Thursday, March 10, 2011

Legoland California: Where Little Ones Are Large in Charge

CC squirts alligators and frogs at Legoland California Resort.

While I was chaperoning a group of middle school robotics students at Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad on Saturday, Ian and CC were taking the adventure park by storm.

For the better part of the day, I was hovering around the Imagination Zone, where tween kids were building and testing robots (made of Legos, natch) that would respond to specific commands -- pick up tires, knock down a flag, etc. -- for a competition among California schools.

CC, however, was running her father ragged as she ventured (sprinted, actually, is more like it) from one activity to the next. She was all over the toys at Duplo Village and enjoyed The Dragon roller coaster.

She thought The Lost Kingdom Adventure, and its accompanying supertall pharaoh, was "spooky," but that didn't stop her from exploring the fun it held inside.

After a couple of hours, when I checked in with Ian, he said he was already exhausted. Granted, it was really hot -- and CC apparently demanded lots of shoulder rides.

But was she tired? Not so much.

Legoland is a great place to take the little ones. In fact, this is CC's second time at the park. Small children can ride most of the rides, and the park itself is spread out but manageable. When we went, the lines didn't feel endless. But, to its credit, Legoland offers a small play space for kids at almost every ride, allowing them to while away the minutes by building Lego creations, while Mom or Dad waits in line.

Clever indeed!

Legoland California Resort
1 Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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