Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: December 23, 2008 at 10:42 PM

Excellent!

Though it looks like Santa is having problems. Hope the kids get the jokes and are not too upset.

Mitchell Sentinella

Published: December 23, 2008 at 11:09 PM

I'm glad you were able to stop by Legoland. Did you get a chance to see the Sea Life aquarium? We just reopened it after a few modifications because of guest comments during summer.
Larry Zimmerman

Published: December 24, 2008 at 6:14 AM

Thanks for sharing your (tax deductible) family photos of a fun day at Legoland. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Wonderful Coastering!
James Rao
Writer

Published: December 24, 2008 at 7:57 AM

Thanks for the report and photos. I just love watching people have fun in the sun while I get ready to shovel snow off the driveway!

On a side note: I can only imagine what Universal is cooking up for a narrative, themed "robo-coaster" experience with their Harry Potter addition! The possibilities are endless!

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: December 24, 2008 at 10:49 AM

FWIW, Brian thought that "Santa getting robbed!" was the funniest thing he'd seen all day. Of course, he is my kid. :-)

Didn't have time for SeaLife on this trip. When we arrived, a huge line-up of cars as the parking booths and an already half-filled lot had me worried that we wouldn't be able to see much in the short time we'd devoted to the visit. But Legoland's expanded so much over the past few years that the park absorbed the crowd well.

Now, if only they could put out some fresh ribs....

Ted Heumann

Published: December 24, 2008 at 10:53 AM

I love Legoland and especially Miniland. There are always little hidden jokes throughtout. Have you seen the guy on the toilet in New York's Grand Central station?
I also like how they add little holiday touches throughtout Miniland. I was there during Halloween and they had quite a few little hidden scenes that were very funny.
I rode the Robocoaster and did level 5. I wouldn't do that again. :-)
Joshua Counsil

Published: December 24, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Wish I could have seen this when I was a kid ...
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: December 26, 2008 at 3:24 PM

Two cycles before Laurie and Natalie rode, an older teen girl rode on the arm right next to the bridge, where I was standing. She did level 5. At first, she yelled with excitement, but by the middle of the ride you could here fear creeping into her shouts. And toward the end, she was muttering pleas for mercy ("please, please make it stop.")

Level 4 is not for the timid. Level 5 is tough on the strong.

By the way, when the young lady got off the ride, she paused over her shoes for a good while (you have to take them off on the robocoaster), then regained her composure (and balance). By the time she got back to her friends, she was all trash talk. ("Oh, yeah. That was great. No problem.") Hey, she earned that right. ;-)