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LEGOLAND is a chain of theme parks owned and operated by British theme park company Merlin Entertainments. The parks are exactly what it says on the tin: theme parks focused entirely on the LEGO brand.

The first park opened in 1968 in Billund, Denmark, followed by Windsor, England in 1996. Further parks opened in Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Dubai, and the United States (California and Florida). Parks in South Korea, New York, and Shanghai are currently under construction.


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LEGOLAND was built with the following tropes:

  • Alliterative Title: All over the place.
    • Legoland itself.
    • Captain Cranky's Challenge.
    • Coast Cruise.
    • Beetle Bounce.
    • Skipper School.
    • Spinning Spider.
    • Battle of Bricksburg.
    • Unikitty's Disco Drop.
  • Ancient Egypt: The theme of the "Adventure" lands across the parks.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Johnny Thunder, LEGO's personal Indiana Jones, is a reoccurring character throughout the parks.
  • Built With LEGO: The parks are filled with hundreds of unique LEGO models and displays, some of which have brick counts reaching up to half a million! The Minilands are the self-proclaimed "Heart of Legoland", and feature extensive recreations of famous cities (as well as iconic Star Wars scenes) built entirely out of LEGO.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Lord Sam Sinister in "Lost Kingdom Adventure".
  • Christmas Special: LEGOLAND California and Florida have their own special Christmas events, complete with the lighting of a giant LEGO Christmas tree.
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  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Legoland California seems to have been built with this trope in mind. There's a dinosaur front and center in The Beginning, and about half a dozen dinosaurs surrounding the lake, working as construction workers.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: A few examples:
    • "Bionicle Blaster", a tea cup ride in Legoland California themed to look like LEGO Technic pieces.
    • "Knight's Tournament", a robot arm ride at Legoland California.
    • "Aquazone Wave Racers" in Legoland California and Florida.
  • Evil Laugh: Lord Sam Sinister in "Lost Kingdom Adventure" spends about half of his appearances doing this.
  • Fairy Tale Free-for-All: Fairy Tale Brook, a boat ride that features scenes from many different fairy tales, recreated using Lego. The final scene shows Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf dancing to music played by the Three Little Pigs.
  • Far East: The Ninjago World, naturally.
  • Grave Humor: The California version of "Royal Joust" includes a small graveyard honoring names such as "Sir Prise" and "Sir Cumphrance".
  • Insistent Terminology: In line with Disney's terminology, Legoland refers to their employees as "Model Citizens".
  • Light Gun Game: "Lost Kingdom Adventure" (otherwise known as "Laser Raiders" or "The Temple" depending on the park) is such a dark ride, themed around the classic Lego Adventurers theme.
  • Public-Domain Character: The fairy tale characters in "Fairy Tale Brook".
  • Punny Name: The California version of "Royal Joust" includes a small graveyard honoring names such as "Sir Prise" and "Sir Cumphrance".
  • The Real Heroes: Various attractions around the parks focus on the work of firemen and police officers.
    • "Heroes Week" is an event in the parks that is based entirely on this trope.
  • Title: The Adaptation: LEGO Ninjago: The Ride
  • Toy Time:
    • Many structures throughout the parks are designed to look as if they're made with giant Lego bricks.
    • Human-sized minifigures can be found around the parks as well, such as in "Lost Kingdom Adventure."
  • Water Guns and Balloons: Boat rides such as "Pirate Reef" and "Battle of Bricksburg" are equipped with water guns, both for passengers and those watching.
  • You Must Be This Tall to Ride: While of course this is in effect, this is also notably reversed in the case of a number of rides. Some, such as the Driving School, are based on age rather than height.

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