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LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel at LEGOLAND® California Resort Set to Open April 27 + Now Taking Reservations

This is not a sponsored post.All opinions are my own.

If you haven’t heard the latest exciting news to come out of LEGOLAND® California Resort, they broke ground last year on North America’s first LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel! It’s like every LEGO-loving kid’s dream come true! The all-new premium themed hotel,  located right at the main entrance of LEGOLAND California, is officially set to open on April 27!legoland-castle-hotel-opening-april-27

The LEGOLAND Castle Hotel will include will feature 250 premium LEGO Castle themed rooms with your choice of Knights & Dragons, Royal Princess or Magic Wizard, including 20 suites, and will completely immerse guests into a castle experience from the moment they enter the grand hall. Hotel guests will experience dining in an amazing sit- down royal restaurant and engage in courtyard entertainment by the pool.legoland-castle-hotel-courtyard-grand-mapHere’s a short video showing a brief hardhat tour of the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel:

Upon entering LEGOLAND Castle Hotel, guests will first step into a grand hall where they are met by a LEGO wizard before taking a magical levitating lift (elevator) that will take them to one of three different floors where adventures await.legoland-castle-hotel-dragon-knight-room

legoland-castle-hotel-dragon-knight-bathroomIn the Knight rooms, guests are surrounded by dragons and knights as they prepare to go into battle to defend the king’s castle and protect the king’s treasure. In the Princess rooms, woodland animals such as butterflies, squirrels, owls and song birds all made of LEGO, of course, are found. In the Wizard rooms, guests discover how magic is used to protect the king’s treasure with the use of giggling potions and spells. Guests will find LEGO Castle décor throughout. legoland-castle-hotel-courtyard-overview

The Royal Courtyard outside is designed to immerse children in a fairy tale of their own creation with a DUPLO play area for the younger kids, larger play structures for the older kids, giant movie screen for nighttime movies and a stage for live plays and shows.legoland-courtyard-poolThe pool area will feature fountains and other interactive water features a gradual incline pool and hot tub. The pool bar and grill will offer smoothies, sandwiches and salads prepared fresh to order.legoland-courtyard-juice-barOther unique, fun features at the hotel include a slide that will connect the lobby to the first floor and a knock knock door created to entertain guests. More than 2,100 LEGO models made out of more than three million LEGO bricks that will be featured inside the rooms and throughout the Hotel.

The all-new themed restaurant, Dragon’s Den Restaurant & Bar, will be LEGOLAND California Resort’s only full-service sit down restaurant and will include an open kitchen for guests to watch chefs preparing their food, LEGO models, entertainers and locally-sourced food creating a unique dining experience. Breakfast will be included with each guest’s stay and includes made-to-order items along with a buffet.

LEGOLAND California Resort is accepting reservations for the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel. For more information on booking hotel reservations, please visit: http://www.LEGOLAND.com/castlehotel

Images and video are property of LEGOLAND California Resort and used with permission. 



Dine With Orcas® Dining Experience at SeaWorld San Diego

We received media entry in order to share about our experience. All opinions are my own. 

Our family loves to go on new adventures and experience all there is to do here in Southern California. We recently took a drive down south for the day to visit SeaWorld San Diego. It’s just about an hour drive from Orange County, where we reside.dine-with-orcas-family-photoI love the fact that you have so many options of things to do at SeaWorld. Not only do they offer a large selection of educational exhibits and shows in the park but there are also a bunch of thrilling attractions to check out. (Manta, the attraction, is a must!)dine-with-orcas-mantaOn our visit, which included tweens, we found that there’s something for everyone in your family to enjoy in the park and on this visit, we were invited to an extra special experience. dine-with-orcas-sign“Dine With Orcas®” is a special ticketed event is an hour long experience where guests get to enjoy a delicious chef-crafted meal, on a private poolside patio, next to Orca whales. It’s an immersive and memorable family dining experience that allows you to discover what makes killer whales so unique from a presentation given by SeaWorld’s behaviorists.dining-with-orcas-behavioristThe meal is set up buffet-style, with gourmet offerings for both adults and children. I was elated to have so many wonderful food choices. The culinary team at SeaWorld goes above and beyond with the food. The menu can change seasonally and we got to try the Fall/Winter menu which includes:

  • Oven Roasted Turkey – Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing, Cranberry Aioli
  • Grown Up Mac and Cheese Bar – With Bacon, Chives & Parmesan Cheesedine-with-orcas-grown-up-mac-and-cheese
  • Pork Spare Ribs  with a Chipotle BBQ Sauce
  • Sustainable Salmon  made with Lemon Dill Butter Sauce & Tomatoesdine-with-orcas-lunch-plate
  • Chicken Tikka  with Curry Sauce
  • Creamy Polenta with Roasted Corn and Feta
  • Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoesdine-with-orcas-vegetables
  • Local Fall & Winter Vegetables
  • Charcuterie Display – Salami, Local and Imported Cheeses, Cornichons, Grain Mustard, Breadsdining-with-orcas-charcuterie
  • Crisp Romaine Caesar – Croutons, Traditional Dressing & Aged Parmesandine-with-orcas-caesar-salad
  • Greek Kale Salad – Romaine, Kalamata Olives, Pickled Red Onion, Pepperoncini, Tomato, Feta, tossed in a Red Wine Oregano Vinaigrette
  • Asparagus with a Pomegranate Orange Vinaigrettedining-with-orcas-asparagus

The Kids Menu offerings include:

  • Chicken Nuggets with organic ketchup
  • Sweet Peas & Carrots
  • Cavatappi Pasta
  • Meatball Marinaradine-with-orcas-kids-choices

There was also a Dessert Bar that featured:

  • An Ultimate Homemade Cheesecake Display
  • Fresh Local Fruit
  • Flourless Chocolate Bouchons
  • Chocolate Covered Shamu Shortbreadsdine-with-orcas-dessert
  • Vanilla Cupcakes
  • Flandine-with-orcas-flan
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Mini Donut Holesdining-with-orcas-fresh-fruit

Dine With Orcas® dining experience features menu items that are sustainable, organic and locally sourced. From fresh California salad greens to locally-grown vegetables, in-season produce is selected straight from regional farmers to ensure that guests are getting the freshest produce available.dine-with-orcas-whale-2dine-with-orcas-table-by-the-whalesThere is something fascinating about getting to sit up-close to the Orcas and having the opportunity to learn more about them. What beautiful animals! Our family enjoyed this experience immensely and I’d say it’s a definite “must-do” to add to your day at SeaWorld San Diego.dine-with-orcas-whaleDine With Orcas is open 7 days a week. and advance reservations are highly recommended, because some seatings tend to sell out quickly. However, if space is available, “day of” reservations can be made at the ticket booths or Guest Services just inside the park.Book now; this is an exclusive, up close, experience you won’t want to miss!dine-with-orcas-friendsHere are a couple of “Know Before You Go” tips for you:

  • I suggest recommend arriving 15-30 minutes prior to your time to get in line. This may you have the best chance of getting a table closest to the window.
  • You can get $5 off the price of an adult ticket for “Dine With Orcas” when you purchase yours online here before your visit.
  • The price of your meal includes non-alcoholic drink options. However, beer and wine are available for purchase as well. dining-with-orcas-beer-and-wine-available
  • Gratuity is not included in the price of your meal so remember to bring cash tip your server. (Ours worked so hard)

dining-with-orcas-tableHave you visited SeaWorld San Diego before? If so, share your favorite memory with me in the comments!

For more information about the Dine With Orcas Dining Experience or to plan your own visit to the park, please visit https://seaworld.com/san-diego/.

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Lego® Ninjago® Days at LEGOLAND® California Resort 1/13-14 + Premiere of “Lego® Ninjago® – Master of the 4th Dimension”! 4D Film

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Ready, set, NINJAGO® time! The new 4D film, “LEGO® NINJAGO® – Master of the 4th Dimension”, opens exclusively at LEGOLAND® California Resort on Jan. 12 and will roll out at LEGOLAND® Parks and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers nationwide throughout 2018. The 12 minute, 4D experience will play throughout the day at LEGO Showplace Theater in the Park.lego-Ninjago-4DKids can join their favorite NINJAGO heroes at a very special dojo training session exclusively at the family theme park! Guests can become part of the 4D action as Master Wu prepares the ninjas to take on the teachings of the mysterious ‘Scroll of the 4th Dimension’ but disastrous consequences strike and Kai, Nya, Lloyd, Zane and Cole find themselves in a whole heap of trouble for not only them, but the whole universe!Lego-Ninjago-4D-charactersIn celebration of the all new 4D animated adventure, the weekend continues with LEGO® NINJAGO® Days Jan. 13 & 14.at LEGOLAND® California Resort. Guests are invited to join in the LEGO NINJAGO fun at the park and meet some of their favorite LEGO NINJAGO Movie characters including Lloyd, Sensei Wu, Kai, Jay and Nya.2018-lego-ninjago-daysFind your inner peace with other fun activities, in the park, throughout the day including:

  • THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™ Character Meet & Greets: Meet the stars of the THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™ in LEGO® NINJAGO® World!
  • Miniland Scavenger Hunt: Find the ninjas in Miniland U.S.A. and complete your entry form for a chance to win a LEGO® NINJAGO® prize pack!
  • WB Family GameSpace featuring THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™ Video Game: Master new skills and upgrade your weapons in your training to find your inner ninja in this brand new video game.

lego-ninjago-collectorAll activities are included with the price of admission into LEGOLAND California Resort. For more information, visit http://www.LEGOLAND.com or call 760.918.5346.

Images are property of LEGOLAND California Resort and used with permission. 

LEGOLAND® California’s New Mobile App and FREE Resort Wifi

Have you heard the latest news to come out of the LEGOLAND® California Resort? Your visit to the Park just got easier because you can access their new and improved Mobile App, which offers step by step navigation. It’s the ultimate adventure tool. legoland-app-step-by-step-navigationPark guests can enjoy the convenience of the App in the Park by connecting to the FREE Resort wifi. This will definitely help with your phone roaming and draining the battery so quickly. Having in-park wifi is so much more efficient.

The LEGOLAND Mobile App Features include: 

  • Wait times for rides
  • An Interactive map that makes exploring easy
  • Daily entertainment guide so you don’t miss any of the fun
  • Ride information, including height guide
  • Park hours and directions
  • Helpful in-Park tips
  • Exclusive dining and retail offers
  • Car Finder marks where you parked


legoland-mobile-appYou can download the app for free and it’s compatible with iOS and Andriod devices. Your visit to the LEGOLAND California Resort will be easier when you have control in the palm of your hand! When is your next trip?

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This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Some images are property of  LEGOLAND® California Resort. 


LEGOLAND® California Resort Unveils New LEGO One World Trade Center in Miniland U.S.A.!

LEGOLAND® California Resort unveiled new LEGO models, featuring One World Trade Center, in the New York skyline section of its Miniland U.S.A. with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Present at the unveiling were some of Carlsbad’s own “Hometown Heroes” from the Carlsbad Police and Fire Departments.  one-world-trade-center-legoland-3Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty also joined the festivities and danced up on stilts while a brass band played for guests and red, white, and blue confetti flew in the air at the finale of the ribbon cutting ceremony. Here’s a video recap of the event (courtesy of LEGOLAND):

The new One World Trade Center model at LEGOLAND® California Resort is now North America’s tallest LEGO® model. It stands tall and proud in the center of Miniland U.S.A. and was constructed using over 250,000 LEGO Bricks. The model stands 26 feet tall and weighs more than 1000 pounds.  It took 8 Master Model Builders over 1200 hours to complete the model! one-world-trade-center-legoland-5

one-world-trade-center-legoland-4For the first time ever, guests can use a special LEGO tower viewer, giving them a skyscraper view of Miniland U.S.A. The area also features LEGO model replicas of the 9/11 Memorial’s twin reflecting pools, the grove of memorial trees and the impressive World Trade Center Transportation Hub. one-world-trade-center-legoland-2The updated NYC area of Miniland U.S.A. is now open for guests to stop by and pay tribute to. With the upcoming July 4th Holiday, there’s never been a more perfect time to visit the Park. one-world-trade-center-legoland-6The new LEGO models and Independence Day event are included with the price of admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. LEGOLAND® California Resort will be having its annual the Resort’s Red White and Boom! 4th of the July celebration. The family fun event features activities such as water-balloon tosses, burlap sack races, patriotic stroller parade, building activities and a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. For more information, log onto http://www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).

I was invited to attend a media event in order to write this review. All opinions are 100% my own. Some images and clips are property of LEGOLAND® California Resort.




LEGOLAND® Hotel Now Taking Reservations for LEGO Friends Rooms

Calling all LEGO Friends Heartlake City fans! Beginning on March 10, 2016, you can stay and play in your very own piece of Heartlake City at the LEGOLAND® Hotel! Complete with the Café, Stables and your very own LEGO® tree house, the hotel’s newest theme is truly a dream come true for any group of BFFs!legoland-california-hotel-lego-friends-roomThe colorful décor and LEGO models incorporate a level of detail that will have your imaginations running wild. Kids can even use clues to explore the tree house and join the LEGO Friends in a game of hide and seek with their LEGO pets! lego-frends-beds

LEGOLAND® Hotel rooms are designed to accommodate playful adventure as well as privacy and relaxation. The rooms include:

  • King bed in the adult sleeping area
  • Kids’ own sleeping area with bunk beds, pull-out trundle bed and entertainment unit (sleeps up to 3 kids)
  • Welcome treasure hunt with LEGO prize
  • LEGO bricks to build with during your stay
  • High-speed internet
  • 2 high-definition flat panel TVs with complimentary On-Demand content
  • Mini-fridge and coffee maker
  • Air conditioning
  • Cribs available upon request
  • Fully Themed rooms sleeps 5 (max 2 adults)
  • Suites sleep 7 (max 4 adults)
  • ADA accessible available

Availability of LEGO Friends rooms is limited, so be sure to book your stay in advance.To make a reservation, click here or call 877.534.6526.

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images and logos are property of LEGOLAND and LEGOLAND Hotel. 

2015 Holiday Snow Days + Winter Nights at LEGOLAND California Through January 3

One of the advantages to living in Southern California is the getting to celebrate the holidays at LEGOLAND® California while getting a tan! Their annual winter celebration, Holiday Snow Days + Winter Nights is so much fun and having snow to play in while visiting the Park makes the day even “cooler”! 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-TicketNow through Jan.3, 2016,  LEGOLAND® guests can enjoy seasonal treats and food offerings, holiday entertainment, festive decor, and family fun snow play activities. The Holiday Snow Days + Winter Nights activities are included in the price of your regular admission ticket! 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-LEGO-manThis year’s event promises more snow play areas than ever before, too. In addition to snow play, our LEGO® Christmas Tree, and holiday treats.. Guests can also enjoy Holiday Fireworks at 7pm on December 26-30th nightly fireworks from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31, 2015. 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-Fun-Town-FacadeAs you enter the Park’s Fun Town area, you’ll see that it’s been transformed into a winter wonderland with beautiful decor throughout, as well as giant LEGO® Christmas Tree in the center of it all. 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-LEGO-TreeThe LEGO Christmas tree stands more than 30-feet-tall, is made of more than 245,000 forest green DUPLO bricks and is adorned with more than 400 LEGO ornaments including special movie clapper ornaments in honor of “The LEGO® Movie 4D A New Adventure” premiering Feb. 6 at LEGOLAND California, The tree is surrounded by packages and LEGO characters the whole family can enjoy. 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-SantaNext to the tree you’ll find a life-sized LEGO Brick Santa and reindeer. You can take a photo with Santa and find many other fun holiday photo opportunities all around. 2015-Holday-Snow-Days-2-play-areasFun Town is also where you’ll find two snow play areas piled high with real snow! In the snowy play areas, families can:

    • throw snowballs at LEGO® themed targets 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-Make-A-Snowball

      • build snowmen using LEGO accessories 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-LEGOS-in-the-Snow2015-Holiday-Snow-days-selfie-with-a-snowman-
      • have fun sledding down a slope.

2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-penguinsImportant: For your own safety, closed toe shoes are required to enter the snow play area. I recommend wearing tennis shoes or boots with good traction on the bottom. 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-LEGO-Village-BuildGuests are also invited to join in the Holiday Village Build at the LEGO Clubhouse in Fun Town. It’s sometimes fun to take a break, go inside, and have some “down time” while building with LEGO bricks! 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-LEGO-Friends-Show-TimesThis year’s live holiday entertainment schedule is packed with holiday fun that’s bound to get you in the holiday spirit. You’ll want to check out:

  • performances by Jingle Jammers
  • a Holiday Character Dance Party featuring the LEGOLAND elves, Jingle Joe and Tinsel Toe
  • a holiday show from the LEGO Friends 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-LEGO-Friends-show

*Be sure to check the days and times for these first thing in the morning, so you can be sure to fit them all into your day! 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-Tree-2SEA LIFE® Aquarium is getting in on the fun with a holiday-themed Daily Dive Show, crafting events and “green” holiday tips. Visit both places for some holiday fun with a Park Hopper ticket!


LEGOLAND California Resort has extended Park hours for the winter holidays on the following dates: Nov. 27 and 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19 – 23 and 26 – 312015-Holiday-Snow-days-gift-for-youLEGOLAND California Resort is also offering a gift for holiday guests. Receive a FREE ticket to return when you visit LEGOLAND between December 26 – January 3, 2016. Present any paid admission ticket at the Our Gift To You kiosk inside the Park, and receive a ticket to return to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium between January 4 – February 29, 2016.*
 * You must request your free return ticket on the day of your paid visit. Free tickets valid only between January 4 – February 29, 2016. Additional restrictions may apply. 2015-Holiday-Snow-days-VisitFor more Holiday Snow Days information about Holiday Snow Days, click here or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).

Disclosure: We were invited to a Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights media day. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own

7 Reasons YOU Should Go To Brick-or-Treat Party Nights At LEGOLAND® California Resort



LEGOLAND® California’s Brick-or-Treat Party Nights  are well under way and we’ve already been two weekends in a row! Yep, we loved it so much the opening weekend that we returned last weekend for a 2nd time! The not-too-spooky Halloween party in the park welcomes guests of all ages to enjoy extra special time in the park, from 5  to 9 p.m. but guests who purchased wristbands, can actually enter the park starting at 4 p.m. LEGOLAND is only a hop, skip & a jump from Orange County and Los Angeles, so it’s not a bad drive at all!



Brick-or-Treat Party Nights tickets are offered at a great price!  

For being the biggest kids’ Halloween celebration in San Diego , Brick-or-Treat Party Nights ticket is offered at a great price!  If you just want to attend the event, itself, from 5 to 9 p.m., it’s $45 per person if you buy it that day at LEGOLAND. However, you can also buy tickets online and in advance for $35, which is highly recommended.

  • If you are already visiting the park for the day, you to add the event to your ticket, at Guest Services, for just $20. more ticket to yours for just
  • Passholders are also offered Brick-or-Treat ticktets at a discount. California Annual Pass and Merlin Annual Pass Standard Members can upgrade to purchase a Brick-or-Treat Party Nights event ticket at a discounted price, while event admission is free for Merlin Annual Pass Premium Members, Ambassador and Ambassador Resort Members.

Everyone is welcome to dress up AND there’s a COOL costume contest with prizes!

It’s fun to have the option of dressing up for the occasion with the entire family! I saw all kinds of costumes in the park, ranging from really intricate ones to simple costumes. I also saw people in regular clothes or just wearing a Halloween shirt. Overall, it’s a fun and casual environment and because it’s in Southern California & it’s beautiful weather regardless. (I recommend bringing a light jacket.)

legoland-brick-or-treat-dress-upThe Costume Contest is open to children 12 and under. Guests must be present at the Miniland Stage at the scheduled time for your registered costume contest category. A new contest for each of the three category themes will be held each Brick-or-Treat Party Night in October 3,10, 17, 24, 30 from 5pm-9pm. Participants must sign up at the registration table in the Model Shop Alcove no later than 15 minutes before each contest starts.

There’s REALLY GOOD trick-or-treating and an all-new Candy Quest interactive adventure! 

You can grab an empty bag at one of the candy stations and fill it up! There are stations located throughout the park, as well as 2 BONUS treat stations inside SEA LIFE® Aquarium, which is also part of this event.  Look for the “Boo Crew” as they will be handing out treats to guests including: a Brick-or-Treat Commemorative Brick, a Brick-or-Treat Hat, a LEGO® Magazine, a LEGO® City Collector Magazine, Clif Kids, Clif Kid Z-Bar, and a Shutterfly®promotional card.

legoland-california-resort-brick-or-treat-candy-questYou also won’t want to miss the all-new Candy Quest, which is located inside of Adventurers Club! It’s an interactive walk through where kids will meet characters and receive more treats for their trick or treat bags!

legoland-brick-or-treat-bagThis year there are new roaming candy carts this year, where kids can gather treats and other surprises from trail partners: Shutterfly®, LEGO®, Clif Kids™, Honest Kids®, Red Vines®, SMARTCANDY® and and Airheads®.

Trick or Treat Tip: We spent the last 20 minutes just going from station to station and filling up our bags because by that time, there weren’t many people in lines!  

legoland-brick-or-treat-hatYou can still access all of the regular attractions!

Guests can enjoy all of the regular attractions during Brick-or-Treat Party Nights because they’re all open.  There’s even a special Halloween version of “Coast Cruise” as it’s transformed into “Ghost Cruise” just for the event. Note: Splash Battle, Pirate Reef and Soak ~N~ Sail will be close at 6:00 pm each evening. (Some rides subject to ride closure)

legoland-heartlake-city LEGO®Friends Heartlake City has a special Fall Festival! 

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit LEGOLAND California’s newest themed area, it’s called ” LEGO®Friends Heartlake City” and it’s adorable! Young guests will find that some of their favorite LEGO sets have come to life!

Legoland-California-Resort-Brick-Or-Treat-Pumpkin-PatchFor Brick-or-Treat Party Nights, Heartlake City is having a Fall Festival where you can enjoy a Bluegrass Band, LEGO Friends Meet and Greets, interactive,  Not-So-Scary Storytelling at Village Theater, and a LEGO Pumpkin Patch Free Build inside Heartlake City Stables

legoland-brick-or-treat-pumpkin-patchThere’s a TON of live entertainment and shows at Brick-or-Treat Party Nights!

Guests in the park can enjoy a special shows, hands on activities, and live entertainment during Brick-or-Treat Party Nights! legoland-brick-or-treat-showsThere are two fun shows in the Courtyard Theater Stage on Castle Hill.  “Mail Order Monsters”  and “The Witchettes” have several shows each night. (see guide for times) Also enjoy “Monster Fighter Mash” and the Ultimate Dance Party over on Miniland Stage. Continue dancing the night away at Hubble Bubble’s Dance Party AND at Wanda’s Jellyfish Disco inside Sea Life Aquarium.

legoland-brick-or-treat-stilt-walkersThroughout the park, there are roaming entertainers including stilt walkers, ball walkers, and even unicyclists.

It’s a chance to create more family memories together! 

For me, the most important reason why I think you should attend Brick-or-Treat Party Nights this weekend is because it’s another chance for you to create more family memories together! I am all about making memories that will last a lifetime! Don’t forget to bring your camera because there are lots of photo opportunities in the park for your memory books!


There’s so much to see and do at LEGOLAND® California Resort’s Brick-or-Treat Party Nights! Will YOU be attending this weekend? For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here.










LEGOLAND® California Resort Spins Out A New Ninjago™ Land Featuring Ninjago™- The Ride, Opening 2016!!! It’s Going to Be the Year of the Ninja!

On  Thursday, September 17, the media anxiously awaited in the theater atLEGOLAND® California Resort  for some exciting announcements revealing the latest details about the addition of a new NINJAGO™ land coming in 2016 and introducing, NINJAGO™- The Ride.

Ninjago-at-LEGOLANDTaiko drummers, ninja warriors and a Spinjitzu Master filled the theater with energy and got the crowd  as LEGOLAND® California Resort announced  After sharing the successes of 2015, General Manager Peter Ronchetti offered details of the exciting new land and unmasked the new ride which features technology guests have never experienced at any other theme park in the world.

Legoland-Ninjago-landGuests will enter the new NINJAGO land through a giant archway behind Imagination Zone leading them into a courtyard where they begin their ninja training. The new land features LEGO® building stations, a game to test reflexes, spinners to test balance, Asian cuisine and a new shopping venue. Interactive experiences will test guests’ physical skills, balance and agility before they can prep for their ultimate training session: NINJAGO – The Ride.

ninjagoNINJAGO – The Ride is manufactured by Triotech, world leader in media based interactive attractions, and features cutting-edge technology that enables guests to control the outcome of their adventure through the power of their hand gestures. Through 3D imagery, high-tech sensors and the use of hand movements in a striking motion, up to four riders per car, representing the four main NINJAGO characters, can blast animated fireballs, lightning, shockwaves and ice as they travel through dojos to master their skills before heading into battle. Riders collect points for their training and battle efforts throughout the ride and scores are displayed when their quest is completed. 4D effects such as heat, smoke and wind are also incorporated throughout the adventure, giving guests the ultimate interactive experience.

LEGOLAND-California-Resort-General-Manager-Peter-Ronchetti“I am proud and thrilled to say that this is our eleventh straight year of continuous attendance growth and we attribute much of this to our winning formula of providing our guests a family environment filled with fun, interactive experiences that create lasting memories. NINJAGO –The Ride will be the ultimate experience providing interactive fun for all,” said Ronchetti.

Based on the popular property LEGO® NINJAGO™, which is brought to life by The LEGO Group® through a line of construction toys and a TV series on Cartoon Network, guests will enjoy interactive elements and this new ride featuring key characters. For the first time, immersed into the NINJAGO universe, guests can train like a Spinjitzu Master, learn to harness the power of the four elements and use teamwork to battle the Great Devourer.

ninjago-collageLEGO NINJAGO tells the story of four young ninja heroes – Kai, Jay, Cole and Zane – who train under the watchful eye of Master Wu to master an ancient martial art – Spinjitzu. LEGO NINJAGO is one of the most successful LEGO properties. This year, brand new episodes of the popular series, NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu, aired on Cartoon Network and 22 new building sets loaded with features and functions were released.

sensaiNINJAGO – The Ride is being unveiled at both LEGOLAND® California Resort and LEGOLAND® Billund Resort in 2016. The new NINJAGO area will be included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. To find more information and tickets prices, click here.

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This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images property of LEGOLAND California Resort and LEGO®.