The distinctive plastic bricks known universally as Lego continue to play a prominent role in the formative years of children across the world. LEGOLAND pays homage to this enduring popularity with a myriad of displays and rides spread across this vast theme park, miniature park and aquarium located in Carlsbad, just 30 minutes’ north of San Diego, which each year draws huge numbers of visitors from far and wide.
A moustachioed man made of lego at Legoland California (Photo: Josh Hallettvia Flickr)
There are several ways of purchasing LEGOLAND tickets online, and there are usually some pretty good deals to be had when it comes to snapping up discounted tickets and other special ticket deals. For the cheapest tickets, take a look at our list below of three online vendors, all of whom are reputable names with a history of selling cheap tickets along with excellent customer service.
aRes Travel is our recommended pick for booking tickets to LEGOLAND California. They are a leading authorised ticket seller for acclaimed attractions and theme parks all over the US. You can save money by booking through aRes Travel instead of purchasing tickets at the gate, ranging from a few dollars for a standard one-day ticket to over $50 per ticket for multiple-day passes. If you’re staying in Cali for a few days you may want to visit more than one park, in which case the LEGOLAND + SEA LIFE Hopper + 2nd Day Free package is a popular option, with the two parks located just half a mile from each other.
For visitors to LEGOLAND California wanting to book a hotel + ticket bundle, Tripster are our preferred choice for an alternative ticket seller online. They sell a wide range of packages that combine hotel stays with LEGOLAND tickets, and booking them together is often a lot more affordable than doing so individually. When we looked for combined ticket and hotel deals, we found offers starting at $1,490 based on a family of 4 staying for 2 weeks in a mid-range hotel and accessing LEGOLAND for 2 days – representing a $164 saving, according to the website. To help travelers find the best value deal, they also provide a price comparison service. The website is easy to use, and the booking procedure is hassle-free too. To mitigate against the risk of losing your paper tickets, e-tickets are offered.
Another option for discount tickets for LEGOLAND California is Go San Diego whose passes can save you up to 50% off standard admission prices. Tickets can be purchased and used in three easy steps: first choose the pass option that best suits your needs, such as an All-Inclusive pass, an Explorer Pass, or Build Your Own Pass. Then download the pass onto your mobile device, or if you prefer, print out a hard copy at home. Finally, show the pass at the park and you’re in. Passes are available in 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- and 7-day options, each at different prices. Another tip is that sometimes the cost of a 1-Day All-Inclusive Go San Diego pass is cheaper than a 1-Day General Admission LEGOLAND California ticket price. Go San Diego includes access to the park, but you can pay a small fee when you arrive to upgrade to include SEA LIFE Aquarium and the water park.