A number of celebrities, including members of the San Diego Padres, walked the green carpet (yes, green) for the grand opening of the new LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park presented by Cartoon Network during Memorial Day weekend. The VIPs, along with members of the public, proceeded to enjoy San Diego's new park with their families.
This latest expansion adds three acres to the popular LEGOLAND California Resort, and it's adjacent to the existing LEGOLAND Water Park.
The new water park boasts a total of eight separate areas:
Lion Temple Wave Pool
This focal point is guarded by an 18-foot-high LEGO lion arch created out of 260,000 LEGO bricks. Its iconic floating mountain, Mt. Cavora, soars 40 feet high, releasing 400 gallons of water every minute for guests to splash around in and enjoy. The floating mountain provides the Chi energy to Chima animal tribes; the mountain is 23 feet tall and 13 feet wide and weighs more than 11,000 pounds.
Have fun at San Diego's LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park — Photo courtesy of LEGOLAND California Resort
Go here to splash around and relax, as the water isn't very deep. Plus, three slides and more than 50 interactive water features await in this area, including blasting water canons and the chance to slide through the head of a massive crocodile.
Splashing around hundreds of thousands of LEGOs might trigger a desire to build something, right? Here, kids can construct their own boat, race against their friends and put together their own LEGO Chima scene.
Refuel with a bite to eat here, as you're surrounded by collectibles gathered by the clever Wolf Tribe.
This lush, tropical forest contains Gorzan the Gorilla in his 15-foot-tall mech suit.
Lounge in the sand here, in between exploring the park. Shade is available.
Located just outside Cragger's Swamp, this iconic rock features a chalkboard for kids to tally their achievements, just like Cragger and Laval do in the Land of Chima.
This interactive play area includes an opportunity for kids to race Speedorz (vehicles used in Chima) through obstacles.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Legends of Chima craze, it's a very popular and relatively new LEGO theme that involves a world (called the Land of Chima) of anthropomorphic creatures. Chima is home to 18 tribes and a constant battle over controlling a source of energy known as "Chi." You can watch the animated TV show that's based on this LEGO realm on Cartoon Network.
Admission to LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park is included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND Water Park.