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We're planning a trip somewhere with my family. My brother is 12 and I'm 18 (and childish).

We thought Legoland Billund could be a nice place to visit, and the flights are cheap too. But our father disagrees, and says it's only for 12 year old kids.

Here in Finland, the craziest rides go about up to 80km/h, so compared to that, how crazy are the best rides there?

Is it so, or can even the parents enjoy the visit?

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Nah, I'm asking is the place itself entertaining for older people or just kids? –  Claudio Apr 15 at 9:23
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I'm not talking about the Lego theme only. Is the place designed for kids only? Are the rides fast enough for older people than 12 year olds? –  Claudio Apr 15 at 9:43
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I have not been to a Lego park myself, but I can say that any theme park will have activities/attractions for adults. Children cannot take themselves to these parks and so adults will always be present. Major theme parks know this and cater to adults as well as children. As far as rides are concerned, I do not know, but there will definitely be some sort of aspect of the park geared towards adults. –  Dryden Long Apr 15 at 16:32
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According to my 5 year old nephew, the Lego movie is only for Kids. Not sure that helps for your question, but he was fairly adamant about it so I though I'd mention it... :) –  Doc Apr 16 at 2:19
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@Vince I gather from your comments that there might be some confusion: The question is not about playing Lego, it's about a theme park. –  Relaxed Apr 16 at 13:54

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If it helps, two couples I know, both in their early 30s went a couple of years ago (to the one in the UK). One especially is lego mad, and everyone loved it.

Evidently the place is arranged at different levels. So while kids might just enjoy that it's Lego, adults can engage in the hunts, the themes and more.

A review of some of the rides of the UK one points out that yes, 2/3 of the park is aimed at children, but adults will still enjoy many aspects of it, as will a teenager like yourself.

I guess it comes down to how much you like Lego. If you're fine being a big kid, like many adults I know, you'll love it. If you're the self-conscious 'must be cool' type, you might get bored.

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I'm sure I'll love it, but my dad might just be a little too grown up. –  Claudio Apr 15 at 10:18
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@Claudio I'd be amazed if there wasn't stuff for unchildish adults: there's a whole subculture of Lego-obsessed adults who take themselves very seriously, using Lego for engineering/art type projects that are often genuinely impressive (example 1, example 2). Lego inc are very much in touch with that community and I'd be very surprised if there weren't whole sections of Legoland geared towards that sort of thing. –  user568458 Apr 15 at 17:11

The "craziest" rides in Legoland Denmark are:

Rest of the rides are quite soft. I've enjoyed Legoland as relaxed family holiday. Indeed I feel that the park is best suited for families with kids 2-10 y/o. If it's crazy rides you're looking for, you're probably going to be disappointed. There are theme parks that are much better for that. In that case you'd be much better off going to Europa-Park or PortAventura.

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This makes me question the trip. But provides a different point of view to this. –  Claudio Apr 15 at 15:23
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@Claudio If the only thing about a theme park (or park in general) that is 'fun' is fast rides and scary roller coasters, then Legoland is probably not your best choice. If, however, you also enjoy seeing pretty awesome sites and the less heart-throbbing rides then you'll likely be quite happy at Legoland. –  Doc Apr 16 at 14:01
    
@Doc I actually don't like the really fast rides, as long as the place has a decent roller coaster. –  Claudio Apr 17 at 4:04

I went to the German LEGOLAND near Augsburg last September with my 4 children (21, 18, 13, 6). It was a day out together. We have all played with lego in the past but none of us are 'lego nerds'. The park was nice, the models well done and there are some nice rides. However, all in all, I would say that the age limit is around 12-13. My older ones didn't complain but I could only see enthusiasm in the youngest one. A large proportion of the visitors seemed to be grandparents with their grandchildren which I guess is exactly who Lego are targeting. The most annoying thing by a long way was the continuous background musak- terrible, terrible, terrible! There was no escape anywhere.

It was ok but I won't be rushing back.

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There has been a precedent set for Legoland denying entry to a senior who tried to visit without being accompanied by a young child. (This was at a Legoland Discovery Centre in Ontario, not a Legoland amusement park.)

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Interesting story, but not quite related. –  Claudio Apr 16 at 7:18

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