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Collect the New LEGOLAND® California Pop Badges + Ticket Offer

More fun news from LEGOLAND® California Resort! Starting March 19, limited-edition collectible Pop Badges will be made available to guests visiting the parks. They’ll be offered on select days and events during the year.LEGOLAND-pop-badgesA Pop Badge is a badge that pops right on to a lanyard or shirt!  Each time they’re offered, they will be introduced with fun new designs! Collected all of the badges and proudly wear them on your clothes or on an official LEGOLAND® California Resort lanyard. The first collection will be released March 19-20, 2016, but be on the look out because there will be 15 collectible Pop Badges released in 2016! Here’s a sneak peek at the first badges in the collection. How cute are they? I’m dying to get the UniKitty one! legoland-pop-badgesHow do I collect my Pop Badge?
Pop Badges introduce a whole new adventure to the LEGOLAND experience! Upon arrival on any of the select Pop Badge Challenge days guests will receive a booklet with fun activities and challenges. Complete the booklet and you will be rewarded with your very own set of limited-edition Pop Badges! Don’t miss out as they will be issued on a first come first served basis. The first limited-edition Pop Badges are being released on March 19-20, 2016.
Wondering what limited-edition collections you have to look forward to? Be on the look out for the following themes:

  • LEGO® NINJAGO® World
  • LEGO Star Wars Days
  • Independence Day
  • Brick or Treat Party Nights
  • Winter Holidays

splash-into-spring-break.Also, with Spring Break upon us, Legoland is offering an online exclusive price for tickets! Right now, if you buy 1 day, you’ll get 4 days FREE! 

Includes 5 consecutive days of unlimited admission to:

  • LEGOLAND® California
  • SEA LIFE® Aquarium
  • LEGOLAND Water Park

Ticket prices:

  • Adult (ages 13+): $117
  • Child (ages 3-12): $111

*All visits must occur within 5 days of 1st visit. LEGOLAND California closed select Tuesdays/Wednesdays in September, and October. Ticket expires on October 30, 2016.

For more information, or to purchase yours, click here.

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images and logos are property of LEGOLAND®

 
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Let’s Peek Inside the Newest LEGO® Friends Rooms at LEGOLAND® Hotel!

So exciting! Only a couple more days until the first guests will have the opportunity to stay in one of LEGOLAND® Hotel’s newest themed rooms! If you haven’t heard, beginning on March 10, guests can book a stay in one of their The LEGO® Friends themed rooms at LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® California Resort! Guests are invited to take an adventure with their families and discover Heartlake City in a new way. How fun is it going to be for guests of all ages to step inside a room that’s straight out of Heartlake City? lego-friends-room-1lego-friends-room-4Each of the 11 themed rooms, as well as one suite, that are available to stay in, are filled with 12 LEGO® models inspired by Heartlake City. Guests will be able to spend a night like Emma, Mia, Andrea, Stephanie and Olivia. Kids will recognize Goldie the Bird, Scarlett the Dog and Felix the Cat in LEGO form as they enjoy sleeping in bunk and trundle beds themed as the Friends Tree House. Plus, kids will have their own TV, games, LEGO bricks and a treasure chest hidden just beneath a LEGO themed tree! Parents will also sleep in style with their own themed version of Heartlake City Stables and families will enjoy getting ready for their day at the Park in Stephanie’s Beach House themed restrooms. lego-friends-room-2These rooms are the perfect setting for the “Ultimate BFF Sleepover”, don’t you think? lego-friends-room-5The new LEGO Friends fully themed rooms are now available to book and on March 10, 2016, guests can begin their LEGOLAND California Resort adventure by spending the night in the newly themed rooms all before heading into the Park to enjoy the day in the land of LEGO® Friends Heartlake City. lego-friends-room-3For Hotel room rates, ticket prices, operating schedule and additional information, visit http://www.LEGOLAND.com or call 760-918-LEGO (5346).

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images are property of LEGOLAND. 

 

Why I Want To Stay in a LEGO® Friends Room at LEGOLAND® Hotel #UltimateBFFSleepover

Have you heard about the new LEGO® Friends rooms yet at LEGOLAND® Hotel yet? They’ll be available to stay in starting March 10 and they sound adorable! I’m dying to stay in one and be able to take my daughter and her friends so they can have the Ultimate BFF Sleepoverlego-bff-sleepover-catEach of these rooms, which are part of the hotel’s newest theme, comes complete with the Café, Stables and your very own LEGO® tree house! The colorful décor and LEGO models incorporate a level of detail that will have your imaginations running wild. Kids can even use clues to explore the tree house and join the LEGO Friends in a game of hide and seek with their LEGO pets! lego-frends-bedsLEGOLAND® Hotel rooms are designed to accommodate playful adventure as well as privacy and relaxation. The rooms include:

  • King bed in the adult sleeping area
  • Kids’ own sleeping area with bunk beds, pull-out trundle bed and entertainment unit (sleeps up to 3 kids)
  • Welcome treasure hunt with LEGO prize
  • LEGO bricks to build with during your stay
  • High-speed internet
  • 2 high-definition flat panel TVs with complimentary On-Demand content
  • Mini-fridge and coffee maker
  • Air conditioning
  • Cribs available upon request
  • Fully Themed rooms sleeps 5 (max 2 adults)
  • Suites sleep 7 (max 4 adults)
  • ADA accessible available legoland-california-hotel-lego-friends-room

Today I’m going to share with you why we want to stay there so badly! (because I’m trying to win a contest for a free night’s stay in one of these rooms.)

lego-bff-sleepover-friendsMy daughter and her friends are huge LEGO Friends Heartlake City fans! In my opinion, they actually look like they stepped right out of Heartlake City! I sometimes think they each believe they are one of the real characters! What do you think? lego-bff-sleepover-waterparkMy daughter seems to know everything about the LEGO Friends and Heartlake City. Seriously, just ask her a question about the name of each one, what they wear, what they like, or even who their pet is. lego-bff-sleepover-figuresShe adores the LEGO Friends Heartlake City area in LEGOLAND California Resort. It’s a must-visit for every trip we make there!  Have you been there yet?lego-bff-sleepover-carSince Heartlake City is one of my daughter’s favorite parts at LEGOLAND, for her to be able to stay in one of these themed rooms and live like one of the real LEGO® Friends for a day, would be a dream come true for her! lego-bff-sleepover-me

I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’d be equally excited if we had the opportunity of the Ultimate BFF sleepover for the girls to experience! Who wouldn’t want to win a stay like that? lego-bff-sleepover-heartlake-city-carAvailability of LEGO Friends rooms is limited, so be sure to book your stay in advance.To make a reservation, click here or call 877.534.6526.

 

This is not a sponsored post. I am a LEGOLAND Ambassador and this post was written by me as part of a promotional contest. All opinions are 100% my own. Some images are property of LEGOLAND Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

‘The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure’ All-New Story Opening Feb 6 at LEGOLAND® California Resort

The-LEGO-Movie-4d-A-New-AdventureSuch exciting news for LEGO fans of all ages!  For the first time ever, LEGOLAND® Parks are offering a first look at an exciting new theme park attraction that reunites the stars of “The LEGO® Movie™” in an all-new story appearing exclusively at LEGOLAND® theme parks and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers in 2016. The 30-second clip gives fans the first glimpse of what happened after the blockbuster movie, when Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, MetalBeard and Benny reunite at the invitation of a shady new character, Risky Business, who plans to open a curious theme park bearing a suspicious resemblance to LEGOLAND®.

Returning to voice their iconic characters are the following actors:

  • Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle)
  • Nick Offerman (MetalBeard)
  • Charlie Day (Benny)
  • Alison Brie (Unikitty)
  • Actor, writer and comedian Patton Oswalt lends his voice to the scheming Risky Business, whose Evil Secret Plot requires the heroes to call on the Master Builder skills of a surprise ally to save the day.

The short 3D film will play several times a day at each LEGOLAND® site, with “4D” effects such as wind, water, fog and more bringing the action bursting off the screen and into the audience.

“The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” will premiere at both LEGOLAND® Florida Resort on Friday, January 28, followed by LEGOLAND® California Resort on Saturday, Feb. 6. The attraction will debut later at LEGOLAND® theme parks and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers worldwide.

Los Angeles-based Pure Imagination Studios is creating “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” with input from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the talented writer-directors who brought “The LEGO® Movie™” to life, along with contributions from Rob Schrab, who is directing the movie’s eagerly awaited sequel, due in 2018. The-LEGO-Movie-4d

Stay tuned for more details as the opening dates approach!

For more information, visit LEGOLAND California Resort here and LEGOLAND Florida Resort here.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Video and images property of LEGOLAND.

 

 

Granny’s Apple Fries at LEGOLAND Are Delicious

If you know me, you know that my love for food is not something I’m shy about! If I see something posted on social media that looks yummy, it sometimes gets stuck in my head until I finally just have to try it. I recently saw someone tweeting about Granny’s Apple Fries from LEGOLAND California and I knew that I needed to try some for myself. The problem is that I don’t get to visit very often. So, when I had the opportunity to go to LEGOLAND for Holiday Snow Days, I was determined to try them!

excuse-me-but-where-are-the-apple-friesGranny’s Apple Fries is located on Castle Hill and we hit it up after coming off of The Dragon! (that’s a super fun roller coaster). My mouth was watering as we approached the window to order and I could see the apples!  Luckily there was a short line that day.

nom-nom-nomThey’re made with Granny Smith apples, lightly fried, dusted with cinnamon sugar, and served with vanilla cream dipping sauce! We shared one but I can’t tell you how badly I wanted to take the whole thing, run away, and eat them in a corner all by myself! That would make me a bad mom though, right?

we-got-emI miss LEGOLAND’s apple fries every single day (that’s not too big of an exaggeration either). I got really excited when my friend, Wendy (Yep, we have the same name!), posted her own copycat recipe for homemade apple fries a few weeks ago!  They look really easy to prepare and yummy too! I’m going to be making them soon!

So tell me…have YOU had the chance to try Granny’s Apple Fries at LEGOLAND? If not, you need to try them one day! Trust me, you’ll be hooked!

Spend a Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve This Year at Legoland California Resort!

If you are looking for a super fun way to spend New Year’s Eve with your kids this year, you need to see what’s going on at Legoland California! Our family hasn’t been there for New Year’s Eve before but we’re hoping to make it this year.  It looks like they throw a great party over there!

Ice Skating at Legoland's Holiday Snow DaysIf you DO make it that day, you can still enjoy all of the fun at their Holiday Snow Days. LEGOLAND is planning another very kid-friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration this year, which includes an amazing lineup of performances by Recess Monkey, The Pop Ups, The Not Its, Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players, and Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band! It’s like a kids super concert!

Legoland New Year's Eve Entertainment 2014(photo credit: LEGOLAND California) 

There will also be a New York style “brick drop” at 6pm when LEGOLAND California re-creates the Times Square ball drop with a giant LEGO brick falling 22 feet in the air! A special celebrity will be leading the countdown. Guests are given festive hats for the occasion, as well as 3-D glasses for the spectacular fireworks display which follows the brick drop and illuminates the sky! What a great ending to an amazing year!

Here’s a clip from their celebration last year:
Seriously…how fun does that look? It’s literally San Diego’s largest Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party and you won’t want to miss it! For more information, to download the New Year’s Eve Entertainment Guide, and to purchase tickets, click here.

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I forgot to mention one more thing, one VERY important thing…. LEGOLAND’S gift to you this year is a free ticket offer to return in 2015. Receive a second-day return ticket to LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE Aquarium for FREE on the day of your visit when you present your one-day paid admission ticket at Guest Services or the Our Gift To You kiosk, inside the Park, any time between November 1, 2014 – January 4, 2015! You must request your second-day ticket on the day of your first visit. Your second-day ticket must be redeemed between January 5 – March 1, 2015. Other restrictions may apply. See the LEGOLAND website for details!

Well, doesn’t New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND sound fun? Hope to see you there!

Holiday Snow Days + Winter Nights November 22-January 4 at Legoland California Resort! #HolidaySnowDays

Disclosure: We attended a media preview of Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

I’m always excited for the start of the holiday season! Emily and I had the opportunity to kick ours off by spending a special day together at LEGOLAND California Resort to preview their Holiday Snow Days + Winter Nights!

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It was a beautiful Southern California day and we enjoyed skating and playing in the snow, while wearing short-sleeved shirts and getting a little bit of a suntan!

making a snowballEvery day at LEGOLAND from November 22 through January 4 is a Holiday Snow Day! With a regular admission, park guests also get to enjoy a ton of fun activities! The Fun Town area is transformed into a snowy wonderland for the holiday season!

ready for snow tubingOn Holiday Snow Days, park guests can have fun:

  • Snow Tubing
  • Snow Play, including getting to build a snowman and throwing snowballs at fun targets
  • Watching live entertainment
  • Doing a Holiday Village Build in the LEGO Clubhouse
  • Enjoying special holiday treats available for purchase on the Fun Town Holiday Food Truck.

selfie with a snowmanAlso, enjoy the spectacular 30-foot tall LEGO Christmas Tree, made of more than 245,000 green DUPLO® bricks and adorned with ornaments made of LEGO bricks. Look out for special holiday characters like LEGO Santa, Lego Toy Soldier, and more. There are definitely lots of photo opportunities!

Legoland TreeAs part of Legoland’s Holiday Snowy Days +Winter Nights, the Winter Nights portion will take place on November 28, 29 and December 6, 13, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 from 5-7pm. Holiday Snow Days activities continue into nighttime and guests can also enjoy watching holiday entertainment, including The Big Test Holiday Show, and see the magic of holiday lights come to life after dark as the buildings, trees and the LEGO Christmas Tree twinkles along to Festive Holiday tunes throughout Fun Town. Guests can also enjoy Holiday Fireworks will at 7pm on December 26-30.

Lego tree and Lego snowmanNew this year…..Ice Skating! 

It’s so exciting that LEGOLAND California Resort has set up a real ice skating rink, between the ticketing booths and the Legoland Hotel! It’s was so fun to skate outdoors in the sun! Admission for ice skating is separate from park admission. Although you are welcome to bring your own ice skates, the cost of your ice rink admission tickets includes skate rentals and helmet protection for guests requesting extra head protection.

Legoland Ice Skating CollageGuests may also rent a “bobby”, which is a seal-shaped skate aid. A child or adult can push it in front of him to help balance. A small child can also sit on the front of the bobby while the adult pushes the bobby. I used one to push Emily around and it helped me avoid the embarrassment of falling down! I think the bobby was the best invention ever created!

On the iceWhen you purchase your ice skating ticket, you will be asked to reserve a specific time slot. Session are 90 minutes long and there are 6 ice sessions available each day* and there is limited capacity, so book your ticket now by clicking here. *There are only 4 sessions available on the following dates: Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17.

Ice Skating PricingSkaters must be ages 3 and up, and must be able to walk unassisted. All skaters (or guardian for under 18) must sign Release and Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement (fill out the waiver once for entire season). Go straight onto the ice by filling out the Ice Skating Waiver form in advance! http://www.smartwaiver.com/v/LEGOLANDiceskate

s'mores at Legoland collageAfter you spend time out on the ice, you can purchase a s’mores kit and head over to the fire pits to make your s’mores. They’ll even provide a long dowel so you can roast your marshmallows over the fire. This was one of our favorite parts about our day! I think everyone loves s’mores!

Mmmm! S'mores!

LEGO® Christmas Tree Lighting

This year, the official annual tree lighting ceremony will take place on December 1st. There will be a surprise celebrity guest who will help light the world’s tallest LEGO Christmas tree. Families in the park are invited to gather around the Lego Christmas tree in the middle of Fun Town at 5:30 pm. Other  opportunities to view the LEGO Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at 5pm on December 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. Here comes a cool part….One lucky child has a chance to light the LEGO Christmas Tree December 4-Decemeber 24. Winners will be selected each night through LEGOLAND California Resort’s Facebook Page, so keep an eye on their page if you’re planning on visiting the park during that time.

Legoland’s Free Ticket Offer

special gift ticket offerLEGOLAND California has a very special gift for you. When you visit LEGOLAND  between November 1, 2014 and January 4, 2015, you’ll receive a FREE ticket to return between January 5 and March 1. You must present your paid admission ticket at the Our Gift To You kiosk inside the Park on the day you visit to receive a ticket to return to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium. Additional restrictions may apply. For more information, click here!

We had such a fun time at Legoland Calfornia Resort and can’t wait to go back again!