LEGOLAND® California Resort Planning Guide
Located in sunny southern California, LEGOLAND® California Resort is a 128-acre wonderland of family fun that includes 9 different park sections and an on-site waterpark.
Our expert travel concierge team at aRes Travel has rounded up some of the top tips and tricks for your best visit to LEGOLAND® California Resort yet. With so much to do, see, eat, and experience at the kid- (and adult-kid-) friendly theme park, this guide will ensure that you don’t miss a beat.
Throughout LEGOLAND® California Resort, you’ll be amazed to find over 30,000 LEGO® models and constructions that consist of no less than 62 million bricks, a true wonderland for kids and nostalgic adults!
With over 60 shows and rides, you’ll practically be spoiled for choice. Hold your breath for the new LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride and gather your courage for the LEGO® dinosaurs as seen from the Coastersaurus.
Between rides, don’t forget to save time for a visit to the SEA LIFE® Aquarium and its brand-new mesmerizing Sea at Night exhibit. For younger builders, the DUPLO® Playtown and DUPLO® Splash Safari are the perfect places to stay and play.
Tips & Tricks
What to bring
When planning your trip to LEGOLAND® California Resort, there are a few items you may want to bring along, but for your own comfort and safety, it is typically best to travel light and leave the heavy bags at home.
For your convenience, it is possible to rent lockers at the park, and if you choose to do any shopping during your visit, you can leave your purchases with staff and collect them from The Market Place at the end of the day.
Pro Tip: Either bring a minifigure in with you or buy one when you arrive to trade for a new one with any Good Citizen (LEGOLAND® California Resort employee) during your visit!
When to visit
LEGOLAND® California Resort is open daily spring through summer and closed select Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the fall and winter. The waterpark is open seasonally from spring to summer and weekends in September and October.
Pro Tip: To beat the heat and enjoy shorter lines at all of LEGOLAND® California Resort’s rides, consider heading to the park out of season, in late spring or fall.
The California weather in October is a beautiful and breezy mid-70s and sunny, the perfect temperature for a full day of exploring at LEGOLAND® California Resort.
Where to dine
LEGOLAND® California Resort features its fair share of fun and affordable dining options that you won’t want to miss. Check out Granny’s Apple Fries in Castle Hill for a delectable, all-American apple pie-inspired treat, or head to the Fun Time Market for diverse and healthy options to keep your little explorers satisfied.
Pro Tip: LEGOLAND® California Resort does not permit outside food and drinks to be brought into the park, though they do grant exceptions for families with babies and individuals with medical and nutritional needs.
To help make dining easier for families with food allergies or dietary restrictions, LEGOLAND® California Resort provides an online dietary guide for all the dining options available in the park that makes pre-planning your meals simple.
Maps and Apps
For your convenience, you can download the complete park map from the official LEGOLAND® California Resort website directly to your smartphone.
You and your family can use the interactive map to get a preview of the park and plan your perfect visit. Conversely, consider downloading the free resort app, which gives you access to the map as well as useful information on ride wait times and height guides. It even includes a feature that allows you to locate exactly where you parked your car!
Pro Tip: Get social! Use the hashtag #LEGOLANDCA to share photos, posts, and reviews of your visit on all your social media platforms.
Discount Ticket Options
As a certified LEGOLAND® California Resort ticket retailer, with aRes Travel, you have your pick of the best ticket and package deals for your next visit to LEGOLAND® California Resort. Some of aRes Travel’s incredible ticketing options include:
1.LEGOLAND® + SEA LIFE® Aquarium Hopper
For a limited time, this ticket offer from aRes Travel grants unlimited admission to LEGOLAND® California Resort and SEA LIFE® Aquarium for not one, but two days. That’s right, your 2nd day is free and must be used within nine days of your first visit to either park.
But wait, this incredible gets even better. When you buy three or more LEGOLAND® + SEA LIFE® Aquarium Hopper tickets, you’ll save even more on each ticket with aRes Travel’s exclusive Family Pack Offer LEGOLAND® + SEA LIFE® Aquarium Hopper.
2.LEGOLAND® + SEA LIFE® Aquarium Hopper + Water Park
Perfect for those looking for some serious waterpark fun on their getaway, this fantastic deal includes unlimited admission to LEGOLAND® California Resort and SEA LIFE® Aquarium as well as the LEGOLAND® Water Park.
3.Go San Diego Card
aRes Travel has your 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7-day pass to all that San Diego has to offer. The Go San Diego Card includes enormous savings on admission prices and flexible entry to over 40 of San Diego’s best attractions, including LEGOLAND® California Resort, the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Knott’s Berry Farm, Knott’s Soak City Waterpark, and many more.
For the ultimate budget-friendly family getaway, you’ll save more when you book one of aRes Travel’s amazing hotel and ticket packages, such as:
1.San Diego Family Fun Vacation Package
This bundled attraction package includes a stay at your choice of one of 383 of aRes Travel’s premier hotel partners.
You’ll get discounted prices for various attractions, including LEGOLAND® California, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld® San Diego, the USS Midway Museum, Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego, and a Balboa Park Explorer Multi-Day Pass.
2.The Ultimate LEGOLAND® Family Fun Vacation
The name says it all: This package is simply perfect for the LEGO® fanatics in your family. Choose from 34 of aRes Travel’s most conveniently located hotel partners to pair with your LEGOLAND® California tickets.
Get Going with aRes Travel
For exclusive deals on inexpensive LEGOLAND® California Resort tickets, amazing savings on packages and hotels, and some of the lowest prices on travel, call 1 (800) 434-7894 (international callers use +1 (619) 546-5622) to speak with an aRes Travel planning expert seven days a week, or book online now.