21 February 2009

Trip to Arizona - Legoland

For New Years we stayed the night near Disneyland and went to Downtown Disney to have dinner at Jazz Kitchen and watch the fireworks. The dinner was decent but definitely not worth the money. Before dinner we killed time by going to several stores.

Here we are riding the little tram to watch the fireworks. My sister-in-law Jenny read on the internet that there was a good view of the fireworks from the parking garage and so we went. It was funny because we got there like 45 minutes before it started and no one was there. But by the time the show started there were like 50-100 people there. The kids killed some time by playing red-light-green-light.

The next morning we got up and drove about 20 minutes north to Legoland. According to the kids this was the highlight of the trip. They were just the right age to go as it seemed to be geared to about 10 yr olds. Plus Micah is totally into Legos and when we showed up he thought that we were in heaven.

When you first come up toward the entrance you first see this Volvo with a family made out of Legos. When I first saw it I actually thought it was a real family!

Here are some hilarious pictures of everyone riding the roller coaster. Check out the picture of David and Nicole. I told David to cut out his face and put it as his facebook profile picture but he hasn't. I about died laughing when I first saw this picture. So then I decided to spice it up a bit and put David's head with some flames in the background.

This ride was called Knight's Tournament where you get to select the difficulty of your ride on the robotic arm. It might have been the kids favorite ride though they may have liked the roller coaster better.

One of the coolest features of Legoland was a section of the park called Miniland which was scale models of US cities built out of Legos with the landscape and such made out of real grass, real miniature trees, etc. It features reproductions of seven areas of the United States (i.e., Washington D.C., New Orleans, New York City, Florida, San Francisco and the Southern California coastline, and Las Vegas), all constructed with 20 million LEGO bricks in 1:20 scale.

One of the areas that we thought would be really cool but didn't turn out so great was the Volvo Driving School. I think the kids liked it but it was a little slow. It featured a miniature city area where the kids got to drive little cars and were supposed to obey the rules of the road (e.g., stop at signs and lights, etc.).

After all the chaos we went on the Fairy Tale Brook boat ride where we road through fair tale stories made out of Legos.

Finally here are some random pictures around the park.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Wow. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Andy and I went to Legoland two years ago, and we could definitely echo that it's perfect for 10 year olds. We enjoyed it too...