Mon 3/10/2008 1:10p
|Well, we ventured to Legoland. I went to the original in Denmark in my youth, and then even had a cast role offered opening year of Legoland Windsor. We have always enjoyed the European parks, and although intrigued by the California version, we had never visited. As UK AP holders, we learnt that free access would be granted to the California park too. And with Mikey and Jess being the perfect ages, we had to go. We also serendipitously learnt our UK passes gave us free parking and 20% discounts on refreshments and souvenirs.|
This park offered up enough differences and simularities, that we had a fantastic time. No views of Windsor Castle here, but the sunshine and lack of a steep hill climb (or queue for the cliff railway) caused relief.
Somethings at Carlsbad were better (landscaping, variety of theming, dining options, shows), some were not so good (Windsor has more in depth theming in the Pirates, Castle and Mini Town areas). And there were some new differences that were great - the kuka arm coaster (I was too big to ride, but it was hilarious that Sarah could not control her legs - I will put a video on Youtube). The Fireman show, the lego factory, and a few more.
The BBQ place did great value food. And instead of looking at european models, it was great to see the icons of America represented. We spent a couple of hours in Miniland.
We were there from open to close, and only just did the attractions that were different or new to us. The queues were shorter than Windsor's so Mikey did drive a car (tradition) and we did the firefighting family competition which we won!!!!!!
Yet, a number of people came expecting a Six Flags/Disneyland experience and kept saying, is that it??? They do not seem to get the simple delights of lego. Well after Disney, Star Wars, and Pandas, Lego is another Baloos obsession, and as always, we had a great time. We really enjoyed seeing the differences (though we were surprised at how small the medieval section is compared to ours.
Mon 3/10/2008 1:12p
|If you like Lego, or have small children and are in the San Diego area, we recommend it.|
Mon 3/10/2008 1:15p
|The Friday we took it easy, shopped a little (Macy's Sale), swam, took a tour of the resort, and then made smores, finished by packing. The next day was on to Disneyland and the big meet.|
Now the question is, do I continue reporting in here or create a new thread in the DL trip report. Or do both and link them together?
Mon 3/10/2008 1:27p
|More wonderful pix - do you mind me asking what kind of camera you use - I have 2 digital and neither has that color!! it's amazing|
|65||u k fan|
Mon 3/10/2008 1:40p
|Mikey looks so grown up driving that car!!!|
Mon 3/10/2008 2:10p
|>>>>My one real regret this trip is I did not get enough pictures of people.<<<<|
>>>I am sure Shiva's photos will take up the slack.<<<
Dave, I think I have you covered (possible understatement). I'm just waiting for Sarah to send Tinkeroon a mailing address so I can mail out your DVD (1200+ pics and some video clips too). I'm at work right now but I'll be back on tonight. I haven't had a chance to read your whole thread and view the pics yet so I've been holding off. I'll be back! : )
Mon 3/10/2008 2:25p
|Shiva / Dave:|
Do our DVDs work in the UK? Or is there a way to reformat them?
Mon 3/10/2008 2:54p
|You convinced me to take the kids to Legoland! |
Mon 3/10/2008 3:40p
|>>Do our DVDs work in the UK?<<|
Hi Haunts!! Yes, DVD's that we compile will work in the UK. Regular Movie DVD's frequently have region codings that may prevent them from working in certain parts of the world. Not an issue here.
Mon 3/10/2008 5:14p
|Dave its 01.10 in the morning and im of to bed im only as far as your seaworld pics but they are all great can't wait to see the rest looks like yas had a ball.|