LEGOLAND California Resort
San Diego, California
Merlin Entertainment / Blackstone
Park News - (12/20/2022) The LEGO Ninjago Training Camp (essentially a lightly themed playground) slated to open in 2022 at LEGOLAND California looks like it is just about ready to open, based on new photos posted to Twitter on Monday.
(4/30/22) Interesting things are going on at Legoland California. According to posts sent my way the park has already removed the AquaZone Wave Racers attraction, leaving the empty pool area, and has now put up a construction wall around the site. Meanwhile up on Castle Hill the the former Knight’s Tournament attraction (a bunch of robocoaster arms with VR headgear) that has been closed since late 2019, is also expected to have that site cleared to make way for something new. While the AquaZone site is probably only big enough to fit in another small stand alone ride, the former Knights Tournament site is big enough to fit in something quite large if need be.
Looking to other Legoland parks for inspiration, the brand new park in New York opened last year with an all new dark ride featuring trackless vehicles called the Lego Factory Adventure Ride. Since the site in California overlooks Miniland, it could also serve as a possible home to a west-coast version of this new ride concept. This is just speculation on my part for the moment, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens to know more, but Legoland will often test out a major new ride concept at one park and then begin to clone it at their other parks if it is a hit with guests, such as we saw them do with the Ninjago dark ride a few years ago.
2023 - Miniland San Diego - (3/20/23) More preview pictures of the new Miniland San Diego opening at Legoland California have been sent out. The new land will be ready to open to park guests on March 23rd and will increase the virtual population of Miniland by 3,800 new residents.
(2/26/2023) A reader sent in some brand new pictures from Legoland California showing off the progress on the building of Miniland San Diego. Lots of the new building structures have already been put into place since our last update, including the downtown area with Petco Park, the convention center (home to the annual Comic-Con International), and what looks like the Del Mar Fairgrounds grandstand in the background, a track for the San Diego Trolley around it all. There are also many more huge LEGO brick buildings still sitting on the pallets as they are shipped out to the site from the model shop. Speaking of which, they included shots of other buildings being finished up in the model shop for it as well that look San Diego’s Old Town area.
(2/25/2023) When the new Miniland San Diego opens at Legoland California, it will feature a mini-version of well known San Diego landmark… Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team. You can see some preview pictures of the model by following this link, or wait and see the mini Petco Park in Legoland yourself starting on March 23.
(2/19/2023) Miniland at Legoland California is now under construction as it looks like a major remodel is under way. Apparently the New Orleans section of Miniland has been removed, and will make way for a Miniland version of San Diego itself, which is honestly long overdue. Look for Miniland San Diego to rise later in Spring 2023.
2023?? - Haunted House Monster Party - Rumor/Delayed - (5/7/22) While some rumored clearing of old attractions is taking place at Legoland California, according to ParkFans on Twitter, the park’s next major new 2023 attraction will be added on the complete opposite side of the park in LEGO City. Plans they’ve discovered show that the park’s Driving School attraction will be reduced in size to make room for what appears to be a Vekoma Madhouse attraction.
Legoland Windsor opened this very same attraction concept back in 2019 called “Haunted House Monster Party” which would work here with the creation of a creepy Haunted Mansion building on the outskirts of LEGO City. The Vekoma Madhouse concept isn’t one that has been installed very often in North America, so it should be seen as a unique new offering by the guests here, as well as one that is very family friendly as the motion is mild, but serves to aid the optical illusion created that the room you are seated in is spinning upside-down.
???? - Peppa Pig Theme Park - Rumor - (5/17/22) I’m not sure where they might fit it, but Screamscape sources tell us that Merlin may be making initial plans to build another Peppa Pig Theme Park experience, but this time at the Legoland California resort property.