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My family and I are going to Calf. for a week or so this summer and I wanted to know if it is cheaper to buy LegoLand tickets on-line or at the gate. We qualify for a airline employee dicount but not sure thats the cheapest route. Also, can you bring snacks/drinks into the park? We may be staying at the Grand Pacific Palisades and was wondering if thats a good place to stay. Thanks for all the info you can give me!!!
I can't answer your hotel or specific discount about the Legoland tickets, but it is most definately less-expensive to buy them ahead of time. We generally purchase ours through Costco.com, but sometimes employee discount tickets are a better deal. Have a great time!
When I am ticket shopping I usually do a few web searches & check out a few places for pricing. Just be sure they are a legit broker..
I am betting your airline employee discount will be the best..
Ticket wise . . . buying the LegoLand tickets online right now is $67 for an adult one day ticket ($15 extra if you want to add on a second day). They also have a hopper pass . . . a single day admission where you can hop between Legoland and the Sea Life Aquarium . . . for $77 for adults. They are also currently running an online only special . . . 5 days for the price of 1.
Costco has the hopper online for $57.99, if you are a Costco member.
I know that, for my family (being military) we can get a very good discount on them through the military . . . we would only have to pay $51.25 for the hopper. Not sure how much of a discount you will get for being an airline employee, but I would say it is definitely worth crunching those numbers to see which the cheaper route may be!
I am not 100% on it, but I think the tickets online may be the same price as the gate . . . but when you buy them at the gate, you will pay the CA sales tax on it (which, for Legoland's location, it 8.75% ).
If you buy them from Costco (or another retail outlet) doublecheck the expiration date before you leave. We bought ours from there (2 summers ago) and luckily, I checked the dates on them later that day. They were expiring at the end of the week and we weren't going for another 2 weeks! Costco had no problem exchanging them, but that wouldn't have done me any good if I hadn't checked them until I got to the park....
We went to San Diego last summer and bought Go San Diego cards which include Legoland admission. These were the best deal for us as they also included admission to the Zoo, Wild Animal Park, and a bunch of other things we wanted to do (This year they also include Sea World on certain passes. Last year Sea World wasn't included). You might want to check it out on line if you plan on going to any other Southern CA attractions. Might be worthwhile for you. We saved a ton!