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Deep Sea Adventure! New ride at LEGOLAND California!

Posted on: July 3rd, 2018 by Kate Hamernik

LEGO® City: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride is offically open at the LEGOLAND® California Resort!  The interactive ride features more than 2,000 sea animals including several species of sharks, rays and other tropical fish. Their new habitat is filled with new LEGO® models all themed around a ship’s sunken treasure! This awesome ride is something you MUST check out on your next trip to LEGOLAND!

LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride grand opening on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Legoland California.(Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Legoland)

“We’ve really passed the industry benchmark with this ride,” said LEGOLAND California Resort General Manager Peter Ronchetti. “I’m so excited to see the looks on guests faces when they experience Deep Sea Adventure for the first time because they honestly don’t know what to expect as there is nothing to compare it to in North America!”


“LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride is Merlin Entertainments’ single largest investment for a ride in any LEGOLAND® Park. For the first time in the United States, LEGOLAND California Resort brings guests onboard a real submarine where they’ll go underwater to discover a truly amazing world filled with real sea animals.  Through the use of interactive touchscreens at each porthole inside the sub, guests can help the LEGO® minifigure dive team identify LEGO® gems, pearls, gold coins and more throughout the more than four minute journey. Guests can reach one of three levels during each ride: Junior, Senior and Master Explorer.”  LEGOLAND

New rides tend to have long lines, especially in the summer.  We attended on opening day for Deep Sea Adventure and the line was quite long.  That being said, Deep Sea Adventure is a very high capacity ride and the line moves surprisingly fast.  As with many of LEGOLAND’s most popular rides there is a large LEGO play area to entertain kiddos while they do wait in the queue

Listen to our in-house reporter’s enthusiastic first thoughts on the new ride….

If you are looking for ways to save money at LEGOLAND – look no further!

Thank you to  LEGOLAND for allowing us to be some of the first to ride Deep Sea Adventure!  It was a highlight of the summer for sure!

Cyber Monday deals for LEGOLAND California!

Posted on: November 30th, 2015 by Kate Hamernik


LEGOLAND California can be a splurge but there is an awesome deal going on right now! I always suggest purchasing tickets online for a trip to LEGOLAND, the prices are almost always better than at the front gate.  Cyber Monday there are even better deals!  Cyber Monday is here! Here are the Cyber Monday deals for LEGOLAND California! If you have been wanting to visit LEGOLAND California or even check out their hotel but thought it might be too pricey now is the time to check out their lowest prices of the year.  Grab a sweet discount just in time to gift for the holidays!  Gifting experiences like a family trip to LEGOLAND is always more memorable than a video game or something else that stays at home right?

A one day admission ticket is now only $53 for a limited time – you can stay at the world famous LEGOLAND hotel starting at less than $100 a night!  Save money by grabbing a discounted LEGOLAND ticket here – but this deal goes away tonight so grab it while you can!  The discounted one day admission ticket includes a hopper ticket to the educational and fun SEA LIFE aquarium where your kids can see sharks, fish, turtles, sea horses, and so much more!

Visiting theme parks during the off season is a great way to stretch your budget!  Not only are you able to often take advantage of sweet deals like this but crowds tend to be down so visitors spend more time on rides and in shows than they might during the Summer or holiday season.

One of our most popular articles is Planning a Budget Friendly Trip to LEGOLAND California and you have got to check it out and use it with this Cyber Monday online deal!

This deal appears to only be available today so make sure to take advantage!  Check out dates and other info on the links provided to LEGOLAND!

“Celebrate Carlsbad Day” at LEGOLAND California – $25 tickets! One day only!

Posted on: March 22nd, 2015 by Kate Hamernik


Looking for a great deal on LEGOLAND California tickets?  Celebrate Carlsbad Day is THE BEST deal I have ever seen for LEGOLAND and it is coming up!  Keep reading for more info on $25 tickets to LEGOLAND California!

The annual ‘Celebrate Carlsbad Day™’ at LEGOLAND® California will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 starting at 1 p.m.  Specially-priced $25 LEGOLAND tickets include admission with Park hours extended to 8 p.m. SEA LIFE® Aquarium tickets are also available at a discounted rate of $9 each with admission to SEA LIFE Aquarium starting at 9 a.m.


To purchase tickets online and have them emailed directly to you, visit or call the Carlsbad Educational Foundation at (760) 929-1555.

You can also purchase tickets in person at the following locations : Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 5934 Priestly Drive; Carlsbad Visitors Information Center, 400 Carlsbad Village Drive; El Puerto Mexican and Seafood Restaurant, 1065 Carlsbad Village Drive;  Lola’s 7 Up Market & Deli, 3292 Roosevelt St, Carlsbad; most CUSD elementary schools; Boys & Girls Clubs located at 401 Country Club Lane, Oceanside; 1 Positive Place, San Marcos and  410 W. California Ave, Vista and the Carlsbad Educational Foundation, 5631 Palmer Way Suite L, Carlsbad.

LEGOLAND Waterpark

Please note these tickets often sell out before the event date so make sure to purchase quickly.  Also – it is important to note that LEGOLAND is crazy busy on Celebrate Carlsbad Day – I HIGHLY suggest getting there a little early so you are ready to go and make sure to pack plenty of patience and flexibility as there will be lines.

This is the absolute best time to go to LEGOLAND if you are on a budget and it also helps the community of Carlsbad and the Carlsbad school district – win win!

Please note – Parking is NOT included in the $25 charge.

Make sure to check out our write up about Budget Friendly Tips for Visiting LEGOLAND

If you are seeing this post because the good folks at Google brought you here but the date has passed, make sure to use our search bar on the side of the page for other LEGOLAND California posts!  There are lots of other ways you can save at LEGOLAND California!


Ice Skating at LEGOLAND! #HolidaySnowDays

Posted on: November 21st, 2014 by Kate Hamernik


LEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days are always really fun!  We have enjoyed the snow sledding, holiday treats, festive decor and entertainment for a couple years now but we were SO excited to see that Ice Skating has been added to Holiday Snow Days this year!


We LOVED Ice Skating at LEGOLAND!  The skating rink is located between the LEGOLAND Hotel and the entrance of the park.  Ice Skating sessions are $20 per person ( only $15 if you have a LEGOLAND pass!).  We loved skating outdoors.  We have not been ice skating in a while so this was a really fun treat.  My big kids skated for two hours and never once complained about being cold – which was always a problem when we skated at an indoor rink.  We loved ice skating in the SoCal sun!


Ice Skating ticket includes skate and helmet rentals.  Wobbly, new ice skaters can rent a ‘bobby ice skating aide’ – both of my kids used them at the beginning.  It also works as a fun little seat! 😉


Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights are a really fun holiday tradition – if you are a San Diego local or visiting during the holiday season it is really fun for the whole family!  Sledding, snowman building, festive holiday treats, and LEGO themed holiday decor are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!


I even got into the sledding this year!


My big kids LOVE the snow!  Building snow men (and snow women of course) and using funny LEGO pieces to decorate just cracked them up!  They loved chucking snow balls at the targets (don’t chuck them at each other guys – it isn’t allowed!).

holiday snow days

Don’t miss out on S’mores!  S’mores kits are $9 – but they are big enough for a whole family!  I missed that it was so big and we actually grabbed two, our kids busted them both open and I couldn’t return it – whoops!  I think $9 for the whole family to enjoy dessert is actually a pretty budget friendly little splurge.  Who doesn’t love S’mores?!


It will get busier as we get closer to Christmas, so I suggest trying to go early in the season!  Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year so I never mind celebrating a little early! 😉


Budget friendly Hot tips –

LEGOLAND has an awesome BOGO deal going on right now – you get a FREE return visit ticket when you purchase an admission ticket!  Check out the link for all the details – it is a GREAT way to check out LEGOLAND for two days at the price of one!

LEGOLAND often has better deals online than at the ticket booth so I always suggest checking online first.  Another bonus to buying online, you go straight to the turn style – no waiting in line at the ticket booth.

The BEST deal is for locals!  Get a 3 month pass to LEGOLAND from Costco for only $84.99!  (Thank you Kathy from Abrakadoodle for the hot tip!)

Want more LEGOLAND budget friendly tips?  <— check them out here!





Posted on: June 1st, 2014 by Kate Hamernik


We had a great time previewing the newest addition to the LEGOLAND Water Park this past week!  The new Chima Water Park is open for the public.  We loved the LEGOLAND Water Park as is, but the Chima expansion is really awesome!

chima-waterpark*image from LEGOLAND’s Facebook Page – it was not quite this sunny when we went!*

We previewed on a cloudy day when we were all fighting colds so sadly we did not get in the water, but we do hope to visit sometimes soon!


We are super excited to try out the Lion Temple Wave Pool – we will for sure be back for that!


Even though we were not in bathing suits we found lots of fun activities – our kids really loved the interactive Elgor’s Build a Boat!


Those of you that are considering a trip to Carlsbad may like to know that it’s 5 for 1 time at LEGOLAND California!  If you are considering a family trip to LEGOLAND, now is one of the best times for a budget!  You really cannot see the whole Resort in one day, so a multi-day pass is the way to go.  Right now you can purchase a five consecutive day pass for the entire resort (LEGOLAND Park, SEA LIFE Aquarium, and the Waterpark) for the price of a single day admission.  This deal is only available online, you will not be able to grab this deal at the ticket booth, so purchase your Five for One LEGOLAND tickets here!

Check out this awesome behinds the scene video of the building of Chima Water Park (my son has watched it no less than 2 dozen times)……

Don’t forget to check out our Budget Friendly Tips for LEGOLAND before you go!


OK – So I have given you some awesome San Diego Steals & Deals approved ways to save a lot of money on your Summer Trip to LEGOLAND California; but I am going to kick it up a notch.  Who would like to win a family four pack of LEGOLAND California Park Hopper tickets?

I am super excited to kick off Summer with a LEGOLAND Resort Giveaway!  LEGOLAND Resort has generously sponsored this giveaway and I just love that they want our readers to know about their budget friendly promotions, special events, and grand openings!  I hope many of you have taken advantage!

OK – so this giveaway is simple as always – you gotta like San Diego Deals and Steals on facebook – that’s it!  There are several bonus points options – like LEGOLAND, like Catching Up With Kate, follow on twitter, etc – basically – engage more, spread the word, and you get more entries; but only one little ‘like’ is required. Make sure to read the rules at the bottom.  I wish everyone the best of luck!

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*This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter.  San Diego Deals and Steals is not responsible for prizes lost in the mail or incorrect physical or email addresses. Giveaway is open to residents of the United States, age 18+. One (1) winner will be selected. Winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours. Winner must respond to me via email within 24 hours or an alternate will be chosen (using a ‘junk’ email may result in the first winner not noticing their win until prize is forfeited – please know only the winner is ever emailed and only to notify them of their win; winner’s information is never used for any other purpose). If you have any additional questions, contact Kate – kate(at)sandiegodealsandsteals(dot)com.

* Best of luck to all and thank you to LEGOLAND California for sponsoring this awesome Summer Giveaway!

5 for 1 time at LEGOLAND California! Enter for your chance to win FOUR tickets to LEGOLAND!

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Kate Hamernik

LEGOLAND-CaliforniaIt’s 5 for 1 time at LEGOLAND California!  If you are considering a family trip to LEGOLAND, now is one of the best times for a budget!  You really cannot see the whole Resort in one day, so a multi-day pass is the way to go.  Can you believe they have a deal going on right now for FIVE days for the price of one?!  Right now you can purchase a five consecutive day pass for the entire resort (LEGOLAND Park, SEA LIFE Aquarium, and the Waterpark) for the price of a single day admission.

WHAT?!  I know – that is awesome!

This deal is only available online, you will not be able to grab this deal at the ticket booth, so purchase your Five for One LEGOLAND tickets here!

If you haven’t been to LEGOLAND in a while – here are some of the fun new features!


Darth Vader and STorm Trooper


  • The LEGO Movie Experience   if your kids enjoyed The LEGO Movie – I bet you will LOVE stepping into the set!  Our kids could have stayed all day –  you can find your favorite characters and scenes all throughout!  We can’t wait to go and check it out again!


  • The LEGOLAND Water Park is open for Spring!  Check out the dates when you are planning on visiting – depending on the dates there may be a closure, but this is Waterpark season!  The weather has been great for the Waterpark lately and our family is eagerly awaiting the opening of the Chima expansion!  This is going to be awesome for bigger kids!

We have been going to LEGOLAND for years and we are still discovering new things!  I am so excited that we get to share awesome deals with all our readers here – but we also get to give one super lucky reader four tickets to LEGOLAND!

So who wants to win?  It is super easy peasy!  Two easy steps are required and anything else is a bonus entry! Fun right?!

1st – you gotta like San Diego Deals and Steals and LEGOLAND California on facebook – that’s it!  Bonus entries include engaging on twitter, instagram, and more – but those are only bonuses just as a reward – but so me just do basic entries.

*Please note – winner has 48 hours to respond or prize is forfeited – I know you are tempted to use your ‘junk’ email address…. but if you win you will never know (also – we never use your email for anything else – not us, not LEGOLAND, not Rafflecopter, not anyone – pinky promise.)

*standard contest rules apply and are spelled out in the Rafflecopter widget below  – read for full details – it’s all standard stuff.*

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We are so thankful to the good folks at LEGOLAND for sponsoring this post!  We have always been huge fans and we love to share tickets with our readers as often as they will let us!  You guys are the best!