CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 19, 2021) – LEGOLAND® California Resort is excited to offer Park Preview Days with access to select rides and attractions beginning April 1, 2021, under California’s reopening health and safety guidelines with official reopening on April 15, 2021. After closing its gates one year ago, the theme park built for kids is offering priority access to Hotel guests, pass holders and existing ticket holders impacted by COVID-19 Park closure, for the month of April.
Park Preview Days offers access to select rides including Driving School, LEGO® TECHNIC™ Coaster, Fairy Tale Brook and Coastersaurus. Kids and families can also enjoy socially distant character meet and greets, live entertainment, a wide variety of food options and Miniland U.S.A.
The Resort officially reopens April 15, offering access to SEA LIFE® aquarium and LEGO® CHIMA™ Water Park. Guests will once again be immersed into the creative world of LEGO® and some of the Park’s more than 60 rides, shows and attractions.
Guests are required to purchase tickets and make hotel bookings online in advance to reserve access for their desired dates to visit. Guests wanting to book hotel reservations can do so now. The Park reservation system will be made available soon.
“It’s been a long and challenging year for all of us and we are extremely excited to be able to start reopening our Resort not only to our guests so they can build family memories, but for our staff who have been patiently waiting to return to work, “ said LEGOLAND California Resort President Kurt Stocks.
To further prepare for reopening, LEGOLAND is hiring for multiple positions within Attractions, Water Park, Food and Beverage, Retail and Hotel. Individuals interested in joining the LEGOLAND team can visit: www.legolandjobs.com
To ensure a safe and healthy experience for its guests, the Resort is implementing safety guidelines which include reduced capacity, cashless payments, social distancing practices and enhanced cleaning regimes. Face coverings will be required for all guests two years of age and up as well as all staff members and temperatures will be taken upon check in. For more information, Park and Water Park guidelines, health and safety guidelines and to purchase tickets, visit: www.legoland.com/california.
LEGOLAND® California Resort includes LEGOLAND® California, SEA LIFE® aquarium, LEGOLAND® Water Park, LEGOLAND® Hotel and LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel. All are geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including the new LEGO® City: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride where guests experience more than 2,000 real sea animals including real sharks, rays and tropical fish. SEA LIFE aquarium is home to more than 5,000 living creatures and incorporates LEGO® models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean featuring play zones, fun facts and quiz trails. LEGOLAND Water Park features more than seven slides, sandy beaches and the unique Build-A-Raft River plus Pirate Reef and LEGO Legends of CHIMA Water Park comprising 10 acres of water fun! The nation’s first LEGOLAND Hotel features 250 rooms, all themed either as pirate, adventure, kingdom, LEGO® Friends and LEGO® NINJAGO™! North America’s first LEGOLAND Castle Hotel features 250 rooms, fully themed as Knights and Dragons, Royal Princess and Magic Wizard. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).
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Today Matt drove out to Silverwood to take a look at Stunt Pilot to see the progress on the newest RMC creation.
Enjoy this quick update from the park! We can't wait for opening day!
Written by Matthew Nelson
Hey there Silverwood!
We set up shop across the interstate where we could get a look at Stunt Pilot.
Mmm, Aftershock Towers.
Oh, you're here to see Stunt Pilot!
It's really hard to convey in pictures how bright white Stunt Pilot track is. But it looks amazing!
How many coasters do you see in this shot?
Now that RMC is done in Tennessee, we should hopefully see more track going up here very soon, and much better views from outside the park.
It's going to look simply fantastic in this area of the park.
The end! Hope you enjoyed this quick update from Silverwood!
Texas Trip Report Part 1: Galveston Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk and awesome Rainforest Café Dark Ride
This past weekend Renée and Andrew made their way out to Texas to check out some of the theme parks around Houston and in San Antonio including SeaWorld Texas, Galveston Pleasure Pier and Kemah Boardwalk.
But before we get to ANY of that, they first found this funky dark ride inside a Rainforest Cafe. And it looks AMAZING! Enjoy!
Written by Renée Girard and Andrew Cunningham
We’re in Texas for the weekend, and our first stop is a hidden gem of a dark ride at the Galveston Rainforest Cafe.
We were seriously impressed with the incredible theming on the Rainforest River Adventure Ride. Definitely worth a visit!
Next stop, Galveston Island Pleasure Pier!
It’s $10 to enter the pier and rides cost extra. The weather is perfect, it’s not terribly busy and masks are fortunately still being enforced here.
We’re here for Iron Shark, and it was surprisingly so much fun!
We’re spending the evening at Kemah Boardwalk. Unfortunately, the queue for Boardwalk Bullet is quite full at the moment, but we’ll check back in a bit!
After a nearly two hour wait, we made it on to the back row of Boardwalk Bullet for an epic and awesome night ride!
Check back tomorrow for our update from SeaWorld Texas!