Legoland California Resort: 11 Family Vacation Tips

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Planning a family vacation can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be! There are many things that you can do in order to make your stay at Legoland California Resort an enjoyable one. Below is a list of 11 tips that we used to get ready for our trip and I hope it will help you and your family enjoy yourselves for the duration of your vacation.


Get your tickets early!

Purchasing tickets in advance has its perks. You can skip the ticket lines and easily navigate your way around. You can also save money by shopping around for the best deals. In fact, depending on the season, you can even have your kids go in for free!

Schedule your time wisely

Make a family bucket list!

There are many things that you want to do while on vacation and it’s important to make sure you budget enough time for each activity. Doing this will help ensure everything is taken care of and you won’t be anxious.

Wear comfortable clothes when visiting the Legoland California Resort

Legoland is located in Carlsbad, a coastal area in northern San Diego, so the weather is a bit cooler in the mornings and evenings. Make sure you check the weather in advance and pack accordingly!

You never know what will happen when it comes to family vacations, but one thing that you should always prepare for is accidents or spills.

Parking at Legoland California

Want a good spot? Come early!

Generally speaking, the earlier you come to the Legoland California Resort, the better your parking spot will be.

Parking pricing is as follow:

Cars and motorcycles – $25

Preferred parking – $35

Motorhomes, oversized vans and vehicles with trailers: $35

Bus parking – Free

**Re-entry is available for same day visit

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Security Checks

Expect to wait just a little.

Security checks are necessary and it can’t be avoided. Going through the security line is a mere inconvenience, but don’t let it scare you! There should only take about 15 minutes of your time to get into Legoland California.

Bring your own water and snacks

Enjoy the park knowing you stayed on budget!

Bringing your own water bottle is a great way to save money while you’re in the park. Bringing snacks for the kids is also a good idea, as this will ensure that family members only need to purchase food items they want, like Granny’s apple fries and ice cream!

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Check height requirements

There’s something for everyone! Legoland California Resort offers family rides that are perfect for every family member. Knowing where to go and with who ahead of time will just make life easier.

 Parent Swap available at Legoland California

We’ve all been there! Kids don’t meet the height requirement for some family rides, but you still want to go on the ride. Let the operator know ahead of time and they will accommodate you.

Water zone ahead. Extra clothes needed

Even if your trip doesn’t include the water park (which is enjoyable!), Legoland Resort has a few splash and play areas. And that usually means having a change of clothes is a must.

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Download the Legoland California app

This app is a family’s best friend. It has maps, wait times and other features that are perfect for helping make the most of your family vacation time! Best part is, it is accurate.

Don’t skip the aquarium!

Yes. It is not huge but it is worth it. It’s interactive and surprisingly it has a few fun things for kids to do. It’s a fun way to end your day. Or your hotel stay.

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So, are you ready to start planning out your family’s next trip?

We hope these 11 tips will help make it the most awesome experience ever! Have I missed anything important that should be on this list? Let me know in the comments below. And don’t forget to share with a friend or two who might need some inspiration for their own trips. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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