Legoland California Discounts
LAST UPDATE: 6/16/21
Coronavirus-related update: 6/16/21 – Legoland California is open. There are capacity limits and other health & safety measures. An advance reservation is required for existing ticket holders, active pass holders and Legoland Hotel guests; if you purchase a date-specific ticket you do not need to make a theme park reservation. Please visit Legoland California’s Safe to Play page for more information.
Legoland California is a family amusement park located in Carlsbad, in North San Diego County. It 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!
- Legoland Gate Prices (includes Water Park, Sea Life Aquarium & Hopper Tickets)
- Legoland Ticket Discounts
- Discounts on Multi-Attraction Tickets that include Legoland California
- Hotels near Legoland
Please note: Legoland California charges a $4.99 processing fee per online order.
“Specific day” 1-day admission is $85.99-$114.99 per adult (age 13+), $79.99-$108.99 per child (age 3-12), if purchased at least 24 hours in advance, depending on the date. These tickets are only valid on a specific date and are non-refundable, so be sure you have the specific date you want to go locked down before purchasing. Please note: if you purchase a date-specific ticket, you do not need to make a theme park reservation.
Reserve N’ Ride Electronic Ride Reservation System is FREE to all Legoland California guests. This reservation system is good for 14 attractions at Legoland California. It puts you in a virtual queue and then notifies you when it is time to return to the ride. To shorten you wait time even more, you can up grade to Express, Deluxe or Ultimate. The higher the level you purchase, the shorter your wait. An upgrade costs from $35 per person for Express, from $55 per person for Deluxe and from $100 per person for Ultimate, when purchased at least 24 hours in advance. Please note: As of April 2021, Reserve & Ride is only available in a limited first-come, first-served capacity and can only be purchased inside Legoland Resort.
Legoland Silver Annual Pass is $179.99 per person (age 3+). It includes one year of admission to Legoland California, a discount on Legoland California Hotel bookings and 25% off Reserve N’ Ride Registration System. This pass has blockout dates; check the Legoland California Annual Pass Blackout Dates page. Please note: As of April 2021, all Pass Holder visits require an advance reservation.
Legoland Platinum Annual Pass is $239.99 per person (age 3+). It includes one year of admission to Legoland California, Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Water Park, 25% off Reserve N’ Ride Registration System, FREE parking, 20% dining discount, 10% discount on retail purchases, a discount on Legoland Hotel bookings and admission to over 30 Merlin attractions in North America. This pass has blockout dates; check the Legoland California Annual Pass Blackout Dates page. Please note: As of April 2021, all Pass Holder visits require an advance reservation.
Legoland Elite Annual Pass is $299.99 per person (age 3+). It includes one year of admission to Legoland California, Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Water Park, 25% off Reserve N’ Ride Registration System, Early Rider Access, FREE parking, FREE admission to Brick-or-Treat Party Nights, up to 25% dining discount, 10% discount on retail purchases, a discount on Legoland Hotel bookings, admission to over 30 Merlin attractions in North America and more. Please note: As of April 2021, all Pass Holder visits require an advance reservation.
Parking is $25 for cars, $35 for RVs, $25 for motorcycles. Preferred Parking is available for $35.
“Specific day” 1-day admission to Sea Life Aquarium only is $25 for ages 3 and up.
You can also buy a Hopper ticket to get access to the aquarium, or purchase a $30 upgrade to your Legoland ticket. Please note: As of April 2021, day-of ticket upgrades may not be available.
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. Please note: As of April 2021, day-of ticket upgrades may not be available.
1-Day “Specific day” Water Park Hopper (Legoland California + Legoland Water Park) is $115.99-$135.99 per adult (age 13+) and $109.99-$129.99 per child (age 3-12), if purchased at least 24 hours in advance, depending on the date. These tickets are only valid on a specific date and are non-refundable, so be sure you have the specific date you want to go locked down before purchasing. Please note: if you purchase a date-specific ticket, you do not need to make a theme park reservation.
1-Day “Specific Day” Sea Life Park Hopper (Legoland California + Sea Life Aquarium) is $105.99-$130.99 per adult (age 13+) and $99.99-$124.99 per child (age 3-12), if purchased at least 24 hours in advance, depending on the date. These tickets are only valid on a specific date and are non-refundable, so be sure you have the specific date you want to go locked down before purchasing. Please note: if you purchase a date-specific ticket, you do not need to make a theme park reservation.
- Discount Tickets from Undercover Tourist
- Legoland California Website Discounts
- LEGO Life Magazine Subscriber Ticket Discounts
- AAA Ticket Discounts
- Costco Ticket Discounts
- Air Miles
- Military Ticket Discounts
- Airline Employee Ticket Discounts
- American Express Membership Rewards Points
- California PTA Member Ticket Discounts
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Exclusive Discounts for MouseSavers Newsletter Subscribers
Undercover Tourist offers its best prices to subscribers to the FREE MouseSavers Newsletter and Hot Deals announcements! By using the exclusive link located in every monthly MouseSavers Newsletter, you always get an extra discount on most tickets, and the lowest prices Undercover Tourist offers, across the board! In addition, Undercover Tourist puts a handful of individual tickets on sale every month, and those tickets are offered only to Hot Deals subscribers! (It’s a different set of tickets every month, and can include any combination of Disneyland, Walt Disney World and/or other California or Florida attractions.) The MouseSavers Newsletter and the Hot Deals emails also contain exclusive hotel and other discounts not found anywhere else. Remember, it’s completely FREE.
- Sign up today for the FREE MouseSavers Newsletter and optional FREE Hot Deals emails! The main newsletter comes out on the 15th of each month (or the next business day) and the Hot Deals announcement with the special Undercover Tourist sale prices comes out on the final Monday of each month (or the next business day). We do not send out the private links separately from the newsletters, so please plan ahead.
The Legoland California website sometimes has special offers and discounts.
Sign up for the FREE monthly Lego Life Magazine and look for coupons for discounted admission. to Legoland California. Thanks to Sulan D for info.
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, use this link and enter zip code 92008. Once you get to the club home page, select the “Discounts & Rewards” tab and then select “Theme parks & 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 5% admission discount at the gate, and sometimes discounts on other things such as food or merchandise.
Costco members can sometimes purchase Legoland tickets at significant discounts, either in your local store or on Costco.com. Non-members can buy from the online site, but pay a 5% surcharge. There is a shipping charge when ordering from Costco.com.
Costcos on the west coast are more likely to have tickets for Legoland California. In the eastern US, they are more likely to have tickets in the spring for Legoland Florida.
Readers report that Canadians can redeem Air Miles for Legoland California tickets. Thanks to Dawn N for info.
There may be discounted tickets available at the ITT at your MWR office on base.
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.
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 members programs can get discounts on tickets to Legoland California.
- Get 1-Day SeaLife Park Hopper tickets for $59 per person. Minimum purchase of 6 tickets. Tickets must be reserved and pre-paid in advance by phone.
- Get FREE child admission with paid adult admission. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
If you know you want to visit other attractions as well as Legoland, you may want to consider the Southern California CityPASS. Prior to Covid-19, there were several discount pass options available that could save you a lot of money, and eliminate the hassle of buying all of your tickets individually. If and when Legoland is included on these passes we will include that information.
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:
- Homewood Suites by Hilton, Carlsbad – Excellent moderate rates for condo-style suites with kitchens, hotel includes full hot breakfast daily and is located 2.2 miles from Legoland.
- Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa – Half a mile from Legoland and 1 mile from beaches, elegant mid-range resort offers spa, pool and dining at on-site restaurant.
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:
- Hilton Hotels (DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hampton, Homewood Suites)
- Marriott Bonvoy Hotels (Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Courtyard, Fairfield, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites)
- Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) (Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites)
- Choice Hotels (Clarion, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites)
- Wyndham Hotel Group (Howard Johnson, Ramada, Super 8, Travelodge)