During the school year, homeschoolers can go to Legoland for just $21 per person. You have to register 1 or 2 weeks early (their site is inconsistent so I registered 2 weeks in advance. You don't actually buy the tickets until you are at the gate.) We got the legoland and aquarium package. I thought the aquarium was fun, but the kids just wanted to get back to the rides. My husband pointed out that if it were crowded the aquarium would be unbearable.
Here's what I wrote on facebook:
Yesterday was Legoland. It was a totally perfect day. Hardly any crowds (off-season Monday, I was told.) Weather was overcast. Our 3 yr old daughter was a bit uncertain about standing by the measuring post (to see if she was big enough to ride) at the beginning of the day. At the end of the day she would run up to each post with glee--even if we'd just ridden the ride 3 times. Longest line was 15 minutes in the morning, the rest of the day top waiting time was about 5 minutes. Our 5 yr old son loved the coastersaurus roller coaster. He rode it 7 times. Daughter liked the safari cars. We rode that 4 times plus however many times she and my husband went on it when son and I were on the roller coaster. The aquarium had some interesting features, but both kids wanted to get back to the rides. The place is certainly geared towards families with little kids. The bathroom stalls are big enough to have 3 kids in there and the doors are low enough to the ground that no one can crawl out (these are the regular bathroom stalls. There's also family bathrooms.) Another great feature is that all rides have the loopbacks like Disney in case there are long lines. However, at each ride there is a play area where kids can play...you guessed it, Legos or Duplos. So, the kids can play there while the adults stand in line. We had no need for that since the lines were so short, but what a great feature. Son was exhausted when we left. Daughter took a nap in the truck so she sang the 30 minute drive to the hotel. After dinner we went to the hottub. The kids went back and forth between the hottub and the pool. Don't know how they could go from the hot water to the cold water, but they did. By the way, using the Legoland homeschool discount saved us $220.