Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. My birthday is the day before so I’ve always started celebrating early, but this year we kicked off Halloween with extra early trick-or-treating at Legoland and we’re feeling the Halloween spirit.
Brick-or-Treat Party Nights are the biggest kids’ Halloween celebration in San Diego. Trick-or-treating and entertainment are offered throughout the Legoland park every Saturday night in October starting at 5 pm.
We started the day early so we could fit in most of the rides before the Halloween celebration began. When we lined up for the roller coaster, it was an estimated 90 minute wait. We’d ridden it a number of times before so we opted to skip the long lines and enjoy some of the less-busy rides.
Regardless of the theme park, if there is a carousel, Athena loves riding it. It’s always in her first five choices and I’m equally happy to ride along since it’s never a long wait. Lego Friends Heartlake City is full of fun activities for Athena’s age, making it a great place to spend an hour. After riding the carousel a few times, we explored Heartlake Stables and watched a Friends concert.
We only had time for a handful of rides during the day so we chose wisely. Some of Athena’s favorites are: Ninjago, Driving School, Fire Academy, Fairy Tale Brook, Beetle Bounce, and Wave Racer.
At 5 pm, Legoland was transformed into a not-too-spooky Halloween party featuring a Ghost Cruise adventure, a theater show in Castle Hill, a dazzling animated Spirits of Brick-or-Treat light show, a LEGO pumpkin patch building activity, costume contests, treat stations with specialty items including a LEGO commemorative Brick, roaming candy carts throughout the Park, and two bonus treat stations inside SEA LIFE Aquarium.
As the darkness set in, some of the props really stood out A massive spider overhead in Fun Town was one of our favorites.
Many of the treat stations were around Miniland USA, giving us a chance to explore it from a completely different perspective in the dark. We expected Athena to get treats, but we were given trick or treat bags as well. At every station, they put a handful of candy in our bags and we snacked on a few treats before calling it a night. We went for Athena but we enjoyed the park and Brick or Treat just as much. It’s a beautiful thing to experience such amazing events through my own eyes and through the eyes of a child. It’s like I get to experience it twice.
***A big thank you to Legoland for media tickets to attend Brick-or-Treat Party Nights. As always, all opinions are my own.***