This past weekend, my family and I were blessed to get tickets to Legoland California from a dear friend who works there. My son, Oliver, is just a month shy of turning 3, so we thought he might enjoy the park at this age. And enjoy he did! At approximately 35ish inches tall, he was at a good height to be able to go on some fun rides (he would have been able to go on even more at 36 inches). I will highlight below some of the best rides for toddlers at Legoland.
DIStracted Tip: Download the official Legoland California app for a list of rides and height restrictions as well as special offers and notifications
The very first attraction we came upon was the Dig Those Dinos play area. This fun sand area has “dinosaur fossils” and a bucket and shovel you can borrow to dig for the fossils. So exciting for my dinosaur loving guy! From there we ventured onto Fairy Tale Brook which is a slow boat ride through Lego version of some of the most popular fairy tales. After Fairy Tale Brook, we rode Mia’s Riding Camp (carousel) in Lego Friends Heartlake City themed area. This area is geared towards girls but my son loves all carousels and had a blast on this one.
DIStracted tip: Some rides have a height requirement; some rides only have a ride alone height requirement and some have both. Read the signs carefully.
Moving on through the park, we came upon what may be one, if not THE, most fun area for toddlers. Duplo Playtown, inside the appropriately named: Fun Town. This themed area is full of kid-sized play structures: an ambulance, a “grocery store”, a regular play area and more. Oliver would have stayed all day there if he could. There was so much to do!
Also in Fun Town, Oliver enjoyed the Legoland Express, which is a small train and we all loved the Police and Fire Academy where we raced in a Fire Truck against 3 other groups, then we put out a (fake) fire in a building and once we did that, it was a race to the finish. So fun and interactive!
In Miniland USA, you can see some of the most famous cities in mini Lego form. Oliver’s favorite part of this by far was the Star Wars Lego collection. We saw kids of all ages enjoying the Coast Cruise, which is a ride through monuments made out of Legos. Duplo comes back into play in the Imagination Zone where there is a fun little area to build in. We ended our day with a trip to the Sea Life Aquarium, a small Aquarium attached to Legoland (separate admission required). This cute little aquarium has jellyfish, small sharks, seahorses and more and they currently have a little scavenger hunt for kids while you are walking through. At the end you turn in your scavenger hunt paper in exchange for a small reward.
We had a great time and Oliver is still talking about our trip! We want to go back during the holiday season for some of their great seasonal events. It’s a great place to take your kids and especially your toddlers!
Have you ever been to Legoland California? What was your favorite ride?
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