This past weekend, we went to LEGOLAND California to celebrate my son's 5th birthday. They had just opened the new The LEGO Movie World a couple of weeks prior so we're seeing a lot of cool new stuff!

Emmet's Flying Adventure Ride
The priority on our list was Emmet's Flying Adventure Ride since it's their newest ride! The waiting time was about an hour for that when we were there. My older son had a melt down because he was getting really hot but luckily it wasn't too long after that we were able to get on the ride. It turned out to be his most favorite ride! We're so glad we patiently stuck it out and did not get out of the line. It was well worth the wait!

We also took advantage of the clear and sunny weather to enjoy the waterpark at LEGOLAND California. I stowed my phone away in the locker since I was going to get wet so I wasn't able to take pictures inside but my kids were ecstatic and we enjoyed having some water fun. It was a busy crowd but not overcrowded. No one wore masks at the waterpark. However, outside of the waterpark, masks are required to roam around the resort.

There were many things that I've already blogged about in a previous LEGOLAND California Adventure. Read this older LEGOLAND California post here. I'm just focusing on new experiences for this blog entry.

LEGOLAND Castle Hotel

We stayed at the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel for the very first time during this trip! It really made the whole weekend getaway so much more memorable. I was so impressed with everything inside of our room! I could hear the music coming from LEGOLAND California park and it really puts you in a wonderful mood. While people were walking to the park or to their cars, we were walking to and from the hotel. It is a great convenient way to maximize your experience at LEGOLAND.

We chose the wizard theme and each room had a bunk bed sectioned off so the kids get they own area to play, build and watch TV while the parents can sleep on the other end (still very closely), near the window. Here are pictures from our stay. It was wonderfully and tastefully decorated. There were LEGO figured throughout the room. Breakfast came with our stay so it was nice to come downstairs and enjoy breakfast right away. We made reservations online and then they just checked off our names before hitting the buffet line.

The only complaint I would have about staying at the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel was the check-in process. There were lines of people around the lobby waiting to get checked in or getting their keys. Even though it said check-in time was 4pm, we had to wait another hour for our keys as they were still cleaning the rooms. I am glad they are spending the extra time to clean rooms thoroughly, especially in a pandemic. However, we were really tired from a long day at LEGOLAND, going on rides and traveling so it felt really exhausting waiting around. However, around 6pm, we checked in and from then on, everything was just awesome!

See my video clips from my stay here at LEGOLAND Castle Hotel and their newest section: THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD.

There's also a pool at LEGOLAND Castle Hotel for hotel guests so if you didn't buy a waterpark ticket, you have the option to have some water play at the hotel if you're staying there. There's a large playground and a list of scheduled entertainment times is available for families in that area outside as well; exclusively for hotel guests. These are all inclusive too with your resort fees.

Note: This vacation was not sponsored in any way. We bought our own tickets and hotel rooms so our review is not biased. All photos from Pinterest shown on this blog entry are original photos that I took from my camera phone.

Question: How long did it take us to drive from San Luis Obispo County to Carlsbad, CA where LEGOLAND California is located? 

Answer: It took us 5 hours because of traffic around the LA area that delayed our travel time on the freeway.