Pirate Reef Water Ride Opens at LEGOLAND California

LEGOLAND California has opened a brand-new attraction to its water park called Pirate Reef that includes a boat ride with 25 foot drop and a splash cannon battle area between two pirate ships.  This new pirate attraction is in addition to the newly-expanded Star Wars Miniland that opened earlier this year.  LEGOs, Pirates, and Star Wars too???  This sounds like my perfect playground.  Continue reading for more details on the new attraction.

From LEGOLAND California’s Press Release

Carlsbad, CA – Pirate Reef is making a giant splash at LEGOLAND® California just in time for Memorial Day weekend.  The multi-million dollar new ride at the family theme park in Carlsbad invites guests to plunge 25 feet down a chute between two massive pirate ships making a giant splash beneath a bridge below.  The fun doesn’t stop there: Upon exiting, guests aim water cannons at each other from the ship of either Captain Blue Brick or Captain Red Brick and take a chance on getting drenched again as they walk the bridge between the two ships.

“Pirate Reef encompasses three things we know are already a hit with children: Water, LEGO® and pirates,” said LEGOLAND California Resort General Manager Peter Ronchetti.  “This is an amazing addition to our rapidly growing Resort and I’m excited to see our guests’ reactions when they get to experience Pirate Reef for the first time this Memorial Day weekend.”

Throughout Pirate Reef, guests encounter more than 30 pirate-themed models including pirates, monkeys, parrots and frogs, all created out of more than 223,000 LEGO bricks.  Pirate Reef is located between Pirate Shores and LEGOLAND Water Park making it the first of the more than 60 rides, shows and attractions at LEGOLAND California Resort that is accessible from both LEGOLAND Water Park and LEGOLAND California.  Splashing down at 26 miles per hour, guests are guaranteed to get soaked on this new interactive ride at LEGOLAND California.

Admission to LEGOLAND California is $72 for ages 13+ and $62 for ages 3-12.  The water park is only available as an add on ticket to LEGOLAND California admission for an additional $15.  A discount is available when tickets are purchased ahead of time online.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

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Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.