Sunday, July 15, 2012

Legoland Water Park Tour #2 - Lazy River

There's a lazy river at Legoland's Water Park, but it's not as heavily themed as most of Legoland. Much of it is bare concrete, so if you go in expecting that, you'll be fine. 

The big attraction here is the rafts themselves. They have single or double rafts, and they have the usual rafts for young kids with a "floor" in them. But the thing that's new is that the rafts have a field on both sides where you can add LEGO bricks (not real LEGOS, but they look like soft rubber oversized versions of the real thing).

This lets you customize your raft, and the kids like it.

For some reason, an attendant has to issue you a raft. I don't know why they don't let anyone just pick one up, but these are the rules.

My 9-year old was highly irritated by the policy that he had to stay in his raft, and "up" in a sitting position at all times. His feet were not to touch the bottom. Parents can walk alongside a child under 12, but even they can't walk freely if they have no child to tend. It's an odd rule.

Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.