Planning a family vacation to Legoland but not sure your older kid(s) will still have fun?
While Legoland is really designed for kids 12 and under, even kids in the 11-15 age range can still enjoy a lot of fun rides and activities.
Rides for Older Kids
Let’s start with the rides in Legoland that are still a lot of fun for older kids.
There are three roller coasters in Legoland, Coastersaurus, The Dragon, and Lego Technic Coaster. While Coastersaurus is pretty tame, it’s still fun because you get to go around twice. The Dragon has a decent drop and speed, and Technic Coaster has an even steeper drop with hairpin turns at the top that will make you think you’re about to get flung off the tracks!
The Knights’ Tournament is a robotic arm that whizzes you around in your chosen level of difficulty. Levels are “allowed” based on the riders height. Level 5 requires you to be at least 55″ tall because it will spin you around, turn you upside down, and have you screaming for mercy.
Over in Pirate Shores, Splash Battle and Pirate Reef are fun because you’re going to get soaked. Pirate Reef has an exciting drop and then essentially puts you through a waterfall. There’s no staying dry on that ride! Splash Battle allows riders to shoot each other with water canons, while onlookers outside the ride can spray riders at will!
Attractions for Older Kids
If you have a kid that loves to build, head over to Hero Factory where they can build Bionicle type Lego Heroes.
The WB Family Gamespace has several X-Box stations where kids can play Lego video games. I know, it’s vacation and you’re trying to get them away from screens, but it’s a good alternative for when little brother or sister is on a ride that’s just a little too “little.”
Lego Mindstorms is a classroom area where kids can learn how to program Lego robots! Stop by the classroom to sign up as classes do fill up during the day. Kids need to be at least 9 or in third grade to participate.
Skill games can be found throughout the park, and although they do cost money, they can be a good diversion for older kids. How great will they feel when they win a stuffed animal for their little sibling?
Last but not least, the Legoland Waterpark offers a ton of waterslides, a lazy river, and a wave pool that older kids will love. If you are visiting during their open season (mid-March through mid-November), I highly recommend adding a waterpark day to your visit.
Have you visited Legoland with older kids? Let me know in the comments what they enjoyed most!