We have seen the Legoland fireworks for the last couple of years and it’s without a doubt a highlight of our calendar – as well as being one of the best fireworks shows we have seen. We’ll be visiting again in a couple of weeks with our Merlin Annual Pass and really cannot wait. But if you are visiting Legoland on one of the fireworks dates here are my top tips to help your trip go as smoothly as possible.
If you have an annual pass you can secure entry to the fireworks by pre-booking online for just £5 per person. This means that you can arrive at the park any time up until 6pm and know that you’ll be able to get in and see the fireworks. If you don’t book and the park reaches capacity you may not be allowed in.
Make the most of the day
The fireworks dates are normal Legoland dates. This means that all the rides and attractions are running as normal – with the ‘Brick or Treat’ theme running through the park. This means you can arrive at the park form 9:30am and stay until 8pm, making it a great value, action packed day out.
The fireworks start at 7pm but the show really starts from 6pm with music playing and crowds gathering. There’s a great atmosphere and it’s best to find a place to stand and watch the show by 6pm.
So much of the park has a good view of the fireworks but the best views are from Miniland, Heartlake City Harbour, Fire Academy and LEGO City. We always find somewhere to stand in Miniland which is a really popular spot but gives great views of the fireworks.
Have a premium experience
You can invest in Premium Brick Seating which gives private seating overlooking Miniland. You get a clear view from your seat, a hot drink and snack on arrival and a goodie bag all for £35 per person – or £25 per person with an annual pass.
Or from £130 per person you can go all out and experience the Firework Spectacular from the warmth and exclusivity of the Model Makers Studio, and feast on a freshly cooked buffet and unlimited Drinks – including alcohol! You’ll also receive a VIP Goody Bag, 3D Glasses to watch the display a VIP Pop Badge and a VIP Lanyard. If you want to see the Legoland fireworks in style then this would be the way to do it.
Food and drink outlets get really busy from 6-7pm. It’s best to buy refreshments before this time as everyone is trying to eat, drink and get ready for the fireworks at the same time. We usually have a late lunch/early dinner in one of the restaurants and buy snacks and a hot drink on the way to find our perfect fireworks viewing spot.
Pushchairs are your friend
If you have young children pushchairs or the Legoland hire pushchairs are great at this point. You can keep the children happy, wrapped up warm and nicely contained until the fireworks start. We also usually bring a tablet for this part of the day. There’s a natural lull and an app or TV show really helps pass the time.
Plan arrival/departure times
For safety you can’t leave the Legoland site from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. So if you aren’t staying for the fireworks make sure you leave before 6:30pm. If you’re staying for the fireworks be aware that the car park is incredibly busy and it often takes us an hour from getting into our car to leaving Legoland behind.
Dress for the season
This goes without saying really but this time of year it gets really cold – especially by the time you get back to your car. Wrap up warm!
This year’s Lego Ninjago Fireworks Spectacular is coming up on 21/22/27/28 October and we cannot wait to go and see them again. You can find out more about Legoland fireworks here.
Disclosure: We are working as Merlin Annual Pass Ambassadors this year however all opinions are my own.