Following 13 months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Legoland California Resort reopened to the public on Thursday April 15.

Staff, guests and Lego characters gathered, as the theme park’s president, Kurt Stocks, joined by his children, pulled the ceremonial switch repowering the resort.

“Today is a historic day for Legoland California Resort as we are thrilled to open our gates again and invite guests to enjoy the rides, shows and attractions that have put smiles on children’s faces for more than 20 years,” Stocks commented.

“It’s definitely been a challenging year for all of us and we can’t wait for families, including my own, to create new memorable experiences and immerse themselves into the wonderful world of Lego,” he added.

Hundreds of guests arrived at the theme park within the first hour of it opening. Families boarded the resort’s much-loved attractions, including Fun Town Police, Dragon Coaster, Fire Academy, and Coastersaurus, for the first time in more than a year.

Legoland California is complying with safety guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy experience for guests, including cashless payments, reduced capacity, social distancing practices, enhanced cleaning regimes, the mandatory wearing of face coverings and temperature checks.