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Fun locations: Legoland (and some advice)

Legoland

This is where I spent the last two days. Lots of fun and perfect weather. Legoland Germany (and I assume any other Legoland) is gigantic and there are so many rides and things to see and do that one day is not enough.

A word of advice:

If you ever go to a Legoland do buy the Express Pass! Believe me, I am not a spendthrift, but not getting that Pass is wrong economy. At Legoland Germany the Express Pass reserves spots to go an various (not all) rides without you having to wait in line. With waiting times of about an hour it saves you LOTS of time and whining. Reserve your spots for a ride with the device and show up at the given time. No standing in line at all. When you get there you just skip the queue and go to the front end of the line.

Even if it means that you won’t be able to afford a meal, do get that pass! Bring your sandwiches, if you have to. It will make your Legoland experience so much more enjoyable.

PS.: I am no Legoland affiliate. I just learned the hard way and want to spare you the same experience, :) .

9 Comments

  1. Ohhh … that must have been fun for your boys (all three of them, of course)! I’ve never been to any amusement parks in Germany, but I know from experience that during vacation times the wait can be awful, no matter which park you go anywhere in the world. This is the main reason why I like to travel in the off-season when 15 minutes already constitute a long wait (and the Disney Parks offer the Fast Pass System which cute those 15 minutes down to zero – that one is free though, but you can only get one pass at a time, the next only after the first having been used). I believe they offer a kind of Express Ticket at Universal Studios which costs extra, then of course I’ll be there in the off-season, and I am too old for those heart stopping thrill-rides everyone else wants to get on anyway.
    I bet you can’t you tell I’m already excited about my vacation in September! Orlando here I come, woohoo! :-D
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  2. Waiting in line is the worst! I hate it in any case, but at a theme park it’s a total waste of time. You can do maybe half of what you want to do because of all the time you lose. So, good advise.

    I have been at Legoland in Denmark and in England and both were good fun when the boys were small. Personally, I loved the small towns made out of Lego the best – I don’t like rides very much.
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    • Yes, those small towns were great! I like rides as well as Corin does, just not the super crazy ones, so we were a good team, :) .
      I saw that in DK they offer a pass as well but only good for one ride on each and I don’t see the point in that. In Germany you can go on all rides as often as you want – much better.

  3. This sounds great Rikki. I went to Disneyland Paris when I was 16 and enjoyed it as if I were 6. There is something terribly nostalgic in those amusement parks, they kind of make you regain your innocence. And yes, I bought one of those passes and spent an hour coming out and entering the Miner’s Train, without waiting! I still remember the faces of those on the queue…

    Did you buy anything Lego-related for you? A bookmark? A sticker?
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    • Elena, I know. I never looked at the people waiting while I was skipping the line, :) . But then, we paid for the privilege!
      No, I didn’t buy anything Lego-related for myself, just some stuff for the kids.

  4. Aren’t amusement parks expensive in general? The most popular one in The Netherlands, the Efteling, costs almost 40 Euros to enter… I see that the Legoland/Lego Discovery park in Duisburg is relatively close to me. I didn’t know that there were more Lego parks outside of Denmark. Good to know :)

    • I didn’t know there was in Duisburg. Yes, the entrance is a bit under 40€ but I think that most families have coupons for the kids, so you only pay for the adults. They seem to be handing them out everywhere. I think if you spend that much on entrance you might as well make it a good experience by forking out a bit more for the express pass.

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