Add an upgrade fee to your LEGOLAND California Resort ticket, and you’ll gain access to two water parks — LEGOLAND Water Park and CHIMA Water Park — that offer a fun way to cool down amidst the San Diego sun. As with LEGOLAND, the brick-themed water parks are geared toward ages 2-12, but there’s plenty for teens and adults to enjoy, too.
Everyone will love the Build-a-Raft Lazy River which sends riders on inner tubes down a gently flowing waterway with floating LEGO bricks that can be plucked from the water, and stacked atop the platform-equipped tubes. At the Joker Soaker, a colorful, castle-themed play structure stands amidst a sprawling splash pool with water cannons and a clock tower that regularly unleashes 350 gallons of water. Toddlers might feel more comfortable at a separate play area themed around the DUPLO brand.
For serious thrills, try the Orange Rush which spins groups of four on an oversized inner tube across an orange half-pipe, or Riptide Racers where competing riders dash down a hilly slide. Swimsuit-clad visitors will also want to take advantage of special access to LEGOLAND’s Pirate Reef, a flume-style boat ride that guarantees a good soaking.
Over in the mystical realm of the CHIMA Water Park, the massive, crocodile head of Cragger marks a hands-on play area with mini slides and water cannons, while the Lion Temple Wave Pool features an 18-foot high arch made from over 260,000 bricks. There are also changing stalls for those who want to dry off and head to the adjacent LEGOLAND.