When I was invited to Legoland with my kids, I was a little concerned initially because my daughter is a super sensitive special needs child with seizures and I wasn’t sure how she would react going to a theme park. But I quickly learned that they invited not only us but the special needs kids who are a part of the Ronald McDonald Charities to celebrate the grand opening of the water park, so I felt more relaxed. Seeing Legoland support special needs kids and finding a way to make sure they can have the same experiences as regular kids really hit home. My first child was not special needs in the same way so adjusting has been difficult and I was really grateful to see them open their doors for an experience like this for all kids.
I know for us, my two-year-old daughter loved watching everything and splashing in the water. It wasn’t so crowded when we went because the park was closed just to let the Ronald McDonald kids play so this was really nice because we could enjoy. My oldest, at 13, was also able to go and have a blast running around to the more advanced water park rides. This was my first time at Legoland in California and it was great to be there to celebrate the opening of the newest water park (Surfer’s Cove) for a #splashedoutsummer special event.
I was also thrilled to see that Legoland donated $80,000 to Ronald McDonald Charities as well as having the 50 kids come to play for the day. The bonus was a sneak peak at the new Surfer’s Cove Water Park. My teen was in heaven running around the new water park checking out all the rides. According to Legoland, Surfer’s Cove is the newest California beach-themed expansion of LEGOLAND® Water Park opening this summer! Surfers’ Cove features six water slides extending 100-feet where guests can jump on mats and race against each other for the fastest time on Riptide Racers water slides. After competing, racers can pose with a LEGO winner’s trophy for a photo opportunity to prove they won the race! Kids can enjoy Wipeout Lagoon — an epic “spray ground” where multiple water jets splash on and off creating a wave effect. Plus, LEGOLAND Water Park’s culinary team has created Beach Street Tacos to enlighten taste buds of water racers of all ages. And, of course, cool LEGO models add to the beach theme including LEGO surfers, LEGO seagulls, LEGO crabs and a LEGO lifeguard. A surfing dog model sits on top of a wave at the peak of Riptide Racers perhaps as a “judge” to see which racer reaches the bottom quickest!
My two year old loved splashing in the Duplo water area and then we made our way over to the regular Legoland for a few hours. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to take my kids to this venue and I really love the support for special needs as a parent myself. There were plenty of lockers, delicious food and fun to be had.