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Legoland California Reopens After 13-Month Closure

The Legoland entrance is pictured, April 15, 2021.

Photo by Jacob Aere

Above: The Legoland entrance is pictured, April 15, 2021.

Following two weeks of a limited reopening, Legoland California officially reopened Thursday, allowing access to Sea Life aquarium, Lego Chima Water Park and some of the park's more than 60 rides, shows and attractions.

The family-friendly amusement park featuring the famous building blocks had offered "Park Preview Days," with access to only select rides and attractions, starting April 1, following a 13-month closure because of the pandemic.

But Thursday, the park allowed guests to ride roller coasters for the first time in more than a year. They could also drive miniature cars and experience Miniland U.S.A. again at the family theme park.

Photo caption:

Photo by Jacob Aere

A child has their temperature taken at the entrance of Legoland, April 15, 2021.

The reopening grants guests access to select rides including Driving School, Lego Technic Coaster, Fairy Tale Brook and Coastersaurus. Kids and their families will also be able to enjoy socially distant character meet and greets, live entertainment, a variety of food options and Miniland U.S.A.

Eric Portillo of Orange County came to the park on Thursday with his extended family. The park opened just in time for them to celebrate his son Julian’s third birthday.

“It means so much, we are here celebrating my son’s birthday. It just means a lot to finally be able to enjoy some time at the amusement park," Portillo said. “We’re just really excited to see the smiles on their faces and their excitement.”

Capacity is currently limited to 25% in the orange tier. Guests can purchase tickets and reserve their spots through Legoland California's new reservation system. Hotel reservations for stays at Legoland Hotel and Legoland Castle Hotel can continue to be made online as well.

To ensure a safe and healthy experience, the resort is implementing safety guidelines that include reduced capacity, cashless payments, social distancing and enhanced cleaning regimens. Face coverings will be required for all guests 2 years of age and up as well as all staff members, and temperatures will be taken upon check-in.

For more resort information and to make reservations, you can visit Legoland's website.

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