Legoland Water Park

Fun at Legoland!

Fun at Legoland!

 

To celebrate the official start of Summer Vacay, we packed a big bag and headed down to the Legoland Water Park. We’ve had annual passes for over a year now, but because my son broke his arm last Summer, this was the first time heading to the Water Park. We were not disappointed! The Legoland Water Park is so much fun and here’s why.

Two super excited kiddos!

Two super excited kiddos!

The park is divided into two main sections, the water park, and the new Chima Water Park. My son couldn’t contain himself. I thought he was literally going to pass out from excitement.  He is obsessed with Legos and he was in Heaven! It really is a kid’s dream land. The Water Park is located inside of Legoland. You can enjoy a day at Legoland and once you’re ready to cool off, you can pay an additional fee to get into the park, or… you can purchase an annual pass and enjoy Legoland, Legoland Aquarium, and the Legoland Water Park. We have an Merlin Annual Membership and we LOVE it! We really get plenty of use out of our passes.

Chima Water Park

Chima Water Park

The park is very clean and there are lifeguards everywhere you turn. I can’t really relax when the kids are near water, and I was definitely able to relax on our visit. There are plenty of areas to play in and also relax. There are plenty of places for the kiddos to play their hearts out and have fun. There are two large slides, a tidal wave area, water tables, a beach, splash pad, and of course one awesome lazy river. I loved that there were plenty of rafts, a very organized shoe cubby, and it wasn’t crowded. I could have spent all day lounging around the lazy river.  My kids have not stopped talking about our visit and we have decided to head over at least once a week during the summer.

I lounged around this beach area.

I lounged around this beach area.

I know that if you have itty bitty kiddos, heading to the water park can be a little tough. Well not at Legoland. If you have younger kiddos, this is definitely the place for you. There are several toddler area splash pads, “water slides”, and even a toddler lazy river.  It looked like everyone was having a blast.

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kiddos, I would definitely recommend a day at Legoland. Pack a bag, bring some snacks, lunch, towels, goggles, and have some fun!

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Daytrippingmom Giveaway- Family 4 pack to SEALIFE Aquarium


I love doing giveaways and this is one that your family will absolutely love- I have a family 4 pack of tickets to the SEALIFE Aquarium to giveaway to one lucky reader. My family had the opportunity to visit this past weekend and we had an incredible time. You can read all about our experience here.

Here is the one simple rule-
Head over to the SEALIFE Aquarium website and leave a comment on why you would want to visit.

That’s it!! All you have to do to be entered is to leave a comment. You have until next Tuesday the 7th to enter. Winner will be chosen using Random.org.

Good Luck!!

Our Visit to the SEALIFE Aquarium












This past weekend we had the opportunity to visit the Sealife Aquarium at the Legoland California Resort. I really can’t begin to tell you how much fun my kiddos had. The SEALIFE Aquarium is designed specifically for children and my kids ate it all up. My daughter was in tears as we left because she did not want to leave.

First off- I love that parking at Legoland Resort is such a breeze. You can’t get closer than preferred parking. If you park in preferred- you are guaranteed to walk only a few steps. However if you don’t mind walking a bit more- the regular parking is a pretty darn good deal. We parked in regular parking and only had to walk a few more steps than the people parked in preferred.

Once we parked – the good times began. We headed to the entrance and walked right in. I loved that we didn’t have to wait in line. That is always a plus in my book!

The first area that we encountered upon entering was the Lake Tahoe Area. Just one look and the kids were hooked. The Lake Tahoe area features a slide and they(my hubby did too!) definitely put it into use. The kids did not want to leave because they were having so much fun.

After some coaxing we headed over to the San Francisco Harbor and California Gold area. The kids were oohing and aahhhing all of the different fish and absolutely loved the tide pools. We then headed over to the Shoaling Ring which is absolutely breathtaking. We loved sitting on a couple of benches and being surrounded by fish. I could have sat there for hours taking it all in.

We then headed outside to the Southern California Tide Pool Area. The kiddos loved touching the different starfish and of course playing with the Lego Sand Castle. We made our to the the rest of the first floor exhibits and on to the Lost City of Atlantis. Here, you will walk through water tunnels and be able to observe all different types of aquatic life. My daughter absolutely loved that the sharks were above our heads- my son- not so much!!

We rode the elevators upstairs and made our first pit stop at the Ray lagoon. We spent at least half an hour in a quiet little seating area taking it all in. I could have watched the sting rays for hours. After our Sting Ray watching we stepped into the Kingdom of the Seahorse. The kiddos absolutely went bonkers for the Seahorses. My daughter had read about seahorses but never had the opportunity to actually see a live seahorse and she was very impressed with the cute creatures. We finished off our experience by exploring the Discovery Zone Touch Pool, where the kiddos had the opportunity to touch a variety of sea life.

The second floor ends at the SEALIFE Aquarium’s Ocean Journey Cafe. We were given a ofree soft drink coupon at the entrance and we put it to good use. We bought some snacks and tried an unbelievably delicious brownie from the Cafe. It was out of this world!! Once we had our fill of snacks – we headed downstairs to the gift shop, browsed around and headed back home.

Almost forgot- there is plenty of room for strollers. We took our double stroller and had no problem getting around.

We had a fantastic time and I REALLY can’t wait to go back again. I could not stop grinning ear to ear as I watched my kiddos have such a great time.

Admission Prices
$18.95 for adults
$11.95 for children 3-12
2 and under are free!
* If you are visiting SEA LIFE Aquarium only, parking is $5 and you will reimbursed the $7 difference once your one-day SEA LIFE admission ticket is purchased at the ticket booths. If you have a pre-paid one-day SEA LIFE only ticket, you can receive your reimbursement at Guest Services on the day of your visit. You must bring your paid parking ticket to the ticket booth or Guest Service window in order to receive reimbursement. For guests visiting both LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium, the standard $12 parking fee applies.

SEA LIFETM Aquarium at the LEGOLAND® California Resort
One LEGOLAND Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 918-LEGOLAND

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