LEGOLAND® California in Carlsbad, CA

1 LEGOLAND Dr.Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Overview

With more than 60 thrilling rides and attractions themed after the popular LEGO® children’s toy, LEGOLAND® California Resort is the perfect theme park for kids and parents to experience together. Guests can explore creatively designed areas, including Dino Island, Castle Hill, Imagination Zone, Miniland USA, DUPLO® Village and LEGOLAND® WATER PARK, as well as themed shopping and dining venues.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Carlsbad Travel Experts
  • SEA LIFE® Aquarium located within walking distance.
  • Smoke-free park.
  • World's first LEGOLAND® WATER PARK is located inside the theme park.
  • New for Summer 2018: LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride!
  • Lockers and strollers available for a fee.
  • No outside food or drinks.
  • Parking fees apply.
  • Geared towards kids age 2-12.
  • Over 60 kid-friendly rides, shows & attractions.

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Diana K.

I didn't expect to have so much fun - but I did! We took our family there to celebrate our grandchildren's birthdays. It was priced really fair and there's a ton of different stuff to do. We got there early and rode rides then went to the see the Legos and to the Aquarium. It was a great time I will always cherish. Next time we'll stay another day and go to the waterpark too.

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from LEGOLAND® California Resort
AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® California Resort, where families with children ages 2-12 can enjoy more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions! This summer, dive underwater on the new LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride. The adventure begins on a real LEGO® submarine that takes you on a hunt for treasure. On your journey, you’ll encounter all kinds of real sea creatures, as well as bright LEGO fish and scuba divers. Head to Castle Hill and enter a world of knights and princesses to conquer the Dragon Coaster, get a Driver’s License in Fun Town and marvel at cities built entirely out of millions of LEGO® bricks in Miniland. Soak up the sun and cool off as you splash and play at the LEGOLAND Water Park with over 10 million gallons of fun! LEGOLAND Resort is also home to SEA LIFE® Aquarium, featuring the new Sea at Night exhibit where you can learn more about bioluminescence. There’s so much to do you’ll want to stay the night. Located steps away from the Park entrance, the amazing LEGOLAND Hotels, including the new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel, both have 250 themed rooms and are packed with LEGO features.

Join your favorite ninja heroes at a very special dojo training session in the new LEGO® NINJAGO®: Master of the 4th Dimension 4D film now open inside LEGOLAND® California Resort! Become part of the 4D action as Master Wu prepares the ninjas to take on the teachings of the mysterious ‘Scroll of the 4th Dimension’ but with disastrous consequences. Kai, Nya, Lloyd, Zane, and Cole find themselves in a whole heap of trouble for not only them but for the whole universe!

LEGOLAND has more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions including, LEGO NINJAGO World! Ninja work to become masters of the ancient art of Spinjitzu and demonstrate all that they have learned on the interactive LEGO NINJAGO The Ride. This interactive, cutting-edge, technological marvel allows riders to control animated fireballs, lightning, shockwaves, and ice.

Inside LEGOLAND, you can enter a world of knights and princesses to conquer the Dragon Coaster. Kids can drive their own cars at Driving School. Make new friends at LEGO Friends Heartlake City.

The Resort is also home to the LEGOLAND Water Park featuring the LEGO Legends of CHIMA™ Water Park where you can splash and play. Right next door is the wonder-filled SEA LIFE® aquarium with the new Sea at Night display coming this spring featuring an amazing bioluminescence display.

There’s so much to do, you’ll want to spend the night. The amazing LEGOLAND Hotel is packed with themed LEGO features and the new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel is now open.

*Special ticketed events are not included in admission ticket.

Daily parking fees are:
Cars: $20
Campers/RV's: $30
Motorcycles: $10
Preferred Parking: $30

Reserve San Diego Customer Reviews

62 Reviews
Helmut Stumpf
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Nice place"
September, 2018 NEW
Excellent resort for kids and really nice.
Was there for 2 days and explored it about 80% of it. It's huge
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Tip: Go for 2 days

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Carlos Zambrano
Los Angeles , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great service and save money!"
September, 2018 NEW
I bought some LEGO lands tickets on here and I ended up saving about 60 bucks ! I’ll take this type of deal any day! I’ll keep San Diego reserved on my list for buying theme park tickets
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Carole rice
La Quinta, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Recommend"
September, 2018 NEW
Booking was easy, but I should have paid for the hopper for the aquarium, water park & Legoland, since all of them are accesable from the park. I met my daughter and her family and had to pay more at the customer service desk to upgrade from a Legoland day ticket.
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Tip: Would consider buying the hopper pass for legoland, water park and aquarium, especially if you hsve have little pned still in a stroller.

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Vicki Pompilio
San Francisco, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome"
September, 2018 NEW
Awesome. Awesome. Awesome
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Miguel Santana
Santa barbara, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent place."
September, 2018 NEW
My family and i went to legoland for first time and it was awesome. my kids had alot of fun on every ride. We buy the unlimited refill cup and its great and we got some free tickets to go back to legoland and that it's just great, we are planning for our next visit already.
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Tip: Its very easy to buy the tickets. The food and refreshments inside legoland qre really good. Buy

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Lisbet Garcia
Sacramento, CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"1st Legoland Trip"
August, 2018 NEW
My 5-year-old chose LEGOLAND over Disneyland so off we went to Carlsbad. Not a bad choice! We went during the week and so the lines were not long at all! Our 5-year-old had a fabulous time and loved everything about the theme park. We were allowed to bring snacks which was great for our budget. It was an overall great experience and would recommend this trip to any family thinking of going.
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Tip: Pack snacks and drinks

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Griselda S.
Mt Vernon, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Lego Land"
August, 2018 NEW
I was very pleased with the service, it was a quick proses, it gives you all the good sites of San Diego, I couldn't find anything more nice.
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Tip: Look at all the offers they give you before you make up your mind

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homero Castro
harbor city, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best place"
August, 2018 NEW
A verry nice experience purchasing tickets tru reserve san diego . Legolanve very nice place to visit we were there August 2018. And we are planning our second visit already 100 % recommend
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Tip: Take extra clothes and towels because you will get wet

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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IneSarah H
"Expensive overall"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2018 NEW
The place is alright, quite expensive though... the kid enjoyed but clearly it would need a good renovation. Good experience overall nevertheless.
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tsushima
Seattle, Washington
"Military discount for the win for our first Legoland vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2018 NEW
We started our trip on Labor Day and flew back home on Thursday (only a few hours at the water park on Monday but still worth it). We only paid about $85 per person for three days at the park which includes the water park and the aquarium and to sweeten the trip even more, the place was a ghost town with no lines. There were even times where the ride operations asked if we want to ride again since no one waiting. Customer service wise, it was hit or miss. Sometimes we would has a friendly person in front of us others times, they just didn’t care. The aquarium was beautiful and you only need about 90 minutes to go through it. Overall the park is great for kids who are at least 40” but I think the park might lose its novelty after the age of 8. My girls are 3 (almost 4) and 5 (almost 6) and loved it. The downside of coming to the park during their slow season is that a lot of their restaurants are closed so we were stuck with fewer options. The good thing is that we were allowed to bring snacks into the park even though they mentioned that you can’t. Staying at the hotel: We stayed at the new Legoland Castle, which opened in April, since the price was about $160 per night. That’s a great deal for the area. It is smaller than the original hotel and doesn’t seem to have as much as the other hotel (i.e. their inside play area is huge, have a bar/café, arcade, and what looks like a disco room when we went exploring). Our room faced the playground but that can get a little noisy on movie nights. I had earplugs and my girls were tired from the day so it worked for us. You can always ask to face the parking lot if noise bothers you. The rooms were beautiful and fun to look at. I would put this on par with Disneyland resort in regards to the aesthetics but be aware that the rooms have bunk beds in case your kiddos are too young to use them. Legoland hotels also beat Disneyland resorts in regards to entertainment in the room. Our girls got free Legos as their prize every night we were there for completing the scavenger hunt at the hotel. The codes didn’t change during our stay so you only need to do the hunt once. There was also a bin of Legos to keep the girls busy was we unpacked or get ready for the day. The perks of staying at one of their hotels are that the resort fees cover their buffet breakfast for every morning you’re there and your parking. Please note that if you fly out early on your last day there is no to-go option for breakfast so be prepared. Another perk was their free -self-service laundry room; however, there was only one washer working for a hotel that has like three hundred rooms and hours of use runs from 7a-10p. There is an onsite gym but like their laundry room, their gym has restricted hours too but I was able to still use it in the early morning hours. And the last perk of staying at one of the Legoland hotels is their 30 minute early entry. The available rides that were open were very limited but it was fine since our girls are early risers. Eating at Bricks for dinner Since we stayed at the Castle hotel, our breakfast was only for Dragon’s Den. Food here was surprisingly good. Too bad customer service makes me say that it’s not worth $100. The girls enjoyed the character that came out and the balloon artist but the chef that came to see us to discuss food allergies seemed like we ruined her day for doing so. Eating at Dragon’s Den Unless it’s for breakfast, don’t do it. The entertainment was great but service sucked. Like I said earlier, the place was a ghost town so there wasn’t really any reason to have such lousy service. We showed up at 6:30p and our food came out at 7:20p. By then, the girls were having a meltdown and we had to take turns running after them. I don’t know why our server couldn’t bring out the girls’ soup or at least tell us that service would be slow. We would have totally understood if they told us that their people called in sick or something. I saw several guests leave because no one ever came to them after being seated. I spoke to their manager and she did apologize and took $10 off out bill but it was a bad way to end our vacation. Your best bet is to take a short drive and get dinner elsewhere. It’ll be cheaper and the service will be better. On the other hand, breakfast was great. Service was great and the food tasted awesome. When we told them about our gluten sensitivities, the chef came out and was really cool about it. We got gf pancakes, toast, coffee cakes, and cupcakes too. It’s weird how great the service was for breakfast but non-existent for dinner Tips on our stay: Bring your stroller. I’ve read reviews saying that since the park is small strollers are not needed. My fitbit informed me that I walked over 8 miles a day. That’s a lot of walking for little legs. You can rent one of their hard plastic strollers but they honestly don’t look very comfortable plus I like having a stroller at the airport. Eat the apple fries. These things are awesome. My husband has a major sweet tooth so we bought two but the servings are huge. Buy the unlimited refillable mug. I bought this at the time I purchase of our room for $16 for two days. There’s refilling stations throughout the park which makes this a great deal. Commute to the Legoland hotel to the airport is hectic. We left on Thursday morning during San Diego rush hour which goes from 7a to 930a. If you have check bags, leave at least three hours before your flight to give you a chance to fuel up, return your rental, and check your bags in. If you’re really pushing time, I dropped my husband off and have him check the bags in since the shuttle from the rental location is quite a ways from the airport.
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_jojo_m612
Queens, New York
"Your kids will love it here !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2018 NEW
I fell in love w/ Legoland in Cali because it algas something for everyone. The rides variate in ages and your children have chance to join in a build legos and duplo . Also we take a boat ride around the boat which was awesome. The line wait for all rides were pretty fast . But again we went on a weekday when school had already started in California. And miniature cities are a sight for soar eyes. Amazing woke done there . There is so much to do and enjoy . We all loved it . Great experience
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YvonneFino
Carlsbad, California
"Young Children? THIS is their adventure park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2018 NEW
Legoland California in Carlsbad is home to an enormous scope of activities for children. The rides and activities are focused on those from ( approximately) 3 to 10 years of age. There is an aquarium, a Hotel with room decorations also made of Legos, and the adventure park itself. Your kids will love it. And you will love watching them love it
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mxp2013
New Jersey
"Delightful Place to Bring Kids of All Ages!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2018 NEW
Went with my son, his wife and my grandson. My grandson definitely enjoyed himself. His enjoyment was ours too. I used a scooter to get around. We stopped for lunch at a bbq place. It was a pleasant, full day.
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Frequently Asked Questions about LEGOLAND® California Resort

Does a WATER PARK ticket need to be used the same day as LEGOLAND®?
Yes. The WATER PARK is only accessible through LEGOLAND®, so it must be used on the same day.

Can we visit just the WATER PARK without going into LEGOLAND®?
No, the WATER PARK is only accessible through LEGOLAND®. Therefore, you must also purchase an admission to LEGOLAND® in order to access the WATER PARK.

Can we bring outside food and beverage to the LEGOLAND® WATER PARK?
You may bring any outside food and beverage that has been purchased inside LEGOLAND®. You may not bring food from outside of the Park.

Does LEGOLAND® California have a Baby Care Center?
Yes. Our Model Mom Baby Care Center is centrally located in the Fun Town area of the park, close to Driving School and the Fun Town Market Restaurant. Here you will find a baby-changing area with diapers, rocking chairs for nursing mothers and highchairs, as well as a refrigerator and microwave for preparing a baby's meal.

What is the food and beverage policy at LEGOLAND®?
Please note that coolers and outside food are not permitted in the Park, however bottled water and any food or beverages required for specific dietary needs are allowed.

Are locker rentals available?
Yes, lockers are available throughout the park for an additional fee.

What is the pet policy at LEGOLAND®?
Pets are not allowed at the park.  However, service animals are welcome in most locations throughout the Park and can accompany a guest via the standard queue. All service animals must be on a leash at all times, not display any hostile behavior towards other guests.

What is the smoking policy at LEGOLAND®?
In line with our family-friendly values and top priority for the safety of children, LEGOLAND® California Resort is a smoke-free park and all smoking is therefore prohibited within the park (including e-cigarettes). Guests wishing to smoke may exit the Park gates to do so.  A designated smoking section is available outside of the Park for those guests that choose to smoke.

Are strollers available to rent?
Strollers can be rented on a first-come, first-served basis at The Marketplace, in The Beginning. You are also welcome to bring your own stroller or wagon.

  • Single strollers: $14.00
  • Double strollers: $17.00
  • Infant strollers: $14.00
Are wheelchairs available to rent?
Wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECV) are available at The Marketplace in The Beginning on a first-come, first served basis. In fairness to all parties, reservations are not accepted.  Guests may also bring their own wheelchairs and ECVs.
  • Wheelchair: $15.00
  • Electric Convenience Vehicles with Canopy and USB Charge Outlet: $50.00
Guests must be at least 18 years of age to rent and/or operate an ECV.

Are backpacks allowed?
You are welcome to bring a backpack into the Park.

How much is parking at LEGOLAND®?
  • Cars: $20
  • Campers/RVs: $30
  • Motorcycles: $10
  • Preferred Parking: $30
Re-entry available with valid parking stub during same day of visit. Buses and bicycles are free. Handicapped parking spaces are available near the park entrance, with valid placard.

Is admission to the new LEGO® CHIMA WATER PARK included in regular WATER PARK admission?
Yes, admission to the new LEGO® CHIMA WATER PARK is included with the Resort Hopper ticket and the WATER PARK Hopper ticket. You can upgrade a LEGOLAND® only ticket or SEA LIFE® Hopper ticket to include admission to the WATER PARK at Guest Services or at the WATER PARK entrance.

Do toddlers (ages 1-2) have to pay admission to the WATER PARK?
Toddlers (ages 1-2 years) are required to have an admission ticket for WATER PARK entry ($5).

Can we bring coolers to the park?
No, you may not bring any coolers of any size inside LEGOLAND® or the WATER PARK.

Are strollers allowed?
Yes, you may bring in your strollers. Designated stroller parking is not available.

Can I bring in my own chair to the LEGOLAND® WATER PARK?
No, we provide chairs on a first-come, first-served basis.