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.
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.
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 kids sleeping area had a bunk bed with pull out trundle bed to accommodate three kids.
The kids’ area was in a separate area from our queen bed.
The theming in the room included artifacts made of LEGO, of course.
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.
The food options are kid-friendly with offerings of pizza, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, among other selections.
Our kids enjoyed their dinners. Rigel liked getting his own hot dog, pizza, and even the veggies.
Alani ate pasta with tomato sauce and meatballs, one of her favorite dishes.
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.
The desserts included cookies, strawberry shortcake, pudding, fruit cups, fresh fruit, and a frozen yogurt bar.
Both kids gave the Bricks Family Restaurant and Legoland Hotel two thumbs up.
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.
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.
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.
The bathrooms inside Legoland are clean as well. I believe there are diaper changing stations available.