How to Buy Discounted Tickets to LEGOLAND California
Save money on LEGOLAND California Resort tickets with these trusted methods
LEGOLAND California draws many families of young children to San Diego. The Resort caters to kids ages 2-12 and has multiple parts to it: a theme park, aquarium, two water parks and a hotel (soon to be two hotels).
If traveling with a LEGO enthusiast or simply planning a North San Diego County family vacation, it may be wise to consider multi-day passes in order to experience the entire resort. Alternatively, even a half-day at LEGOLAND is completely doable.
See also: 10 Best Hotels Near LEGOLAND California
The methods for buying discounted LEGOLAND California Resort tickets are the most reliable, in order to prevent you from scouring the internet for promo codes that likely won’t work.
Table of Contents
- Important LEGOLAND California Tips
- 1. Go San Diego Card (Most Popular Bundled Attractions Pass)
- 2. aRes Travel (Most Popular for Single Attraction Tickets)
- LEGOLAND California – 1 Day Admission (Adults Pay Kids Price)
- Exclusive Family Pack Offer LEGOLAND + SEA LIFE Hopper + 2nd Day FREE
- LEGOLAND + SEA LIFE Hopper + 2nd Day FREE
- LEGOLAND California & San Diego Zoo Safari Park Combo Deal
- LEGOLAND California, San Diego Zoo & San Diego Zoo Safari Park Combo Deal
- 3. Bundle a Hotel with LEGOLAND Tickets
- 4. Go Los Angeles Card
- 5. Southern California CityPASS
- 6. AAA
- 7. Military Discounts
- 8. Costco
- 9. Sign Up for the LEGO Club Magazine
- 10. Teacher Appreciation Days
- 11. Home School Tickets
- 12. PTA Member Discounts
- 13. Annual Passes
Important LEGOLAND California Tips
When booking a San Diego vacation that involves a visit to LEGOLAND California, it is imperative that you check opening dates and hours. The reason is that the water parks have seasonal hours and the theme park itself is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from September through February.
Read all terms and conditions before purchasing a LEGOLAND California ticket. Be sure that they do not expire before your visit and check refund or transfer policies.
Guests of the LEGOLAND Hotel receive access to certain rides 30 minutes before the park opens to the public.
For those looking for a VIP experience, LEGOLAND California Resort now offers various packages that include a personal host, priority ride access, exclusive experiences and more.
Note that the parking fee at LEGOLAND California is currently $18.
1. Go San Diego Card (Most Popular Bundled Attractions Pass)
The Go San Diego Card saves up to 50% off of admission to nearly 40 top San Diego attractions, including LEGOLAND California, in three simple steps:
- Choose the pass option that best suits you (you can buy an all-inclusive pass or build your own) and buy your pass in advance.
- Get your pass on a mobile device or print it at home.
- Show the pass at any eligible attraction and you’re in for free.
The passes are available in 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 day options, each at different prices. Make sure the attractions you’d like to visit are listed on the option you buy. This by far the most popular discounted, bundled San Diego attractions pass.
Tip: Be careful where and how you buy the Go San Diego Card. If you buy through them directly, you will not have to redeem a voucher at a specific attraction in order to activate the card.
aRes Travel is a San Diego based, authorized ticket seller to major California attractions. They offer a myriad of ways to buy LEGOLAND California discount tickets and tickets to other popular San Diego attractions such as the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. aRes Travel’s LEGOLAND California tickets are print-at-home so that you can head straight to the gate without the need to redeem a ticket voucher. aRes Travel charges a $2 convenience fee per ticket but you will still likely come out ahead.
Includes one-day admission to LEGOLAND California. Save $10! Adult (13-up) tickets are $89, Child (3-12) are $84.
When you purchase 3 or more tickets, this family pack includes admission to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE® Aquarium. 2nd Day Free within 9 days of the first visit. (Price: $94/person)
This combo pass includes admission to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium. 2nd Day Free within 9 days of the first visit. (Price: $95.99/adult and $91.06/child)
This combo deal includes 1 day at LEGOLAND California and 1 day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Current price is $139 for adults (ages 12+) and $124 for children (ages 3-11).
This combo deal includes 1 day at LEGOLAND California, 1 day at the San Diego Zoo, and 1 day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Current price is $186 for adults (ages 12+) and $161 for children (ages 3-11).
3. Bundle a Hotel with LEGOLAND Tickets
Customize your own San Diego vacation package! Package includes your choice of tickets to 5 popular San Diego theme parks: SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium and hotel accommodations.
Bundle LEGOLAND California tickets and a nearby hotel to save on a LEGOLAND California Resort vacation.
4. Go Los Angeles Card
The Go Los Angeles Card works exactly like the Go San Diego Card mentioned above. This pass, however, includes some famous theme parks in Orange County and San Diego, too. LEGOLAND California is included in their Los Angeles All-Inclusive Pass AND Build-Your-Own pass. This is an excellent option for families on a Southern California road trip who will want to visit more attractions than are offered on the Southern California CityPASS.
5. Southern California CityPASS
The Southern California CityPASS provides entry to the very best attractions in Southern California at substantial savings IF your vacation plans include a 3-Day Park Hopper Ticket at Disneyland Resort. It is valid for 14 consecutive days, starting on the first day of use. Eligible attractions covered by CityPASS include:
- SeaWorld San Diego
- Disney California Adventure Park
- Disneyland Park
- LEGOLAND California
- San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park (optional add-ons)
If your first stop is Disneyland Resort, you’ll be able to enjoy a Southern California CityPASS discount when purchasing the pass through aRes Travel.
LEGOLAND California often offers discounts to AAA members. None are available online at the time of this writing.
7. Military Discounts
LEGOLAND California offers several substantial, special military discounts. The current offers expire December 31, 2018.
LEGOLAND California Resort Hopper Military Exclusive: This allows service members to enjoy 3 days of admission for the price of 1 day to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Water Park. (Price: $84.99/person)
LEGOLAND California SEA LIFE Park Hopper: This ticket provides two days of admission to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium. (Price: $79.99/person)
LEGOLAND California 1-Day Ticket: One-day admission to LEGOLAND California only. (Price: $69.99)
From time-to-time Costco sells discounted tickets for LEGOLAND California. The best thing to do is head to their website and type “LEGOLAND California” into the search bar to popular what is currently on offer.
9. Sign Up for the LEGO Club Magazine
Subscribers to the LEGO Club Magazine often receive various discounts throughout the park. It’s free, geared toward ages 5-10, and sent out five times per year.
10. Teacher Appreciation Days
On certain days of the year, California teachers receive free admission (K-12) to LEGOLAND California. On this day, their family and friends may purchase LEGOLAND California tickets for $50 and upgrade to include SEA LIFE Aquarium for just $5 more.
11. Home School Tickets
During select dates, families with Home School verification receive steep discounts to LEGOLAND California. A minimum purchase of 10 tickets is required. The park also offers educational programming on these dates. (Price: $28/person)
12. PTA Member Discounts
Members of PTA organizations receive a 50% discount on LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Park Hopper tickets. The minimum purchase is 6 tickets.
13. Annual Passes
Annual passes to LEGOLAND California start $169 and go up to $279 depending on how many of the Resort parks you’d like to include. It’s an excellent option for San Diego residents and those who visit the park multiple times per year.
How do you buy discounted LEGOLAND California tickets?
See also how to buy discount tickets to:
- San Diego Zoo
- San Diego Zoo Safari Park
- SeaWorld San Diego
- Universal Studios Hollywood
- Knott’s Berry Farm
*Photos are courtesy of LEGOLAND California Resort.