Legoland Star Wars Days 2017

LEGO® Star Wars™ Weekend at Legoland is back!

I know I have some padawans that are pretty excited about this news. I hadn’t seen Star Wars™ Days on the upcoming events schedule at Legoland California, when I was checking out all of this years planned fun a couple months ago. Seeing the announcement that Star Wars™ Days was returning was a very pleasant surprise.

What is Star Wars Days?

Well its just like it sounds, it’s a weekend full of Star Wars themed fun from special builds to costume contests, photo ops and more. It’s two days dedicated to all things LEGO® Star Wars™. All of which is enhanced by the Miniland Star Wars™ expansions. The LEGO® Death Star was added in 2015 and just recently the Star Wars™ area expanded with new scenes from The Force Awakens; like Rey, Finn, and BB-8’s escape from Niima Outpost and Kylo Ren’s capture of Poe at planet Jakku. There is also the new LEGO® model Star Destroyer Finalizer which is the longest Star Wars™ Miniland model at 16-feet long!

What to Expect

LEGO® Star Wars™ are June 3rd and 4th, the fun is included with general admission to the park. Enjoy seeing lots and I mean lots of members of the 501st Legion members whose costumes are LucasFilm approved and are amazing and perfect for photo ops. Feel free to dress up as well, there is a costume contest for children up to 12 years old. This is really a fun event to see as well, some of the costumes are so creative. Take part in a Miniland Scavenger Hunt, a Droid Hunt (through the 501st legion), trivia, giveaways, and enjoy WB Games Family GameSpace featuring LEGO® Star Wars™ Video Games. And of course enjoy everything else the park has to offer. This is a can’t miss event!

May the force be with you and be sure to check out LEGO® Star Wars™ Days at Legoland California!

Cruzin Mama

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FREE TICKETS TO LEGOLAND!

All images courtesy of Legoland Resorts

You are not reading the title wrong there is a way to get Free tickets to Legoland! Be amoung the first 500 guests to participate in making a human bat-signal this Friday, February 17th in front of the resort and receive a free ticket in return. There will also be a chance to take your photo with the Lego caped crusader, trivia for a chance at some great prizes and of course a fun Lego Batman mask. Registration will begin at 7am on Friday for this event but I can’t say how early people will be lining up. For more information about this event click here for the article on Legoand’s website. Below are some details so you can take part and earn your FREE trip for your family to Legoland California!

When
Friday February 17, 2017 at 8am (Registration begins at 7am)

Where
Plaza Park Entrance
1 Legoland Dr., Carlsbad CA 92008

What’s Happening

  • First 500 guests (ages 3 and up) to help with the human bat-signal will receive a FREE return ticket to Legoland
  • Photo opportunities with Lego Batman and trivia for a chance at awesome prizes!

Be sure to check out Lego Batman Movie Days while you’re at it! And don’t miss out on the amazing opportunity from Legoland California Resort.

Cruzin Mama

*Disclosure- this is not a giveaway from Cruzin Mama. This is a great opportunity that is through Legoland Resorts, check for all rules and information on legoland.com *

Lego Batman™ Movie Days at Legoland!

All images courtesy of Legoland Resorts

Batman Days are coming to Legoland California!

Well more specifically Lego Batman™ Movie Days are coming. This February there will be two action packed weekends in celebration of your favorite Lego caped crusader. Best of all is the fun is included with admission. Come take part in a scavenger hunt through Miniland, meet the dark knight himself along with his sidekicks, and of course complete a Lego build activity. If you can’t make it during these dates do not fear Batman and Friends character meet and greets will be going on throughout February and into March so there is still a chance to hang out with your favorite dark knight.

Lego Batman Movie Days

February 18th – 19th

February 25th – 26th

Batman Movie Days Fun!

  • Character Meet and Greets – Meet face to face with the Lego Batman or one of his friends Batgirl or Robin
    • Monday -Friday
      10:00, 11:00, 12:15, 1:45, 3:00, 4:00
    • Saturday-Sunday
      10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4:00, 4:45

    *Times are subject to change be sure to check on your visit to be sure of correct times*

  • Miniland Scavenger Hunt: The Villians Have Escaped! – Help track down the likes of Joker and his villains friends on a scavenger hunt through Miniland USA
  • Mystery Mosaic Lego Build – help in completing this build to reveal the mystery image
  • Build A Batmobile – Build and test out your own version of the batmobile
  • WB Family Gamespace- come and play all the Lego Batman™ themed video games
  • Character Lego Builds – help a Lego Masterbuilder complete life sized builds of Batman, Batgirl and Robin!

Don’t miss out on visiting the park during these action packed weekends! Also be sure to check out the new Lego Batman™ Movie which hit theaters February 10th.

Cruzin Mama

Legoland California
1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad CA 92008
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Halloween Time at Amusement Parks

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It’s Halloween Time at the Parks!

From Disneyland to Knotts and from Sea World to Legoland its Halloween Time at the Parks. There is Trick or Treating, special events, holiday decor and more! Each Amusement Park has their own unique take on this spooky fun season. So here is what is going on at many Southern California based Amusement Parks.

Disneyland

Disneyland transforms much of the park for each holiday season and Halloween time is no exception. There is holiday decor through out the park and limited time themed treats and merchandise. The Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain also take on the Halloween fun. The Haunted Mansion has been taken over by Jack Skellington and his friends much like the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. While Space Mountain takes you on an out of this world ghostly experience. And on select nights you can party and trick-or-treat with Mickey and his Friends during Mickey’s Halloween Party. This is a separate ticketed event that encourages guests to come dressed up and trick-or-treat through out the park, check out ghoulishly fun live entertainment, see Mickey and his Friends dressed up in their costumes.

Knott’s Berry Farm

Enjoy family fun at Knott’s Spooky Farm on weekends all October. This is the complete opposite of Knott’s Scary Farm offering non-scary fun geared towards children ages 3 to 11 years. Trick or Treat throughout Ghost Town or join the costume contest and dance party in Camp Snoopy. Bug out with slimy, slithery, crawlerly creatures at the Creepy Crawler Cabin. Or check out the whole Gang in “The Monsters are Coming, Charlie Brown” at the Camp Snoopy Theatre. All this spooky fun is included with general admission.

Legoland

Vampires, Witches and other ghouls have taken over the park! The park is decorated for the holiday and there are special trick-or-treat trails when you join the fun of Party Nights. On Friday and Saturday nights join in on a bricktastic Halloween party during Legoland’s Brick-or-Treat. Enjoy live entertainment, special treat stations, costume contests, dancing and more. The party has expanded this year to Heartlake City and Fun Town. There are still stations throughout SEA LIFE Aquarium as well as Wanda’s Jelly Fish Disco where you can jump and jive the night away. There are two ticket options; choose from All Day with Party Nights or Party Nights only (which is perfect for those looking for family fun on a budget). Brick-or-Treat is a great Halloween time event for the whole family.

Sea World

Sea World’s Halloween Spooktacular is going on every weekend until November 1st. Kids can come dressed up and trick or treat throughout the park. Trick or treating starts at 11am on event days. Stop by the Mermaid’s Grotto to meet and take a picture with some enchanting Mermaids. Play in the new kinetic sand bar or join the fun at the dance party hosted by DJ Cotton Candy. Don’t forget to check out the two Halloween time shows; Clyde and Seamore’s Big Halloween Bash and Sesame Street’s Who Said Boo?. Best part of all is children are FREE to the park with a paid Adult admission all October!

Have a Spooktacular time at the Parks!

Cruzin Mama

Brick-or-Treat *Early Bird Savings Ending Soon!*

Legoland Brick-or-Treat Party Nights

Last chance for Legoland Brick-or-Treat Early Bird savings!

Get your tickets with a savings of up to $50 off! This is a limited time offer as prices will increase on September 27th.

Brick-or-Treat is Legoland’s Halloween time celebration. Occurring on five nights this October, guests are able to trick-or-treat throughout the park and enjoy special shows and party the night away. The park is decorated for the occasion and there are fun characters to meet and take a great photo memory with. Party Nights will be October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 30th. Tickets start as low as $35 for just the Party Nights! Or there is a full day package option for $60, that means you can play all day in the park and party all night for a great savings price.

My family attended a Party Night last year and we had such a great time. You can check out my review here that also has some great tips to help your visit be a very brick-tastic one.

So hurry and catch this amazing deal now as it won’t last long!

Cruzin Mama

Brick-or-Treat *Limited Time Savings Offer!*

Legoland Brick-or-Treat Party Nights

Are you planning on attending Legoland’s Brick-or-Treat this October? Well now is the time to get your tickets with a savings of up to $50 off! This is a limited time offer that ends on August 31st.

Brick-or-Treat is Legoland’s Halloween time celebration. Occurring on five nights this October, guests are able to trick-or-treat throughout the park and enjoy special shows and party the night away. The park is decorated for the occasion and there are fun characters to meet and take a great photo memory with. Party Nights will be October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 30th. Tickets start as low as $35 for just the Party Nights! Or there is a full day package option for $60, that means you can play all day in the park and party all night for a great savings price.

My family attending a Party Night last year and we had such a great time. You can check out my review here that also has some great tips to help your visit be a very brick-tastic one.

So hurry and catch this amazing deal now as it won’t last long!

Cruzin Mama

Lego Friends Heartlake City Opens May 21st!

LEGO Friends Heartlake City Grand Opening May 21st

Images courtesy of Legoland

In just two days Legoland, California will be unveiling its newest addition. The all new LEGO Friends Heartlake City will be open this Thrusday May 21st. This new area is perfect for any LEGO Friends fans. Heartlake City is based on the popular LEGO Friends line and will highlight the personalities of five of the Friends; Mia, Emma, Stephanie, Olivia, and Andrea. The newest additions will feature water play, a carousel, and a chance to sing and dance with the LEGO Friends.

Images courtesy of Legoland

Heartlake City

The main attractions of Heartlake City will be Mia’s Riding Camp – a huge carousel of 64 horses, Friends Forever Stage – where the Friends will sing and dance and party with guests throughout the day, and the Heartlake Fountain – perfect place to splash and cool off on the hot summer days ahead. Heartlake City Boutique and City Park Crêperie will fill all your LEGO Friends shopping desires and sweet tooth cravings.

Heartlake City Concept Design

Heartlake City Preview

Heartlake City in progress

Heartlake City Behind the Scenes

Here are some sneak peeks I took on my visit to Legoland back in April. My daughter was very excited when she saw the concept banner, she can’t wait for a trip back to actually see it.

Ticket Deals!

There are some great offers going on now for Legoland, so now is a great time to visit with these deals and to check out the new Heartlake City along with the new Death Star addition to Miniland.

Right now you can get 5 days for the price of 1! *you must visit the park in 5 consecutive days for this offer*

Also when you purchase admission to Legoland plus an additional park (Sea Life Aquarium or Water Park) you can save up to $15 and receive a 2nd visit FREE! *restrictions apply so visit california.legoland.com for full details*

These are limited time offers, so don’t miss out!

Have fun meeting the Friends at Legoland!

Cruzin Mama

Legoland Star Wars Days 2015

Star Wars Days at Legoland

I am working on getting everything together from my weekend at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. I have a feeling that I’m going to have to break it up into at least two posts for all that I have to cover. So I decided to share for now my family’s trip to Legoland Star Wars Days last month.

My family had the most amazing trip to Legoland here in California for Star Wars Weekend! Not only is Legoland my kids favorite theme park to visit but it was also all about Star Wars. And if you can’t tell by now we are total fans. We were just so excited to check out this very cool yearly event. Normally Legoland Star Wars Days are held closer to June but this year the event was moved up to help celebrate the newest addition to Mini Land, the Death Star. I am beyond grateful that my little family was able to be apart of this celebration.

Miniland Death Star

Build table next to Death Star

Death Star Trench

The Death Star is now at Legoland. The newest addition to Miniland is in no way mini. The Lego Death Star is made up of more than 500,000 Lego bricks! It is a sight to see along with all the Star Wars Land section of Miniland.

Lego Star Wars Miniland

Star Wars Miniland

Lego Tatooine in Miniland

Lego Millinium Falcon

Star Wars Miniland features so many iconic scenes from the movies. Be sure to really look throughout each display as there are lots of little details in them. Also find the polls that have a button on them to see the Legos come to life. Like in the Cantena scene the button starts the band playing, you see them move and hear the music.

501st at Star Wars Days

501st at Star Wars Days

501st at Star Wars Days

Boba Fett at Star Wars Days

One of the best features of Star Wars Days was all the characters that were there specially for the weekend. All the characters were members of the 501st Legion, which is an organization of Star Wars Fans who have all made there own costumes. The 501st visit many hospitals and charity events across the country brining smiles to fans and everyone. What I loved most is that all the 501st are so dedicated to their costume rolls. They played along so much with my kids, especially being such good sports with my little one who happened to “force-choked” all of them.

Star Wars Weekend

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During Star Wars Days there was a special exhibit area featuring some amazing fan art work and builds. It was awesome to see all that could be built with Legos.

Legoland Droid Hunt

Star Wars Trivia Contest

Mini Costume Contest Particpants

Just like Brick-or-Treat, Star Wars Days has fun contests with great prizes. The Droid hunt was put on by the 501st and when you were caught you were giving a raffle ticket. The prizes for the raffle were some very awesome Star Wars Lego sets. My daughter participated in the trivia challenge and her group actually won! She received an exclusive Lego C3PO mini-figure. My son had a blast making friends before the costume contest, he didn’t win but he did also receive the C3PO mini-figure. But he just was so happy playing with all the other kids in costumes.

Lego R2D2

Legoland Star Wars Days are out of this World! Even though this event is over there is still so much to see and do at the park. The Death Star is a can’t miss along with all of Star Wars Miniland.

Blast off on a great adventure!

Cruzin Mama

Holiday Fun at Legoland!

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It’s no secret my family loves Legoland, we recently went for the first time to the Brick-or-Treat Party Nights during Halloween time. And we had a great time, well now Legoland has transformed itself again for the Holidays. Starting this weekend and going on until January 4th, visitors can enjoy some great holiday fun without having to travel long distance. The best part is to much of the fun is included with general admission! For the first time this year the park will have an ice rink. There are special nights with an extra cost that feature live entrainment and fireworks.

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Holiday Snow Days
Everyday is now a Holiday Snow Day at Legoland! Enjoy playing in the snow right here in sunny So-Cal. Snow tubing and snow play are included with general admission. So take your little ones to decorate a snowman with some unique Lego accessories. Or go for a fun skate on the brand new ice skating rink. Ice skating is included with purchase of Winter Nights ticket or can be purchased as a add on to General Admission.

Winter Nights
These are special nights of celebration that are from 5-7pm. Winter Nights features live entertainment and fireworks only happening on select dates throughout the holiday season. Tickets include admission to Legoland, Sea Life Aquarium and to ice skating.

  • November 28th and 29th
  • December 6th, 13th, 20th-23rd, 26th-30th

Tickets

  • Holiday Snow Days+ Winter Nights+ Ice Skating
    1 Day Legoland/Sea Life Park Hopper(Ages 3+) – $90
  • Holiday Snow Days+ Winter Nights
    1 Day Legoland/Sea Life Park Hopper(Ages 3+) – $75
  • Ice Skating Only$20 (This does not include admission to either park and when you purchase online you must select and date and time slot for your ice skating session)

*Click here to purchase your tickets online now to save!*

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A great offer is going on right now with the purchase of any ticket to Legoland. Present your purchased ticket to the Our Gift to You Kiosk and receive a return ticket Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium. To be eligible for return ticket you must use a valid purchased ticket between November 1st, 2014 to January 4th, 2015. Return ticket will only be valid between January 5th to March 1st, 2015.

Extra Special Days!

  • Official Tree Lighting – December 1st
  • Nightly Tree Lightings – December 4-25th
  • Holiday Fireworks – December 26-30th
  • Kids’ New Year’s Eve – December 31st

If you haven’t had a chance to visit Legoland this year now is the time! Try and check out the great holiday fun.

Cruzin Mama

Legoland Brick-or-Treat *Review*

Image from legolandcaliforniaresort.com

Image from legolandcaliforniaresort.com

Brick-or-Treat and Party Nights at Legoland California Resort

It’s Halloween time at Legoland California! And on weekends the fun gets extra special with Brick-or-Treat and it’s Party Nights. Enjoy special trick-or-treating throughout Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium that is filled with some great treats and entertainment. You have the option to play all day in the park then join the spooky fun at night or just arrive for the night time haunts. Brick-or-Treat is only happening on select Fridays and Saturdays this October.

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Brick-or-Treat Party Nights There are still dates left to check out Brick-or-Treat! Fridays October 17th and 24th and also Saturdays October 18th and 25th. An all day pass is for admission to the park and Aquarium from 10am until 9pm. Nights only is from 5pm until 9pm. Purchasing tickets online ahead of time not only saves on cost but also grants early entrance at 4pm for those who purchase Party Nights only tickets. Parking is not included with ticket purchase, standard parking cost is $15. Half of the park is closed during Party Nights, but there are still rides available and the Aquarium is fully open. There is free live entertainment throughout the Brick-or-Treat trail and the park is fairly decorated. Click here to purchase your tickets now.

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So how is Brick-or-Treat?

My family just checked out Brick-or-Treat’s Party Night this last weekend. Overall we had a great time. The kids said they want to do it again next year. We did the Party Nights portion only. We arrived at about 4:30pm and from the parking lot we could tell the park was going to be a bit full. I was surprised that there was no real line at the entrance which was nice but the tent to get your Party Nights wristband was fairly long. Right after we got our wrists bands on we were ready to go and the kids could not wait to begin the fun. Our first stop was the Aquarium since it was the nearest Treat Stations.

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What’s great about the Sea Life Aquarium is you are let in through mid-size groups so it’s not too crowded. We enjoyed walking through but since we have already visited here quite a few times the kids were excited to rush to the first Treat Station. On the way we stopped and got a good look at the new Jellyfish Discovery.

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The kids really enjoyed Jellyfish Discovery. The glow in the dark style room is always fun and so was watching the tanks lights change the colors of the Jellyfish.

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Our very first Treat Station was a Pirate Ship with a friendly Buccaneer!

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Loved seeing the little details of decorations throughout the Aquarium.

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There was no wait for the Treat Stations inside Sea Life for us.

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A dance party area where kids could learn some fun fishy moves. The dance area got really busy as the night went on when all the flashing lights could be seen.

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We had fun in the Aquarium but we were so ready to check out all the rest of the Treat Stations.

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This little Spider-Man family was ready to have fun! So half the park is closed for the Party Nights which did make me a little bummed because almost all of my sons favorite rides where on the closed side of the park. What was nice though was that all the Treat Stations were so easy to spot. But the lines for them were incredibly long. Some of the lines were so long that a Legoland worker was standing at the end holding a sign to signify the end of that line. Since the lines for the Treat Stations were so long it left many of the rides lines pretty short.

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There were some fun stilt walkers and performers keeping guest entertained throughout the trails. There are also some great photo opportunities throughout the trails.

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I really loved how decorated the park is. It is not overly done and really fits in. Some of the displays are very interactive like the Fortune Teller Booth with a real Fortune Teller inside and a friendly troll who was telling some fun jokes and talking with the kids about their costumes.

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Had to get a pic of my Spider kids in front of a web too bad my little guy was more interested in his treats than taking a pic.

Had to get a pic of my Spider kids in front of a web too bad my little guy was more interested in his treats than taking a pic.

Three of the Treat Stations were located in the Enchanted Walk so there was only one line to wait in to get into the Walk. From there visiting those three stations was a breeze since only a certain amount of guests were allowed to enter at a time to not make the trail crowded. There where also three located in Mini Land and they were easy to go from line to line. What was nice is you could have an adult wait in line while taking the kids to check out all of Mini Land or watch a show on the main stage that was very close by. I have to say I was so happy to see some very healthy treats being given out, there was a few stations who had some candy, but the majority of treats were healthy snacks and organic juice. Of course what would a Brick-or-Treat be without some Bricks. There are two stations who hand out bricks; one is a fun commemorative single brick and the other is a Legends of Chima Lego Set. You can bet that station was the longest line there. There was a few other stages besides the main stage and there was also another dance party area that was really hoping. Even though dealing with long Treat Station lines we still had a really good time. The park was very crowded which was a bummer since half the park is closed so all the crowds are in one area. But overall anyone thinking of going to this event I would say to still check it out.

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There are two large stages and a few smaller stages throughout Brick-or-Treat. The main stage is in MiniLand which is where the costume contests are held. The other large stage is right next to the Dragon Coaster exit. Both large stages have singing and dancing performances and other fun acts. The smaller acts throughout the park include a great drum performer and an amazing painter.

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On the way to Castle Hill is a fun little light show near the giant Lego Spider. The path is decorated and the lights dance to the music playing.

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Don’t miss the giant Lego Lord Vampyer near the main stage. He and his ghoulish friends have a Monster Mash of a show on the main stage. Guest got to help assemble this giant Lego figure on the first night of Brick-or-Treat, how cool is that!

Brick-or-Treat Tips

So since every experience is a learning opportunity I wanted to share some tips and advice to help anyone going to attend Brick-or-Treat have a great time.

    • Do an All Day Pass – I have told my spouse that next year we will just do the All Day Pass. There are 4 Treat Stations open all day so that would ease up time during Party Nights having already completed those. Also the whole park is open so we would be able to enjoy all the rides, especially my sons favorites.
    • Arrive Early – If you plan on only doing the Party Nights tickets then take advantage and arrive early at the 4pm entrance that is allowed with tickets purchased online. By arriving early you can get in the front of the lines for some of the longer wait Treat Stations. Also you do not have to get your Brick-or-Treat at the front of the park wristband station. There is a few other locations for them further in the park with much shorter lines.
    • Bring an Extra Adult – If you were just planning on one adult taking the kids it would be beneficial to have two parents at least go. One parent could take the kids to do rides or watch the shows, while the other parent would do the wait in lines and just call when they get near to the front. This will help save on fussy line waiting kiddos.
    • Mid-size or Large Treat Bag – Bring a medium or large sized Trick-or-Treat bag. Some of the treats such as the Lego set and Magazine will not fit well in a small treat bag or bucket. This will save you on trying to carry all your treat items especially if you do not have a stroller to place them in.
    • Bring some snacks – I underestimated how much line waiting and Brick-or-Treating would make me hungry. We had a brought food for my son who has FPIES, but didn’t pack much for ourselves. Guess we thought that the Party Nights wasn’t a long amount of time. Well we got pretty hungry and ended up leaving before the Fireworks to go get a bite to eat. Even though the snacks given out were healthy they weren’t allergy safe for anyone with a dairy allergy or sensitivity.
    • Get seating early – With how many people who attend Party Nights, if you want to get a good view of a show grab a seat early. Click here to plan your trip now with the event map and show times.
    • Bring a Pen/Pencil– The Boat Cruise is now a Ghost Cruise with a special scavenger hunt in it. You are given a scavenger hunt paper when you enter the ride but pencils are not provided and are only at the raffle drop box. So to save on time after the ride and to make things easier to remember bring a pen/pencil with you. Also the winner of the scavenger hunt wins park hopper tickets and a special prize pack, definitely enter this contest!

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All of our treats!

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Sorry for such a long post and my delay in posting it. I just wanted to make sure I got all the details in and gave enough information to help everyone have a great experience. Brick-or-Treat is a great event and I do recommend it to anyone looking for some great family Halloween fun.

Have a spooktacular time!

Cruzin Mama

*This post was in no way sponsored or endorsed by Legoland California or it’s affiliates. Everything stated in this post is that of my own opinion. All photos are mine unless stated otherwise and are subject to copyright under Cruzin Mama. I was not paid or compensated to provide this post.*