the thrill of taking the plunge down a flume aboard an oversized pirate ship as battling buccaneers shoot water guns from two dueling ships! Or just choose to engage in battle. You'll have plenty of wet adventure choices here to keep you cool on a hot day.

Technic Coaster

The biggest drop in the park awaits on the Technic Coaster, which requires a 42-inch minimum to ride with an adult (48 inches to ride solo). Climb into the 4-person LEGO Technic vehicle and feel what it's like to twist, turn and accelerate on this oversized track.

LEGO Ninjago World and Ninjago Training Course

10 Not-to-Miss LEGOLAND California Attractions _Entrnace to Ninjago World

LEGO Ninjago World is a must-see for any Ninjago fans.  The land offers various training exercises to help prepare aspiring ninjas for the epic battle in the highlight of the land: Ninjago the Ride.

10 Not-to-Miss LEGOLAND California Attractions -Boy plays in LEGO Ninjago Training Camp

After you leave the land, pass by the LEGO Ferrari Build to get to LEGO Ninjago Training Course. It's a huge, modern playground with several play structures. Your kids will enjoy climbing sliding and training while parents get a rest on the benches.

Miniland USA

Not to miss LEGOLAND CAlifornia

No trip to LEGOLAND California would be complete without spending some time in Miniland USA. In this area of the park, LEGO models of seven cities and regions of the U.S. are miniaturized. They are made from thousands upon thousands of LEGOs. Guests can explore on foot or take the coastal cruise to view its many attractions, including New England harbor, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco and Southern California, by water. Some of the newest additions include San Diego and So-Fi Stadium. Look for buttons to push to make things hoppen!

Related: 9 Not-To-Miss Universal Studios Hollywood Attractions & Shows

Related: 9 Not-To-Miss SeaWorld San Diego Shows & Attractions

We hope you've enjoyed our look at the not-to-miss LEGOLAND California attractions. Ready to go? Buy your tickets here. If you're looking for help planning your trip, start with our San Diego Planning Guide, which includes all of the area major attractions. 

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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