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Things to do with big kids at LEGOLAND California – and a giveaway!

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We have enjoyed LEGOLAND California ever since our kids were babies. As they grow up, we are happy to see that as the park grows they continue to add exciting options for big kids at LEGOLAND.  Today I am sharing three things for big kids to do at LEGOLAND California.  In addition to sharing some fun ideas for your whole family, we are also partnering with another Official LEGOLAND Blogger to give away a family four pack of tickets!

Our kids debated for quite some time, there really are several things at this amusement park for big kids and the whole family. Please know there are several water rides, shows, roller coasters, video games stations, and more! This list includes their very favorites that you must not miss if you have older kids in your party on your vacation! With no further delay, this is the Highlights Along the Way top 3 things for big kids to do at LEGOLAND California list!

  1. LEGO Ninjago The Ride

This is the newest ride to debut at LEGOLAND California.  LEGO Ninjago World includes 5 new attractions and Ninjago the Ride is our favorite.  The line can get very long, but it is a high capacity ride that moves quickly. This is not a roller coaster and does not have a height requirement, but older riders enjoy it the most.  Riders of LEGO NINJAGO the ride demonstrate their own ninja skills and collect points as they ride.  Riders do not use a hand held device but they collect points by waving their hands.  It is kind of difficult to explain, but riders collect points all along the way in this 3D ride. This is a fun competitive ride for big kids.  Riders compete against one another but also against high scores from earlier that day.  For more on LEGO Ninjago world check out our sneak peek from media day!

Ninjago Ride at LEGOLAND

2. LEGO Technic Roller Coaster

This is hands down our big kid’s favorite ride!  This is the tallest roller coaster inside the park with daring drops and fast speeds.  This ride is absolutely worth the wait for budding thrill seekers.  This ride is so ‘big kid’ appropriate, littles are not even able to ride.  Eat your veggies little ones, you must be at least 42 inches to ride LEGO Technic.

technic roller coaster legoland

3. Miniland USA & Star Wars Miniland

Miniland is not a ride, but it is an incredible attraction for any LEGO maniac.  Our kids always loved walking through Miniland but they spend even more time checking out the details now.  Any LEGO master builder at any level can appreciate the thousands of LEGO bricks, the skill, and precision that goes into building these models.

lego freedom towerNew York City is one of the most intricate sections of Miniland USA and it recently had a few additions.  The LEGO version of One World Trade Center is the largest LEGO brick structure in all of the United States and boasts over 250,000 individual LEGO bricks. Visitors should not simply check out the grand structures, make sure to check out the details and even hidden jokes within each land.

lego movie poster miniland

You can check out our video of Star Wars Miniland here!  Know that it has even expanded to include more awesomeness since this video was shot! Another great thing for kids of all ages is LEGO Star Wars Days which comes but once a year!



LEGOLAND Water park

Keep in mind that the LEGOLAND Water Park is a separate admission, or included in a park hopper pass.  Bring your swim suits and towels and prepare for lots of fun.  While there are plenty of things for little ones to do in the LEGO themed Water Park, there are many things for older children as well. Our kids love the CHIMA Water Park wave pool, the huge Crooler’s Twist Slide, Splash Out Slide, and the Pirates Reef Ride.  Kids of all ages, especially big kids can honestly spend an entire day at the LEGOLAND Water Park.

LEGOLAND Waterpark

We love that there are so many things to do for kids of all ages at LEGOLAND California.  Are you planning on visiting this Summer?  Check out 10 ways to stay cool at LEGOLAND CA over at our friend Rockin’ Mama’s site!


And now it is time for a giveaway!  Rockin’ Mama and Highlights Along the Way are partnering for the first time to give away a family four pack of tickets to LEGOLAND California to our email subscribers!  Below we have an entry form. The only requirement for a valid entry is you must be an email subscriber to BOTH of our sites. If you are not already a subscriber it is very easy! Click here to subscribe to Highlights Along the Way.  Click here to subscribe to Rockin’ Mama (direct link coming – for now, it is on the sidebar of Rockin’ Mama in the right sidebar) . Easy Peasy right? Typically I only ask for one requirement but this is a combined prize, one of the largest I have ever been able to giveaway and we do have one more requirement because we have both contributed to the giveaway, it could not have happened if we did not combine forces.  So you will need to subscribe to Highlights Along The Way as well as Rockin’ Mama.  There are many other fun ways to engage on social media, leave blog post comments, etc – but the only requirement is to subscribe to BOTH sites.

Giveaway will run through July 31,2016 and there are a few ways to enter for more points each day! We will draw a winner and verify within 1 week of the giveaway closing.  Please note we will verify that the name drawn is a subscriber to both sites.  Once verified we will contact the winner who will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address for tickets.  Should the drawn winner not respond the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen.  Prize will be mailed by each party (myself and Rockin’ Mama) within 1 week of receiving the mailing address.  Tickets will only be mailed to the United States.

Please note the tickets are good through December 2016 – please only enter if you are going to be in Southern California before then.  Please note it is tickets only (not flights, hotel, parking, etc) – this is an excellent giveaway for SoCal residents or those planning a vacation to Southern California.

OK – I think we covered it all! Who is feeling lucky?!

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* This giveaway is for four admission tickets to LEGOLAND California. LEGOLAND is not responsible or liable for this giveaway. These tickets were given to Rockin’ Mama and myself (we each had two, each of us will mail two tickets to the winner directly) by our friends at LEGOLAND to do with what we please. We decided that since our families are blessed with the opportunity to go to LEGOLAND several times this year we would combine our two tickets and share with our readers!

Until Next Time ~ Kate
Categories:  SoCal, Travel
  1. Mary Lansing says:

    Hi Kate! I was able to subscribe to your blog, but when I click for Rockin’ Mama, a page with a bunch of html embed codes comes up:-( Once its fixed, will gladly subscribe as I want to enter! Thanks!

  2. Kris S says:

    I subscribed to both blogs!

  3. Sabrina Paul says:

    Subscribed! To both 🙂

  4. Michelle B. says:

    Subscribed! Fingers crossed 🙂

  5. Jamie F says:

    Hope we win!!

  6. Lori says:

    Subscribed! Thanks so much!

  7. Lorry C says:

    Subscribed! Thank you 😉

  8. Lauren says:

    I subscribed to both.

  9. Suzanne says:

    The kids would LOVE it if I won these… And of course I subscribe to both your blogs 🙂

  10. Subscriber! Kids have been dying to go! This would be amazing!!

  11. Mollie says:

    This would be a great way to spend a summer day…fingers crossed.

  12. Elizabeth says:


  13. Valerie says:

    Noah’s been dying to check out Ninjagoland so I guess I better enter! Ha!

  14. Pam Webb says:

    Going to San Diego in the Fall and so our the grandkids!!!! Pretty awesome!

  15. christine hank says:

    What a aweSome gift. Even if I don’t win thank you for bring joy to a family!

  16. Amy Jorgensen says:

    Wow thank you, what a great deal.

  17. I subscribed to both you and Rockin Mama. 🙂

  18. Jennie C. says:

    Subscribed to both!

  19. Deborah Cochran says:

    I subscribed to both blogs. Thanks for the chance to win!


    I am entering so maybe I can win tix to take my niece and nephew that live in Arizona.They have never been to Legoland.Thanks for the chjance. I’ll cross my fingers and have the kids cross their toes 🙂

  21. Savannah Hadden says:

    Subscribed to both! Thank you so much!

  22. Tommy says:

    My son would love to see the new Ninjago ride. And so would I haha.

  23. Jennifer Trempe-Thomas says:

    What a great contest! We’ve been once before and would love to go back. Hoping for some good contest luck! 😉

  24. Kim says:


  25. Cheryl Elmore says:

    This is a fantastic giveaway! I’m a subscriber to both blogs. Thanks!

  26. Yadhira Chaparro says:

    If we win it would be my family’s first trip to a theme park! Thank you for chance to win !

  27. Amanda Villalobos says:


  28. Shawna says:

    I so want to win these my kids have never gone.

  29. Yajaira P. says:

    We havent been to Legoland since my 7 yr old was too little to go on any of the rides. Fingers crossed we win and he can enjoy it more this time. Thank you for the opportunity!

  30. Joyce says:

    Subscribed to both! Thanks for the intro to a cool blog!

  31. We went yesterday with a split group of kids and I would definitely echo that The Ninjago Ride is a fun one for older kids. It’s very intense for younger kiddos – I would say that under 7 should not ride for that reason. But Older kids, and adults too will LOVE it. Another place that is fun for older kids is the Mind Storms STEAM attraction. It’s not a ride but you get to build lego robots and it’s great for any kid who loves to build.

    • kate says:

      I think you are right – I think my oldest would have had a very hard time with the Ninjago ride when she was little. And yes! I didn’t even think about Mind Storms – but our big kids go there every time! They also love playing in the Xbox room – haha!

  32. gretchen e says:

    Fan, follower, friend, liker – etc! 🙂
    I love Legoland almost as much as my three boys do!

  33. Berenice says:

    “Subscribed!” =)

  34. Berenice says:

    Subscribed 🙂

  35. Sarah Hilliard says:

    Subscribed to both! Thanks!

  36. Annabel Powers says:

    I would love the opportunity to use the tickets to give my cousins experiences they don’t normally get with parents who are deaf.

  37. Renee V says:

    Subscribed to both! My son has been dying to go, so I have all my fingers and toes crossed we win!

  38. shannon R says:

    Subscriber to both. Would love to win. My boys love Legoland.

  39. Sarah Thatcher says:

    I think I subscribed. If I didnt let me know how to fix it. I know I got one but they other one wasnt working right. Anyways love your blog! Thanks

  40. Norma says:

    Suscribe to both sites 🙂 can’t wait to follow you and read your blogs.

  41. Nelly E says:

    Subscribed to both blogs fingers crossed my little girl needs a Legoland day

  42. Megan says:

    Subscribed! Would love a funfilled day at Legoland with my boys!!

  43. Lucero says:

    I hope to win for my litter boy’s love legoland

  44. Karen says:


  45. Linda A Hagerty says:

    Love Legoland. My son is 12 and just on the verge of “aging” out of this park. Would love to win and go one more time with him before he becomes a teen! Thank you.

  46. brenda says:

    I would love to visit LEGOLAND before we move

  47. Wendy c g says:

    Subscribed to both. Thanks

  48. Lisa Mrozek says:

    Love your blogs!

  49. Cami Valenzuela says:

    Subscriped to both 🙂

  50. Subscribed to both blogs!

  51. Shellie Bates says:

    I just love your blog. My kids are getting older but are still begging to go back to Legoland, Thanks for the tips. 🙂

  52. Carolyn says:


  53. Carly H says:

    Thank you for the opportunity and the Legoland ideas!

  54. Cyndi Wirth says:

    Subscribed to both! What an awesome giveaway! Thank you! 🙂

  55. Amy says:

    A email subscriber for sure

  56. Darcy Hyland says:

    I’m subscribed to both. Looks like it was an amazing time. Would love to take the kids!

  57. Danielle Thompson says:

    What a great giveaway! We moved to CA last year and have not made it to legoland yet with my boys. We would LOVE to be able to go, we are a true lego househould!

  58. Danielle Thompson says:

    I was able to visit your facebook page but the giveaway section on this page wont let me scroll down to enter for more entries.

  59. Karen Diven says:


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  61. danisha emett says:

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  62. Beth says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I subscribed to both and then some! I’m looking forward to reading some of your blog!

  63. Erika says:


  64. Jill says:

    Great Giveaway! Thx.

  65. Jennifer Enriquez says:

    Subscriber here!

  66. Christine says:

    Awesome site!!!

  67. Heidi A. says:

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  68. Áine Lutes says:

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  69. Nicole Skinner says:


  70. Mara Tessora Jennings says:

    Thanks for TWO great blogs and this awesome giveaway! Subscribed!

  71. Laurie says:

    My daughter would soooo love a LEGOLAND adventure before we make our impending move from our beautiful San Diego . . . Fingers Crossed!!!!

  72. Bo says:

    Subscribed to both blogs!

  73. Brittney Minor says:


  74. Crystal Fernando says:

    Just joined both blogs. Good info! Thx!

  75. Manuel says:

    Likely the only dude on here…SUBSCRIBED. 🙂

  76. Brandi says:

    We would love some tickets My son wAnts to go for his 8th bday.

  77. Sandy says:

    I subscribed!

  78. Lucero Maldonado says:

    I would like to win tickets for Lego land

  79. Melika says:

    Subscribed! I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

  80. Annette says:

    Yes, please!

  81. Mary A. says:

    Hi thank you for the opportunity! I’ve subscribed ♡

  82. Viia Scurr says:

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  83. Penny A. says:

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