It is October and there are many exciting things going on in Southern California for families. In addition to the annual Kids Free October there are a number of special Halloween events put on at local attractions. Legoland hosts their Halloween event Brick-or-Treat party nights on multiple nights in September and October each year. This article will give a summary of our recent experience at the Brick-or-Treat party nights.
We went to the first Brick-Treat party night of the season on September 29. We always have a great time and this event was no exception! We arrived and showed our ticket to get a wrist band, event guide, and bag to collect treats. From that point on we wandered the park and enjoyed looking at the fun characters and Halloween lights and overlays throughout the park while collecting candy until we made our way to the Heartlake City Fall Festival and enjoyed the “Boo Grass” before calling it a night.
Some things I wish I had known before going was that all the restaurants in the park do not extend their hours to be open during the event. Plan to arrive at the party nights with a packed meal or having dinner before hand. If you spend the day in the park before the party make sure to have your family dinner before the party begins! Bring healthy snacks and water or purchase them before most of the restaurants close. Some of the small food stands like the crepe stand were open late but have limited offerings. Remember there will be a crowd of people rushing to enter the park around 5pm! It gets cool in the park after dark so bring layers.
The candy stations have lines with with staff helping direct traffic. Most of the lines were not very long on the night we went but did require a short wait. The treats we collected were all brightly colored, individually wrapped fruity candy. We did not see a lot of variety in the handful of treat stations we went to. Everything was very standard Halloween candy. 2-3 pieces were handed out at each station.
Overall this was a fun event with my toddler. The events would have been more exciting for an older child. We enjoyed what was available to the littlest Brick-or-treaters and left happy. We were very glad we found a great deal on tickets to the event. If we had paid full price for an event ticket I have to say I would have been disappointed.
Know Before you Go
There are designated nights the party runs: October 6, 13, 20 & 27
The party begins at 5pm and runs until the park closes at 9pm. You will need a special event ticket to attend. This is a separate ticket from your Legoland Park ticket or pass. You will need to present your Brick-or-Treat ticket once inside the park to be give a wristband that allows you access to the events.
Brick or treat party tickets range in price from $59-99 when you purchase on the Legoland website. Buy tickets early for great deals.
Milmomtip: If you need tickets to the park and event look at the package deal offered through Costco! They have a two day Hopper AND Brick-or-Treat ticket bundle for $79.99! Annual pass holders have access to lower cost tickets. If you have an annual pass log in to the MyLegoland website with your annual pass number for lower cost event tickets. Remember that you can purchase a Legoland Annual Pass at your local ITT office for a lower cost than at the park!
Features and Events:
- 16 treat stations throughout the park to go trick-or-treating. *Three of the stations open early at 3pm for little Brick-or-Treaters
- Live Music, Entertainment and Shows
- Costume Contest with three categories: Group, Lego theme, and Heroes & Villains
- Character meet and greets
- Park decorated with Halloween lights and overlays
- Pop Badge Challenge for kids
- Craft and activity stations
Let us know, do you plan to go? Or have you been?