Legoland California to close one of its original attractions

September 20, 2023, 9:46 PM · One of the original attractions at Legoland California will be closing at the end of the month, the park announced today.

The Safari Trek ride is one of the first ones guests encounter if they head left when they enter the Carlbad, California theme park. The collection of Lego animals displayed on the ride was one of the original attractions in the park, which opened in March 1999.

Safari Trek
Photo courtesy Legoland California

The track ride features kid-sized Jeep-style vehicles painted in a zebra-stripe pattern. Legoland California said in a social media post today that "Safari Trek will close at the end of September to make way for future awesomeness."

Legoland California this year added a San Diego section to its Miniland USA, following the opening of Lego Ferrari Build & Race last year. The last major new attractions to open at the park before that were Lego Movie World in 2021 and Lego City: Deep Sea Adventure in 2018.

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Replies (5)

September 20, 2023 at 9:57 PM

Is that a tease for a Lego Movie-themed attraction? Or has "awesomeness" just been absorbed into the general Legoland Lexicon?

September 20, 2023 at 11:28 PM

I think it’s Legoland’s “magic” at this point.

September 20, 2023 at 11:32 PM

"Where awesomeness is built every day"

September 21, 2023 at 12:23 PM

Legoland California opened Movie World in 2021...delayed due to Covid. Emmets Flying Adventure Ride was the major attraction that opened then.

September 21, 2023 at 12:32 PM

Oh, duh. I am an idiot - part 1,042. Fixed.

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