What do you do for the deadest week of the year with your kids? You know, that week after Christmas but before the new year? Schools out, some offices are closed, and even if you’re working it’s super hard with your kiddos wanting to go out and do something.
This year we spent one of our days at LEGOLAND California. To be honest I was a little worried that it would be super crowded, but it really wasn’t that bad at all. This time was different because we ventured out and did things we hadn’t seen or experienced before.
Activities We Discovered
As soon as we entered the park we headed towards the right side (we usually veer left), but this time we wanted to experience this park differently and even find some new things. AND we did! Since we entered from the right side, we were first greeted with the boat ride (which I never knew LEGOLAND had!!) The entire ride was filled with witty comedy, a wonderful scene, and tons of built LEGO masterpieces.
One LEGO masterpiece I was super impressed with was the Elephant. It was built with over 280,000 Legos. I mean, can you imagine being a part of building that? I wonder how long that took? We also saw the Taj Mahal, Mount Rushmore, New York skyline, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, an Octopus and his band, and so much more.
Food and Snacks
This time we also discovered a pizza place that my kiddos thoroughly enjoyed. They had a few different pizza combinations which are individual sized, and they also had salads. However, with all my food allergies, I lived vicariously through them watching them devour their slices as I enjoyed the lunch I brought.
I DID however run across a great sweet treat that is gluten-free & soy-free that was quite delicious from Chuao Chocolates. I have to say, that LEGOLAND has truly upped their game with some allergy-friendly and organic treat options for the family.
Some of Our LEGOLAND Favs
We of course ventured out to the Land of Adventure (my son’s favorite) to meet up with the Ancient Egyptians and their Beetle Bounce (a 7-person carriage that bounces up and down as it drops) along with their Dune Raiders (a 6 side-by-side slide that you use carpets to race down a wavy track). This land is perfect for the littles that are 40 inches and under.
Let’s not forget about Ninjago (which is for most ages), the interactive 3D video game ride, as well as the climbing wall filled with little climbing Ninjas (ours included). Near this area is the Block of Fame (marvelous sculptures of historical figures and pop icons) the build-a-boat, and the Aquazone Wave Racers (be prepared to come out with super wet feet!)
We had quite an adventure topped off with some parting gifts we won in at one of their climbing carnival games!
We truly can’t wait to go back again, experience rides on the other side of the park, and see what surprises they have in store for 2018!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year.