Category Archives: Family Oriented

The Latest From LEGOLAND®: LEGO® Batman™ Movie Days!

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In celebration of the new LEGO® Batman Movie,  LEGOLAND® California Resort is hosting LEGO® Batman™ Movie Days!  Check out all of the festivities below, and I’ll recap Dominic’s birthday weekend as we celebrate with LEGO® Batman™ in an upcoming post.  Cheers!


LEGO® Batman Movie Days: Feb 18-19 and Feb 25-26
Next to fighting crime and stopping bad guys like The Joker from taking over Gotham City, the one thing LEGO Batman loves to do most is meet his fans. Join us for some adventure filled fun!

Activities Include:

LEGO® Batman Character Meet & Greets*
– 10:00am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 4:45pm

Life Size LEGO® Character Build
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10:00am – 3:00pm

Build & Test Your Own Batmobile

Mystery Mosaic LEGO® Build*
– 10:00am – 3:00pm

Miniland Scavenger Hunt*: The Villians have escaped!
– 10:00am – 5:00pm

WB Family GameSpace featuring LEGO Batman Games* – Play all your favorite action-adventure packed LEGO Batman video games with these amazing Superheroes.
– 10:00am – 5:00pm

*Event times, length of activities and dates are subject to change without notice. While supplies last.

Don’t miss Batman in action starting February 10th when THE LEGO®BATMAN MOVIE comes to a movie theater near you!

THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE © & DC Comics, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., & The LEGO Group. All Rights Reserved. (s17)

The Latest From LEGOLAND®: The 14th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!

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At the end of November, I took my sister, my niece and my son to celebrate the kick off of Holidays at LEGOLAND® California Resort with their 14th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!   Along with General Manager of LEGOLAND® California, Peter Ronchetti, Santa Claus and Lego Brick Santa, Stana Katic from the hit TV series Castle and her niece, Sophia, joined in the festivities and pulled the switch to set off the amazing fireworks display right before lighting of the amazing Lego Brick tree.  To the delight of all of the children present, the ceremony concluded with snow falling over the crowd!

Holidays at LEGOLAND® California run from November 25, 2016 to January 1, 2017 and include events such as a holiday show at Heartlake City, special holiday treats (churros con chocolate, holiday cookies, peppermint milkshakes, apple cider and hot chocolate) and the opportunity to take your holiday photos with Lego Brick Santa and his reindeer.  Click here to get your tickets!

Legoland Holiday Tree lighting ceremony on Monday, November 28, 2016 in Calsbad, CA.(Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Legoland)

Official Legoland Picture (Legoland Holiday Tree lighting ceremony on Monday, November 28, 2016 in Calsbad, CA. Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Legoland)

Prior to the tree lighting, LEGOLAND® California Resort donated $10,000 on Stana Katic’s behalf to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  

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“The LEGO Christmas tree stands 30-foot tall, is created out of more than 245,000 green DUPLO® bricks, features more than 400 LEGO ornaments and sparkles with more than 11,000 LED lights. In honor of the new Castle Hotel breaking ground in January, Master Model Builders created 15 new LEGO castle ornaments that hung from the enormous LEGO Christmas tree.”  – from the LEGOLAND® California Press Release

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Stana Katic with her niece Sophia

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Me with my sister, Rholnna, her daughter Mei-Lin and my son Dominic (taken by Suzanne Bartole).

(All photos by Rholnna Jiao except where otherwise noted)

The Latest From LEGOLAND®: Spooktacular Fun at Brick-or-Treat 2016!

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Halloween is just around the corner, and this is your last weekend to get in on all of the festivities at LEGOLAND® California!  We went last weekend, and it’s amazing how they transform LEGOLAND® into the hauntingly happiest place to be!  To really turn up the fun, come in costume, like Dominic did!

If you want to attend Brick-or-Treat, you’ll have to purchase tickets at the park because pre-book online tickets have sold out.  If you can’t make it out, my husband and I captured lots of pictures of our spooktacular night.  Cheers and Happy Halloween!

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I think my bracelet matches the decor, no?

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We started off at the Heartlake City Fall Festival!

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There were Treat Stations EVERYWHERE with 1 million pieces of candy total!

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I think Dominic found some creepy-crawlies lurking about Miniland USA!

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There were so many photo opportunities with cool backdrops and fabulous costumed characters throughout LEGOLAND®!

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Hubble Bubble’s Dance Party!

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Believe it or not, LEGOLAND® got even better as it got darker!

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Dominic and daddy taking a much-needed snack break!

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One of Dominic’s favorite pastimes: LEGO® building!

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So, I had to post this picture because I failed so miserably the first time we rode NINJAGO The Ride, putting up only 3,000 points (post here)!  Now I can safely say that I redeemed myself at 129,550 points, securing the 3rd best score of the entire day!

THE LATEST FROM LEGOLAND®: Brick or Treat 2016 & What’s Coming Next in 2017!

Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND® California Resort!

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It’s that time of year when ghosts and gobblins of all ages come out to play:  Halloween!  LEGOLAND® California will be presenting their “Brick-or-Treat Party Nights” and festivities start this week and run every Saturday until October 29th 2016.  They will have extended hours from 5pm until 9pm, because we all know Halloween is so much better after dark!

My family will be heading out to enjoy all of the excitement on October 22nd, and I’ll be sure to post pictures of our ghoulish fun!  If you haven’t purchased your tickets, get them at the link below:

https://www.legoland.com/california/legoland-california/entertainment/events/brick-or-treat-party-nights/


What’s Next at LEGOLAND® California in 2017!

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Being a LEGOLAND® blogger affords me some cool perks, like being one of the first to find out the latest and greatest on what’s up next at LEGOLAND® California!  I attended a press conference last month along with my sister, Rholnna, as my photographer.

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Thank you to LEGOLAND® California for always providing the perfect provisions, especially at 9am!

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General Manager of LEGOLAND® California, Peter Ronchetti, spoke to us about lots of exciting things for 2017!

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The LEGOLAND® Hotel will be expanded to include new LEGO® NINJAGO™ rooms that will replace the Kingdom rooms because they are preparing to open a new 250-room themed LEGO® Castle Hotel.  Ground breaking will begin in 2017!

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LEGO® Star Wars Miniland will be expanded to include LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens Miniland Model Displays, which will include six scenes featured in the first 30 minutes of Star Wars™: The Force Awakens!

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Surfer’s Bay will open at LEGOLAND® Water Park, giving guests an opportunity to ride a wave!

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Here’s to an exciting 2017 at LEGOLAND® California Resort!

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!


KIDS GO FREE FROM MCDONALD’S

Purchase at LEGOLAND.com/LLCMcDonalds and enter promo code 16023.


SEALIFE CONTEST

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

VIEW CONTEST PAGE


GIFT WITH PURCHASE

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

LEGOLAND SHOPPING

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