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|Adrienne Krock, editor|
|Legoland's Brick or Treat|
It's that time of year, again. The time when adorable little boys don Sorcerer's Apprentice costumes because their mothers have no will power. Well, at least I know one little boy like that. In Carlsbad, California, Legoland is gearing up for "Brick or Treat" for the third year. Brick or Treat runs for 13 days, from Friday, October 19, through Halloween, Wednesday, October 31.
Last year, our family enjoyed the Legoland Brick or Treat. Matthew went from one attraction to another collecting a limited edition Duplo brick, toys, and candy. This year, Legoland's younger guests can follow the "Brick-or-Treat Trail," which Legoland describes as " a kid-sized cul-de-sac full of scaled-down houses".
For a small fee, Legoland will offer opportunities for anyone to build Halloween themed Lego creations that they can take home.
Each day of Brick or Treat, Legoland holds a Costume Contest for children. At Legoland, children are classified as 16 years and under. Winners in three categories, Funny, LEGO themed, and Imaginative / Fantasy will win prizes such as Lego toy sets or admission tickets to Legoland Park. Each day, one grand prize winner will be chosen. This child, "The Best of the Best," will win a "Family four pack of PRIMO Passes."
Primo Passes are Legoland's higher level of annual pass and retail for $109 for adults, $89 for children. They include unlimited daily admission to Legoland for a year, a free one-day guest ticket, free parking, and discounts on most merchandise purchases $10 and over, and at Legoland's dine-in restaurants.
Brick or Treating begins everyday at 2 p.m. at the Brick or Treat trail, located on Castle Hill, which has been renamed "Haunted Hill" for the season. Selected attractions have been rethemed for Halloween, including The Hideaways, a play area that has become "The Haunted Hideaways," and the Dragon Coaster, which is now "The Dragon Ghoaster." You can also buy pumpkin fudge, cheesecake, and pie at Haunted Hill.
Registration for the costume contest also starts at 2 p.m., with the contest itself starting at 4 p.m. On Saturday, Oct 20, Ambassador and Primo Passholders can stay in Legoland for an additional three hours, until 9 at night. There will be door prizes, mini-pumpkin decorating, pumpkin carving contests, a "Monster Mash Blast" featuring karaoke and sing-alongs, screenings of the new 20th Century Fox movie, When Good Ghoulds Go Bad (rated PG), and door prizes from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
Note: If you are considering getting a Legoland annual pass, this would certainly be motivation to do so.
Thoughts, questions, or comments? Contact Adrienne here.
Adrienne gathered experience taking children to amusement parks when she worked as a day camp counselor and director. She was an elementary school teacher before she started her favorite job: being Matthew and Spencer's mom.
Adrienne, Matthew and Spencer visit Disneyland several times a month, usually with Daddy.
Besides Matthew and Spencer, Adrienne and her husband Kevin created and maintain the award-winning Happiest Potties on Earth here at MousePlanet.
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