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Lets go LEGO!
Member Name: Rach18
Advantages: fun, lots to do, big lego shop!
Myself, hubby and our 3 year old daughter visited Legoland Windsor on a very wet and windy day at the begining of November!
We had a fantastic day. I booked the tickets about 2 months previous to the day we were to visit in order to get them slightly cheaper. I had also booked on one of the last weekends of the season before they close which meant that they had a firework spectacular just before the park closed.
It's an expensive day out with tickets costing £37 for adults and £27 for children 3 years and over but I booked through lastminute.com and managed to get all 3 for around £70. These prices are for a one day ticket, 2 day tickets are also available as are annual passes - for around £65 per adult/ £50 per child you can visit Legoland as many times as you like in a 12 month period - well worth it if you live locally with the opportunity for frequent visits.
On the day we went it was absolutely throwing it down - this did mean that the park wasn't too busy so we donned our waterproofs and enjoyed our day. I had been dubious after reading previous reviews that there were 2 hour+ ques for rides etc and people had only been on 2 or 3 during their vist. I am pleased to say that we queued for no longer that 20 mins to get on anything. Having said that we didn't attempt any of the larger rides as my 3 year old (and hubby) is a bit of a wimp! We still went on plenty of the smaller ones though. Most of the rides have a height restriction of 90cm but some can be ridden if smaller with an adult.
The park is divided into 'lands' and is very clean throughout! The loos were clean and well kept. It is a large park though so be prepared for a lot of walking - it is also quite hilly so therefore pretty tiring!
As you go through the entrance gates there is a large shopping area (probably best to save this till last in my opinion so as not to carry loads of Lego round with you!) In addition to Lego they also have a range of Lego clothing and accessories available. The next thing you get to is the Lego Creation Station - there are some amzing pictures of celebs and world famous people in here as well as statues all made from Lego - I had my photo with the Queen (made from Lego of course!) and Michael Jackson! Be warned this is one of the only dry areas if its raining!! It also gives a spectactular view of Windsor from in here.
The first Land we came to was the Viking land - here you will find rides such as Viking River Splash (rapids type ride) Lokis Labarynth and Longboat Invader (pirate galleon type ride)
Next is the Prate Land here there are rides such as Pirate Falls (log flume) Spinning Spider (teacups type ride) and the rat trap - large climbing/play frame
The Castle Land is next with rides such as the Dragon Rollercoaster and the Turret gift shop.
The next area we came to was about exploration where we travelled the Orient expidition- train ride where you travel through the jungle and see loads of lego animals exploreres etc and digger excavaion. Lego city walk, the Xbox 360 gaming zone and lighthouse where many of the shows are held are here too.
THis is next to the jungle areas where you can ride the jungle coaster and dino safari. Next to this we rode the boating school (most rides are self explanatory! -yes you drive a lego boat!) There is a drving school - 2 different ones - one for about 3-6 year olds and one 6 years plus. This was brilliant and all kids are given a Lego driving license at the end but if you want it with a photo its £6 - we stuck our own on when we got home! Just up the was is balloon school and fire academy - if you get the chance get on the fire academy ride its hilarious!!
Duplo Land especially for the little ones is just round the corner and has a fantastic water play are - yo uwill get wet so take a change of clothe. There is a little kids train here and fairy tale brook to name a couple of rides. There is even a life size thomas the tank engine made from Lego!! There is a fairytale theatre here too where they put on shows avery hour or so.
Last but not least there is miniland - totally amazing and takes your breath away! Marvel as you wander round a mini lego world. - Buckingham Palace is here as is Stone Henge and other famous landmarks.
We had a fantastic day in all but be warned there isn;t many places to take shelter if its raining!! The food seemed fairly reasonably priced although we had taken a picnic so didn't sample any of it so I can't comment on what it was like. All the staff seemed happy and friendly, the place was clean and the Indiana Jones firework spectacular was amazing!! The only negative was that due to where the fireworks were let off etc gates closed an 90 mins before closing so you were trapped in the park and some of the rides closed early in order for them to set up for the fireworks. This means that if not planned well you could have nothing to do. We used this time to take in the park and mini land and have a sit down!!
I would say this is perfect maybe for kids up to about 10 years old- in my opinion it didn't have the Big rides of a regular theme park like Alton TOwers/Thorpe Park etc - if you want thrills and spills this might not be for you but does make a fantasic day out. Obviously I haven't listed everything to see and do in here but there is loads more!
Summary: great family day out.