Traveling With Kids – Legoland – Highlights

Legoland Highlights

So what were the highlights for people?

IMG_0206The Prettiest Girl in the world– the lego movie stage.

All the lego sets were there, her youngest wandered around like he had fallen into heaven, and the oldest decided on what would love to do for the rest of his life

 

.The Writer – The Egyptian Ride

–I loved beating everyone at the ancient Egyptian shooter ride. Yes, I am that shallow.

The youngest – The Splash Battle Ride

– He loved being shot with water. He laughed and laughed and laughed and never once complained that his lips were blue and he looked like we’d tried to drown him.

IMG_3425The oldest – the Lego store.

He shopped like a pro. He found the best bargains. He didn’t spend all his money in an orgy of excitement. He kept his head and walked away with some amazing box sets.

 

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As a secondary highlight, I loved my new hat. Ok, it was the oldest’s hat, but he didn’t want to wear it so I wore it, at first to keep it safe then afterwards, cuz it looked kinda cool.

Did anything go wrong?

Hey, if I’m part of anything, the chances are pretty good, so, errr, yes.

My worst moment came while standing in line for another water ride with tboth the boys. The oldest and I were watching the log thingee come splashing down while the youngest climbed up and down on the railing. What could go wrong?

Well, the youngest managed to whang his chin on the railing.

Not unusual. If there’s a day he doesn’t get a bruise or a scrape or a volleyball in the head, it’s a pretty special day. But here’s the thing. I didn’t see him whang himself.

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The boys on their last wet ride. Even they look cold

A parent behind me tapped me on the shoulder and said he’d hurt himself. I looked down. There he was, head bowed, big tears in his blue eyes.

Long story, short, it was nothing bad, but clearly I need to pay more attention. I would never have thought he could have gotten into any trouble. It was like I hadn’t met him.

All-in-all, though, we had the best time! None of the rides were too scary, none of them were too lame, the crowds weren’t that bad and the toy store, well, that pretty much made up for any deficiencies.

Bye-bye Legoland

Bye-bye Legoland

Compared to Disneyland or Disneyworld or the soon-to-be opened Disney Mars, it was pretty tame, but it was a great introduction to the world of rollercoasters, long lines, greasy pizza, awesome displays and fun, family adventures.

Without the boys, without the Prettiest-girl-in-the-world, this would have been a 2 for me. 2/10. With them, with all the laughs had, the rides tried, the meltdowns avoided, the cool lego bought, I would give it a 9/10. If I had bought that hobbit hole lego set, it might have been a 10.

Now, all we had to do was get home and find a place to eat. How hard would that be with 2 starving kids in the car?

*****

Has the first day of your family trips been as successful? Let me know.

Thanks, again for reading the blog. Thanks to everyone who’s given me feedback or who have ‘liked’ the blog or who haven’t sent me murderous tweets.

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About Joe Cummings

Aquarius. Traveler. Gamer. Writer. A New Parent. 4 of these things are easy. One is not. But the journey is that much better for the new people in my life. A life I want to share with others, to help them, maybe, to make them feel less alone, sure, to connect with the greater world, absolutely.
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12 Responses to Traveling With Kids – Legoland – Highlights

  1. judith says:

    I very much enjoyed your sense of wonder that shone ( shined?) out from each of your blogs. That is such a lovely thing to have on a trip with kids who are going to try to have fun, and probably will have a lot more fun if the adults do too.
    Thanks for taking us on the t rip.

  2. Lani says:

    Glad you all had such a good time there. It was a big disappointment for us when we went. A movie kept skipping, the rides were only o.k., & our kids really weren’t excited about much there. Maybe they’ve upgraded the park since we were there 5 yrs ago. We LOVED Knott’s Berry Farm though & were really surprised by that.

  3. bevcooke says:

    This is wonderful – I’m really enjoying this and wishing we’d done more of this with the kids when they were younger. And yes, you look supercool in that hat. It is you. You need to get one of your own and wear it. Do that and I’ll wear my fedora too.

  4. Lily says:

    What great new adventures you’re having! You know that your blogs are the only ones I ever read! That says a lot about you as a writer! Brilliant Joe! Thanks for sharing your experience!

  5. Thanks for the follow! You have a delightful blog! 😀

  6. The hat does indeed look cool. I hope you’re planning to keep it?

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