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Legoland -- best rides, worst rides, and longest lines?

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Legoland -- best rides, worst rides, and longest lines?

There are a lot of posts in this forum about where to stay, but not too many about the Legoland rides themselves. I'll be there in November with my 3 kids, ages 2-7, so we're interested in the full range of attractions.

What are the best "don't miss" rides? Which rides are worth a pass? Which rides have the longest wait times? Any other thoughts on rides? Thanks!

1. Re: Legoland -- best rides, worst rides, and longest lines?

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2. Re: Legoland -- best rides, worst rides, and longest lines?

Legoland with small kids is great fun. Not so great for just grownups. Our favorite part of the park is Miniland, with all the models. Decent food at the cafes and prices were not horrendous for what you got!

We did the entire park in about 6 hours during the week in September and it was not crowded at all. We liked the Dragon rollercoaster and the self powered cart. The kid liked the driving school, skipper school and the safari trek.

Seems they have added quite a few more attractions and rides since we were last there (2005)

My son enjoyed the build it yourself places .. made cars and raced them, made his own lego sets and got to buy them. We rode most things. Nothing was too scary for an older kid. Your younger kids may not like the roller coasters.

Check the website. Many of the rides have height limits. www.legoland.com/california.htm

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3. Re: Legoland -- best rides, worst rides, and longest lines?

There is also a new interactive marinelife center next to Legoland. I don't know if it requires a separate admission fee. I think it is a bit sad that they added that as we already have an aquarium(Birch Aquarium) and Sea world but I suppose this new facility will have different sorts of activities.

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4. Re: Legoland -- best rides, worst rides, and longest lines?

For 3 kids ages 2-7 - definitely ignore Chuck (he grew up - never had a vacation in Neverland I guess <BG>>. It is perfect for that age child. Our kids LOVE it (now ages 2-10, the 10 year old is getting too old for the park though).

Favorite is the dragon roller coaster - mild and cutely decorated at the beginning. Riding school is also a first stop for the kids. The water play area is nice, bring a change of clothes or a swimsuit, and be sure to have some apple fries.

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"definitely ignore Chuck (he grew up - never had a vacation in Neverland I guess"

Not true, Juxie. I LOVE Disneyland. Been there at least a kazillion times since 1968. Chuck...

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6. Re: Legoland -- best rides, worst rides, and longest lines?

Legoland is perfect for your kids at that age. It's been a couple of years since we've been there (my son is now 11) but he loved it. Our favorites were the test track, dragon rollercoaster and aqua blaster. When you enter the park, the rides to the left are geared more for the little ones and if you head to the right they are more for the older kids (at least that's how I remember it). Don't worry about lines - it won't be busy in November even if you're going Thanksgiving week. All of the rides are good (though I remember a long line for a storybook ride that wasn't worth the wait - not sure if it is still there). You will have some limitations though with your 2 year old for some of them but they do have plenty for a two year old to enjoy. My son loved the train ride and watching the trains in Miniland. The best thing about Legoland is that it is geared for young kids. You won't have the park filled with teenagers looking for thrill rides. It's very young-family friendly. You'll have a blast.

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7. Re: Legoland -- best rides, worst rides, and longest lines?

My wife and daughter (now almost eight) have had season passes since my daughter was two. I get to go with the free pass that comes with the annual pass renewal. I've been twice with my daughter this summer and both times we had a great time.

The new water play area is incredible. Next time I am bringing my bathing suit and playing in it with her. The new "adventure" ride (similar to Buzz Lightyear at Disneyland) is fun. The Technic roller coaster is a lot of fun. The ride in the Pirate area where you shoot water at other boats is a blast. The Dragon coaster is fun. Heck, lots of the rides are fun.

If I was an angsty teenage mope I probably wouldn't like the place. Just go and have a great time (and bring hyour bathing suit).

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8. Re: Legoland -- best rides, worst rides, and longest lines?

I'm enjoying all the input on the rides. A few people have commented that there's a good water play area. On Legoland's site, there are a few things that look like water play areas: Water Works, Swabbies Deck, Soak-N-Sail. Which one of these is the good one? There's also something listed as The Lake, but I wasn't able to figure out what that is.

The Legoland site has a downloadable park map, but it doesn't have any of the rides marked on it...it just has the general areas marked, like "Fun Town" and "Explore Village". Has anyone seen a map with the individual rides indicated on it?

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9. Re: Legoland -- best rides, worst rides, and longest lines?

Since you will be at Legoland in November it's likely the water play zone won't be an option.

As stated above, from the entrance the rides to the left are geared towards younger children and the rides to the right towards older kits.

If you visit the link below on the Legoland website it breaks down rides with full descriptions and photos according to height requirements.

legoland.com/park/…ridesandattractions.htm

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10. Re: Legoland -- best rides, worst rides, and longest lines?

We were there last November, water rides were still open. On weekdays there were no lines, or maybe a line long enough that you had to wait for one or two groups to go through...never more than 5 minutes. Our kids are now 5 & 3 and we're going there again this year. I suspect this might be our last year though, I think Legoland for anyone older than 5 or 6 will probably be a bit tame.