At the beginning of the holidays, we found a day where we were all off work together and the sun was shining, so we got up early, packed a change of clothes, rain coats and drinks, got in the car and set off for Legoland.
We aimed to arrive as the park opened so we could pack as much into the day as we could. We didn’t do too badly, and got out of the car in the car park at 10:15am.
Armed with our voucher for a free adult with a paying child, we queued at the fairly short entrance queues. It was nice to see so many open and the lines were moving fast, so we weren’t stood around for too long. Once inside though, it really did get busy, so we quickly headed off away from the crowds.
First up was Space Tower. We queued for around twenty minutes for hubbby to use his muscles hoisting 6yo and himself up the tower. She loved it though.
We started to queue for the monorail after Space Tower, however spying the time, I realised there was no queue for the Lego Chima 4d showing due to start so we abandoned the mono rail 45 minute queue and headed off to watch the film instead.
We sat in the wet zone, and yes we got wet. The film itself was only around ten minutes but it was great fun.
Moving on to Mini Land, 6yo wanted to have a look around, but I’m not sure what she thought she was going to be looking at, as she soon started to get bored and wanted to move on to another ride. We enjoyed looking at the mini sets.
Getting hungry by now, but we spied the fire station on our way round the corner. Thankfully the queue in this one moved fairly quickly and we were only in it for half an hour or so.
Competing against three other families, we had to move our fire engine to the pump and then pump the water to put out the fire, before racing the fire engine back to the start. That was arm wrenching work, and my muscles got a good work out during this “ride”. I am pleased to report that we won though.
Time for lunch, as we were all starving by now. The first place we spied was a baguette station so opted for meal deals for all of us. There are plenty of places to eat at Legoland, and it depends on what you want. I was happy with baguettes as it meant we could still have a cooked meal later, and we wouldn’t be too full to enjoy the rides. Three baguette meals did cost us just under £20 though, and obviously I could have made them at home for a lot less, but we were paying for the convenience.
Next up, onto the driving school. 6yo wanted to gain her driving licence, and the queue for this went quite quickly.
As we wandered around we decided to give boat school a miss as the queue was really long and hubby wanted to go on Atlantis. We were lucky enough to walk past the pirate show just as it was about to start so we stopped to watch it.
We didn’t have a really great view, but it was a great way to spend fifteen minutes. They all looked like they really loved their job which was good.
The time came for Atlantis.
The queue for this ride was REALLY long and we winded around and around until it felt like we finally got to the beginning. Unfortunately we sat on the wrong side in the sub so didn’t get the full effect of seeing “Atlantis” however 6yo enjoyed seeing all the lego creatures underwater and enjoyed the experience. I’m not sure I would queue for so long next time though.
We walked past some of the smaller rides that 6yo wanted to go on such as the horse carousel and a mini big wheel.
My arm was nearly pulled off by 6yo when we neared the log water slide. There was an hours queue for this one, but none of us cared as there were well placed TV’s on and lego stations to keep the children entertained.
By this time it was almost 6pm, so there was time for one more ride before we needed to head home. The dragon’s apprentice was the choice of 6yo as the large roller coater was out of action for some reason.
We were all completely shattered by the end of the day. There were plenty of rides that we didn’t manage to see or go on. I think if I go again in peak season, I would consider purchasing the queue bot tickets and plan my day to avoid the queues. Or the other option would be to stay nearby and then have two days in the park.
We’ll definitely return!