LEGOLAND California draws many families of young children to San Diego. The Resort caters to kids ages 2 – 12 and has multiple parts to it: a theme park, aquarium, two water parks and a hotel (soon to be two hotels).
If traveling with a LEGO enthusiast or simply planning a North San Diego County family vacation, it may be wise to consider multi-day passes in order to experience the entire resort. Alternatively, even a half-day at LEGOLAND is completely doable.
See also: 10 Best Hotels Near LEGOLAND California
The methods for buying discounted LEGOLAND California Resort tickets are the most reliable, in order to prevent you from scouring the internet for promo codes that likely won’t work.
Important LEGOLAND California Tips
When booking a San Diego vacation that involves a visit to LEGOLAND California, it is imperative that you check opening dates and hours. The reason is because the water parks have seasonal hours and the theme park itself is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from September through February.
Read all terms and conditions before purchasing a LEGOLAND California ticket. Be sure that they do not expire before your visit and check refund or transfer policies.
Guests of the LEGOLAND Hotel receive access to certain rides 30 minutes before the park opens to the public.
See also: What It’s Like to Stay at the LEGOLAND Hotel
For those looking for a VIP experience, LEGOLAND California Resort now offers various packages that include a personal host, priority ride access, exclusive experiences and more.
Note that the parking fee at LEGOLAND California is currently $18.
1. Go San Diego Card (Most Popular Bundled Attractions Pass)
The Go San Diego Card saves up to 50% off of admission to nearly 40 top San Diego attractions, including LEGOLAND California, in three simple steps:
Choose the pass option that best suits you (you can buy an all-inclusive pass or build your own) and buy your pass in advance.
Get your pass on a mobile device or print it at home.
Show the pass at any eligible attraction and you’re in for free.
The passes are available in 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 day options, each at different prices. Make sure the attractions you’d like to visit are listed on the option you buy. This by far the most popular discounted, bundled San Diego attractions pass. Tip: Be careful where and how you buy the Go San Diego Card. If you buy through them directly, you will not have to redeem a voucher at a specific attraction in order to activate the card.
See also: 13 San Diego Discounts: Experience the City for Less
2. aRes Travel (Most Popular for Single Attraction Tickets)
aRes Travel is a San Diego based, authorized ticket seller to major California attractions. They offer a myriad of ways to buy LEGOLAND California discount tickets and tickets to other popular San Diego attractions such as the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. aRes Travel’s LEGOLAND California tickets are print-at-home so that you can head straight to the gate without the need to redeem a ticket voucher. aRes Travel charges a $2 convenience fee per ticket but you will still likely come out ahead.
LEGOLAND California Resort Hopper Ticket + Brick or Treat Party Nights
Valid for 1-Day admission to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium, and LEGOLAND Water Park + admission to Brick-or-Treat Party Nights when visiting the Resort in conjunction with any 2017 event date 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21 or 10/28. All visits must be completed on the same day. Expires on 10/28/17. (Price: $85/person)
LEGOLAND California – 1 Day Admission
Includes one-day admission to LEGOLAND California. (Price: $86/adults and $80/child)
Buy 1 Day, Get 4 Days FREE at LEGOLAND + SEA LIFE Aquarium + Water Park
This is an excellent option for families who would like to spend multiple days at LEGOLAND California Resort. This pass includes 5 days of unlimited admission to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Water Park. All visits must be used within 5 consecutive days from the date of first use. Water Park visit requires same-day admission to LEGOLAND and is open seasonally. (Price: $114/adult and $106/child)
Exclusive Family Pack Offer LEGOLAND + SEA LIFE Hopper + 2nd Day FREE
This family pack includes admission to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE® Aquarium. 2nd Day Free within 9 days of first visit. Tickets expire December 31. (Price: $90/person)
LEGOLAND + SEA LIFE Hopper + 2nd Day FREE
This combo pass includes admission to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium. 2nd Day Free within 9 days of first visit. Expires December 31, 2017. (Price: $101/adult and $95/child)
LEGOLAND + SEA LIFE® Aquarium + Water Park + 2nd Day FREE
Visit all three greats with admission to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Water Park. 2nd Day Free within 9 days of first visit. Water Park visit requires same-day admission to LEGOLAND, and is open seasonally. Ticket valid through October 29. Note that the water parks is not open daily.
The Best of San Diego! Choose Your Own Adventure Package
Customize your own San Diego vacation package! Package includes your choice of tickets to 5 popular San Diego theme parks: SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium and hotel accommodations.
The Ultimate LEGOLAND® Family Fun Vacation
Bundle LEGOLAND California tickets and a nearby hotel to celebrate holidays at LEGOLAND California Resort! From November 25th through January 1st you’ll see the 30-foot LEGO Christmas tree trimmed with awesome LEGO ornaments that sparkle at each nightly lighting ceremony. Life-sized LEGO Santa will be present in his LEGO sleigh, LEGO Friends will perform a Holiday Show in Heartlake City, and guests will be able to visit with life-size costumed characters! And, on December 31st, Midnight comes early during Kids New Years Eve with live music and fireworks at 6:00 p.m.
Yes, these buildings are all made from LEGOs!3. Southern California CityPASS
The Southern California CityPASS provides entry to the very best attractions in Southern California at a substantial savings. It is valid for 14 consecutive days, starting with the first day of use. Eligible attractions covered by CityPASS include:
Disney’s California Adventure
SeaWorld San Diego
Purchasers also have an option to add on either the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
4. SoCal Theme Park Pass
The SoCal Theme Park Pass is different from the Southern California CityPASS in that it includes:
Universal Studios Hollywood
Buyers will then also be able to choose one of the following:
Knott’s Berry Farm
Six Flags Magic Mountain
And, also, choose one of the following:
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
5. Go Los Angeles Card
The Go Los Angeles Card works exactly like the Go San Diego Card mentioned above. This pass, however, includes some famous theme parks in Orange County and San Diego, too. LEGOLAND California is included in their Los Angeles All-Inclusive Pass AND Build-Your-Own pass. This is an excellent option for families on a Southern California road trip who will want to visit more attractions than are offered on the Southern California CityPASS.
LEGOLAND California offers discounts to AAA members. Currently, this is a one-day park hopper pass for $85 in addition to discounted Brick-or-Treat tickets. Definitely check the link for details.
7. Military Discounts
LEGOLAND California offers several substantial, special military discounts. The current offers expire December 31, 2017.
LEGOLAND California Resort Hopper Military Exclusive: This allows service members to enjoy 3 days of admission for the price of 1 day to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Water Park. (Price: $82/person)
LEGOLAND California Water Park Hopper: This ticket that provides two days of admission to LEGOLAND California and the Water Park. (Price: $72.99/person)
LEGOLAND California SEA LIFE Park Hopper: This ticket provides two days of admission to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium. (Price: $72.99/person)
LEGOLAND California 1-Day Ticket: One-day admission to LEGOLAND California only. (Price: $62.99)
From time-to-time Costco sells discounted tickets for LEGOLAND California. The best thing to do is head to their website and type “LEGOLAND California” into the search bar to popular what is currently on offer.
9. Sign Up for the LEGO Club Magazine
Subscribers to the LEGO Club Magazine often receive various discounts throughout the park. It’s free, geared toward ages 5-10, and sent out five times per year.
10. Kids Free October
If visiting San Diego during the month of October, note that kids will not need to purchase a separate ticket. Terms and conditions may change but in October 2017, a child age 11 and under receives free entry with an adult who holds a valid ticket.
See also: Kids Go Free in San Diego to Over 100 Attractions, Restaurants & More
11. Teacher Appreciation Days
On certain days of the year, California teachers receive free admission (K-12) to LEGOLAND California. On this day, their family and friends may purchase LEGOLAND California tickets for $50 and upgrade to include SEA LIFE Aquarium for just $5 more.
12. Home School Tickets
During select dates, families with Home School verification receive steep discounts to LEGOLAND California. A minimum purchase of 10 tickets is required. The park also offers educational programming on these dates. (Price: $28/person)
13. PTA Member Discounts
Members of PTA organizations receive a 50% discount on LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Park Hopper tickets. The minimum purchase is 6 tickets.
14. Annual Passes
Annual passes to LEGOLAND California start $159 and go up to $279 depending on how many of the Resort parks you’d like to include. It’s an excellent option for San Diego residents and those who visit the park multiple times per year.
See also: How to Buy Discounted Tickets to the San Diego Zoo – Top 11 Ways
How do you buy discounted LEGOLAND California tickets?
*Photos are courtesy of LEGOLAND California Resort.
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