LEGOLAND California Resort’s Dino Valley is now open to the public. The Carlsbad, CA theme park opened the new land in honor of its 25th Birthday. It is an immersive prehistoric land with three rides, two new costume characters, and a build and play station.

To bring this new land to life, a team of Master Model Builders from all around the world helped design and build the more than 30 LEGO models that now roam Dino Valley. One of the largest LEGO models is a giant T-Rex, which can be found in Explorer River Quest. It is created out of more than 140,000 LEGO bricks, took four Master Model Builders 700 hours to build and stands 11 feet tall. A brightly colored Stegosaurus spans 12-feet long and is made of over 119,000 LEGO bricks, while a Parasaurolophus mother stands nearly 11-feet tall, is 8-feet long and nearly 6-feet wide, created of more than 178,000 LEGO bricks!

Highlights of the new land at the entrance of the Park include:

  • DUPLO® Little Dino Trail: Dinosaurs aren’t extinct here! Hop on this four-seater rideto journey through the LEGO® DUPLO® Dino adventure. Kids can use cameras to ‘capture’ the dinosaurs and play hide & seek with them along the way.
  • Explorer River Quest: Embark on a river expedition to interact with LEGO dinosaur models – beware, you just might see a T-Rex!
  • Coastersaurus: Everyone’s favorite dinosaur ride will continue to bring guests throughthe prehistoric jungle of LEGO dinosaurs. Circle around the 1,100-pound Brachiosaurus and whiz by the ten-foot tall Parasaurolophus scavenging for food.
  • Dino Outpost: Dust off the dirt to reveal fossils in the Dino Dig area, build roar-some dinos with LEGO DUPLO bricks in the building zone, and meet and greet two new costume characters: LEGO T-Rex guy and LEGO Paleontologist girl

LEGOLAND® Hotel and LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel guests have exclusive access to this new land and can explore Dino Valley from 9 – 10 a.m. on days when the Park is open until 6 p.m. or later, and from 9:30 – 10 a.m. on days when the Park is open until 5 p.m.