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Old 13 Oct 21, 08:03 AM  
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Legoland with 2 preschoolers in a day?

Just wondering if we can do Legoland in a day? Will be a weekday (Friday) Term time in May 2022.
DS will be 4 and DD will be 15mths.

DS is obsessed with Lego but as we live in the North East of England it's quite a trek for a day out. We're driving to DLP next May and come home on a Thursday so were planning on staying in the parks until mid afternoon then driving straight across to Windsor from there.
Hotel overnight and in the morning surprise the kids with "we're not driving home now... we're going to Legoland! " Unfortunately we will need to drive home after our day there as need to be at home on the Saturday.

Will we be able to do it justice in a day? Will DD be able to ride things? Do they do a child swap? Any tips for getting reasonable priced tickets?
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Old 13 Oct 21, 11:51 AM  
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I went for the first time in years with my 3 (13, 10, 4) in May during term time, it was nice and low capacity and open 10am to 5pm. We did everything we wanted to and had time to re-ride a few things twice. It's not massive, the longest part is getting from the car park down the hill into the Duplo Land! Duplo Land is a huge improvement now and lots for 4+ year olds, she absolutely loved it. I will say we didn't get a chance to go around the mini world though.

I used clubcard vouchers to purchase ours and worked out reasonably priced.
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Old 13 Oct 21, 09:07 PM  
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During term time, capacity is quite low so youíll get a decent amount done in the park. Youíll struggle to do absolutely everything (if you wanted to do itÖ). If it is a bit of a one off Iíd highly recommend staying overnight at the legoland hotel, I know itís expensive but IMO the hotel rooms at legoland surpass Disney in terms of theming and layout
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Old 13 Oct 21, 09:37 PM  
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Hi Enchanted,

We are going for our first time to legoland next week for 2 nights and 2 days in the park with almost 4.5 year old (Lego obsessed) and a 2 month old.

Friday is an inset day for us so hoping maybe not in the South and it may be quiet on this day. But expecting Saturday to be busy, so we have got the ultimate reserve and ride for this day.

Anyhow, I will report back our experience, findings and possibly any tips we get along the way!

We are staying in the legoland hotel.
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Old 20 Oct 21, 02:45 PM  
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We've just come back with our 3 year old. Rides are based on height of which there is 90cm+, 1m+ and 1.1m+ but lots are 90cm+.

We went in July midweek and got a lot done and went back to "finish off" and do a lot of rides a few weeks ago and it was dead didn't queue for more then 5 minutes for any ride. Some rides like Flight of the Sky lion are 1m+ and on some days over an hour queue. It shoudn't be "too" bad on a midweek. You can upgrade for from £25 each to a fast pass type system but depends on your budget. Someone mentioned staying in the hotel but if you can afford it i'd spend my money on the ultimate fast pass (either £75 or £90 each) if its a busy day and it gets you to front of the queue.
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Old 21 Oct 21, 09:57 AM  
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I've not taken my 18 month old, but have been a few times with my sister when her son was 2, 3 and 4.
At 3 and 4 he wanted to do some rides, they purchased the quick queue type product. This lets one child and one adult get a return time/wait in a virtual queue rather than stand in line. Essential for a pre schooler I would say. Some of the queues used to have lego play areas or cartoons playing, don't know if this still exists after covid!
Her son loves going, and they were surprised he enjoyed the mini roller coasters and some of the more daring rides!
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Old 21 Oct 21, 10:42 AM  
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Yes, easily.
We are merlin passholders so go a lot and when dd was little we could easily do all the rides she was big enough for in a day especially if most are at school.
Weíre going on Saturday for the Halloween stuff but as dd is now 10 we only do a few rides and have a walk round miniland.
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Enchanted, I think things are doable for that age in a day.

We have just come back after 2 days with a 4 yr old and 10 week old.

Rider Swap is ok and letís you go in the reserve and ride q. We used it several times. Just make sure you ask when you get to the front and they will explain what to do.

Depending on how adventurous the 4 year old is, there can be quite a bit to doÖ favourites included Duplo Valley and miniature land (is thatís what itís called? ).

If Flight of the Sky Lion is a must then get there first. Seems long way down the hill and people run there. Friday (must have been inset day for a lot of people) and Saturday we didnít see this get lower than 70 mins. It is also a fairly long experience, so with rider swap etc can eat into a good 1 hour of the day even with a short q.

I would recommend getting the reserve and ride ticket if possible to get through everything you want in the day.

Note I havenít been at a quiet time so cannot comment on crowd levels.

Happy to answer any questions
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We did it at the start of the summer and it was absolutely packed. We didn't get nearly enough done. It was like 45 mins wait for the smallest rides, they were advertised as a lot less than that. 1 hr+ for others, like the Laser Raiders was 1hr 15 mins ish. We were quite disappointed. I put a lot of it down to the staff getting back into the swing of things after re-opening after the shutdowns. I think trying to get on Flight of the Sky lion first was a bad choice, it was advertised as a 90mins wait, we waited 45 mins but felt like we had only got through a third of the queue. It then broke down. So we left that queue. We only managed to do about 6/7 attractions.

So I took my son again mid week in September. It was £25 for the two of us which is about as cheap as it can get. We had a blast! We managed to get on Flight of the Sky Lion twice and about 80% of everything else. I even managed to get the top score on Ninjago. I think the staff had finally got used to the new norm and things were getting loaded quicker, it was also quieter being mid-week in term time.
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