If your kiddos are as obsessed with LEGO Chima as we think they are, you definitely want to add a trip to the new LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park to your summer fun list. Your family will splash into the mystical land of Chima, and join the animal tribes as they battle for CHI, at LEGOLAND California.
The Main Attraction
The highlight of the new LEGO Chima Water Park is the Lion Temple Wave Pool. Kids will make their way under the LEGO lion archway into the interactive wave pool. Lifeguards are stationed at the waters edge waiting to measure your little swimmer, and free life jackets are available for those who need them. The Lion Temple Wave Pool releases 400 gallons of water every minute into the pool. The lion also takes “potty breaks” every so often and this is the perfect opportunity to explore one of the many other things to do.
Eglor, Wolves and Explorers
Kids can also design and build boats at Eglor’s Build-A-Boat and then race it down the rapids. You’ll also want to check out Explorers Forest, a tropical forest where you’l be greeted by none other than Gorzan the Gorilla in his 15-foot mech suit. Little speed racers should check out Speedorz Arena, an interactive play area that lets you race your Speedorz through unique obstacles.
Don’t forget to head to Cragger’s Swamp too, which has more than 50 interactive water features including slides, water canons and jets. There’s even a slide that takes kids through the head of a massive crocodile. The best part is the water play areas are only one-foot deep – perfect for little ones and kids who are not pro swimmers.
Forever Rock is featured just outside Cragger’s Swamp. The iconic rock contains a smaller rock acting as chalk board for your kids to tally their achievements just as Cragger and Laval did.
Tips for Water Park Fun
Relaxing for Parents – If you’re craving some relaxation and a break from the heat, head to Rhino Beach for a sand-filled oasis with lots of shade and places to sit poolside in one of the many swimmer chairs. If you’re feeling like treating yourself to a relaxing day while the kids splash, you can reserve one of the 12 new cabanas, which start at $150 for a half day rental. The price includes lots of fun stuff, including a table with DUPLO bricks for playing.
Don’t Forget Your Camera – You’ll want to take pictures of your kids with characters from each of the eight animal tribes that are located throughout the water park.
Shopping – There’s no need to leave the Chima Water Park if you find yourself without a few things. There’s shopping available by the Lion Temple Wave Pool. So if you have forgotten to bring a towel or sunscreen, or your kid has broken their goggles, don’t worry, they are sure to have what you need.
Dining – After all of that splashing and battling, kids are bound to work up an appetite. Head to the Wolves’ Den for burgers, hot dogs, chili cheese fries, salads, and other assorted snacks and beverages to feed the tribe.
Hours – Be sure to check the calendar for opening hours as they do vary.
One LEGOLAND Drive
Carlsbad, Cq 92008
Will you visit the new Legends of Chima Water Park at LEGOLAND California? Tell us in the comments and be sure to come back and let us know what you thought!
Written and photographed by Tonya Staab