Legoland California, Sea Life Aquarium & Legoland Water Park Discounts & Coupons

LAST UPDATE: 9/26/16

Legoland California, located in Carlsbad (North San Diego County), offers more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. It’s a beautiful park, and great for young children. Legoland tickets can be expensive, but there are frequent promotions, coupons, and other ways to get a Legoland ticket discount. Check below for the latest Legoland admission discounts, coupons, and offers.

Sea Life Aquarium is located right next door to Legoland and features play zones, fun facts and quiz trails, putting children in touch with the aquatic world in a memorable way.

Legoland Water Park is the world’s first Legoland Water Park, with four-person raft slides, single-person tube slides, body slides, a lazy river and hands-on toddler areas.

If you need tickets to Legoland and other Southern California attractions, it’s worth checking out the available multi-attraction ticket discounts to see if they can save you extra money. Be sure to compare the final cost of a multi-park pass to the combined cost of the individual tickets; the best deal varies depending on the specific attractions and the discounts that are currently available.

All offers are subject to change without notice. Always call ahead and confirm before driving out of your way to take advantage of a particular offer!

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Legoland Gate Prices

1-Day Admission Ticket for Legoland is $97 for adults (13+), $91 for children (3-12).

Legoland California Pass (one year of admission) is $159 for adults (13+), $159 for children (3-12).

Merlin Annual Pass – Standard is $199 for adults (13+), $199 for children (3-12). It includes one year of admission to all Legoland Theme Parks, Legoland Water Parks with blackout dates of all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July and August, Legoland Discovery Centers, Sea Life Aquarium, and other attractions across the US. Includes free parking, up to 20% dining discount, 10% discount on retail purchases, 15% discount on Legoland Hotel bookings and more.

Merlin Annual Pass – Premium is $279 for adults (13+), $279 for children (3-12). It includes one year of admission to all Legoland Theme Parks, Legoland Water Parks, Legoland Discovery Centers, Sea Life Aquarium, and other attractions across the US. Includes free parking, one FREE Legoland admission ticket, up to 20% dining discount, 10% discount on retail purchases, 15% discount on Legoland Hotel bookings and more.

Parking is $15 for cars, $20 for RVs, $5 for motorcycles. Preferred Parking is available for $25.

Sea Life Aquarium – Regular Gate Prices

Legoland has no separate admission prices for Sea Life Aquarium. You must buy a Hopper ticket to get access to the aquarium, or purchase a $20 upgrade to your Legoland ticket.

Legoland Water Park – Regular Gate Prices

Legoland has no separate admission prices for Legoland Water Park. You must buy a Hopper ticket to get access to the water park, or purchase a $30 upgrade to your Legoland ticket.

Hopper Tickets – Regular Gate Prices

1-Day Water Park Hopper (Legoland California + Legoland Water Park) is $118 for adults (13+), $112 for children (3-12).

1-Day SeaLife Park Hopper (Legoland California + Sea Life Aquarium) is $115 for adults (13+), $109 for children (3-12).

1-Day Resort Hopper (Legoland California + Sea Life Aquarium + Legoland Water Park) is $121 for adults (13+), $115 for children (3-12).

Legoland Ticket Discounts

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aRes Travel offers discounts on Legoland California tickets, which you can purchase instantly online and print out (thus no shipping fee). They are an extremely reliable ticket vendor we’ve been recommending for years. They have decades of experience selling Southern California attraction tickets, and have excellent customer service, with real people you can talk to. You can buy from them with confidence.

  • Buy a 1-day Legoland/Sea Life Aquarium/Water Park Hopper pass and get 4 days FREE for just $112 adult / $101 child. There is a $2 convenience fee per ticket. Please note: the Water Park is open seasonally and requires same-day admission to Legoland. All visits must be used within 5 consecutive days after first use. First use must be on or before 10/30/16. Tickets valid through 10/30/16.
  • Get Legoland 1-day tickets for just $85 adult / $79 child. There is a $2 convenience fee per ticket. Tickets valid through 12/31/16.
  • Kids go FREE in October! Get one FREE child 1-day Legoland/Sea Life Aquarium Park Hopper pass for each adult 1-day Legoland/Sea Life Aquarium Park Hopper pass purchased at $113. There is a $2 convenience fee per ticket. Tickets valid October 1-31, 2016.
  • Get the combined Legoland/Sea Life Aquarium Hopper pass plus second day FREE for just $101 adult / $95 child. There is a $2 convenience fee per ticket. You can use the 2nd day anytime within 9 days after your first admission! Tickets valid through 12/31/16.
  • Family pack! Buy at least 3 Legoland/Sea Life Aquarium Hopper passes plus second day FREE for just $90 per ticket. There is a $2 convenience fee per ticket. You can use the 2nd day anytime within 9 days after your first admission! Tickets valid through 12/31/16.
  • Get the combined Legoland/Sea Life Aquarium/Water Park Hopper pass plus second day FREE for just $104 adult / $98 child. There is a $2 convenience fee per ticket. Please note: the Water Park is open seasonally and requires same-day admission to Legoland. You can use the 2nd day anytime within 9 days after your first admission! Tickets valid through 10/30/16.

Legoland California Website Discounts

The Legoland website sometimes has special offers. Check here for current specials and Legoland discounts.

Life Cereal Promo

Specially marked boxes of Life cereal have a coupon good for a free child ticket with paid adult ticket to Legoland Florida or Legoland California. According to one reader, it’s part of a contest to win a trip for four to Legoland. There’s also a coupon for a free child ticket with paid adult ticket to Legoland Discovery Center, Madame Tussauds or Sea Life, which is printed on the inside of the box. Thanks to Kristen S for info.

LEGO Club Magazine Subscriber Discounts

Sign up for the FREE monthly LEGO Club Magazine, and look for coupons for discounted admission to Legoland California. Thanks to Sulan D for info.

LEGO Fall Kids Go Free Offer

Get a FREE 1-day child Water Park Hopper or SeaLife Park Hopper ticket when you purchase a full price 1-day adult Water Park Hopper or SeaLife Park Hopper ticket to Legoland California online. Limit one free ticket per coupon. Use promo code 16029. Expires 10/31/16.

AAA Discounts

AAA is a loosely associated group of clubs that each cover a small geographical area, usually a single state or portion of a state. Different clubs have different offers, so it’s worth checking both your own AAA state club and the Southern California AAA club websites. To check your own state club, just go to AAA.com and you will be redirected (usually) to your local club. If you haven’t yet set up your online access, you’ll sometimes need to do that to see your local club’s discounts. To check the Southern California site, click here and enter zip code 92008. Once you get to the club home page, click the “Discounts” tab and select “Attractions.”

If a particular discount on the Southern California site involves booking online through the club site, you will usually need to be a Southern California member. Discounts that involve showing your card at the gate are available to any AAA member. If you can get to a Southern California AAA club office, you can usually take advantage of offers that must be bought in person, even if you’re a member of a different AAA club.

Generally AAA members can get a 10% admission discount at the gate, and sometimes discounts on other things such as food or merchandise.

Costco Discounts

Some Costco stores in Southern California carry discounted Legoland tickets from time to time. These are often a great deal, so it’s worth checking with your local store.

Costco.com sometimes offers a very good discount on Legoland California tickets and you don’t have to be a Costco member to buy through their site. (Non-members pay a 5% surcharge, however.) There is a shipping charge when ordering from Costco.com.

Air Miles

Readers report that Canadians can redeem Air Miles for Legoland California tickets. Thanks to Dawn N for info.

Military Discounts

Active duty, Reserve, National Guard, Military Retirees, Veterans and dependents can purchase 1-day admission to Legoland California plus second day FREE for $73 adult (13+), $67 child (ages 3-12) or a 1-day Resort Hopper plus second day FREE for $82 adult (13+), $76 child (ages 3-12). Both visits must occur by 12/31/16. Please note: there is a $0.95 cent verification service fee per order. You must show valid Military Credentials or Military Dependent Credentials when you enter the park. This offer is only available online.

There may also be discounted tickets available at the ITT at your MWR office on base.

Airline Employee Discounts

Airline Employees are eligible for a 20% discount on up to 6 tickets per visit. Must show valid employee airline ID at the ticket booth to obtain discount.

American Express Membership Rewards Points

If you have an American Express card that earns Membership Rewards points, you can redeem those points for Legoland tickets. Thanks to Amy H for info.

California PTA Member Discounts

California PTA members programs can get discounts on tickets to Legoland California.

Southern California Gray Line (Pacific Coast Sightseeing) Day Tours to Legoland California

Southern California Gray Line (formerly Pacific Coast Sightseeing) offers 11-hour bus tours from Anaheim to Legoland. Courtesy hotel pick-up for the tour is provided from most Anaheim, Buena Park and Garden Grove area hotels. These tours are especially suitable for those who are not comfortable with driving the California freeways, since all of the ground transportation from place to place is provided.

Discounts on Multi-Attraction Tickets that include Legoland California

If you know you want to visit other attractions as well as Legoland, there are a number of discount pass options available that can save you a lot of money, and eliminate the hassle of buying all of your tickets individually. We’ve scouted out some of the best discounts you can find from reputable companies and describe them here. For more details and pricing just click on the pass name.

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Go San Diego Card & Go Los Angeles Card

Go San Diego and Go Los Angeles Cards are all-inclusive passes that allow you to visit as many attractions as you want within a set number of days (usually 3 to 7 days). You pay one discount price for the number of days you choose. These work well if you are visiting at least two major attractions plus some less expensive attractions. The more attractions you visit, the more you save.

GO_CARD_SDO-smallGO San Diego Card: If you want to fit in as much as you can in 1- to 7-days using one simple pass for one price, consider this all-inclusive pass. Plus, MouseSavers readers get an extra $25 off their purchase of $225 or more! This pass includes Legoland, SeaWorld San Diego on 3+ day cards, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Knott’s Berry Farm, plus multiple other attractions in the San Diego area.

 

 

GO_CARD_LAXGO Los Angeles Card: This all-inclusive pass is very similar to the Go San Diego Card. This pass includes Legoland, and slightly different southern California attractions, such as Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain. MouseSavers readers get an extra $25 off their purchase of $225 or more!

 

Build Your Own San Diego Passes

Byo_Prod_Phone130x99Select where you want to go from dozens of attractions and build your own custom pass. You’ll save up to 20% off gate prices when you select 2 or more attractions. You have 30 days from first use to visit your selected attractions.

Build Your Own San Diego Pass can include any combination of Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Safari Park and SeaWorld San Diego, the new Aquatica San Diego, and lots more. You can even add attractions in Los Angeles and Las Vegas! Passes are good for 30 days from first use.

San Diego and Los Angeles Attraction Package Deals

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These packaged deal passes offer some of the very best discounts you’ll find. They bundle several very popular attractions and offer a slightly better discount than if you were to build your own pass with the same choices. If one of these passes includes your choices, you’ll save a significant amount off gate prices, up to 27% for packages that include Legoland! You have 30 days from first use with all of these passes.

 

Southern California CityPASS + Legoland California

Southern California CityPASS includes discounted admission to Legoland, Disneyland and SeaWorld San Diego. The San Diego Zoo or Safari Park can be added as an option on this pass.

Click here to get an overview of all the multi-attraction passes that we’ve found to offer terrific value.

Hotels near Legoland

Looking for a place to stay near Legoland? Carlsbad, California, where Legoland is located, is known as a “little village by the sea.” In addition to Legoland, Carlsbad offers lovely beaches, shopping outlets, and the Carlsbad Flower Fields, located on Carlsbad Ranch. There are many resorts and hotels located within 5 miles of Legoland, and if you don’t have a place in mind, we suggest checking out the hotels below. Our recommendations are not the cheapest places you can find– there are plenty of those out there– but we feel they offer a very good value for your dollar. As with our preferred hotels for Disney, we suggest accommodations that will enhance your stay while not breaking the bank. That said, if you are used to Orlando area pricing, you will be in for some sticker shock. Low rates for decent but average hotels start at around $80-$120/night, mid-range hotels start at around $120 and can run upwards to $275/night or higher in peak seasons.

Legoland is located in Carlsbad, California, about 30 miles north of San Diego Address is 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, California 92008.

If you don’t know where to start, we suggest checking out:

Hotel Websites

Sometimes the best offers are directly through the hotels’ own websites, and if you are a member of a specific loyalty program, you probably want to search across all of that hotel company’s brands. For example, Hilton owns DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Waldorf Astoria, etc. Here are links to the overall parent company websites where you can search their whole portfolio– use Carlsbad, California to find hotels closest to Legoland: