It was quite a long 2010 US tour for us but we still had a lot more places in our list to go to until new year. And since we were already in San Diego that Christmas weekend, we have visited already SeaWorld San Diego and at the eve of Christmas we headed to another themepark in the city of Carlsbad, Legoland. Legoland is a different themed park where aside from the different thrill rides it offer, it also featured it’s most famous toy, the Lego blocks. Every structure inside the park is shaped like Lego block or even made of Legos. It was a unique park.
And so anyways unlike past days in our visits in Universal Studios, Disneyland, and Knott’s Berry where it rained most of the time, that Christmas eve was a beautiful day where the sun is shiny. From my aunts place in San Diego, we drove back north for about half an hour to Carlsbad. My two cousins AC and Alyk once more joined us to the park. My dad also drove us to the park but he didn’t entered the park until lunch time. He initially slept in our car to catch us for some sleep.
Well anyways on our way to the park, we were a bit early and there was already a long traffic jam of cars heading for the park. The long queues of cars even started as we exit the I-5 and all the way upto their parking area. We pass through open lands of a big farm before actually getting in the park. Anyways, the parking area is huge and can accommodate many cars. But it was quite a long walk from the spot we parked upto the main entrance. And the main entrance were quite packed with guests as we arrived there quite before they actually opened the park.
Once getting into the park, the first thing we got to see was this huge Christmas tree that is made up of Legos, complete with gifts underneath. There was a snowman and a Santa Claus sleigh all built by blocks. Some performers on stilts were also around to meet guests. And behind them we saw this roller coaster with cars built by blocks. Of course not fully built but instead the exterior has Legos.
And so the first spot we went to after that is the Miniland USA. This section of the park is located at the center and it showcases different US landmarks all made up of Legos. So it was a definite spot for us to see.
They’ve got miniatures of the farm areas. They’ve got a miniature of the Las Vegas Strip which reminded us of our trip to Vegas earlier that month. They have a miniature of New Orleans, of San Francisco, and of New York with their iconic landmarks. The miniatures are complete in details where the Lego people and cars are also in site. In the New Orleans miniature there is even a parade and those ship famous in the Mississippi River.
They also have the miniature of the Daytona Circuit, the Statue of Liberty, Golden Gate Bridge, Griffith Observatory and the Chinese Theatre of Hollywood. Can’t wait to see the Golden Gate Bridge!
After seeing the Miniland section, my cousins, my sister, and Angel went separate from us as they plan to try out the rides in the park, while we with the kids head out the kiddie rides. We took the kids into some of the kiddie rides in the park.
Around this time my brother picked my dad outside the parking area to bring inside the park for him to join us. When my dad was with us, we directly went to watch one 3D Show featuring Bob the Builder. So basically it is a theatre and we were handed 3D glasses as the show progressed. Janine didn’t liked wearing the glasses specially after one scene when Spud the scarecrow came one with it’s pointy nose. Janine was afraid that the nose would prick her… hehehe..
After the show, we walked the Castle Hill to find a burger store for lunch. There was quite a number of guests that day so we had to look for some tables and chairs for us to each our meals. There we meet again my cousins.
After lunch, we once more split up. With me, Jen and Janine going separate from my brother family. My dad joined them. This is as we wanted to walk around the park while my brother’s boys would prefer riding cars around the park. Well I myself saw a Lego car in the park even without them. A Volvo. We also went into this part of the park where they depict a Lego factory as they build the blocks with a store at the end that sells different kinds of blocks. It reminded me of the M&M World in Las Vegas.
When it started to get dark we all met up at the Duplo play area, where the kids ride a kiddie train. Janine liked this section specially the fountains where it produces different sounds, plus the frog fountain, and specially the mini-houses. Janine went through every playhouse with my brother’s boys.
It was a very nice theme park I may say. My brother specially liked it as his boys loved the place around specially his eldest, Nathan, who loves Legos. Man… the park gave me memories of myself being a kid who goes gaga over Legos.
Before we leave for home, we of course had take some last photos and headed back to my aunt’s place to catch the mass and for the Christmas eve dinner.