Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Disneyland for Lego Lovers

It was way overdue considering how often we are in North County San Diego but when we were deciding where to meet-up on Laura's recent visit, we were given the perfect opportunity to finally check out Legoland. As a family of Lego lovers who are not so into Mickey Mouse, this was an amusement park that was right up our alley.

There was tons of age-appropriate and fun rides, activities and attractions all involving the Legos theme. Jadyn is a little thrill-seeker so her favorite part were the rides. Jake prefers to be more "hands on" so his favorite part were the build and test, multi-level play structure and foam ball cannon attraction. Joe and I both agreed that our favorite part was definitely Miniland USA, which had miniature replicas of iconic places throughout the US, made entirely from Legos.

First ride was the Jr. Volvo Driving School where Jake took great pride in his passing skills:

And Jadyn didn't do too bad herself:

Then Jadyn and I took a ride in this helicopter and pretended to rescue Snoopy:

Caught these super cute grins as the kids passed by on the plane ride:

Giant slide - comes with the price of admission and little wait. Perfect for my little princess:

A few highlights from Miniland included The Marine Corps War Memorial:

A glimpse of L.A that included Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory (just ignore the San Fransisco skyline in the background, LOL!)

Excaliber hotel/casino in Vegas:

And a personal favorite of Jake's, Daytona International Speedway:

Jake concentrating on building the perfect Lego race car:

Getting ready to race it against the competition:


The only downside in all of this was that we ran out of time; what with all the fun attractions to choose from, meeting Laura and her family for the first time AND the fact that their was a decent crowd since it was a mild-weathered Saturday. The park was closing before we knew it. The upside is that we since Joe does get sent to the area frequently for work, we will most certainly be going back. We may just break down and buy season passes but for now, we will just have to settle for our growing collection of Legos right here in our very own home.


Maria said...

Looks like fun! I love the lion pics, so cute!

Carrie77 said...

Wow, I am amazed, I never realized how cool Lego land really is! I LOVE the mini replicas- wow... Nathan would love the raceway! I don't blame you for wanting to go back!

Joanna said...

That looks like a really nice park without the Disney craziness. The kids look like they had a blast.

I do have to say that the picture of Jadyn made me giggle. Lions seem like the perfect metaphor for 3.75 year old kids. So cute, as long as they don't have their claws out.