Timmy photobombing while I was trying to get a picture of how Jacob's bike looked on the back of our truck.
We're in the Itchy lot.
Dave had to run back to the truck to check if it was locked.
This was the sky that greeted us at the park -- it rained on us HARD about 2 hours later.
The shoes the boys got for Christmas...people asked about them, since they didn't have them anywhere in the park for some reason...
Timmy is trying to be the Minifigure in the picture :-)
Loved the minifigures all over the place...
We got our tickets at Window #5...made of Lego, ha ha.
The employees wore nametags on which they could stick minifigures -- they are available for trading -- the kids were tickled that I pulled a bag of minifigures from my purse -- I came prepared!
The firefighter sprayed water over the sidewalk, surprising us!
Duplo Christmas tree!
Here's where we started to see evidence of Legoland here merely being repurposed from the classic Cypress Gardens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypress_Gardens
The horses are Lego horses!
Walking down to Miniland USA...this is where we spent most of our time!
Kennedy Space Center...
The crawler that moved the orbiter from the Assembly Building to the launch pads.
The Visitor's Center....
South Beach, Miami
The boats were actually moving!
More of Kennedy Space Center.
The Shuttle "took off" every 10 minutes...it just made a lot of smoke...
The Vehicle Assembly Building (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_Assembly_Building).
Southernmost Point on Key West...
Santa on top of a building in Georgetown. You could count the Santas and text the answer to a website for a contest. (the QR codes were on posters in the park). Timmy tried to count, but stopped at "3".
The White House...
With the first family on the front porch.
A Presidental motorcade, with the first family inside.
Dave and I attempted to name all the building here...
Las Vegas...the Stratosphere Hotel.
Treasure Island, with the Pirate Battle in front (actually going!).
The Mirage, with the volcano show in front. The volcanoes blew smoke.
Parts of the New York New York hotel.
Luxor (best buffet in Vegas!)
And I was thrilled to see the Pharaoh's Buffet advertised here.
The Las Vegas Sign!
Tropicana (right) and MGM Grand (left).
Paris (left) and MGM Grand (center).
Central Park Zoo...we had migrated over to the NYC part of Miniland.
Dave named all the buildings shown here.
The boys LOVED the cutaway of Grand Central Station!
Complete with the Christmas tree...
Empire State Building.
We saw this man changing out the signs in Times Square.
There's the new sign....
We asked the gentleman all sorts of questions about the cars that moved and the other items that were moving. He explained how the cars moved.
The marching band in front actually moved in formations.
Mann's (Grauman's) Chinese Theater. If you look closely, there's a celebrity being photographed for making his handprints.
Griffith Observatory. http://www.griffithobs.org/
The Vaillancourt Fountain in San Francisco: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vaillancourt_Fountain,_Justin_Herman_Plaza_(San_Francisco,_California).jpg
The Painted Ladies of San Francisco (I've always loved these houses...which show up in Full House, Party of Five and Mrs. Doubtfire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painted_ladies
Golden Gate Bridge.
Panama City Beach
The fisherman are actually raising and lowering their lines.
Old Florida State Capitol with the new Capitol behind it.
Off to the rides!
The boys loved these wolves!
Is Timmy tall enough to ride the Dragon roller coaster by himself? Why yes he is!
Here we are coming out of The Dragon...
You could buy an empty ornament and if you added as many Lego bricks as would fit, it was $5.99. Timmy made this palm tree...isn't it cute???
Jacob made Howie.
Lego animals were tucked throughout this walking path.
This roller coaster was closed due to lightning in the area...
There was a line anyway...
Jacob loved this Einstein.
Love these guys, although the kids on the right edge would NOT get out of the way for me.
The Flying School roller coaster.
This 2013 Ford Explorer is ALL LEGO BRICKS and weighs 1/2 the weight of a real Explorer...
Driving School, which is for ages 6-13, the kids are turned loose on a series of streets...while waiting for this we saw a video about how they made the Explorer.
It's Dave's grabber blue Mustang!
Scenes of the Flying School roller coaster.
Timmy and Mom on the Flying School roller coaster...can you see my purple shoes?
Wait, what's this? Star Wars Miniland? I almost MISSED THIS! Whoo hoo!
"Boys, pose with Darth Maul!" "Okay Mom!" Sigh...
Gungans fighting the droids in the Battle of Naboo.
Battle of Christophisis from the Clone Wars animated movie.
Mustafar -- where Obi Wan and Anakin fought each other at the end of Episode III
The two were traveling in circles and you could hear lightsaber sounds.
Mos Eisley Cantina -- the band danced and played their famous tune.
Iwo Jima Memorial