Family Vacation 2016: [Legoland, Germany]

Friday, May 27, 2016

While visiting Germany, we planned a 'big experience' for our families, a trip to Legoland, including a night's stay in the castle. Both the Mr. and I were so excited to see Tyson's reaction to it all, as well as experience it for ourselves. We were able to go during the week which made for little (to no) wait times, which was wonderful!! The weather was just as cooperative - sun and occasional sprinkles made for a just-right climate.
Legoland was definitely the highlight for quite a few of us - fun rides & experiences, food, and fun!!
It totally brought the Mr. back to his love of Lego as a child, and had me more on board with 'theme' parks for kids - I mean their excitement was contagious!! This particular Legoland was ideal for ages 3+; there were quite a few rides for small kids, a few even toddler-friendly. Also, throughout the park were large play spaces, perfect to stop at and let the kids just run free and explore. 
Sibling love // Cousin & Lego (& Star Wars) love
Staying at the castle was an awesome experience!! It was over-the-top themed, cushy lodging, and so nice to be able to stay on location and take advantage of the convenience and amenities--including extra day passes and a delicious breakfast. There were parks and play spaces around every corner, Lego creations on the walls, under the stair cases, and outside the castles. The facilities were clean and spacious and the staff were kind and accommodating. The splurge on staying was well worth it and made for a memorable experience.
How do you say - all the heart eyes..?!
My blue-eyed babes.
I could go on and on about our time at Legoland..!!
..Tyson's favorite airplane ride
..The boys driving around the track in their Lego cars and getting their 'license'
..The adult fun - the mirror maze, spinning pterodactyl ride, steak house dinner (with a separate kids' place space..!!)
..Taking the kids on their FIRST roller coaster ride
..Nutella crepes and cappuccino ice cream treats
..Checking out our rooms for the first time
..The rides, the food, the details..!!
..Tyson passed out in the car on the way home, still with a death-grip on to the little Lego fire truck his daddy made for him
We knew we wanted to get some Lego sets there for both Tys and Harp. It was adorable watching him look around and pick things he liked, as well as hold out two sets for Homegirl to pick from (she picked this horse set). He ended up with this Jurassic World helicopter + pteranodon set - which he's aptly nicknamed, Heli (helicopter), Terry (pteranodon), and Netty (the net) - SO FUNNY!!! :) It's been impressive watching Tyson follow along the book and put together these 'complex' parts. He's definitely got the engineer-mind of his father.
It was all, most definitely, the makings of a wonderful and memorable experience..!!

6 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Making timeless family memories!

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  2. So fun! I want to go to Lego land in California! Noah is a huge fan, as am I!!!

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  3. Seriously this looks SO FUN. I've been waiting for this recap portion of your trip! I've been debating taking Mason to Disneyland or Legoland for his birthday but I'm not quite sure he is ready to ride the rides alone yet. He gets a little nervous going alone (sometimes, sometimes he amazes me with his bravery!) so I think we're leaning towards Disneyland, but this place looks AMAZING. Especially the overnight stay in the castle!!

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  4. Wow! This is so cool! I've never been to any of the Legoland events, but this one looks incredible! Mac would love it!

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  5. I've definitely heard that legoland is great for little kids! And man if the kids love legos, what better place? Aria hasn't gotten into hers yet.

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  6. What?! Mason would be in heaven! He's obsessed with Legos. And the Castle looks amazing.

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