Modeled after the original Legoland in Denmark, Legoland is an enchanting fantasy environment built entirely of those little colored plastic building blocks that many of us grew up with.
Legoland is split into nine major sections: The Beginning, Dino Island, Duplo, Village Green, Fun Town, Castle Hill, Miniland USA, Pirate Shores, Imagination Zone, and Land of Adventure. At Miniland USA, skylines of major metropolitan cities have been spectacularly recreated entirely of Lego. In Dino Island, a mini steel roller coaster called the "Coastersaurus" curves and dips around giant models of Lego dinosaurs. In Duplo, kids play with water and music. Castle Hill is a medieval castle-themed area. Its main attraction is "the Dragon," a roller coaster that slowly tours a castle. There’s also face-painting, boat rides, and several roller coasters scaled down for kids.
Legoland is located in Carlsbad, about 45 minutes northwest of San Diego. To get there, take Interstate 5 to the Legoland/Cannon Road exit. If you’re coming by bus, you can take the Coaster from downtown San Diego. Legoland is best for kids 12 years old and younger. The park has plenty of shops and dining options.