Legos, fun rides and Halloween all combined into one afternoon?! My kids were over the moon when I told them they would get to
actually use show off their Halloween costumes this year at Legoland California.
Since I am a Legoland Ambassador Insider this year, my family was invited to visit Legoland California for the day to experience the Brick Or Treat event. You can find all the Legoland California events here. You can also find the particulars of the Brick or Treat event here.
I was excited that my kids costumes would be used for much longer than just 2 hours during Halloween. But then again, my children are still a part of that magical club called childhood, where daily dress up is the norm. I mean, I have Elsa and Hannah at my house one day, the next day I have superheroes. The latest characters to join are Mal and Evie from the Descendants. Over the last three years, Darth Vader seems to feel at home at my place although his outfit seems to get cooler and cooler every year. But, thats besides the point! There is such fun in a child being able to walk around dressed up as their favorite character. I love taking Halloween themed pictures yearly and being able to hold that memory of who my child was at that time. What songs she would sing and which character was important to her at that moment.
When planning a trip to theme parks, always remember to consider the weather.
California is currently experiencing extreme heat. We have had many 90 -100 degree days so I knew I needed to dress the kids in something that was cool enough, but that would still protect them from getting sun burned.
What to pack
I had a separate bag filled with a light change of clothes for each child, a cap and a jacket/sweater. I also threw in like 7 water bottles and yep 5 packets of Doritos. I’m not paying a premium for a packet of potato chips that I already have at home. And what is it with theme parks and craving a packet of potato chips?! I’m guilty of that one. My kids also get super thirsty at theme parks. Water is a must! Since we went to Legoland earlier than the event, I opted to have my kids wear their normal clothing for the day and change into their costumes when the Brick or Treat event began at five.
Having those few items meant that we can stay at the parks longer without getting cold AND if the kids coose to go on a water ride, they could change out of their current clothing. My kids hate walking around wet. I remember as a child, I’d just walk around soaked… until eventually, I’d be dry. But then you get some children who may not like that. You know your child. Consider their personality and pet peeves.
We always grab extra park maps for the park at the entrance. We look through them while we wait in lines so that we have a plan of action. I also have a pen in my bag so that I can tick off which rides we have already done and how many more we still need to do. I’m an organization junkie.
As we walked into the park, D ran straight into the lego toy store. He wanted a Darth Vader key chain for his backpack. I told him we would get it on the way out of the park. I didn’t want to have to carry anything extra during our time in the park AND, if it was something he really wanted.. he would remember to ask me on our way out.Legoland California Brick Or Treathttp://bit.ly/2zp9fUJClick To Tweet
The park featured some amazing lego builds and the kids were fascinated by them. The Halloween themed lego structures were pretty awesome.
What a perfect time to play, I Spy! I Spy with my eye something orange. My 3 year old loved this!
It’s a lot of fun watching the creative ideas my kids have for pictures too.
The lego lion is eating him! Help!
Some of the rides had a height minimum and that was somewhat upsetting to my 3 year old. For this fun ride on the water there is a cool button that you can press that squirts water within the ride. That allowed my daughter to feel like she was a part of the ride with her siblings.
At five o clock I changed the kids into their costumes in the Ninjago bathroom. We snapped a few pictures and then walked around.
There are candy baskets placed all throughout the park so the kids would collect candy at each of these points.
The kids had so much of fun.
Have you been to Legoland’s Brick or treat event? What did you think of it?