Legoland California opened in Carlsbad on March 20, 1999 as the first Legoland theme park in the United States and the third worldwide, following the original in Billund, Denmark and the Legoland Windsor park in the United Kingdom. Aimed at families with elementary-age children, Legoland offers a variety of hands-on and interactive attractions, as well as play areas and traditional rides.
The park's most recent expansion introduced The Lego Movie World, a new land themed to the popular Warner Bros. films. Here is our walk-around video tour of the new land:
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New for 2022 is Lego Ferrari Build and Race, an interactive experience in Imagination Zone.
Also new in 2022 is Ninjago Training Camp, which replaces the AquaZone Wave Racers.
Notable restaurants in the park include "Everything is Ramen" in The Lego Movie World, Fun Town's Urban Kitchen (with made-to-order sandwiches and a salad bar), and Knight's Smokehouse BBQ on Castle Hill. The park's signature food item is Granny's Apple Fries, which are deep-fried apple slices dusted in cinnamon sugar and served with whipped cream. You can find those on Castle Hill.
Legoland California is located in Carlsbad, just off Interstate 5 about 30 miles north of San Diego.
Legoland Hotel and Legoland Castle Hotel
The Legoland California Resort's two official, on-site hotels are located within a few steps of the park's entrance.
Other Carlsbad Hotels
Legoland California is surrounded by several other hotels just a short drive from the park.