By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 11:08 am in Family Travel.
Contemplating a SoCal summer vacation? LEGOLAND California just unveiled its 5.5 acre, Lego-themed water park during a sneak peek for the media. Unfortunately, we’re NorCal-ites, so we had to settle for the media kit, instead of the lovely sunny jaunt, but we’re excited nonetheless.
The new splashy park opens May 28 at the north end of the amusement park, behind Fun Town. Among the attractions:
A toddler-friendly “Splash Safari” and seven water slides, including tube slides and a 300-ft. long raft slide. We were relieved to hear that the slides are not covered in Lego’s signature dots, or you’d be in for a bumpity-bumpity-bumpy ride. But the Build-a-Raft River lets kids adorn their rafts with giant, soft Duplo blocks, then set sail down a lazy river. And 6-ft tall Lego characters (like this one, we’re guessing) will spray water on unsuspecting Lego fans.
The park’s signature feature, its Sleeping Beauty Castle-equivalent, is a 45-foot tall tower “designed to immerse children in the creative world of LEGO,” says the publicist, before sending them down four water slides and drenching them with hundreds of gallons of water from a splash tower.
Sound like fun to you?