Planning a vacation to Legoland? Before you head to the park, make sure you know the best ages for Legoland California.
My family recieved a few complimentary tickets to enjoy Legoland Park during the fall. All opinions are 100% my own.
Best Ages for Legoland California
I love taking my kids to theme parks. I think there is so much to explore and do and it’s fun to live all the excitement through the eyes of a child. We first visited Legoland Park when my son was not yet 3. We had a 9 month old at the time also and it was hard to find things to do with our two little kids. My son was into Lego Duplos at the time and there is a Duplo Land that is really fun for that age kids. But it was hard to find other rides that we could enjoy as a family. Although there wasn’t much for us to do that trip, I was not discouraged. I knew there would come a time the kids would be the perfect age for Legoland and we would have a super fun time. This was that trip!
When we recently visited during our October Break my kids were 9, 7, and 4. My son has been really into the Legos the last couple years and needs no help from dad to build every Lego set he gets all by himself. My 7 year old daughter has started building the Friends Legos with help from her brother and baby sister. When we told them we were going to Legoland, they were so excited! And I couldn’t wait to enjoy the park with them.
We loved seeing all our favorite fairy tale characters and stories in Fairy Tale Brook. We loved all the rides in Explorer Island. Even my 4 year old was tall enough to ride Coastersaurus. It was her first roller coaster. She was a bit scared at first, but she did it and loved it! It’s a great introductory roller coaster.
Over in Fun Town the kids got to drive some Lego cars. The older kids were able to ride the big kids track. Complete with stop lights and stop signs. Little miss however was able to ride the 3-5 year old track. And I have to say, she looked like a pro out there.
The kids loved all the Star Wars lego figures.
My son could’ve spent all day inspecting all the buildings, vehicles, etc. in Miniland USA. His building mind inspected every inch of those buildings. I’m sure one day I’ll find a skyscraper in his room.
The kids most favorite ride was the new Lego Ninjago ride. My 4 year old is 42 inches tall which is the minimum heighth for most rides. There were just a few rides she wasn’t tall enough to go on. But my son is not a huge fan of roller coasters, so those bigger rides we were able to bypass.
Tips for Legoland California with kids
As far as tips for Legoland, we were able to do everything we wanted to do in one day. The waterpark portion was closed the day we went, but I’d recommend doing 2 days and do the water park one of those days. Especially if it’s a warm week.
We decided to skip the stroller, so my little one was ready for a break around lunch time. After we ate we headed over to the Hideaways. I love that there is a place to take a break in the middle of day. It was nice to let the kids run and slide at the hideaways. While mom and dad could rest their feet too.
Something I learned while we were there was that you can trade mini figurines. I think my kids could’ve just done this all day. We made sure to check out all the employees, gift shops and customer service desk to make sure each kid got a mini figurine they loved. The employees were really nice about trading entire mini figs or just pieces of their figurines. You’ll definitely want to bring a mini fig or two to trade and bring home something new.
The number one treat you have to get while you’re at Legoland California are the apple fries with cream. Granny’s Apple Fries is in the Castle Hill area of the park, and is a must stop. This is a fun treat for the family to share. My daughter couldn’t get enough of these. And ate that cream even after all the fries were gone.
My brother and sister in law were at the park with their kids. My 4, 7 and 9 year olds were the perfect age for Legoland. But my 10 year old nephew had a great time too. I’m not sure that we have many more years before my son will be too big for the rides, but if your kids are loving Legos, they will surely love Legoland. Just know that there is not much for those under 3 or 4 to do. I think we were right in the sweet spot this trip and I’m so glad we decided to take them to the park. It was an enjoyable day for our whole family.
If you are planning a trip to Legoland, check out these tips for traveling with kids.
And if you are planning to travel in October, read up on where Kids are Free in San Diego.