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LEGOLAND Splash Zoo for Toddlers & Beyond

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Splash Zoo in the LEGOLAND California Waterpark is beyond adorable. This new water play area is outfitted with DUPLO animals (a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, a polar bear, and two penguins). Each animal has an interactive feature, like a wheel on the giraffe that makes water spout from its mouth and ears. A seesaw sprays riders when toddlers make it teeter up and down. There’s also a crawl-through tunnel and a fountain that shoots water 25 feet in the air.

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Legoland Water Park Splash Zoo

LEGOLAND Water Park Splash Zoo (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Ages for Splash Zoo at LEGOLAND Water Park

Although built specifically for children ages 1 to 3, there were plenty of other kids splashing around in the Splash Zoo on its opening day. At first my 6-year-old balked at this attraction being “for babies” but after she saw other big kids hamming it up on the water features, she joined in the fun.

I worried about keeping an eye on two young children all on my own so I didn’t bring my 3-year-old son to opening day of this attraction. I was wracked with guilt the minute I laid eyes on Splash Zoo because I knew how much he would go bananas for this colorful, watery area. Apparently, Karissa felt a tad guilty too. Upon arrival, she said, “Mommy, I feel sad for Leo that he’s not here.”

Space for Parents

Located near numerous lounge chairs and a handful of rent-able shaded cabanas, this attraction makes a great spot for parents to chat and relax without worry while little ones play since there is no pool of water here – just fountains galore.

Legoland Water Park Splash Zoo Zebra

Splash Zoo is a perfect spot for toddlers and preschoolers at LEGOLAND Water Park (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Kid Creek

Nearby is Splash Safari with its child-sized waterslides and Kid Creek, a mini lazy river built just for children. Life vests are available for kids of all ages at LEGOLAND Water Park, so really, I could have brought both and managed just fine.

All Sorts of Love at LEGOLAND Water Park

To be honest, I was craving a mommy-daughter day. It turns out, Karissa must’ve wanted a special day for just the two of us too. She told me she loved me (unprompted) at least 10 times that day, while splashing at the water park or standing in line for the rides in the amusement park.

Splash Zoo for Big Kids

My 6-year-old getting into the Splash Zoo spirit (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

After a long day filled with waterslides, roller coasters, and ice cream cones Karissa didn’t even complain when she got a blister from her shoe. But she did suggest, “Maybe next time you should take Leo to LEGOLAND for a special mommy-son day.”

Sounds like a good idea to me!

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Learn More about LEGOLAND California

To make the most of your visit, check out these LEGOLAND California Tips for All Ages from Babies to Teens or my LEGOLAND Hotel Review now. For more splashy fun, read a full review of LEGOLAND Water Park now.

What’s your favorite LEGOLAND attraction? Share your thoughts in the comments!

A Note from The Travel Mama: My daughter and I received free one-day entrance to LEGOLAND California and the LEGOLAND Water Park. I always share my honest opinions, no matter who pays!

About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show,, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

  1. It’s amazing to see what can be made with Legos. Those designers really know how to make kid-appealing attractions.

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