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
Purchase Tickets Ahead at
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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

4th of July Amusement Park Celebrations

4th of July Fireworks and Events in Riverside, San Diego and Orange County

Since my Fireworks and Events post was so full of information I decided to do a separate post just for 4th of July happenings at Amusement Parks. So if you plan on visiting one of the many parks we have here in Southern California this weekend, here is a guide to the special celebrations happening at them.

  • Disneyland & Disney California Adventure

    Disneyland Forever
    A firework spectacular like no other inside Disneyland. Featuring two original songs: “Live the Magic” and “Kiss Goodnight”, Disneyland takes spectators on a timeless journey through Disney tales. *Due to the shows immense popularity the regular 4th of July fireworks will not be presented, but a patriotic finale will follow the show on July 4th.*

    World of Color – Celebrate!
    Help celebrate the United States 239th birthday with a special performance of the World of Color.

    Military bands will be performing throughout the Disneyland Resort all weekend for more red, white, and blue entertainment.
    disneyparks.com

  • Knott’s Berry Farm

    Fireworks Spectacular
    The park will be open for extended hours and will close out the night with a spectacular display of fireworks.

    Knott’s Summer Entertainment
    Knott’s has rolled out new summertime shows, Voyage to the Iron Reef 4-D ride and extended hours. There are 10 live shows going in this summer at the park, such as; Blockbuster Beagle, Vertical Impact, Vertical Imapact Geared Up, Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies, Big Fat Steve Band, Ghost Town Miners Bluegrass, Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers, and more. The fun is only on select days now until September 7th.
    http://www.knotts.com

  • Sea World

    Sea to Shining Sea
    A dazzling fireworks extravaganza celebration the 4th of July. The show begins at 10:30pm and can be viewed from Mission Bay. The park has extended hours as well.

    Summer Nights
    Sea World is open later and the nighttime shows have returned. And on select nights Sea World’s ‘Celebrate the Wonder’ amazes with a firework finale.
    http://www.seaworldparks.com

  • Legoland

    Red, White and Boom!
    Celebrate 4th of July with great family fun at Legoland’s Red, White and Boom! Attend dance parties, take part in Lego building competitions, listen to live entertainment or take part in lawn games in Miniland. End the night with a firework display for a memorable Independence Day.

    http://www.california.legoland.com

  • San Diego County Fair – A Fair to Remeber

    4th of July at the Fair
    Enjoy the final days of the San Diego County Fair. Enjoy the food, exhibits, rides and entertainment. Then end out the night with a traditional fireworks display, happening at 9pm.
    http://www.sdfair.com

Have a great weekend and enjoy the fireworks!

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

Snow Days!

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Living in a desert region or coastal means you won’t be seeing much snow this winter unless you plan a trip out to the mountains. The next best thing is snow that is brought in to your area. There is quite a few snow days happening in December and in January. Here are some fun snow play days that I have found.

December Snow Days

Saturday December 13th

  • The Shops at Dos Lagos -Come play in 50 tons of snow! The fun begins with a FREE showing of “Frozen” at the Dos Lagos Luxury Theater. Snow play will be from 1pm to 4pm and there will be face painting, crafts, and entertainment going on.
  • Hunt Park Winter Wonderland -There will be snow in Riverside this Saturday at Hunt Park. The fun is from 12pm to 4pm and there will be crafts, inflatables, a fun zone and Santa at this Winter Wonderland Event. There is a cost for the fun zone and food.

Friday December 19th

Pennypickle’s Winter Wonderland -Temecula’s Children’s Museum Pennypickle’s Workshop will be hosting a fun winter event complete with snow! Along with the snow there will be booths set up for crafting and activities. There is a minimal cost to this event and tickets can be purchased now in the museum’s gift shop.

Sledding at Sea World last December.

Sledding at Sea World last December.

On Going Snow

  • Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park -Petco Parks special event features an area for snow play and is open on select dates this December. Click on link for full info.
  • Legoland Holiday Snow Days -included with general admission guests are invited to snow play, tubing and to decorate a snowman with special Lego accessories. The snow play will be available until January 4th.
  • Chill at the Queen Mary -Not exactly snow but still an awesome event made out of ice! Complete with indoor and outdoor slides. This special event is open select dates until January 11th. Click on link for full details.
  • SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration -the fun is included with admission to the park. There is reindeers, special shows, holidays lights and decorations, Santa’s cottage and of course snow! Plus save on your purchase of a membership with their special offer of purchasing a 1 year pass and getting the 2nd year FREE or as a special gift pay for one day and get the parks fun card for FREE which will let you into to the park all of 2015 with only a few blackout dates. The Celebration ends January 4th.

January Snow Days

Saturday January 24th

Lake Forest SnowFest -This is a very popular event, bringing thousands of people as a park is filled with snow for sledding and play. Pre-registration is required for sledding, open registration will be on January 9th with select registration dates happening before for residents. Sledding is a cost of $5 per rider but the event itself is FREE to check out. The fun is from 11am until 2:30pm. There will be a children’s snow play area, bounce house and many other attractions. This is a big event for Lake Forest so be sure to check it out!

Saturday January 31st

Fullerton Snow Day -a very special event put on by the City of Fullerton. Come have a special snow day with snowball battles, sledding, crafts, games and more. There will be three 75-foot sled runs and a special sled area for children 5 and under. Family campfires will also be available and snacks such as s’mores will be available for purchase. This event is limited to 900 attendees. Register early and save, there is a cost for this event. Early registration for residents is $12 and for non-residents is $15. Pre-registration is going on now until January 30th, click on link to register.

There is so many snow options I hope you are able to check out a few of them! Happy Snow Days!

Cruzin Mama