A big thank you to LEGOLAND California for providing us with tickets to experience Brick-or-Treat so we could provide this report on our experience.
Great news for those with little ones who either live in Southern California or are planning to visit in the next couple of weeks. LEGOLAND California has transformed their park into a fun-filled Halloween escape with tons of candy, new shows, and a never-before-seen LEGO character. Called Brick-or-Treat, it’s fun for the whole family. RELATED: Our First Family Trip To Legoland and The Castle Hotel
Fortunately (at least for our family), LEGOLAND‘s signature Halloween event is not scary, unlike other attractions that may not be suitable for the younger set. Our kids are only four and seven years old so some themed parks are a bit too scary for them. Legoland, geared towards families with kids between the ages of two and 12, is just the right speed for us.
LEGOLAND’s Brick-or-Treat event runs on select days through October 29th, and all the fun festivities are included with general admission. My wife and I took our kids this past weekend to experience it ourselves.
My kids love LEGOLAND anytime of year but it’s extra special in October thanks to the extra decorations and festivities. Many kids and adults dress up in costumes, which adds to the festivities, although we did not. Our kids’ costumes are a bit too cumbersome to be running around in all day and the weather was quite warm as well so they probably would have been too hot. At 3pm, they hand out candy for a real trick-or-treat, ahem, I mean brick-or-treat experience for the kids.
LEGOLAND is one of our favorite theme parks to visit and if you go, it’s always a good idea to go as soon as the park opens, which is what we always do. The park has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions so there’s lot to do to fill an entire day, although with our little ones, we usually only go for a few hours since they get too tired to do an entire day.
If you’re in the same boat, you can always book a hotel room at one of the hotels on property or next door so you can go “home” to take a nap and recharge your batteries, which is what we’ve done in the past. We’ve stayed at both the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel and The Westin Carlsbad Hotel, which has a private back entrance. Both are great for easy access to and from the park. On this trip, we stayed at the Park Hyatt Aviara, which is amazing and just 4.4 miles away. FYI: If you do plan on leaving the park and returning later that day, be sure to get your hand stamped upon exiting.
LEGOLAND’s transformation for Halloween is fun for the whole family and the Monster Party has LEGO Monster characters, including the new Spider Lady. There are treat stations across six festive zones – Monster Party Zone, Happy Harvest, Wicked Street Way, Shipwreck Alley, Creatures of the Kingdom, and Curse of the Pharaoh. They also have a Skeleton Brass Band and a new Monster Block of Fame.
Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND includes lots of shows and entertainment. Here’s what you can expect:
Once Upon a Brick – The Tale of the Wolf Guy: Learn the story of Wolf Guy, a monster who gets himself into a hairy situation. This silly comedy is sure to have all guests giggling and smiling.
Wacky Witch Trail: This is a wicked walkthrough experience with witches and cauldrons of candy.
Pirate Captain’s Shipwreck Shanty: Help the sea-faring scallywags navigate ghostly riddles in this interactive show. Discover which key unlocks the mysterious Siren’s Treasure chest!
The Monster Rock Off: Witness Monster Rocker, Tiger Woman, Wolf Guy, and Zombie Cheerleader in their LEGO Monster band as they battle it out for the title of best rocker. This is an epic, live rock concert full of classic rock n’ roll songs – plus, you get to decide who wins the rock off.
Lord Vampyre’s Very Important Monsters (V.I.M) Costume Party: Everyone is invited to compete in the famous costume contest and party hosted by Lord Vampyre. Make sure you wear your best monster costume to dance your skeletons off. Stick around for a vamp cha cha cha after the contest.
Zombie Cheer Crew: Join LEGO Zombie Cheerleader and her crew as they conduct cheer tryouts with some drop-dead killer moves!
“The Great Monster Chase” 4D Movie: This exclusive 4D movie features exciting chases, tongue-in-cheek humor, plus wind, bubbles, water, and other special effects to keep guests jumping and laughing in their seats!
Jam Out with the Rockers: Enter the Dead Beats Studio and meet Monster Rocker or Rocker in the flesh! Select your rock song and jam out in the studio.
Disco Dragon Coaster: For more electrifying excitement, the Dragon is getting a disco makeover with festive decorations, a groovy monster soundtrack, and an illuminating party atmosphere.
Spiderling Build: Build your very own LEGO spider.
Our kids had so much fun checking out the games and rides and seeing everyone in costume but they especially loved doing the MINILAND scavenger hunt and winning some Halloween goodies (like the mask my daughter is wearing above) for finding all the hidden items.
Get your tickets to LEGOLAND’s Brick-or-Treat Monster Party here and find more event information and frequently asked questions here.
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