Legoland!

Trip Start Aug 25, 2007
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Trip End Dec 20, 2007


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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Legoland is waaay on the other side of Denmark.  It took us about 4 hours to get there.  At first we were pissed.  We only got 3 hours in the park and tickets had cost 200kr to go on the trip.  That's about $40.  But then we found out it normally costs 240 kroner to get in and the park isn't even all that big.  And all of the rides pretty much suck.

That being said, it was still tons of fun.  We looked like idiot Americans and were certainly the only large group of 18-22 year olds there.  Everyone else was older and paired up with a kid 10 and under.  We did go on a few rides.  One semi-legitimate coaster and another ride that went slowly around a medieval themed inside before speeding up for a 30 second coaster ride that was fun...but really short and just kind of pointless.  We also went on a crazy sorta space age type ride where you choose your own ride.  You get a card and program it on a scale of 1-5 and  then pick specific moves from there.  We didn't really know what we were doing so we just chose 5 and then hit a lot of buttons.  Basically, it's a chair connected to a long arm that flips you around in every which way.  Kind of fun, but WAY too short of a ride.

Obviously, you are supposed to go for all the stuff made out of legos.  There's a huge lego village when you first walk in.  We visited Hollywood, Japan, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and lots of other places.  They even had the fancy colored houses from the pictures. 











The park also had all the requisite theme rides and areas including a medieval area and an Old West area, which in true Danish fashion, was in no way politically correct.  In one area, a blonde haired blue eyed Danish person was dressed up in a silly Indian outfit selling tomahawks and leather jewelry to kids while surrounded by teepees and a bonfire.   The teepee even had not so realistic drums and music when you entered it.









The Mexican area also had some interesting theme music that sounded like crazy Mexicans screaming.  Again...very accurate.  Also...when they built Japan, they couldn't think of a specific area to represent.  So they made a village simply labelled "town" and threw in Mt. Fugi for fun. 








Also remember, everything here is aimed for the 10 and under crowd.  That's why in the Wild West town, you can hang out with this lego lady with very prominent boobs hanging out by the men's bathroom. 







Other things we saw were a lego Safari. 










And Mount Rushmore...without having to go to South Dakota. 









And the Golden Pavilion...but I'd already been there. 








Legoland's newest attraction is the aquarium. Perhaps having finally given up on trying to create cool rides, they decided they could just built more lego things, stick them in an aquarium, and have non-lego fish swim around them.  You also get to watch a cheesy animated video before going in which takes forever because it's tri-lingual.  Danish, German, and English (as is the whole park).  It was very exciting to see animals that were not made out of legos. 






There's a lot more pictures so flip through them to see them all.  There's not much else to say except that the gift shops were also pretty awesome.  You can buy legos by the gram in any shape or color.  It's also kind of embarressing how many boys from DIS bought lego sets for themselves.
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