When I did an exchange program in San Diego, California, I fulfilled a childhood dream: I visited Legoland, the toy park loved by children and adults all over the world. It’s a theme park where everything seems to have been assembled with colorful Lego bricks. I played a lot with Lego when I was a kid and even today I have fun putting together the special editions that are released, like Back to the Future and Ghostbusters.
Lego emerged in the 1930s in Billund, Denmark, and got its name from mixing the words “play” and “good” in Danish, forming a word that means “I built” in Latin.
On one of the weekend trips I took during the exchange, I went with my friends to spend a day at Legoland California , which is about 30 minutes from San Diego. There are also other Legoland parks in Florida (approximately 45 minutes from Orlando), Dubai, Malaysia, Germany and the United Kingdom, in addition to the first one, in Billund, where it all began.
The park is popular with legomaniacs of all ages, but it has a large number of attractions for children up to 12 years old. It has several calm toys for the little ones and fun ones for the older ones, as well as a playground full of games.
California Legoland is quite crowded on the weekend, but we were able to visit it all without major problems.
Right in the center of the park are models of major cities in the world, all assembled with colored pieces, and also models of the main tourist attractions on the west coast of the United States, such as the city of Las Vegas and the Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
Everywhere we find figures of characters made of Lego like Darth Vader, R2D2 and C3PO from the Star Wars saga. More fun than Madame Tussauds! LOL
There is also a space dedicated to telling the history and evolution of Lego. A fact that I found curious was that in the beginning, around 1930, the pieces were made of wood and it was only in 1949 that the manufacturing material for the toys began to be plastic.
For those who want to spend more time enjoying the ride, there is Legoland Resort in California, which has water parks, an aquarium and a hotel, in addition to the amusement park. Perfect for a family weekend 😉