When it comes to family-friendly amusement parks, LEGOLAND stands out as a wonderful destination for both kids and adults alike. The magic of LEGO bricks comes to life in a series of LEGOLAND theme parks around the world. Each location offers its own unique charm and attractions that make it a must-visit for LEGO enthusiasts and adventure seekers. In this article, I will take you on a trip around the world to discover what makes each LEGOLAND location special. Have you been to any of these? Do let me know which you enjoyed in a comment below.
1. LEGOLAND Billund – Denmark
Birthplace of LEGO Magic
The LEGOLAND in Billund, Denmark, is where it all began. This iconic location opened its doors in 1968, making it the world’s first LEGOLAND theme park. Here, you’ll find an array of attractions that celebrate the Danish toy’s heritage. The original Miniland is a marvel, featuring detailed LEGO recreations of famous Danish landmarks. Don’t miss the LEGO Factory Tour, where you can learn how LEGO bricks are made (Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester, UK also has this).
2. LEGOLAND Windsor – United Kingdom
Royal LEGO Adventures
Nestled in the picturesque countryside of England, LEGOLAND Windsor is a royal treat for visitors of all ages. This park boasts a LEGO-themed medieval castle, complete with knights, dragons, and interactive shows. You can also embark on a journey through the famous British cityscapes in Miniland, featuring iconic landmarks like the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. I never can quite get over how much these resemble the real thing!
3. LEGOLAND California – USA
California Dreamin’ with LEGO
Located in Carlsbad, California, LEGOLAND California is a haven for families on the West Coast of the United States. One of its standout features is the SEA LIFE Aquarium, where you can explore underwater worlds and encounter marine life built entirely from LEGO bricks – how amazing does that sound? Plus, the LEGOLAND Water Park offers refreshing fun in the sun. This does sound like a particularly awesome LEGOLAND. It’s not one we’ve tried so far.
4. LEGOLAND Deutschland – Germany
Bavarian LEGO Bliss
LEGOLAND Deutschland in Günzburg, Germany, adds a touch of Bavarian charm to the LEGO experience. You can take a leisurely boat ride through Miniland, which showcases famous European landmarks, and enjoy a thrilling adventure in the Land of the Pharaohs. Don’t forget to check out the impressive LEGO Star Wars area, which brings the beloved sci-fi saga to life.
5. LEGOLAND Florida – USA
Sunshine State Adventures
LEGOLAND Florida, located in Winter Haven, is a must-visit destination in the Sunshine State. Its botanical gardens, Cypress Gardens, provide a beautiful backdrop to your LEGO adventures. The park also features an immersive LEGO Ninjago World, where you can become a ninja and battle foes using interactive technology. We absolutely loved this section, great for all the family. Plus, the LEGOLAND Hotel offers unique LEGO-themed rooms for an unforgettable stay – the pool at the hotel has giant LEGO bricks you can build with. We absolutely loved our time here. There is also the most wonderful waterpark on site too, which our children loved!
6. LEGOLAND Malaysia – Malaysia
Asian LEGO Delights
LEGOLAND Malaysia in Johor Bahru is the first LEGOLAND park in Asia, offering a vibrant and culturally rich experience. The park features a stunning LEGO replica of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline, complete with the iconic Petronas Towers. You can also explore LEGO Technic, a zone dedicated to thrilling rides and hands-on engineering challenges. This sounds fantastic!
7. LEGOLAND Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Desert Oasis of LEGO Fun
In the heart of the Arabian desert, LEGOLAND Dubai is a beacon of family-friendly fun. The LEGO-themed adventure continues even underwater at the LEGOLAND Water Park, where you can build your own LEGO raft. The park’s MINILAND showcases stunning recreations of Middle Eastern landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa. If Dubai is anything to go by, I can only imagine this park aims to be bigger and better.
8. LEGOLAND Japan – Japan
A World of LEGO Wonders in the Land of the Rising Sun
LEGOLAND Japan, located in Nagoya, is a captivating blend of Japanese culture and LEGO creativity. The park’s LEGO NINJAGO The Ride is an interactive 4D experience that puts your ninja skills to the test. You can also explore a miniature version of Japan made entirely of LEGO bricks, featuring famous landmarks like Tokyo Tower and Mount Fuji. I love Japan and find it a fascinating country, but I’ve not visited this park.
9. LEGOLAND New York – USA
Big Apple LEGO Adventures
LEGOLAND New York, located in Goshen, offers a unique LEGO experience close to the Big Apple. The LEGO Factory Adventure ride takes you on an immersive journey through the brick-making process. The park also features a LEGO-themed hotel, making it a convenient option for families looking to extend their LEGO adventure.
10. LEGOLAND Shanghai – China
Chinese LEGO Grandeur
Set to open in 2025, LEGOLAND Shanghai promises to be a marvel of LEGO entertainment in China. Anticipation is high for what creative attractions and cultural elements this park will bring to the world of LEGO.
Each LEGOLAND location has its own special blend of LEGO magic and regional flavour, making them fantastic destinations for families and LEGO enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re exploring the birthplace of LEGO in Denmark, embarking on an Asian adventure in Malaysia, or enjoying a royal experience in the UK, you’re sure to create unforgettable memories at these delightful theme parks. So, start planning your LEGO-filled journey around the world and experience the wonder of LEGOLAND wherever you go.
Have you been to any of these? Do let me know in a comment below.