On Thursday we were invited along to Legoland to watch the new Lego Scooby-Doo movie, Blowout Beach Bash with some of my favourite bloggers, Katy from Modern Mummy and Carolynne from Mummy Endeavours. Charlie loves a Lego movie, the bloke was away on a long business trip and Holly was at a friends for a few days, so the boy and I were excited to have a Mama/Son date.
We arrived at Legoland (without getting lost I’d like to add) and made our way to the 4d theatre ready for the screening. Well, at least we thought we had, when we got to the end of the walk, we discovered we’d actually been heading to the Vikings river splash, which is not the ride you want to be on at the beginning of the day. So, we headed back to the start and eventually found where we were supposed to be.
So, we did get lost, just not in the car. Pah.
The movie was full of the usual Scooby-Doo goodies, ghosts and ghouls, Shaggy and Scooby getting confused but still managing to catch the bad guys, I don’t want to ruin the storyline for you, but, needless to say, if you love Scooby-Doo, you’re going to love the film!
This movie is available on DVD and Blu-ray now if you want to watch it from the comfort of your own home!
After the movie we were able to visit Legoland and all it’s rides if we wanted, and we did want! We haven’t been for a couple of years but it’s still the same Legoland! It’s probably not somewhere we will visit much more, as, sadly, Charlie is probably a bit too old now, but it was such a great day, and I love the lego cities – the skill involved in making those?! None of the “bugger, we’ve put the wrong bit there….” like we do at home. Oh no! You’ve got to be an expert at Lego building to construct one of those!
I’m sure the park is bigger than I remember, we seemed to walk for miles! But, despite it being the summer holidays and there being no rain, it didn’t seem overly packed. We didn’t have to queue for the rides, but even still, they weren’t massive. Although, I may not have said that if I actually had to *join* the queue.
There were a couple of new rides (new to us) which was the NinjaGo The Ride and Mia’s Riding Adventure. Now, don’t let the name of that ride fool you. Those horses were not the cute Lego horses I thought they were. Oh no. That ride spun us round, while flicking us out over the edge, hanging over Legoland. Think the boat ride, only on horse, in a spin. Yup. Ninja-Go was fun, we had to be Ninja’s (duh) and make all kinds of hand movements across a panel to earn points. The random guy in the same car as us was on a MISSION to win. He took it very seriously, even holding his arm up at one point so he didn’t have to rest it. Uh huh.
As it worked out, by the time we got to eat, it was almost 4pm, and the guys in the restaurant told us to find a ride and come back after 4 as the kids could eat for £1 with an adult paying full price, so, hello bargain hunter, we did just that and saved about £10. Not too shabby!
The whole day was flipping lovely. I don’t think the boy and I have ever been to a theme park just the two of us, but we will definitely do it again. Now the teenager is a teenager (and she’s not overly keen on the scary rides anyway) she’s off doing her thing so it works out cheaper as well!
Massive thanks to Legoland for inviting us to see Scooby-Doo!