We went for a day in March during spring break. With young kids, we had some height restrictions, but most rides were available since Legoland is for young kids. The park was busier than I expected, but overall it was much better (less crowded) than summer time.
Legoland sells VIP access to skip lines, but I wasn’t interested. Plus, we’ve already been to Legoland a handful of times so I didn’t see the need to pay extra.
I downloaded the official Legoland app, which was extremely helpful in looking at estimated ride wait times. Too bad their app doesn’t let you order food like Disneyland’s app does.
While picking rides in the park, I focused on rides with shorter wait times & rides that were nearby. If there was a ride nearby with a short line, I definitely took my kids to check it out.
Attractions List with comments
Junior Driving School / Driving School
- This is fun for kids to drive around
- basic helicopter ride. what you see is what you get. fun
Fun Town Police and Fire Academy
- this was a competitive ride (competing against other groups). pumping (to move the truck) was harder than expected
- this boat ride was fun, but the line was really long. the wait wasn’t worth it
- simple train ride for toddlers. it’s fun, and no wait is awesome
- this was ok. kids can play in the playground. the Duplos were scarce (COVID safety precaution?)
Queen Watevra’s Carousel
- it’s a basic carousel ride. you either like it or you don’t
LEGO Movie 2 Experience
- this simple walkthrough is cool for Lego set piece nerds, but it might not be interesting for everyone
- simple, boat tour. I feel bad for the tour guides since they have to repeat the same pun jokes over and over
The Royal Joust
- this thing always has a long line? it works well for the kids to wait in line while I get food nearby…
Knights’ Smokehouse BBQ
- the lunch options are decent. typical, pricey theme park food, but the BBQ itself is not bad. if you get here during lunch hours, be prepared to wait in a long line
- simple, kid friendly plane ride
- these saucers spin around fast. shorter/younger children can’t ride it
Ninjago the Ride
- our family isn’t super into Ninjago. the ride was OK, but I think my sensor hand placement was off since it wasn’t working well
- it’s legoland, so there’s different lego stations for kids. this one was a decent distraction. the Legos didn’t seem to be that clean considering the amount of water they are exposed to
Fairy Tale Brook
- this ride is awesome. the decor is standard fare. I always enjoy this simple boat ride with almost no wait
LEGO Factory Tour
- we walked through some Lego factory machines and the kids were able to build with Legos. this was more of a time sink
LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure
- this sub ride was ok. there was no line, and I’m not a huge fan of the treasure hunt activity (spot things in the water)
- this play ground at the top of the theme park was fun for the kids to run around. I have to assume due to COVID, all the tube slides were closed (sealed at top & bottom). No slides makes getting around the vertical playground a bit odd
The Big Shop
- always packed at the end of the day. The shop is OK. I think most stuff you can find online at a similar or better price. I didn’t find any notable exclusive Legos this day. If you show them your Lego.com VIP, you get a small discount
Legoland is fun for young kids, but it’s easy to run out of things to do after your 1st day. Costco has a 2 day ticket promo (with 2nd visit in 14 days of 1st visit), but that’s more Legoland than we need.