Category Archives: Family Oriented

The Latest From LEGOLAND®: Hot Summer Offers!

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Here are some great deals from #LEGOLANDCA that will carry you through the rest of the summer, cheers!


Purchase at and enter promo code 16023.


Share your best fishy pun for a chance to win a Behind-the-Scenes VIP Animal Encounter + tickets to #SEALIFECA and #LEGOLANDCA.



LEGO® NEXO Knights gift w/ purchase of $50 or more! While supplies last until 8/13.


The Latest From LEGOLAND®: NINJAGO World & NINJAGO The Ride Now Open!

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Today, NINJAGO World and NINJAGO The Ride are open at LEGOLAND®!  As a LEGOLAND® blogger, I’ve got some exclusive pictures of when Dominic, my sister and I attended the media preview last week, including the press preview video (you may see some familiar faces).  Before you become a master of Spinjitzu, you can hone your skills at Zane’s Temple Build, Kai’s Spinners, Cole’s Rock Climb, Jay’s Lightning Drill and present all of what you learned on NINJAGO The Ride!  NINJAGO The Ride is a 4D experience, allowing you to take direct action in the ride to determine the outcome.  Please enjoy the pictures and I hope you get out to LEGOLAND® to visit NINJAGO World and try out NINJAGO The Ride!

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Ninjago Kitchen Collage 2016The food at the new Ninja Kitchen was fantastic.  I highly recommend the Bao Buns (pictured on the left)!

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Dominic is ready for the festivities!

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Such an action packed opening ceremony.  I think the Ninjago ninjas have found a new recruit, Dominic is a natural!

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Like my sister, Rholnna, you have to wear 3D classes to enjoy the full effect!

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Oh NO, Master Chen is a bad guy?!

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We definitely had a lot of fun on NINJAGO The Ride, but we didn’t quite grasp the concept (it was quite overwhelming to experience the whole 4D thing).  We figured it out in the end, and we vow to return and better our scores!

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Trying to master Kai’s Spinners, with 10 News in the background…no pressure!

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Look who else we got to see from the local news world:  Brad Perry from KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego!  We watch him and the whole crew every morning!

Ninjago World 15 Dominic with Kai at the end of our day.  Although it started off a bit wet, the sun eventually came out and we had a great time!

(Most pictures taken by Rholnna Jiao, with some iPhone pictures by yours truly. Press video courtesy of Legoland California.)

The Latest From LEGOLAND®: Strike a Ninja Pose!

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In celebration of the new Ninjago World and Ninjago The Ride at LEGOLAND®, you can win a Family 4-Pack of tickets simply by striking a Ninja pose!

Here’s how to enter, and remember, be creative and show everyone your inner-Ninja!

Facebook: Login to Facebook and use our Photo Submission App on our Page to share your photo.  Or compose a new Facebook Timeline post on the LEGOLAND California Page and include the hashtags #LEGOLANDCA and #NINJAGOWorld with your photo.

Twitter/Instagram: Post your photo on Twitter or Instagram that the hashtags #LEGOLANDCA and #NINJAGOWorld

The Latest From LEGOLAND®: LEGO® Friends Rooms at The LEGOLAND® Hotel!


As a new LEGOLAND® Blogger, I get to bring you the latest news before anyone else does for anything having to do with the fantastic family resort.  Here’s my first piece of news as an Insider: There will be 11 new LEGO® Friends themed rooms and 1 suite available to book beginning today!  Kick off your day at the LEGOLAND® resort by staying in one of these fully themed rooms, and hang out with your LEGO® Friends from Heartlake City.  For hotel room rates, ticket prices, and other information, visit or call 760-918-LEGO (5346).  Cheers and enjoy!


I’m an Official Legoland Blogger!


It’s always great to start off the week with some wonderful news:  I’ve just become an official Legoland blogger!  I posted the badge last week, but I thought I would share the news as a post because there will definitely be an increase of Lego and Legoland posts due to my involvement with them.  I’m pretty sure my family would agree that this is awesome news since we are avid collectors and builders of the famous interlocking brick system.  We are literally a hop, skip and a car ride away from the family theme park in Carlsbad, so stay tuned as I share all of the wonderful events and happenings at Legoland!

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This picture was taken during our first trip to Legoland back in 2014!

A LARP "Battle Royale" with Epic Toys

Mei Dominic LARP 1As we head into the weekend, I know my son will be delving into his video games.  He so does every weekend because we limit his play during the week while it’s the school year.  But rather than stay in all day in front of the telly or some kind of piece of technology, I really want to coax him outside more.  Last weekend, I was able to do so with these fantastic LARP Long Swords by Epic Toys.

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Mei Dominic LARP 3But Dominic just wants to have fun!


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If you are unfamiliar with LARP, it stands for “Live Action Role Play”.  Most people who utilize these types of “toys” do so interactively, where they physically enact their characters.  Players usually wear costumes, and they participate in a setting that is also dressed to resemble the fictional (or possibly real) location.   In these cases, the appropriate equipment would be beneficial to complete the scenario, like these Long Swords.

The kids didn’t actually role play, but they loved the swords because they are made of foam, so no one was injured during the epic battle that followed.  Not to be left out of the fun, my sister and brother-in-law (Rholnna & Jeremy) then grabbed the swords themselves and hilarity ensued.  What happens next?  I guess we’ll see this weekend, cheers!

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Rholnna Jeremy LARP 1FTC Disclosure:  I received product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

Merry Christmas 2014!

Santa Picture 2014

Merry Christmas to all!  I’m so glad Deon and I have been having Dominic take these Santa pictures each year because it helps us see just how much he has grown over the years.  The slide show below includes a picture I have note posted yet, which was his very first Christmas picture back in 2009.

Hope you all had a wonderful & blessed holiday with your loved ones.  Cheers!