Legoland Hotel & Legoland – Carlsbad

June 7, 2013

Legoland (One Legoland Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008) is about 3o minutes away from our house. When Alani was a toddler, we had annual passes and took her there a lot.

Alani (age 3) at Legoland in 2005. All photos @2013 June Bayha

Alani (age 3) at Legoland in 2005. All photos @2013 June Bayha

We haven’t been to Legoland in over six years because we shifted to having other amusement park annual passes. On May 11, 2013, we ventured back to Carlsbad to check out the new Legoland Hotel. For this visit, our hotel package included one night in a premium room, breakfast for four at Bricks Family Restaurant, and four 2-day tickets with access to all three parks: Legoland, Legoland Water Park, and Sea Life Aquarium.

Legoland Hotel is located right next to Legoland.

Legoland Hotel is located right next to Legoland.

With three different themed-sleeping rooms to choose from–Pirate, Adventure, and Kingdom, we chose the Pirate premium room. The “premium” room included extra theming and LEGO features in our room.

The door of our premium room included this extra theming.

The door of our premium room included this extra theming.

The kids sleeping area had a bunk bed with pull out trundle bed to accommodate three kids.

Kids' area with bunk and trundle beds

Kids’ area with bunk and trundle beds

The kids’ area was in a separate area from our queen bed.

Yo ho, yo ho...the pirates' life for me...

Yo ho, yo ho…the pirates’ life for me…

The theming in the room included artifacts made of LEGO, of course.

LEGO treasures, matey!

LEGO treasures, matey!

We ate dinner and breakfast at Bricks Family Restaurant inside the hotel. It’s a buffet open for breakfast and dinner, which makes it easier to satisfy hungry kids and parents. After a day at Legoland, it was convenient to eat without having to drive.

Brick's Restaurant inside Legoland Hotel is fun and easily accessible.

Bricks Family Restaurant inside Legoland Hotel is fun and easily accessible.

The food options are kid-friendly with offerings of pizza, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, among other selections.

Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, fries, stir fry at the buffet

Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, fries, stir fry at the buffet

Our kids enjoyed their dinners. Rigel liked getting his own hot dog, pizza, and even the veggies.

Rigel's dinner of hot dog, pizza, and a few veggies

Rigel’s dinner of hot dog, pizza, and a few veggies

Alani ate pasta with tomato sauce and meatballs, one of her favorite dishes.

Alani's dinner of pasta and meatballs

Alani’s dinner of pasta and meatballs

However, the selections for adults are not so great, especially for someone trying to eat lots of vegetables and minimal gluten or starchy foods. The greens at the Caesar salad bar were the only green leafy vegetables I could find.

Got creative with taking leafy greens and combining it with turkey and gravy and baked chicken.

Got creative with taking leafy greens and combining it with turkey and gravy and baked chicken.

The desserts included cookies, strawberry shortcake, pudding, fruit cups, fresh fruit, and a frozen yogurt bar.

Desserts!

Desserts!

Both kids gave the Bricks Family Restaurant and Legoland Hotel two thumbs up.

Two thumbs up from Alani and Rigel

Two thumbs up from Alani and Rigel

One of our family’s favorites at Legoland was Miniland, especially the area with the Star Wars scenes. It is so cool that people get paid to build awesome LEGO structures, like those found in Miniland.

Miniland Star Wars

Miniland Star Wars

It is heartening to know that maybe someday, Rigel can take his love for building with LEGOs and perhaps get a job doing it. Well, a mother can dream.

Rigel and R2D2

Rigel and R2D2

For Star Wars fans, the Star Wars Days at Legoland are June 15 and 16, 2013. This year, a life-size, 5 million-piece X-Wing Fighter will be landing at Legoland starting on June 13th. The San Diego Union Tribune reports it took 32 “master model builders” a combined 17,336 hours over four months to build the X-Wing, which weighs more than 45,000 pounds, is 11-feet tall and 43 feet long with a 44-foot wingspan. I want to go back just to see this masterpiece!

And for something completely different…the restroom review:

The Legoland Hotel just opened a couple of months ago and the bathroom inside our room was pristine.

Super clean bathroom inside our hotel room

Super clean bathroom inside our hotel room

Check out the fun LEGO decorations by the mirror

Check out the fun LEGO decorations by the mirror

The bathrooms inside Legoland are clean as well. I believe there are diaper changing stations available.

Legoland bathroom is clean.

Legoland bathroom is clean.

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One Response to “Legoland Hotel & Legoland – Carlsbad”

  1. Carol Says:

    Looks like fun! We might need to try this out. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.


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